NHL 08 (Xbox 360)

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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.

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NHL 08 Xbox 360 View your team's schedule for the season.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Telecast-style shots after big moments.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Optional side camera.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Getting into a very plastic-looking fight. Mash the stick real fast to (maybe) win.

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Critic Reviews

games xtreme Oct 23, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Sep 16, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Worth Playing Oct 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Sep 18, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamestyle Oct 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Boomtown Nov 01, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
XboxAchievements Apr 13, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 14, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Super Play Sep, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Online Servers

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

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russ allard (7) added NHL 08 (Xbox 360) on Feb 26, 2008
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