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NHL 98 (PlayStation)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Description

NHL 98 features much faster and refined gameplay (now using four action keys instead of two, removing the need to double-tap to perform some actions), along other new features such as "in-the-fly" tactics developed by Marc Crawford, then manager of the Colorado Avalanche and new commentary lines from Jim Hughson and Darryl Reaugh and a re-worked interface. Graphics are improved from the previous version with the players being less angular, and thanks to 3Dfx support, with less pixels showing in the textures. The in-game presentation follows a TV-style script, zooming in players while displaying stats during clock stoppages.

As far as game modes go, in the year of the first Olympic Tournament with professional players, NHL 98 introduced the first real international competition, with 18 International teams to choose from. Other game modes include Season (option to pick between 25 or 82 games) and Playoff (best of 1, 3, 5 or 7 matches) and a Penalty Shootout mode.

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User Reviews

The most defining moment of the series Des Dearman (8) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Player One Nov, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Gamezilla 1997 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) Nov, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Absolute Playstation Nov, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Consoles Plus Dec, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 B+ 83
IGN Sep 22, 1997 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dec 09, 1997 7.6 out of 10 76

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Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1998 - Best Sports Game in 1997
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1998 – Best Sports Game in 1997

Kartanym (10775) added NHL 98 (PlayStation) on Apr 05, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69780), Tony Van (2688), Terok Nor (18751) and אולג 小奥 (170795)