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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 Roughing.
NHL 09 Windows Scouting Report.
NHL 09 Windows Face off in front of the enemy teams goal.
NHL 09 Windows You have received a trade proposal.

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A decent hockey game Windows Juhani Ojaniemi (128)

Critic Reviews

GameFocus PlayStation 3 Sep 28, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 08, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
GameTrailers Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
NZGamer Xbox 360 Oct 15, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Sep, 2008 9 out of 10 90 Xbox 360 Sep 19, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Gamestyle Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IC-Games Xbox 360 Nov 20, 2008 89 out of 100 89
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2008 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2008 71 out of 100 71


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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.