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NHL 08
7.1 out of 10

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Overall 7
6.8

NHL 08

Strategy Informer
26 November 2007
  • Excerpt: American sports games released in the UK – like ice hockey, American football and basketball simulations – have something of a reputation for being niche titles despite solid game mechanics and impeccable TV-esque presentation – especially since the titles in question are usually EA products with...
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 9
9.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 9
9.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

NHL 08

ME Gamers
28 October 2007
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Hockey might not have enough fans in the region for this game to be a success. But featuring the best graphics and sound in any sport game plus the huge amount of control given to you, any sport fan should give it a shot.
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Overall 9
8.9

PS3 Review - 'NHL 08'

WorthPlaying
19 October 2007
  • Summary: NHL 08 will feature an exclusive AHL license for the first time, with all 29 teams from the primary development league for the NHL fully playable in game. The revolutionary Skill Stick System evolves in NHL 08 and delivers an unparalleled level of control.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.6
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 8
8.0
Multiplayer 9
8.5
Control 9
8.6
Addiction 9
8.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
29 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Just by looking at the back of both NHL 2K8 and NHL 08 boxes, it's readily apparent that EA and 2K are back at war with one another. What with both games launching at nearly the same time, there are a lot of similarities between both games on the outside, as well as the inside - the inside being the...
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NHL 08 Review

GamerNode
24 September 2007
  • Excerpt: I grew up in southern California. Mention hockey around me, and the first things that come to mind when the dreaded "h" word is mentioned are Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, and having my nose almost slashed in half in 6th grade PE via an errant street hockey stick.
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NHL 08

DarkStation
19 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Visually EA nailed the style and atmosphere of hockey in this game. However for some reason, the rate rate on the PS3 version is not as smooth as on Xbox 360. In fact, some of the animations on the PS3 version just seem a bit more edgy and less smooth then what we saw on the 360.
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Overall 6
6.0

NHL 08 offers up a few control tweaks and minimal updates to the dynasty mode, but that's about it.

GameSpot
18 September 2007
  • Summary: If you've been following EA's sports game releases on older consoles and the PC over the last couple of years, the following sentence should be of absolutely no surprise to you: NHL 08 on the PS2 and PC is a lot like NHL 07.
  • Pros: EA finally added the skill stick--albeit a less dynamic version of it, Dynasty mode is reasonably deep
  • Cons: Skill stick or not, this plays pretty much identically to the last few PC EA NHL games, Defense is stump dumb, Dynasty mode has some budgeting issues
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Overall 9
8.5

EA's latest NHL title creates one of the most legitimately exciting interpretations of the sport you've ever played.

GameSpot
13 September 2007
  • Summary: EA's NHL 07 redefined the hockey genre with one simple feature, the skill stick. Though the game had few modes and several artificial intelligence issues, its star play mechanic worked brilliantly, and created a great rebuilding point for the franchise.
  • Pros: The skill stick still rules, Vastly improved AI that adapts to your offensive tendencies, Online modes have been fleshed out to include team play and leagues, Superb graphics and audio, Great create-a-play feature
  • Cons: A few remaining control quirks and glitchy goals, Online play currently has some connection issues, Goalie controls are still kind of a pain, Frame rate isn't terribly stable
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Overall 9
8.5

EA's latest NHL title creates one of the most legitimately exciting interpretations of the sport you've ever played.

GameSpot
13 September 2007
  • Summary: EA's NHL 07 redefined the hockey genre with one simple feature, the skill stick. Though the game had few modes and several artificial intelligence issues, its star play mechanic worked brilliantly, and created a great rebuilding point for the franchise.
  • Pros: The skill stick still rules, Vastly improved AI that adapts to your offensive tendencies, Online modes have been fleshed out to include team play and leagues, Superb graphics and audio, Great create-a-play feature
  • Cons: A few remaining control quirks and glitchy goals, Online play currently has some connection issues, Goalie controls are still kind of a pain
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Overall 10
10

NHL 08

1UP
11 September 2007
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