NHL 2K10

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NHL 2K10
NHL 2K10 Cover.jpg
Alexander Ovechkin on the cover of NHL 2K10
Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) 2K Sports
Distributor(s) Take-Two Interactive
Series NHL 2K
Platform(s) Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • NA September 15, 2009[1]
  • EU September 18, 2009 (PS3, X360)
  • JP October 15, 2009 (PS3, X360)
  • EU October 23, 2009 (Wii)
Genre(s) Sports (ice hockey)

NHL 2K10 is an ice hockey simulation developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports, part of the NHL 2K series. It was released on September 15, 2009 for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 2. Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda provide commentary as they did for NHL 2K9. As of 2011, NHL 2K10 was the final 2K Sports ice hockey video game released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360, as NHL 2K11 was released only for the iPhone & Wii.

Cover athlete[edit]

Washington Capitals All-Star left winger Alexander Ovechkin was confirmed as the cover athlete of NHL 2K10.[2] This is the third time Ovechkin has been a cover athlete, as he was featured on the cover of NHL 07 and on the Russian cover of NHL 09.

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 features[edit]

  • Face-Off Online: Improving from past online features, NHL 2K10 allow players to create online teams, play in leagues and join tournaments.
  • Control the Puck: Improved controls let players have smoother puck handling; New to the 2K series is defensive moves like stick lifts and the ability to take stumble shots.
  • Better Graphics: The quality of the players appearances will be improved to make them look like their real life counterpart. Building from last year's game (NHL 2K9), NHL 2K10 has brighter arenas and realistic pre-game introductions like those seen in real life.
  • Smarter Hockey: Ameliorating the A.I. to make the gameplay more realistic so players will be in their offensive, defensive zones, and have accurate positioning which will improve breakouts.

Wii-specific features[edit]

  • Control the Puck: Utilizing the Wii Motion Plus will make realistic and responsive controls for one-to-one play, puck handling, passing, and shooting.
  • Mii SuperSkills Competition: Implementing the Wii's Mii's, players can take their Mii on the ice.

PlayStation 2 features[edit]

  • Aerial Camera: A camera will be added to give players a new perspective so they will be able to evaluate their positioning and playmaking.
  • Legit Player Behavior: Players will perform on the ice the way their stats reflect.

Music[edit]

The soundtrack is as follows:[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Wii) 78.25%[4]
(PS3) 70.60%[5]
(X360) 70.34%[6]
(PS2) 60%[7]
Metacritic (Wii) 79/100[8]
(X360) 69/100[9]
(PS3) 66/100[10]
(PS2) 60/100[11]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com C[12]
Game Informer 5.5/10[13]
GameSpot (Wii) 8.5/10[14]
7/10[15]
GameTrailers (Wii) 8/10[16]
(X360) 7/10[17]
GameZone 6.5/10[18]
IGN (Wii) 8/10[19]
6.7/10[20]
(PS2) 6/10[21]
Nintendo Power 8/10[22]
OXM 7/10[23]
PSM 4/5 stars[24]
TeamXbox 7/10[25]

The game was met with positive to mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 78.25% and 79 out of 100 for the Wii version;[4][8] 70.60% and 66 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[5][10] 70.34% and 69 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[6][9] and 60% and 60 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[7][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2K Sports Hits the Ice with NHL 2K10". 2K Sports. September 15, 2009. Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved November 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ "2K Sports Signs NHL Superstar Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals as Cover Athlete for NHL 2K10". June 16, 2009. Archived from the original on June 19, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ "2K Beats: NHL 2K10". 2K Sports. Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "NHL 2K10 for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "NHL 2K10 for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "NHL 2K10 for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "NHL 2K10 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "NHL 2K10 for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "NHL 2K10 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "NHL 2K10 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "NHL 2K10 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ Nelson, Mike (September 21, 2009). "NHL 2K10 Review (PS3, XBOX 360)". 1UP.com. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ Bertz, Matt (October 2009). "NHL 2K10 (PS3, X360): NHL 2K10 Trips Over Its Own Skates". Game Informer (198). Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ Todd, Brett (September 22, 2009). "NHL 2K10 Review (Wii)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ Todd, Brett (September 22, 2009). "NHL 2K10 Review (PS3, X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  16. ^ "NHL 2K10 Review (Wii)". GameTrailers. October 2, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  17. ^ "NHL 2K10 Review (X360)". GameTrailers. September 17, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  18. ^ Romano, Natalie (September 20, 2009). "NHL 2K10 - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on September 30, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  19. ^ Bozon, Mark (September 18, 2009). "NHL 2K10 Wii Review". IGN. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  20. ^ Ahearn, Nate (September 15, 2009). "NHL 2K10 Review (PS3, X360)". IGN. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  21. ^ Ahearn, Nate (December 15, 2009). "NHL 2K10 Review (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  22. ^ "NHL 2K10". Nintendo Power 246: 87. October 2009. 
  23. ^ Dyer, Mitch (September 16, 2009). "NHL 2K10". Official Xbox Magazine. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Review: NHL 2K10 (PS3)". PlayStation: The Official Magazine: 81. November 2009. 
  25. ^ Eddy, Andy (September 26, 2009). "NHL 2K10 Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on January 13, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 

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