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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 Dynasty mode.
NHL 09 Windows Let the deathmatch begin.
NHL 09 Windows Three stars are highlighted after the patch ends.
NHL 09 Windows IT's really hard to hit the net.

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User Reviews

A decent hockey game Windows Juhani Ojaniemi (121)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IC-Games Xbox 360 Nov 20, 2008 89 out of 100 89
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Sep 26, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Console Monster Xbox 360 Sep 25, 2008 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Dec 01, 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
gameZine (UK) PlayStation 3 Oct 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Sep 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
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.