Excellent, authentic pro hockey sim includes brawls.
Common Sense Media
1 April 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a straightforward simulation of professional hockey. With that, of course, comes some physical play such as checking players into boards or even starting brawls. When a fight occurs, the camera shifts into a first-person perspective, making it feel more immersive.
Summary: In terms of new options, this year’s NHL game is a bit lighter than past efforts. The biggest addition is the “Be A GM” mode, which expands greatly on the default Franchise mode of games past.
Summary: The video game that changed the game of hockey is changing again. The new pinning system is sweet because it allows you to forecheck effectively without throwing the game’s offense/defense balance out of whack.
Conclusion: Overall, if you're looking to acquire a hockey game, NHL 10 is your best bet. It provides all the enjoyment from stepping into the skates of an NHL player on the rise to stardom, as well as the thrill of taking a team into your hands directly, and seeing that they get to the Stanley Cup.
Excerpt: The end of summer in Canada should be simply known as Hockey season as that is where most of our attention is focused. Training camps have begun to open all over North America with great expectation and fanfare, although the fandom is somewhat subdued in the non-hockey markets.
Summary: Each year when I get my review copy of EA's NHL game in the mail, I start by heading over to the GN site to read the prior year’s review. When I did that this year, I realized that this is my 5th year reviewing hockey titles for the site.