NHL 09 (Windows)

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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.

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NHL 09 Windows Dynasty mode.
NHL 09 Windows Maine Menu
NHL 09 Windows Player information.
NHL 09 Windows Let the deathmatch begin.

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A decent hockey game Juhani Ojaniemi (125) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Sep 30, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
IC-Games Nov 20, 2008 89 out of 100 89
gameZine (UK) Oct 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2008 71 out of 100 71
Game Captain Nov 18, 2008 57 out of 100 57

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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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