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  • Summary: Be A Pro: NHL 09 puts you on the ice with a dynamic new camera as you play the role of one player on a team. With pop-up feedback given on your performance as you play, you know exactly where you’re excelling and what parts of your game need improvement.
    Be A Pro starts your career off in
    Be A Pro: NHL 09 puts you on the ice with a dynamic new camera as you play the role of one player on a team. With pop-up feedback given on your performance as you play, you know exactly where you’re excelling and what parts of your game need improvement.
    Be A Pro starts your career off in the ranks of the NHL and challenges you to become one of the best in the league. Rookie Controls: Hit, pass, shoot, and score using the simplified two-button control system. Now even players new to the game can challenge the best of the best. European Leagues - Reflecting the global appeal of the sport, NHL 09 has full dynasty modes for the official Swedish, Finnish, Czech and German Leagues as well introducing, for the first time ever, a season mode for the Russian Super League. [Electronic Arts]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Gamers.at
    89
    Whoever is not immediately enthralled by the graphic of the game will at latest be as soon as he tried the 6-vs.-6-online- or the “be a pro”-mode. EA never truly manages to release a proper sequel – but NHL09 should be counted among the top-3 sports games. [Issue # 16]
  2. NHL 09 is as real of a hockey game as it can get. It looks great, sounds good (if repetitive), plays great and has an amazing set of features.
  3. It's still a good hockey game, but all in all it's the same game sold four years in a row anyway. While EA Sports polishes the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, it neglects the PC version, e.g. it's impossible to change the aspect ratio to 16:9 and the maximum resolution is 1280x1024. Time for 2K Sports to step in with it's NHL 2k- series. It worked for NBA 2k9.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    The best old engine you can get. PC players can be happy, all new game modes are present but regardless of these improvements the computer version is just a shade of the console ones. [Dec 2008]
  5. 55
    At a price of twenty-dollars this game would have been easier to recommend but at a steeper forty-dollars there's no way that people should invest in an experience that they could have gotten years ago.
  6. Play (Poland)
    40
    It's a disgrace that this crude port which wouldn't look out of place on PlayStation 2 is pushed on helpless hockey fans worldwide. [Feb 2009]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 8 out of 11
  1. Jan 16, 2016
    10
    Real good game It doesn't look like it would have 8 years this year because you see graphics are real better in next parts of NHL games but iReal good game It doesn't look like it would have 8 years this year because you see graphics are real better in next parts of NHL games but i feel like i would never play better than 09 because i just love the game! Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2013
    8
    ignore the bad reviews, this game is good! the graphics may be a bit dated for the time but the gameplay is fun and thats what counts! theignore the bad reviews, this game is good! the graphics may be a bit dated for the time but the gameplay is fun and thats what counts! the controls are pretty good too! the only annoying thing about this game is the amount of times the ref whistles you and drops the puck again just for very minor offenses. i got this game for £3 and im glad i bought it! Expand
  3. Nov 9, 2013
    6
    Honestly, me wanting to play a REAL NHL game is what made me buy a PS3 years ago. Basically NHL 03 with new rosters, doesn't even supportHonestly, me wanting to play a REAL NHL game is what made me buy a PS3 years ago. Basically NHL 03 with new rosters, doesn't even support proper multiplayer. Expand
  4. MurdockH
    Nov 18, 2008
    1
    If you do not own a hockey game for your PC, I would recommend NHL08 the most out of what little there is. If you can find NHL09 for a very If you do not own a hockey game for your PC, I would recommend NHL08 the most out of what little there is. If you can find NHL09 for a very cheap price, go for it - as long as you don't already own a hockey game for your computer. If you have ANY other hockey game, this one will be no different, no better, and the only advantage it has is the updated player rosters, which are about right for August of 2008. All graphics, gameplay, commentary, menus, EVERYTHING is the same as the past 3 or 4 years of the EA NHL franchise. As many have said, they have put VERY little time in to this, and almost no effort at all. The "be a pro" mode is a great idea, I've heard it is EXCELLENT on the X-Box and PS3, but sadly this game is NOT the same at all on the PC. My vote is that EA has completely failed their PC market. If you own previous EA hockey titles, 09 will surely disappoint you and leave you frustrated. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2014
    1
    NHL 2004 with updated roster. Nothing at all. The worst hockey game for PC. Waste of money, waste of time. Rather play old versions. Btw it'sNHL 2004 with updated roster. Nothing at all. The worst hockey game for PC. Waste of money, waste of time. Rather play old versions. Btw it's last ice-hockey game for computers, so it's only one reason why to play or buy this game. Expand
  6. Joe
    Dec 19, 2008
    1
    This would have been an awesome game like...10 years ago. NHL series peaked in 2001-2002 and been dropping like a rock since then. Its truly This would have been an awesome game like...10 years ago. NHL series peaked in 2001-2002 and been dropping like a rock since then. Its truly a disgrace that EA even has the balls to release this game for anything more than free, hell people who pirate the game will probably feel robbed of hard drive space. Yeah its that bad and that's putting it nicely. Another typical EA PS2 to PC port job, almost nothing new, game engine developed in the late 1980's, textures from 2001, horrible resolution support, lack of online support, overall just another turd straight out of the EA poopchute. To think we had games like oblivion setting the bar graphics wise in early 06 and crysis in late 07 and here we are late 08 getting this garbage from EA its just sickening, for a company so big, they produce games with quality so small. Expand
  7. MarcosE
    Jan 3, 2010
    0
    This game doesnt deverse a 1.... the only positive point: licensed.... nothing more.... the controls are terrible, the response even worst, This game doesnt deverse a 1.... the only positive point: licensed.... nothing more.... the controls are terrible, the response even worst, doesnt have even a 16:9 resolution (NFL 08 have, one Year BEFORE) Expand

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