NHL 09

Critic Score User Score
Xbox 360
88
3.8
PlayStation 3
87
3.7
PlayStation 2
...
3.6
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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 Maine Menu
NHL 09 Windows A small fight on the ice.
NHL 09 Windows Team selection screen.
NHL 09 Windows Replay mode.

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User Reviews

A decent hockey game Windows Juhani Ojaniemi (125)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Xbox 360 Sep 22, 2008 A 100
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Oct 12, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 3 Sep 17, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Sep 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Sep 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
411mania.com PlayStation 3 Sep 29, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
games xtreme Xbox 360 Oct 20, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
JeuxActu Xbox 360 Oct 06, 2008 16 out of 20 80
gameZine (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
gameZine (UK) PlayStation 2 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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