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  • Summary: NHL 2K10 redefines the sports gaming experience with a new emphasis on social gaming. Whether you're a die-hard NHL fan or a casual player, NHL 2K10's pick-up-and-play controls, true-to-life authenticity and variety of on- and off-line multiplayer modes promise hours of entertainment for anyNHL 2K10 redefines the sports gaming experience with a new emphasis on social gaming. Whether you're a die-hard NHL fan or a casual player, NHL 2K10's pick-up-and-play controls, true-to-life authenticity and variety of on- and off-line multiplayer modes promise hours of entertainment for any gamer. Among the new features that will make this the must-have hockey game of the season include: New Gameplay Mechanics - Completely rewritten AI, enhanced defensive controls and stick lifts, stumble shots, a new defensive skating model and new incidental contact and small animation systems. Enhanced Presentation - All-new rink intros for each arena, improved goal celebrations, enhanced visuals, and greatly improved, true-to-life character models, with San Jose Sharks commentators Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda returning with new broadcast commentary. Improved Franchise Mode - NHL 2K10 features a new contract/free agency system, improved roster management, an updated financial model, dynamic player progression, and fantasy drafts. New Franchise Co-op Play - Play a franchise season game with or against a friend on- or offline, or play a traditional game against the CPU. Franchise Blog / 2KSports.com Integration - Publish your franchise stats and standings, and upload game highlights and screenshots to your personal page at 2KSports.com. Enhanced Online Modes - New seamless online integration connects players in Team Up games, tracks your progress with My Player Card, and offers full league, leaderboard, tournament and 2K Share support. Create Team Mode - Create a persistent team with friends by designing your uniforms, developing a unique team identity, and then competing against other created teams online, offline and in Franchise mode. [2K Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. If you love hockey you will love this, it's one of the best around.
  2. NHL 2K10 has the style, but unfortunately, the substance just isn’t as compelling on the Xbox 360/PS3. While the Wii has a shiny new control scheme and a drastic upgrade in content, the HD console versions are merely last year’s game with a new coat of paint. This is a game that plays it too straight and doesn’t take any risks. While it’s more polished than previous games in the series, it just isn’t bringing anything really new to the table this year.
  3. NHL 2K10 is another case of “two steps forward, one step back.” Big changes for the better in graphics and customization are offset by arcade style gameplay and the removal of all the classic teams from last year.
  4. With the advance seen in the online component, this version of NHL reaches an immediate willingness to clash with other real opponents.
  5. It's hard to recommend a game when there is a clearly superior alternative on the market that does everything so wonderfully. NHL 2K10 isn't bad and it is poised to make a run at the EA franchise sooner rather than later. But for this year, unless you are completely adverse to anything other than a quick arcade hockey fix, NHL 10 is the game to get.
  6. 68
    While it does bring some good things to the table, NHL 2K10 unfortunately stumbles on the most important aspects of a good hockey game. Sluggish game speed, unreliable controls, and bland game modes leave the game several steps behind its competition.
  7. The on-going appeal of NHL10's stats and progression system is something 2K10 simply cannot match, and couple that with the poor controls and slow pacing and you've got no decision on where your money should land.

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  1. TuomasS
    Sep 28, 2009
    10
    Top game when you have right settings and sliders. Default setting are terrible and that the biggest reason for the bad reviews.
  2. Jun 20, 2013
    10
    I played Nhl 2K8 for 300 hours plus. It is by far the most fun I've had playing any hockey video game and it is incredibly fun and NHL 2k10I played Nhl 2K8 for 300 hours plus. It is by far the most fun I've had playing any hockey video game and it is incredibly fun and NHL 2k10 just adds to the experience with incredible graphics to an overall amazing game. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2013
    9
    This game there are no glitch goals. I have played over 6000 games on NHL 2k10 and most are different and unique.
    Things that make this game
    This game there are no glitch goals. I have played over 6000 games on NHL 2k10 and most are different and unique.
    Things that make this game great:
    Real goal horns, jumbotrons/ lightbars, arena with retired jerseys/camp banners.
    Most goals are different, no same glitch goal everytime.
    The game callers Drew Remenda and Randy Hahn are excellent.
    Players look like there real life counterparts.
    Soundtrack
    Negatives:
    Sometimes not always a player will get stuck in a mid animation/move.
    Goalie mode aka crease view will not work properly in cross-crease/pass to a player in front of the net situations.
    Times where a goalie will play really good then let easy goals on the breakaways, or really close in

    Even with all these faults still one of my all time favorites and still play to this day!
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