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NHL 10

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PlayStation 3
88
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Xbox 360
86
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NHL 10 is the 19th edition in the Electronic Arts' long-running ice-hockey series. It is the first not released on the PC. This version features boardwork, a few tinkers to the control system and improved crowd realism. Other improvements include general physics and animation refinement.

There is a new first-person fighting engine where opponents can also be grabbed by the jersey. The puck can be kicked with the feet or be shielded with the body, along with the option to rough up smaller players. Intimidating the puck carriers can lead to turnovers and gaffes. Certain actions can now also be performed or finished after the referee blows the whistle.

In the Be A GM Mode players can act as a manager and build a career by drafting, signing and trading players. The Stanley Cup can also be won, through the Battle for the Cup Mode, with two teams and a 1, 3, 5 or 7 game elimination round.

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The Press Says

411mania.com Xbox 360 Nov 09, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94
PSFocus PlayStation 3 Sep 21, 2009 89 out of 100 89
XGN PlayStation 3 Sep 19, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN PlayStation 3 Sep 14, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
Gaming Target PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Sep 15, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Spazio Games PlayStation 3 Oct 18, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Xbox 360 Sep 14, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Play.tm Xbox 360 Oct 14, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Game Watcher PlayStation 3 Oct 14, 2009 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

NHL 10 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Game Informer
    • 2009 - Best Sports Game (Editors' Choice)
  • GameTrailers
    • 2009 - Best Sports Game
  • Spike TV
    • 2009 - Best Team Sports Game

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