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NHL 09

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
...
3.6
Windows
77
3.7
Xbox 360
89
3.8
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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 Well, I lost the shoot out.
NHL 09 Windows You have received a trade proposal.
NHL 09 Windows Teemu Selänne gets a two minute penalty.

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User Reviews

A decent hockey game Windows Juhani Ojaniemi (122)

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Oct 12, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
NZGamer Xbox 360 Oct 15, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Sep 19, 2008 90 out of 100 90
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Sep 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Sep, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IC-Games PlayStation 2 Nov 20, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Sep 30, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
IC-Games Windows Nov 20, 2008 89 out of 100 89
JeuxActu PlayStation 3 Oct 06, 2008 16 out of 20 80
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2008 80 out of 100 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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