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NHL 09
7.6 out of 10

NHL 09

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Overall 9
9.2

EA Skates Away With The Stanley Cup

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Take last year's excellent title and build upon the victory by introducing the innovative new online and Be A Pro modes Graphics: With bone-crunching hits, fluid skating, and acrobatic saves, NHL 09 is the most realistic-looking hockey game to date Sound: Gary Thorne and Bill Clement are...
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Overall 9
9.4
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 10
9.8
Sound 9
9.1

Expert Review

EGC GAMES
24 March 2009
  • Excerpt: NHL 2008 was a sports game that went beyond being just a hockey game. Any sports fan could play it even if s/he would have no idea about ice hockey, simply because of its user-friendly gameplay and wonderful graphics.
  • Pros: Excellent graphics, correct controls, Be a Pro
  • Cons: More sound effects could have been added
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Expert Review

Game Informer
11 November 2008
  • Summary: In NHL 09, Be a Pro mode isn't just a curious side mode, it's the only way to play. Unlike Madden's Superstar mode, where your guy tends to be either a superstar or a bit part, in NHL your AI teammates react well to your actions.
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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
7.2
Graphics 8
8.4
Sound 8
8.0
Multiplayer 7
7.3
Longevity 8
8.0

NHL 09

NowGamer
9 November 2008
Overall 9
9.0

NHL 09

Evergeek
17 October 2008
  • Excerpt: It would seem you only need to hit EA over the head with a 2 x 4 five or six times before it realizes a better hockey game. Then, like a bonus, it realizes the best.
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Overall 9
8.9

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'NHL 09'

WorthPlaying
30 September 2008
  • Summary: NHL 09 takes to the ice with innovative controls, added depth and new features designed to help newcomers jump into the series. The Skill Stick System evolves to bring an unparalleled level of control to the defensive side of the puck.
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Overall 9
8.9
Gameplay 1
0.9
Graphics 1
0.8
Sound 1
0.8
Versatility 1
0.9
Funfactor 1
0.9

NHL 09 (PS3) Review

411mania.com
29 September 2008
  • Summary: NHL 08 was considered by many to be the best sports game in years, and NHL 09 is that much better. The Be a Pro mode is incredible, and the controls are still the best ever in a hockey game.
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Overall 10
10

NHL 09

Saving Progress
28 September 2008
  • Conclusion: NHL 09 succeeds because everything new that it tries works wonderfully, and everything old has been refined. The core game almost comes off as speed-chess: you know the options your opponent has and he knows the ones you have, the question is who will bite.
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Overall 9
9.3
Design 9
9.4
Gameplay 10
9.5

NHL 09

GameTrailers
17 September 2008
  • Excerpt: The NHL finally started recapturing fans last season, but it took the emergence of the youngest player to ever be an NHL captain, Sidney Crosby, to do it. Now that the general public has elevated the sport above poker once again, EA is hoping that fans of video game hockey will return as well.
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NHL 09 (PS3)

Crispy Gamer
12 September 2008
  • Excerpt: It wasn't about the ice spraying his face like knives and it sure wasn't the blood dripping down punch-stunned lips. But Mark Messier said it all. In "Messier," New York Times writer Jeff Z.
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