EA SPORTS NHL Legacy Edition brings together the most popular modes and award-winning gameplay features from nine years of NHL hockey. Featuring updated rosters and authentic schedules, it's the perfect experience for fans looking to get that complete hockey fix on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
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The Speed, Skill, and Aggression of NHL Hockey – Experience the explosiveness, momentum and top-end speed of the world's best players with True Performance Skating. Dangle defenders with easy to use One-Touch Dekes and feel the hard-hitting chaos of NHL hockey through true-to-life multiplayer collisions, net scrambles, and player pileups with Multiplayer NHL Collision Physics.
Lace up the Skates - Live the Life of an NHL player as you take your Be a Pro character through the junior ranks and into the NHL. Every decision you make will affect your relationship with fans, teammates and management, influencing your skills and progression. Once you master these single-player Pro experiences, jump into Online Team Play or EA SPORTS Hockey League and team-up with some friends to face online competition. Lastly, relive the glory days with NHL 94 Anniversary Mode featuring bigger goals, hits, retro presentation, and classic button controls.
Manage Your Team to Glory – Create an NHL dynasty in Be a GM as you build your team through rookie drafts, trades and signings. GM Connected enhances the manager experience by allowing gamers to manage, play, or coach with and against friends online in their own 30 team human controlled league. Finally, our most played mode Hockey Ultimate Team is the only place to build and play with a team composed of all your favorite players to create an ultimate dream team. Take your team online and face-off against other fan created teams from around the hockey world.
Complete Authenticity – Choose from eight different hockey leagues including the NHL, AHL, CHL, Liiga, SHL, DEL, Extraliga ledniho hokeje, and National League. Featuring updated rosters and authentic NHL schedules.
NHL Legacy Edition is rated
3.9 out of
Rated 1 out of
Brand new, GM mode does NOT workGM mode. Play one game, freezes EVERY time. Meaning I have erased and retried it several times...
I was very excited to upgrade from NHL 14...
Nope, back to that.
(I bought it specifically for GM mode, but I'm guessing any game will freeze, not sure. Skyrim plays smoothly, NHL legacy edition...
Coolest game on earth, is that why the game freezes?
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 3 out of
Outdated!!!Just another version of 2015!! Example...Overtime does not have the option for 3 on 3!! That's a must.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic game.The gameplay is smooth, and controls are easy to use and all the dekes and attributes and included. Commentary is improved. Great game to play with friends.
Date published: 2015-09-20
Rated 4 out of
Best gameplay for an NHL game hands downIt's time now for PS3 hockey gamers to band together and decide which NHL game to stick with. It should be this one. Best gameplay for an NHL game hands down. In my opinion this clearly has the edge over NHL for new consoles. It's a great balance between simulation and arcade-style action that has been nailed on the head. Remember GamePro reviews? I would mostly decide on games by looking at fun factor. This gets the max fun factor score of 5 from me.
Skating and collisions are more nuanced. There are noticeably fewer tripping penalties from poke checks which is welcome. Slight changes in many areas seem to be throughout which make for a better game.
The commentary is significantly improved over NHL 15, which was quite awkward and in my opinion actually so bad that after purchase I quickly sold my copy of NHL 15 and returned to playing NHL 14. Legacy Edition still has a more relaxed announcing approach than NHL 14 and earlier NHL games did in that it doesn't focus so heavily on dropping every puck carrier's name in an authoritative tone. It's already easy to tell that the EA Trax are much more friendly to longterm use than in the past. Like FIFA, the genre of music is more chill which is nice when exploring HUT and other modes while not playing a game. Since I'm not planning to buy a next-gen console, it's also nice to have the option to import my own audio into the menus. In terms of sound overall, this game is put together very nicely.
The menus still haven't changed much from NHL 14, aside from the Stanley Cup appearing top left in the main menu rather than a player from your favorite team. This minutiae seems to cheapen the work that EA actually did put into the game because it looks like a copy and paste. The menu may not be ideal for getting to some of your favorite modes like EASHL, NHL Moments Live, or heads up online play but in EA's defense, if it's not broken, why fix it?
Clearly a lot of work has been put into NHL Moments Live. There's a lot of good content there. I just played the first moment as Duncan Keith, preserving the Hawks' shutout, and the Conn Smythe & Stanley Cup presentation that follow winning that moment are sweet.
I look forward to seeing new special items in HUT as the season moves along. Will a Winter Classic Stadium become an available item? Will there be a milestone card for Brian Leetch? Time will tell. NHL Moments Live -- stacked full for last season -- looks primed for pampering this season.
If we're all onboard, it's going to be much easier to find online matches in Legacy Edition than in any other previous NHL game. It might as well be. This is the disc to own for PS3 hockey.