DescriptionThe 2008 edition of EA's ice hockey simulation includes many improvements to the Skill Stick feature that was introduced in NHL 07. Another novelty is the Goalie mode where players can manually take control of the goalie through a 3rd-person camera. Players can create and work towards custom players and a rumble feature introduces a new form of communication where the player can call for the puck by tapping the ice with the stick.
In addition to NHL teams, this edition also features international teams and the 29 AHL teams, as well as the new jerseys for the regular NHL season.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 version do not contain a fantasy draft to create a dream team to take through the Stanley Cup in the Dynasty mode, but have the Sweden's Elitserien and Finland's SM-liiga. Commentary in this version is done by Gary Thorne and Bill Clement.
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The Press Says
|games xtreme||Xbox 360||Oct 23, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|Games Radar||Xbox 360||Sep 14, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|Gamesmania||Xbox 360||Oct 01, 2007||87 out of 100||87|
|GameSpot||PlayStation 3||Sep 13, 2007||8.5 out of 10||85|
|4Players.de||PlayStation 3||Sep 21, 2007||82 out of 100||82|
|Game Critics||Xbox 360||Nov 14, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|Video Game Talk||PlayStation 3||Oct 15, 2007||80|
|Gamernode||PlayStation 3||Sep 24, 2007||7.5 out of 10||75|
|GameSpot||Windows||Sep 18, 2007||6 out of 10||60|
|Game Revolution||PlayStation 3||Oct 22, 2007||C||50|
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Online ServersElectronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.
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