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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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IC-Games (Nov 20, 2008)
That being said NHL 09 is the best of the franchise to date and is one of the best sporting games to play either versus the AI or one on one with friends, plus with the addition of online play things can only get better (especially once they figure out the problems and fix them). Be A Pro adds the final sugary frosted coating to an already great game and even if you don't know the game of ice hockey or the NHL there is a longevity to the game that just makes it a worthwhile purchase.
Worth Playing (Sep 30, 2008)
NHL 09 is as real of a hockey game as it can get. It looks great, sounds good (if repetitive), plays great and has an amazing set of features. Some occasional AI issues, a mostly untouched franchise mode, and some online lag issues drag the game away from pure hockey perfection. It still stands well above the competition, and if you've ever enjoyed a hockey game in the past or have wanted to play one, NHL 09 is your best bet for hockey fun this year, hands down.
gameZine (UK) (Oct 28, 2008)
With everything that's packed into NHL 09 we wonder where EA are going to go with NHL 10, there's certainly room for improvement in the way things play out on the ice, elsewhere though it's hard to see what they're going to cram in to sell the game next year. For now though we're more than happy with what's being offered this time round. Despite the pick up and play control system NHL 09 really remains one that fans of the sport are going to get the most out of and as a result they can stick an extra point on the score below. For those of us who are just passing observers though, it remains a delightfully playable game of Ice Hockey that can now be enjoyed by all.
GameStar (Germany) (Nov, 2008)
Seit 14 Jahren, seit NHL Hockey 95, führe ich Jahr für Jahr meine Detroid Red Wings aufs Eis. Kurzum: Ich bin NHL-Veteran, ich liebe diese Serie! Und deshalb ärgert mich umso mehr, wie sie auf dem PC vor die Polarhunde geht, weil EA Sports lieber an den Hochglanz-Fassungen für die Xbox 360 und die Playstation 3 feilt. Für mich ist NHL 09 damit gestorben. Ich habe einfach keine Lust, zum vierten Mal in Folge das gleiche Programm zu spielen. Hoffentlich veröffentlicht 2k Sports seine weitaus bessere NHL-2k-Konsolenserie bald auch für den PC. Bei NBA 2k9 hat's ja bereits dieses Jahr geklappt.
Game Captain (Nov 18, 2008)
Da die DVD von NHL 09 für einen Puck leider nicht dick genug ist, eignet sich wirklich nicht viel an NHL 09 zum Eishockey spielen. Was nützt der schöne Umfang, der aufgebohrte Dynasty-Modus, wenn das Spiel selbst eine ernst zu nehmende Katastrophe ist? Wer bislang die Konsolen-Versionen nicht kennt, der darf sich in einer Traumwelt bewegen und sagen: Och, ist doch ganz gut geworden. Aber wenn auf den – technisch unterlegenen – Konsolen ein Titel präsentiert wird, der einen Award einheimst, warum ist die PC-Version dann im Vergleich ein Trümmerhaufen?