NHL 09 (PlayStation 3)

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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.


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Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
Gamer 2.0 Sep 17, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
GameZone Sep 09, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN Sep 05, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Sep 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2008 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Sep 18, 2008 86 out of 100 86
1UP Sep 09, 2008 B+ 83
Norrköpings Tidningar Sep 26, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Dec 24, 2008 B 75


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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.