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  • Summary: Officially licensed by the NHL and NHLPA, Gretzky NHL for the PSP features fast-paced skating, precision passing, bone-jarring checks and players that convey the power and emotion of their sport. The game offers the Gretzky Challenge with unlockable, playable Gretzkys from his days as anOfficially licensed by the NHL and NHLPA, Gretzky NHL for the PSP features fast-paced skating, precision passing, bone-jarring checks and players that convey the power and emotion of their sport. The game offers the Gretzky Challenge with unlockable, playable Gretzkys from his days as an Edmonton Oiler, Los Angeles King or New York Ranger. Additionally, hockey fans can play a quick game in either Quick Start or Exhibition Mode, act as owners in Season Mode, or compete locally against friends or other hockey fans in head-to-head play via wireless multiplayer connectivity. By combining authentic gameplay, intuitive play controls and an enhanced presentation with the fast, fluid, hard-hitting intensity of arcade style play, Gretzky NHL for the PSP delivers the look, feel and passion of hockey and provides gamers with a true-to-life simulation. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Big on speed, really big on fun, and small on accurate passing.
  2. 75
    Frame rate sticklers will want to stay away, but if you're a hockey nut with a PlayStation Portable, you almost have no choice but to buy.
  3. A pretty decent port of its PS2 sibling. Unfortunately, the generally lackluster gameplay and sporadic framerate make it hard to recommend to anyone except those that must absolutely have a portable hockey game.
  4. At its heart the gameplay is functional, but the speed is actually too fast for its own good and the players thus can't be controlled well which leads to the hassles of controlling the puck.
  5. A game that, while it can’t compete with the hockey titles available for the PSP’s big brother, still has a solid look and feel to it, despite the gaping hole left by the lack of commentary.
  6. You always feel like you are a little out of control. The poor collision only makes matters worse. [May 2005, p.136]
  7. 30
    Hockey fans want to see their favorite players gliding effortlessly across the ice, not spastically jerking from end to end. The Great One was one of the smoothest players of all time, but his game is in dire need of a few visits from the zamboni to smooth out the bumps.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Shawn
    Apr 25, 2005
    5
    This game really is a disappointment. The AI is so horrible that your teammates will often skate in offsides as your coming down the ice. This game really is a disappointment. The AI is so horrible that your teammates will often skate in offsides as your coming down the ice. Also, the passing in this game is awful. You often will be sending passes to the point when you Expand
  2. JohnnyA.
    May 20, 2005
    2
    This game is so horrible. The controls are so choppy that after 5 minutes of playing it you are ready to recycle it. I strongly suggest to This game is so horrible. The controls are so choppy that after 5 minutes of playing it you are ready to recycle it. I strongly suggest to pass on this game because it is a joke for a hockey game! Expand