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NHL 09

Critic Score User Score
Xbox 360
88
3.8
Windows
77
3.7
PlayStation 3
87
3.7
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Description

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.

Screenshots

NHL 09 Windows IT's really hard to hit the net.
NHL 09 Windows Saku Koivu gets shorthanded goal.
NHL 09 Windows Team selection screen.
NHL 09 Windows Loading screen.

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User Reviews

A decent hockey game Windows Juhani Ojaniemi (124)

Critic Reviews

GameFocus PlayStation 3 Sep 28, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Sep, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
Da Gameboyz Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
GameZone Xbox 360 Sep 09, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Sep 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Windows Sep 30, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Sep 30, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
4Players.de Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2008 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Sep 25, 2008 16 out of 20 80

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Trivia

Server shutdown

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

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