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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.


There are no PlayStation 2 user screenshots for this game.

There are 134 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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


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Critic Reviews

PGNx Media Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Vortex Oct 22, 2007 75 out of 100 75
AceGamez Nov 01, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameWatcher / Strategy Informer Nov 06, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 03, 2007 13 out of 20 65
GameSpot Sep 18, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Game Talk Oct 16, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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Kabushi (257726) added NHL 08 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 01, 2008
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