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NHL 09

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
89
3.8
PlayStation 2
...
3.6
Windows
77
3.7
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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 As always the game comes with the complete license.
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 (121)

The Press Says

TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 08, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Sep 17, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 3 Sep 17, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpy Xbox 360 Sep 11, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Official XBox Magazine Xbox 360 Sep 09, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Shark PlayStation 3 Oct 08, 2008 B+ 83
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Norrköpings Tidningar PlayStation 3 Sep 26, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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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