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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 Today's match-up.
NHL 09 Windows Title screen.
NHL 09 Windows Your team finances in dynasty mode.
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

GameSpy Xbox 360 Sep 11, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameDaily Xbox 360 Sep 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Xbox 360 Sep 09, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Boomtown Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Sep 18, 2008 86 out of 100 86
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Sep 26, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP PlayStation 3 Sep 09, 2008 B+ 83
Game Shark Xbox 360 Oct 08, 2008 B+ 83
gameZine (UK) PlayStation 3 Oct 28, 2008 8 out of 10 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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