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8.7

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88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

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  1. 90
    NHL 09 isn’t just a great hockey game, it’s one of the best sports games to be released in the last decade.
  2. You don’t even have to be a psychotic hockey fan to enjoy NHL 09; just a fan of sports in general and of solid Xbox 360 software. Of course pick this one up if you live and breathe the NHL hockey season, but NHL 09 is also worth a look by those that are still searching for that killer, HD-era sports application.
  3. NHL 09 is a great hockey title, offering some fantastic new features, a deep Be A Pro mode, and some awesome online features.