Game details

Game:
NHL 09
AKA
Genre:
Sports
Sub Genre:
Ice Hockey
Release Date (US):
September 9th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
September 26th, 2008
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
2-8
Developers:
EA Canada
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Rating:
E10+ [Everyone 10+]
PSU Rank:
186 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
165 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About NHL 09

Welcome to the future of sports video gaming with NHL 09. With all-new Be A Pro mode, step onto the ice and play an entire career as yourself through a dynamic camera angle in two compelling game modes. As a single player, earn your own hockey card as you progress from the AHL to the NHL, or be the first to play the first true console sports massive multiplayer online game, allowing you to assemble a team with up to 50 friends in the new EA SPORTS Hockey League. Playing with 11 live players online or storming the ice on your own, evolve your game and have a legendary career with NHL 09.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
7.9

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Summary

NHL 09 will unarguably go down as one of the greatest hockey titles, if not sports titles, ever created. EA Canada has done a fantastic job developing this vision of hockey heaven and gamers will find themselves playing it for months down the road.

We like

  • Be A Pro Mode
  • Online hockey league
  • Unparalleled atmospheric values

We dislike

  • Some minor camera issues

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The pinnacle of video game hockey has always been NHL 94. Delivered by EA Sports almost 15 years ago, NHL 94 offered an amazing balance of gameplay, entertainment and replay value that most sports games seem to lack…until now. Finally, EA Sports has truly done it again. With the release of NHL 09, gamers will once again ascend into hockey heaven with wings spread wide. If you felt NHL 08 was an outstanding improvement a...

NHL 09 News

  • NHL 09 Jersey codes finally revealed

    Those of you who purchased NHL 09 are likely curious as to when EA Sports will deliver on its promise of a free Alternate Jersey unlock code. It was originally rumored to be coming shortly after the game’s release, before subsequently being delayed to November, and finally showing up this week...

  • First NHL 09 screenshots

    With the Stanley Cup recently hoisted by the Detroit Red Wings for the fourth time in the past eleven years, EA Sports has gone ahead and released some images of the upcoming NHL 09 title. What better way to keep the hockey season alive than to already start the hype for the next installment of thei...

NHL 09 Features

  • Game of the Month: September 2008

    Several great games released during September, but only one truly set the bar higher for games within its genre. EA Sports’ latest trip around the rink felt like a fresh pair of sharpened skates before the big game. With its laces tight and new tape on its stick, the plan was set in motion and...

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