NHL 09

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The 2009 edition of EA Sports ice hockey simulation refreshes all of the existing NHL and international team rosters and schedules and adds the Russian Elite League and sees the the addition of the "Be A Pro"-mode in which players create a new player and only control him on the field. This mode is also available in multiplayer for up to 12 players in 6-on-6-matches in which every player on the ice is controlled by a human.

The defensive stick control has also been revamped and now allows for example to prevent direct passes. And it's possible to control both puck and stick with one hand in the offensive, allowing the player to better outplay the goalie. Of course all this complicates the already complex controls even more so that now it's possible to switch to the control scheme from NHL '94 which only needs a few buttons and one analog stick to be successful.


NHL 09 Windows Players arrive at the arena.
NHL 09 Windows Replay mode.
NHL 09 Windows The team's coach.
NHL 09 Windows Let the deathmatch begin.

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A decent hockey game Windows Juhani Ojaniemi (125)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Playstation Universe PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de Xbox 360 Sep 19, 2008 90 out of 100 90
IC-Games PlayStation 2 Nov 20, 2008 89 out of 100 89
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Sep 18, 2008 86 out of 100 86
1UP PlayStation 3 Sep 09, 2008 B+ 83
1UP Xbox 360 Sep 09, 2008 B+ 83
Norrköpings Tidningar PlayStation 3 Sep 26, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
G4 TV: X-Play Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
DarkZero Xbox 360 Nov 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80


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Server shutdown

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.