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The 2008 edition of EA's ice hockey simulation includes many improvements to the Skill Stick feature that was introduced in NHL 07. Another novelty is the Goalie mode where players can manually take control of the goalie through a 3rd-person camera. Players can create and work towards custom players and a rumble feature introduces a new form of communication where the player can call for the puck by tapping the ice with the stick.

In addition to NHL teams, this edition also features international teams and the 29 AHL teams, as well as the new jerseys for the regular NHL season.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 version do not contain a fantasy draft to create a dream team to take through the Stanley Cup in the Dynasty mode, but have the Sweden's Elitserien and Finland's SM-liiga. Commentary in this version is done by Gary Thorne and Bill Clement.


NHL 08 Xbox 360 Telecast-style shots after big moments.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Optional side camera.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Main menu.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Slap shot on the ice.

Promo Images

NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot


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Gaming Age Oct 04, 2007 A 100
PGNx Media Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) Sep 16, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
games xtreme Oct 23, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Oct 01, 2007 87 out of 100 87 Sep 21, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Gamernode Sep 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Oct 02, 2007 8 out of 10 80 Dec 07, 2007 16 out of 20 80
Boomtown Nov 01, 2007 8 out of 10 80


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Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.

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