NHL 2K11

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NHL 2K11
NHL 2K11 cover.jpg
Developer(s) Visual Concepts (Wii), 2K China (App Store)
Publisher(s) 2K Sports
Distributor(s) Take-Two Interactive
Series NHL 2K
Platform(s) Wii, iOS
Release date(s) Wii & iPhone
  • NA: August 24, 2010[1]
  • EU: October 8, 2010 (Wii)
iPad
  • NA: February 10, 2011[2]
Genre(s) Sports (ice hockey)
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer, Online multiplayer

NHL 2K11 is an ice hockey video game, developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports.

The game was announced on March 3, 2010, as a Wii-exclusive game.[3] It was the first game in the NHL 2K series since NHL 2K7 not to be released on the PlayStation 3, the first since NHL 2K6 not to be released on the Xbox 360, the first since NHL 2K3 to not be released on the PlayStation 2, and the last game in the NHL 2K series to be released on the Wii, as the next entry in the series is released only on iOS and Android devices.[4] Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick said that "As far as NHL, we're taking a year off on PS3 and Xbox 360 to refine, redesign and re-think".[3]

Then Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler is the cover athlete for NHL 2K11.[5]

Features[edit]

The game introduced an all-new "Road to the Cup" mode, featuring Miis. The mode also includes mini-games, trivia challenges and skills competitions. NHL 2K11 also included things like broken sticks, more responsive skating, improved artificial intelligence and enhanced graphics.[1] The Winter Classic was also added as a mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
iOS Wii
1UP.com N/A C−[6]
Game Informer N/A 6/10[7]
Game Revolution N/A C+[8]
GameSpot N/A 5.5/10[9]
GamesRadar N/A 3.5/5 stars[10]
GameZone N/A 6/10[11]
IGN 7.5/10[12] 6.5/10[13]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 77/100[14] 62/100[15]

The iPhone version received "generally favorable reviews", while the Wii version received "mixed" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[14][15]

See also[edit]

  • NHL 11, another ice hockey video game, developed by EA Sports, released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL Slapshot, another ice hockey video game developed by EA Sports, for the Wii console

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2K Sports – NHL 2K11". 2K Sports. Archived from the original on June 23, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "2K Sports NHL 2K11 for iPad Release Information for iOS (iPhone/iPad)". GameFAQs. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Bailey, Kat (March 3, 2010). "NHL 2K11 Announced as a Wii Exclusive". 1UP.com. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ Installments section on NHL 2K
  5. ^ Fletcher, JC (March 9, 2010). "Ryan Kesler is the NHL 2K11 cover athlete". Engadget (Joystiq). Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Bailey, Kat (September 10, 2010). "NHL 2K11 Review (Wii)". 1UP.com. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ Kato, Matthew (August 26, 2010). "NHL 2K11 (Wii): Slipping On The Ice". Game Informer. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ Bryant, Mike (October 6, 2010). "NHL 2K11 Review (Wii)". Game Revolution. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ Todd, Brett (August 31, 2010). "NHL 2K11 Review (Wii)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ Grisham, Richard (August 26, 2010). "NHL 2K11 review (Wii)". GamesRadar. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ Hopper, Steven (August 29, 2010). "NHL 2K11 review (Wii)". GameZone. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  12. ^ Ahearn, Nate (August 30, 2010). "NHL 2K11 Review (iPhone)". IGN. Retrieved July 21, 2015. [dead link]
  13. ^ Ahearn, Nate (August 26, 2010). "NHL 2K11 Review (Wii)". IGN. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "2K Sports NHL 2K11 for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "NHL 2K11 for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 

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