Conclusion: A measly payoff of five GamerScore points for playing 500 games and another five for scoring 2000 points doesn't seem worth all the time you'll need to put into getting them. Still, about 30 - 35 achievements should be obtainable for most players. As mentioned, NHL 2K10 is the hockey game you'll play when you can't find your NHL 10 disc or you need something new to do until NHL 11 comes out. If you can find it cheap, it'll hold you for a little while.
Excerpt: NHL 2K10 may have the most realistic flow to any hockey game I have ever played. Even on the lower difficulty settings it is very difficult to score a goal. 2K Sports got that part down pat. This year the Wii version is improved in almost every aspect imaginable. The largest leap is in the presentation. If you have ever been to a real hockey game then you will appreciate the beginning of every single game.
Excerpt: Like most red blooded hockey loving Canadians I love my hockey and can’t wait for this time of year when the fastest game on earth makes a return from the long hot summer. The NHL 2K series also makes its annual return giving its’ loyal fans of the series something to look forward too.
Excerpt: I honestly don’t “get” ice hockey at all. I don’t understand the rules, and I don’t understand why there are three periods instead of two halves or four quarters. I also don’t see why there is such an emphasis on fighting (apart from the obvious draw factor this brings for a certain subculture of fans of the sport).
Excerpt: Fans of hockey look forward to September every year. Not only because their favorite sport resumes play, either. 2K Sports and Electronic Arts have sent their respective franchises to the ice. Which one will take the Stanley Cup of the hockey video game world? Well, you'll have to wait for our NHL 2010 review for that, but you can read on for my impressions of NHL 2K10.
Summary: NHL 2K10 redefines the sports gaming experience with a new emphasis on social gaming. Whether you're a die-hard NHL fan or a casual player, NHL 2K10's pick-up-and-play controls, true-to-life authenticity and variety of on- and off-line multiplayer modes promise hours of entertainment for any gamer.