Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. 83
    Even with the issues, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade's a must-play for fans of arcade sports, and I want to commend the makers for mercifully extracting the pointless bloat of pre-game intros and a circling zamboni between periods.
  2. 3 on 3 NHL Arcade doesn’t have a comprehensive slate of gameplay modes and options, and it’s easy to write it off for that reason. But what’s there is enough to keep gamers coming back again and again: tremendously enjoyable core gameplay, superb sound design, impressive visuals, and a wonderfully old-school-oriented multiplayer experience.
  3. It’s goofy fun and for $10, it’s what every arcade sports fan has been waiting for.
  4. Varying levels of seriousness in the users that gather to play 3 on 3 NHL Arcade in ranked or unranked online matches creates a fresh, party-style atmosphere that works within the confines of XBLA.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    80
    If you're looking for something a little bit different from Live Arcade, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is an addictive and seriously fun title that definitely deserves some attention. [Issue#44, p.98]
  6. All in all 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a great quick fun action packed ice hockey game for the Xbox LIVE Arcade. Yes you won't play the game too much on your own, but if your like me and enjoy playing with real humans the game is great!
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Oct 25, 2011
    10
    I made this account just to express my views on this game. It is amazing! Every time I play 3 on 3 with friends we laugh the whole wayI made this account just to express my views on this game. It is amazing! Every time I play 3 on 3 with friends we laugh the whole way through, until I win. It is the most consistent fun I have ever had with a game and 3 on 3 has stood the test of time. I don't no what compelled me to buy a hockey game, but I'm glad I did. Full Review »
  2. Mar 28, 2017
    8
    This is a really fun game to play with friends. It's so simple yet so good. It doesn't cost much to pick up and if you own an Xbox 360 thenThis is a really fun game to play with friends. It's so simple yet so good. It doesn't cost much to pick up and if you own an Xbox 360 then you're missing out if you don't have this. Full Review »
  3. Jan 11, 2012
    8
    Even though I'm not very good at the game it has almost endless replay value. The only problem is that online opponents ALWAYS try to hit yourEven though I'm not very good at the game it has almost endless replay value. The only problem is that online opponents ALWAYS try to hit your player every second of the game. Full Review »