• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2004
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. This is easily one of the best sports management games on the market, and it's second star only to Sports Interactive classics like "Championship Manager."
  2. A strong sports sim, with depth to spare. [Jan 2005, p.83]
  3. 80
    If you can survive some occasional stretches of lunacy from your board of directors (something all NHL GMs must learn to do eventually), there's a remarkably compelling hockey experience waiting to be had with NHL Eastside Hockey Manager.
  4. Best pastime for hockey fans until the NHL and NHLPA get their collective heads out of their asses. [March 2005, p.77]
  5. Comprehensive, time-consuming and, so long as you've got a passion for all things puck-related, essential. [Aug 2004, p.84]
  6. The interface as well as several features have been lifted from ["Championship Manager"], and as such it's a slick affair. And perhaps it's the familiar feel or the hypnotic flashing text, but it somehow drags you in, whatever your knowledge of the sport. That said, the bulk of the tactical stuff can be delegated to a head coach, although that kind of defeats the object of the game.
  7. There's no doubt that this is a fine hockey-management game; the question is, how much fun can a hockey-management game really be? [Aug 2004, p.115]
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. IstvanS.
    Oct 17, 2004
    10
    Very good.
  2. HankW.
    Oct 17, 2004
    1
    Not too good.
  3. Juha
    Jul 26, 2004
    9
    Very good game for a hockey fan.