NHL Eastside Hockey Manager

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NHL Eastside Hockey Manager
Developer(s) Sports Interactive
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
  • EU: September 2004
  • NA: October 19, 2004
Genre(s) Sports, ice hockey
Mode(s) Single player, hotseat-multiplayer

NHL Eastside Hockey Manager is an ice hockey management simulation game developed by Sports Interactive (SI Games) and published by Sega. It was the first commercial release in the Eastside Hockey Manager series started by the freeware game Eastside Hockey Manager.

The first version of the game was released in Europe in 2004 under the new brand name NHL Eastside Hockey Manager. It was based on Sports Interactive's Championship Manager 3 game engine and featured over 15 playable hockey leagues from around the world with a database of over 15,000 players and staff. The game was first released in stores only in Europe but was also available to be downloaded and bought online. A North American retail release of the game followed later in the year.

On January 30, 2007 it was announced that NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 would be the final version of the game for the foreseeable future, with Sports Interactive blaming piracy for the decision, and a lack of advertising, which most feel is the true reason for the poor sales figures.[1]

While no hockey management game has existed since the demise of NHL Eastside Hockey Manager series, OOTP Developments, the developers of the management sim Out of the Park Baseball, announced in late 2011 that they were developing a hockey management sim to be released in late 2012.[2]

The EHM series was resurrected on 16 March 2015, with the release of Eastside Hockey Manager 1.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 75.18%[3]
Metacritic 77/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
CGW 4/5 stars[5]
CVG 73%[6]
GamesMaster 74%[7]
GameSpot 8.4/10[8]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[9]
GamesTM 6/10[10]
PC Format 74%[11]
PC Gamer (UK) 74%[12]
PC Gamer (US) 80%[13]
PC Zone 68%[14]

The game was met with positive reception upon release, as GameRankings gave it a score of 75.18%,[3] while Metacritic gave it 77 out of 100.[4]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ a b "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager". Computer Gaming World: 77. March 2005. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ "PC Review: NHL Eastside Hockey Manager". Computer and Video Games. August 2004. 
  7. ^ "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager". GamesMaster. August 2004. 
  8. ^ Todd, Brett (August 12, 2004). "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ Mahood, Andy (November 25, 2004). "GameSpy: NHL Eastside Hockey Manager". GameSpy. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager". GamesTM: 115. August 2004. 
  11. ^ "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager". PC Format (164): 84. August 2004. 
  12. ^ "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager". PC Gamer UK. August 2004. 
  13. ^ "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager". PC Gamer: 83. January 2005. 
  14. ^ PC Zone staff (August 2004). "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager". PC Zone. Archived from the original on January 14, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 

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