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NHL 09

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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 Well, I lost the shoot out.
NHL 09 Windows Scouting Report.
NHL 09 Windows Today's match-up.
NHL 09 Windows IT's really hard to hit the net.

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User Reviews

A decent hockey game Windows Juhani Ojaniemi (124)

The Press Says

Gamervision Xbox 360 Sep 23, 2008 10 out of 10 100
NZGamer Xbox 360 Oct 15, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Sep 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Xbox 360 Sep 19, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Sep 30, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Sep, 2008 4.4 out of 5 88
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Sep 26, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
G4 TV: X-Play Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Captain Windows Nov 18, 2008 57 out of 100 57


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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.