NHL 08 PlayStation 2

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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
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  1. HockeyNutter
    Oct 5, 2007
    9
    It may seem like just an upgrade to last year's offering but there are some neat touches in 08. The goalies are way better with more detailed saves and realistic contact with other players plus the improved control system adds a great deal to the action. The menus are pretty cool but it is a pain to have to unlock the new season's kits. Why couldn't they just use them normally?
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70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
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  1. While the Skill Stick is the best addition to a PS2 hockey game in recent memory, it doesn't move mountains. NHL 08 is a slightly revamped version of NHL 07.
  2. NHL 08 offers up a few control tweaks and minimal updates to the dynasty mode, but that's about it.
  3. Kudos to EA for avoiding the path of least resistance and offering up perhaps one last big bang for puckheads across the landscape.