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1997 NHL Hockey game that departed from the incremental year-to-year improvements to ice-hockey games. Offers new AI for play against the computer that is "All-Star" level and the default game that offers honest hockey, pure and simple, crisp and satisfying.

Other features include, team management, new moves previously unseen such as hip checks, fake shots, backwards skating and more. All 26 NHL arenas are playable with realistic player abilities based on their real NHL statistics.


NHL FaceOff '97 PlayStation Offsides
NHL FaceOff '97 PlayStation Faceoff

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Alternate Titles

  • "NHL PowerRink '97" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

P.S.X. (Playstation Experience) Dec, 1996 96 out of 100 96
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1996 18.5 out of 20 92
P.S.X. (Playstation Experience) Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Game Players Nov, 1996 8.3 out of 10 83
Video Games Feb, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Absolute Playstation Apr, 1997 8 out of 10 80
IGN Jan 28, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 1997 6 out of 10 60
Mega Fun Mar, 1997 58 out of 100 58
High Score Mar, 1997 2 out of 5 40


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Frumple (1050) added NHL FaceOff '97 (PlayStation) on Jun 11, 2001