Summary: NHL 08 is a great hockey game, good for both NHL fans and sports fans who may be unfamiliar with the sport. But if you are unfamiliar with the sport, or unfamiliar with hockey video games, fair warning - you'll need to practice and have patience. This game has a very realistic feel to it, but a lot of faceoffs occur, due to a lot of friction between players. This gets frustrating, but as I said, have patience. It's a fun game, and it's enjoyable above all else.
Summary: Well the reason I would prefer 2k8 is because it has a lot more features and better realism when it comes to how players would handle the puck. don’t get me wrong NHL 08 is a very good game but if you are looking for a game where the goalies actually play like NHL goalies then 2k8 is your answer. In NHL 08 the goalies just sit there and they never actually challenge anyone like real goalies.
Summary: For the money $$$, NHL 2K8 is the best looking hockey game his year hands down. The ice is slick and gets torn up as skaters race across it, the screen pops with color and action, and the players are always moving and hungry for the puck. Here is the Question NHL 08 or 2K8? I Have played both and NHL 2K8 Beats out The EA Sports NHL 08.. I'm here to tell you about 2K's impressive and intensive take on the NHL.
Summary: We all know that sports games are all about control, and NHL '08 has some of the best available. With the left analog stick, you can slow down and speed up your player for maximum control. Also, stick controls are tightened up at close range, so no more randomly deciding who wins face-offs. Also added is a great General Manager mode, for those who wish to run their own hockey team some day. Haha.
Summary: The game came to me in good shape considering it was used. Just a smudge on it that was easily wiped off. As far as the game itself... It turns out I don't care for new hockey games. The older ones are better.