Summary: As a longtime player of hockey video games, I've become used to a few things. One is how to make trades so that I control most of the league's 1st round draft picks. Another is that a perfect executed forehand-to-backhand-to-forehand deke is all you need to beat a goalie. The last is that there is no such thing as a perfect game since NHL '96 set the gold standard.
Summary: This is a pretty amazing title!I review alot of sport games later then when they come out.Thats why my reviews are more accurate then all of the reviewers that do this as a job.Sometimes some reviewers get close but not like me.This game has legs,lets put it like that.Depth,graphics,replay,innovation,spirit,ect..
Summary: I'm a little late getting this game , but i really enjoy the gameplay for Playstation 2 . It's a challenge to score goals this year , seem like they made the goalies really stingy this time around . I also love the move the you can use with certain superstars . I also like listen to the Hall Of Fame announcing crew of Bob Cole and Harry Neale , makes you feel like you're watching Hockey NIght In Canada . This game rocks . Thumbs up all the way !
Summary: This game is so realistic!!!!!! The players are so made up like they are real. I can see the beads of sweat down thier forehead!!!!! The comintators are non-repetitive, And very discribing. the Only flaw is that u use the right bumber to shoot.
Summary: even though its not the best hockey game out there, it is worth it because of the cheap price. i owned 2k5 and that game was fun but the only problem with the 2k hockey games is that they would freeze alot during season mode and that became annoying. when i played 2k8 it didnt freeze when i played a season. the only problem with the game to me is the goalies poke check way to much and in real hockey they dont do that too much.
Summary: I previously owned NHL 2k5 and except for the change in roosters, this game is pretty much the same. The graphics are equally as good as can be expected since 2K5 with little changes here and there.
Summary: I bought both this and NHL 2008 by EA and I liked EA a lot more. I used to play EA's but heard all the positive reviews I thought I'd give it a try. I didn't really like it at all though. The graphics weren't very good, and it wasn't a whole lot of fun. I liked EA's a lot more mostly cause it had a kind of realness to it verse the arcade style of this one.
Summary: I purchased this game a month ago, around the time I got my PS2. I had always been an EA Sports NHL loyalist, from '94 to about 2004. I had previously played those editions on numerous platforms, from Genesis (yay!) to PS1, then PC. After suffering through numerous crashes with the PC version of EA's NHL 2004, I figured the time was right to change.