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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 Title screen.
NHL 09 Windows Roughing.
NHL 09 Windows Anaheim Gazette newspaper.
NHL 09 Windows Loading screen.

Promo Images

NHL 09 Screenshot
NHL 09 Screenshot
NHL 09 Screenshot
NHL 09 Screenshot

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User Reviews

A decent hockey game Windows SnubPollard (152)

Critic Reviews

Gamervision PlayStation 3 Sep 23, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Age Xbox 360 Sep 22, 2008 A 100
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 08, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
Da Gameboyz Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 05, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Xbox 360 Sep 16, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Boomtown Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IC-Games PlayStation 2 Nov 20, 2008 89 out of 100 89
gameZine (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
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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