NHL 09

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
87
3.7
PlayStation 2
...
3.6
Xbox 360
88
...
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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 Loading screen.
NHL 09 Windows Teemu Selänne gets a two minute penalty.
NHL 09 Windows Broadcast view.
NHL 09 Windows A small fight on the ice.

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User Reviews

A decent hockey game Windows Juhani Ojaniemi (125)

Critic Reviews

Gamervision Xbox 360 Sep 23, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
Da Gameboyz Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamestyle Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9 out of 10 90
XboxAddict Xbox 360 Sep 22, 2008 90 out of 100 90
IC-Games PlayStation 2 Nov 20, 2008 89 out of 100 89
1UP PlayStation 3 Sep 09, 2008 B+ 83
JeuxActu PlayStation 3 Oct 06, 2008 16 out of 20 80
Gamekult Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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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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