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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 93 out of 100 93
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1996 18.5 out of 20 92
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 A- 91
P.S.X. (Playstation Experience) Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Feb, 1997 82 out of 100 82
IGN Jan 28, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Playstation Apr, 1997 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dec 01, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 1997 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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