NHL 09

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Not to be confused with NHL 2009/2010.
NHL 09
NHL 09 Coverart.png
Cover of NHL 09, featuring Dion Phaneuf
Developer(s) EA Canada (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
HB Studios (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2)
Publisher(s) EA Sports[1]
Series NHL series
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s) PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
  • NA: September 9, 2008
  • EU: September 12, 2008 (X360)
  • AUS: September 25, 2008
  • EU: September 26, 2008 (PS3)
Windows
  • NA: October 20, 2008
  • AUS: October 30, 2008
  • EU: November 7, 2008
PlayStation 2
  • NA: November 4, 2008
  • AUS: November 13, 2008
  • EU: November 14, 2008
Genre(s) Sports (ice hockey)
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

NHL 09 is the 17th video game in the NHL series released by EA Sports in 2008. Both the Nintendo DS and Wii versions had been planned, but were canceled.[citation needed] It was the last installment of the NHL series to be released on PlayStation 2 and the last to get a PC release.

Online play[edit]

Players have the ability to create a player to use in online play featuring 6 versus 6 online teamplay mode. Users can join online teams with friends or find players to create one. Users have the ability to level up players, participate in tournaments (with brackets), and receive awards at the end of the season. Rosters have been updated, as well as slap shot power and accuracy to compliment NHL updates.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions received "generally favorable reviews", while the PC version received "mixed" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[2][3][4]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS3 Xbox 360
Destructoid N/A 9.6/10[5] N/A
Game Informer N/A 9.25/10[6] 9.25/10[6]
GamePro N/A N/A 5/5 stars[7]
Game Revolution N/A B[8] B[8]
GameSpot N/A 9/10[9] 9/10[9]
GameSpy N/A N/A 4.5/5 stars[10]
GameTrailers N/A N/A 9.3/10[11]
GameZone N/A 9.1/10[12] 9/10[13]
IGN 5.5/10[14] 9/10[15] 9/10[15]
OXM N/A N/A 9/10[16]
PSM N/A 4/5 stars[17] N/A
411Mania N/A 8.9/10[18] N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 62/100[2] 88/100[3] 88/100[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gord Goble (October 2008). "NHL 09: Bigger, better, and still quirky". Electronic Gaming Monthly (233): 81. ISSN 1058-918X. 
  2. ^ a b "NHL 09 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "NHL 09 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "NHL 09 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ Samit Sarkar (October 6, 2008). "Destructoid review: NHL 09 (PS3)". Destructoid. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Matt Bertz (October 2008). "NHL 2009 [sic] (PS3, X360): EA Skates Away With The Stanley Cup". Game Informer (186). Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  7. ^ Andrew Dagley (September 30, 2008). "NHL 09 (360)". GamePro. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Greg Damiano (December 24, 2008). "NHL 09 Review (PS3, X360)". Game Revolution. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Jonathan Miller (September 17, 2008). "NHL 09 Review (PS3, X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ Will Tuttle (September 11, 2008). "GameSpy: NHL 09 (X360)". GameSpy. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ "NHL 09 Review (X360)". GameTrailers. September 17, 2008. Archived from the original on July 4, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ Michael Lafferty (September 8, 2008). "NHL 09 - PS3 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  13. ^ Steven Hopper (September 8, 2008). "NHL 09 - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 8, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  14. ^ Nate Ahearn (December 11, 2008). "NHL 09 Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b Nate Ahearn (September 5, 2008). "NHL 09 Review (PS3, X360)". IGN. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  16. ^ Paul Curthoys (November 2008). "NHL 09". Official Xbox Magazine. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Review: NHL 09 (PS3)". PlayStation: The Official Magazine: 86. November 2008. 
  18. ^ Mark Salmela (September 29, 2008). "NHL 09 (PS3) Review". 411Mania. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 

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