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NHL 08 by Electronic Arts

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E10+
  • Mild Violence
NHL 08 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Electronic Arts
  • Category: Sports , Hockey

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Use every skill in your arsenal to experience the explosive power of hockey with NHL 08. Combine the elements of power, speed, and finesse like never before as you develop from an up and coming player into an electrifying NHL superstar. Use the enhanced Skill Stick to shoot anywhere on net, or check rivals into the boards as you become the league's most dominant player. With stunning gameplay graphics, an improved deking system, and innovative gameplay features, no game is ever the same with NHL 08.


  • Create Custom Plays - Take any team into Practice mode and train them to run custom rush and in-zone plays in-game. Do you want your team to run cycle plays down low or feed the point for a one-timer? Record the exact movements of each player and watch as the AI executes them during gameplay.
  • All-New Skating Engine - New analog speed control gives you the variance needed to glide into the zone with control or get a burst of speed to step up on a defender. With new skating animations and responsiveness, you have the control to perform crossovers to maintain speed or carve tight turns for an immediate change in direction.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great hockey game. NHL 08 is a great hockey game, good for both NHL fans and sports fans who may be unfamiliar with the sport. But if you are unfamiliar with the sport, or unfamiliar with hockey video games, fair warning - you'll need to practice and have patience. This game has a very realistic feel to it, but a lot of faceoffs occur, due to a lot of friction between players. This gets frustrating, but as I said, have patience. It's a fun game, and it's enjoyable above all else.
    Date published: 2013-04-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'd prefer NHL 2k8 Well the reason I would prefer 2k8 is because it has a lot more features and better realism when it comes to how players would handle the puck. don’t get me wrong NHL 08 is a very good game but if you are looking for a game where the goalies actually play like NHL goalies then 2k8 is your answer. In NHL 08 the goalies just sit there and they never actually challenge anyone like real goalies. They never get on their backs and make the saves that they used to make in previous games. Another advantage NHL 2k8 has over NHL 08 is face-offs. In NHL 08 someone wins, but in 2k8 you have the advantage of actually fighting the computer for the puck as you would in real life. You can also do a variety of trick plays in 2k8 that you can’t do in 08. However this is just a review so to really say they both have their ups and downs but it looks like 08 would win it out.
    Date published: 2008-04-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Definitive Sim?! This game is the definitive sim for hockey games. NHL 08 plays smooth and quick with none of the traditional hickups of frame rate associated with the PS3. The animations in NHL are a big part of creating a real hockey feel. It should also be noted that you can smoothly go from one animation to the next without being "locked in". A major inovation on the gameplay side is the adaptive AI; this means that if your always one timing the AI will adapt to shut you down. This gives you the disired effect of never playing the same game twice. Strategies that work in real life hockey will work in this game. The skill stick allows you to effortless move the puck around in an attempt to lose the deffender or the deke out the goalie. Deffending has been changed big time, deffending now is more about putting yourself in position to intercept passes block shots and setup for hits. Of course there is an indepth franchise mode to enjoy. This is absolutely the best hockey game available.
    Date published: 2008-04-13
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