NHL 09 for PlayStation 3
PS3

NHL 09

Sep 9, 2008

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About this game

Developer: EA Vancouver
Content Rating: Everyone10+

Summary

EA aims to light the lamp again with the '09 edition of its annual hockey game. NHL 09 brings Be A Pro to the ice, allowing gamers to step on the ice as themselves through a dynamic camera angle. In Be A Pro Mode you will earn your own hockey card as you progress from the AHL to the NHL.

The Skill Stick system from the past two NHL games evolves yet again in NHL 09 to bring precision control to the defensive side of the puck. The all new defensive skill stick gives you 360° control over your stick's movement. Block passing lanes, poke check more effectively and for the first time ever, lift an opponent's stick to prevent a shot.

Critic Reviews

6 Reviews
8.35
Samit SarkarOct 06, 2008
The game is a vast improvement on what was already a fantastic product in NHL 08, which is due in great part to this year’s pioneering (and addictive) modes. I had high hopes for this game, but those expectations were exceeded by leaps and bounds with the phenomenal title that EA Canada has delivered. NHL 09 is the pinnacle of hockey gaming -- and it may very well be the best sports game I’ve ever had the sublime pleasure of playing.
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Nate AhearnSep 05, 2008
NHL 09 isn’t just a great hockey game, it’s one of the best sports games to be released in the last decade. It takes the right analog stick controls first pioneered in last year’s game and pushes them forward ever so slightly while pouring on features that everyone from newbies to diehards will appreciate.
Jonathan MillerSep 17, 2008
If you even have a passing interest in hockey, you owe it to yourself to play NHL 09. EA has raised the bar yet again for its hockey franchise with engaging gameplay, excellent presentation, and enough game modes to tide you over until Christmas. Move over Blades of Steel, NHL 09 has earned its place among the greatest sports games of all time.

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