NHL 09

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
87
3.7
PlayStation 2
...
...
Xbox 360
88
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 Well, I lost the shoot out.
NHL 09 Windows Team Finland's players in exchange box.
NHL 09 Windows IT's really hard to hit the net.
NHL 09 Windows Anaheim Gazette newspaper.

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User Reviews

A decent hockey game Windows Juhani Ojaniemi (125)

Critic Reviews

Gamervision PlayStation 3 Sep 23, 2008 10 out of 10 100
GameFocus PlayStation 3 Sep 28, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Sep 15, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
GameTrailers Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Sep 17, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
GameZone Xbox 360 Sep 09, 2008 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Sep 26, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Norrköpings Tidningar PlayStation 3 Sep 26, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Sep 25, 2008 16 out of 20 80
XboxAchievements 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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