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  • Summary: Aggressive hockey is back in town. Experience hockey the way it was meant to be played in this old school arcade style hockey game where blood on the ice is just another day at the rink.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Mar 27, 2017
    80
    Old Time Hockey is not an ultra-realistic hockey sim, and it’s not trying to be. V7 know exactly what they are aiming for – simple, accessible fun – and in that they deliver like a Gordie Howe elbow to the head. Will its raw, simple style keep you coming back to play long after the beer has run out and your friends have stumbled home? That is the bigger question. Regardless, there’s enough good old hockey in this game to make it well worth a shot.
  2. Apr 17, 2017
    75
    While unpolished, Old Time Hockey offers a lot for fans looking for an experience outside of NHL.
  3. Mar 29, 2017
    70
    As long as you’re not expecting a simulation heavy, photo-realistic experience, you should find something to enjoy in Old Time Hockey.
  4. Mar 27, 2017
    55
    Old Time Hockey by and large was a disappointing experience. On paper, it had potential to be a good game. But as a finished product it is disappointingly held back by wads of jank and unpolish, and a few too many half-baked features.
  5. Mar 28, 2017
    50
    Whether it's laying out big hits or scoring satisfying goals there's some fun to be had with Old Time Hockey. It just takes too long to get to a place of enjoyment, and even then doesn't negate the underlying issues and otherwise lack of content despite a reasonable $12 price point.
  6. Mar 29, 2017
    45
    Regardless of which mode you play, expect to suffer through several crashes. I experienced more blue screens on the PS4 than any other game I’ve played this generation.
  7. Mar 27, 2017
    30
    Old Time Hockey is more style than substance. Its heart was in the right place, but shoddy controls, glitches, and poor gameplay design make this an arcade-style game hockey fans just don’t need in their lives.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Apr 10, 2017
    8
    A great arcade hockey game. You can play using a couple of buttons or get deeper with right stick flicks. I appreciate the Slap Shot movieA great arcade hockey game. You can play using a couple of buttons or get deeper with right stick flicks. I appreciate the Slap Shot movie look they were going for but it comes off as kinda of ugly. Don't be dissuaded by the screenshots as the gameplay is a lot of fun. Not a fan of the objective based story mode as a simple manage a team would have been more fun. Overall it is great for someone looking for EA NHL 94 style game to play against their buds. Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2017
    8
    Overall, if you’re looking for a hockey game that controls, looks and sounds like the old school hockey arcade games then Old Time Hockey is aOverall, if you’re looking for a hockey game that controls, looks and sounds like the old school hockey arcade games then Old Time Hockey is a perfect match. There are different controls for the more casual audience and the hardcore audience or even those looking to crack open a beer and play. Whether you’re punching other players, throwing hip checks, jamming out to the soundtrack or progressing through the story mode, there is enough here to make any hockey fan happy. I did run into a few glitches that detracted from my review, but other than those I would recommend this game for anyone looking for a hockey game to play, especially fans of the genre.

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  3. Aug 19, 2017
    2
    This game is pretty terrible. I like the art style and design of the game and the idea, but the controls are one of the worst in a hockey gameThis game is pretty terrible. I like the art style and design of the game and the idea, but the controls are one of the worst in a hockey game I have ever played. Very unresponsive (especially during fighting) and I feel my chances in the game are more luck than what I can do with the controls. Nice try, but definitely not worth the money.

    Not going to give it a 0 because I want to give it an honest review, but very disappointed anyway.
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  4. Aug 31, 2017
    2
    The 2 points are awarded for the art style and the menu soundtrack but that's the most I'm going to give for this game.

    Everything else
    The 2 points are awarded for the art style and the menu soundtrack but that's the most I'm going to give for this game.

    Everything else about the game is not very good, the controls are awful especially when it comes to player switching, defensive play like never being able to connect a stick check or offensive play such as passing. The goalies control are awful, always giving up goals but yet the AI goalies are impossible to score against. The fighting controls... They are painful! They feel so delayed and just feel pure luck when I win a fight.

    I'd stay strongly away from the game even when it's heavily discounted. If only PSN had the same refund policy as Steam then I'd be disapointed.
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  5. Apr 25, 2017
    0
    Worst hockey game ever. Have you, V7 devs, acctually played hockey? Why have you done this? PS and XBOX do not deserve it. Have registeredWorst hockey game ever. Have you, V7 devs, acctually played hockey? Why have you done this? PS and XBOX do not deserve it. Have registered here specially to write this review. Expand