NHL 19

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NHL 19
NHL 19 cover.jpg
Cover art featuring P.K. Subban
Developer(s) EA Vancouver
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NHL
Engine Ignite
Platform(s) PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release September 14, 2018
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

NHL 19 is an ice hockey simulation video game developed by EA Vancouver and published by EA Sports. It was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 14, 2018. It is the 28th installment in the NHL video game series and features Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban on the cover,[1] while the 'Ultimate' and 'Legends' game editions cover art features Wayne Gretzky from Edmonton Oilers.[2] While Finland's and Sweden's exclusive covers features Patrik Laine from Winnipeg Jets and William Nylander from Toronto Maple Leafs.[3]

New features[edit]

NHL 19 included new game modes that allowed players to play on outdoor rinks, online and offline. With new gameplay technology, EA Sports also announced that skating had more acceleration, action, speed, and responsiveness than in previous installments.[4] NHL 19’s new feature “World of Chel” allows the player to explore various modes while maintaining the player’s character progression.[5] In the mode “Ones,” players face-off in a 1 v 1 v 1 game setting on a frozen pond. Capturing the action in a more realistic environment. A leveling system was also introduced in “World of Chel” which increases the players level while playing and unlocking boxes to gain more loot for their characters, NHL 19 also has no microtransactions.[6]


The soundtrack features 20 songs from various artists. [7]


NHL 19
Aggregate score
Metacritic(PS4) 80/100[8]
(XONE) 83/100[9]
Review scores
Game Informer8.5/10[10]
Cheat Code Central4.5/5[16]
Inside Hockey5/5 stars[15]
USgamer3.5/5 stars[13]

NHL 19 received "generally favorable" reviews from critics for both the PS4 and Xbox One versions, with a 80/100 on PS4,[8] and 83/100 on the Xbox One,[9] according to the review aggregator Metacritic. NHL 19’s extensive customization features was met with particular praise. The amount of options creates many unique looks to use and personalized ways to play.[17] Reviewers also shared positive opinions on the new Real player motion animation technology.[18]

Despite the generally positive reception,[19] the was also some criticism of NHL 19.[20] Editor Brian Mazique from Forbes stated in summary of his review: "On the downside, there is a lack of customization, some collision-detection issues, as well as some dated and less-than-impressive presentation elements."[20]


  1. ^ https://www.nhl.com/predators/news/subban-named-cover-athlete-for-ea-sports-nhl-19/c-299143472
  2. ^ "NHL 19 Cover Athletes". EA Sports. Electronic Arts Inc. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "William Nylander pryder NHL 19-omslaget i Sverige". Gamereactor (in Swedish). 2 August 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.easports.com/nhl/features
  5. ^ Makuch, Eddie (September 11, 2018). "Shoot and Score". GameSpot. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Sarkar, Samit (September 13, 2018). "NHL 19's online overhaul is a surprising triumph". Polygon. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "NHL 19 Soundtrack revealed".
  8. ^ a b "NHL 19 for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "NHL 19 for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Bertz, Matt (17 September 2018). "NHL 19 Review – Top Shelf Snipe". Game Informer. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Makuch, Eddie (13 September 2018). "NHL 19 Review - A Barnburner". GameSpot. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  12. ^ Macy, Seth G. (15 September 2018). "NHL 19 Review". IGN. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  13. ^ Bailey, Kat (13 September 2018). "NHL 19 Review". USgamer. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  14. ^ Mazique, Brian (13 September 2018). "'NHL 19' Review: The Good, The Bad And The Bottom Line". Forbes.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  15. ^ Greenstein, Kevin (18 September 2018). "NHL 19 Review: Legend & Lore". Inside Hockey. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  16. ^ Maltbie, Benjamin (14 September 2018). "NHL 19 Review for Xbox One | A Hockey Fan's Fantasy". Cheat Code Central. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  17. ^ Macy, Seth (September 14, 2018). "NHL 19 Review". IGN. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  18. ^ Bertz, Matt (June 20, 2018). "Six Changes That Make NHL 19 The Most Promising Hockey Game Of The Generation". Gameinformer. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  19. ^ Blackburn, Pete (September 14, 2018). "EA Sports 'NHL 19' Review: Gameplay takes a huge step forward thanks to new skating and motion physics". Cbssports. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  20. ^ a b Mazique, Brian (September 13, 2018). "'NHL 19' Review: The Good, The Bad And The Bottom Line". Forbes. Retrieved October 9, 2018.

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