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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 Windows Tripping gets you a penalty.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Title screen.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Shootout minigame.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Telecast-style shots after big moments.

Promo Images

NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Other UK cover art - CMYK
NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot


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Critic Reviews

1UP PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 A 100
PGNx Media Xbox 360 Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2007 88 out of 100 88
Console Monster Xbox 360 Nov 08, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Game Shark Xbox 360 Oct 11, 2007 B+ 83
Console Monster PlayStation 3 Nov 08, 2007 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Game Vortex PlayStation 2 Oct 22, 2007 75 out of 100 75
AceGamez PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2007 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 14, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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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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