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  • Summary: Fully redesigned next-gen player models with accurate equipment and updated player faces brings you realistic hockey. Goaltending has been completely overhauled with instinctive AI, entirely new animations, and situation specific behaviors. Goaltenders now come out and challenge, guard the post, perform spectacular butterfly saves, and much more. A new control system delivers an experience that transcends the hockey videogame genre. Take control of "the DEEPEST franchise mode in the business," now complete with realistic CBA features including waivers, two-way contracts, restricted and unrestricted free agents, and salary cap management. Off-season has also been revamped, boasting a brand new negotiation system, improved draft, and refurbished free agent signing. Topping off everything is the addition of an all-new player progression system and dynamic player types. 2K Sports Online - Go head-to-head against the best players on the planet and enter for your chance to win a new Dodge. [2K Sports] Expand
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  1. It can't go without mentioning that 2K8 is available for just twenty bones - a darn good value even if it were just a glorified roster update.
  2. It's still the best hockey game on PS2, but a lack of new features means it's just last year's game reloaded. [Dec 2007, p.98]
  3. The PlayStation 2 version of NHL 2K8 does little to impress.
  4. 65
    If you already own NHL 2K7, you've got this game and just need to update your rosters. If you don't have a 2K hockey game, go buy NHL 2K7 -- it's the same game and you can get it used for less than $10.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
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  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Sep 27, 2013
    10
    Still playing this amazing game. This could very well be the equivalent of techmo bowl for hockey fans.
    The Lucky cult following of fans for
    this game is awesome. Praise to you who are not fooled by licensing agreements and rehashed games by EA. Expand
  2. Ryan
    Sep 15, 2007
    9
    A really fun game!! After you tinker with the AI a little you get a nice challenging game. The all new superstar moves are ingenius! You can pull of some of the greatest moves to get a goal. The goalies are excellent, blocking every bad shot. The graphics are pretty good, but could be improved. This still is a decent game for $19.99 though. Expand
  3. GT.
    Nov 2, 2007
    3
    Im glad I kept my 2k sports 07 copy. First off the players don't look anything like the actual guys. Some of the bald players have long hair sticking out of their helmets. The goal nets are not on their moorings, they are halfway up the crease. You can't use a wrist shot on a breakaway. The AI is faulty too. I played a game on "Hall of Famer" level (usually), the shots were 62-7 for me. I lost 6-1. Unless you like to collect games that are bugged, leave this one on the shelf. Thats why its only $20.00. Expand
  4. StuP.
    Nov 9, 2007
    2
    I totally agree with GT. This the worst NHL 2K-game so far. Full of bugs, and it freezes way too often. I hope they fix those issues, before I ran out of my tissues. Expand
  5. PuckP.
    Nov 9, 2007
    1
    This game is full of bugs. I can't believe it. CPU scores behind the goal through the net, goalie stucked in the corner, I can't shoot the puck, and those other things previous gamers mentioned, etc... I have always loved 2K-series but this one is a total failure. Unplayable. I am returning it, asap. Collapse