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  • Summary: EA SPORTS NHL 20 introduces cutting-edge gameplay innovation to showcase your skills, more customization to unlock your style, and new modes to compete with friends. RPM Tech-powered gameplay introduces Signature Shots that replicate your favourite NHL players' real-world shot styles. OverEA SPORTS NHL 20 introduces cutting-edge gameplay innovation to showcase your skills, more customization to unlock your style, and new modes to compete with friends. RPM Tech-powered gameplay introduces Signature Shots that replicate your favourite NHL players' real-world shot styles. Over 45 new shot animations make every attack a threat, and new passing and puck pick-ups create faster, fluid gameplay executed at full speed.

    A revamped broadcast package delivers all-new visuals and commentary. Combined with over 1,100 new customization items for your club and character, your biggest goals look incredible during the action and in the highlight reel.

    Finally, NHL 20 adds three new game modes. HUT Squad Battles features weekly teams, built by athletes and artists, to challenge for unique rewards. The fan-favourite ONES can now be played with friends on the couch, and the all-new Eliminator mode in World of CHEL introduces a winner-take-all competition where you and your friends compete to be the best in the barn.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 90
    NHL 20 doesn't try to fix what wasn't broken and instead added new modes, features, and gameplay tweaks to make one of the best sports games on the market even better.
  2. CD-Action
    Oct 25, 2019
    85
    In terms of technical achievements, the game is almost flawless. Animations are fluid and natural, without the small stutters from the NHL 19 edition. Nevertheless all the new modes and details are not a revolution or even major changes. [12/2019, p.69]
  3. Sep 24, 2019
    80
    If it doesn’t differ much from its predecessors, NHL 20 refines its tuning and sets its « World of Chel » as the main mode of the game, the one any ice-hockey fan will play forever.
  4. Sep 13, 2019
    79
    Depending on the mode you like to play, NHL 20 is a winner or a loser. The on-ice action improves thanks to the reworked shooting system, and the World of Chel arcade modes gain a little more depth. However, the frustrating lack of changes for EASHL and Be A Pro undermine the popular modes.
  5. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    At its core this is still a good hockey game. But it is streamlined too much towards arcade-action while offering basically the same content as last year.
  6. Sep 13, 2019
    70
    NHL 20 made some noteworthy changes that were much needed, but the game feels mostly dated. The gameplay is faster, but the AI still can suck the life out of the fun. The focus is on the arcade multiplayer aspects as it seems that EA Vancouver is leaving the NHL experience behind. There are plenty of modes here, but it’s the same story. The presentation creates a new feel to each game and it was much needed. The NHL series is still a great hockey series, but it set expectations high early in this generation. NHL 20 packs a lot for players that don’t pick it up yearly, but others may want to wait on the bench.
  7. Oct 3, 2019
    50
    NHL 20 sees Franchise mode take a welcome step forward, while other areas have either remained the same or actually gone backwards. The new commentary makes it clear that different does not mean better, and all the slick new animations in the world can’t hide poor AI. We feel like a broken record saying this, but the NHL series is in sore need of a comprehensive revamp.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 62
  2. Negative: 43 out of 62
  1. Sep 12, 2019
    10
    Gameplay is much improved compared to last year’s game. New announcers are far from perfect, but a nice change. If you play EA NHL yearly,Gameplay is much improved compared to last year’s game. New announcers are far from perfect, but a nice change. If you play EA NHL yearly, you should enjoy this latest edition. Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    9
    The gameplay is MUCH smoother and much better than last year. It's difficult to see it when others are playing and the graphics in generalThe gameplay is MUCH smoother and much better than last year. It's difficult to see it when others are playing and the graphics in general are not improved. But when you play the game you can feel it.. Shooting and receiving passes are the most improved. It feels much more solid on the puck and there are a huge number of new animations that make the gameplay feel better than last year. The modes havent changed much. The CHEL mode is just as much fun and the HUT mode seems to give you more packs without spending actual money. Be a Pro mode is boring, and franchise mode is pretty dry too but its better than last year as trading is easier and you can see what other teams will do. The gameplay is the thing here and it plays a great game of hockey. Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2019
    7
    I took EA access subscription on PS4 to play 10 hours. For the network, I also took a ps4 subscription for a month. 4,5 thousand rubles perI took EA access subscription on PS4 to play 10 hours. For the network, I also took a ps4 subscription for a month. 4,5 thousand rubles per game is expensive for me, already burned at the ambiguous NHL19. I remember NHL14 took a new one for 2 thousand rubles. Would sell more copies at that price. About the ultimate team. First impressions are positive. You can play, your opponents turn around. The compositions of the weather do not, although I was late with the release of the week by two. The gameplay is more interesting than at 19, the pucks finally fly into my net. In general, nhl is like nhl, nothing changes, as before on the PC from 06 to 09. It is good that they generally release something, so I would be bored. I am a fan of the game with NHL2003 (RHL-mod). But since now there is a subscription, I will tolerate it until the discount (in the 18th I did it on xbox one). Regards, (PSNprofiles slauka_omsk)

    Взял подписку ЕА access на PS4, чтобы поиграть 10 часов. Для сети так-же взял подписку ps4 на месяц. 4,5 тысячи рублей за игру для меня дорого, уже обжегся на неоднозначной NHL19. Помню NHL14 брал новый за 2 тысячи рублей. Продали бы больше копий за такую цену. По поводу ultimate team. Первые впечатления позитивные. Играть можно, соперники дают развернуться. Составы погоды не делают, хотя я опоздал с релизом недели на две. Геймплей поинтереснее, чем в 19, шайбы наконец у меня залетают в сетку. В общем нхл как нхл, ничего не меняется, как раньше на пк с 06 по 09. Хорошо, что вообще что-то выпускают, так мне было бы скучно. Я фанат игры с NHL2003 (RHL-mod). Но раз теперь есть подписка, то потерплю уж до скидки (в 18-й так и делал на xbox one). С уважением, (PSNprofiles slauka_omsk)
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  4. Jun 21, 2020
    2
    Another year, another roster update, still no major improvement from previous games. Main focus is again just on Pay to win ultimate team.
  5. Oct 14, 2019
    1
    I really really think this is a good game. Best NHL game since NHL 14. Actually even better than that. I love the new shooting and puck pickupI really really think this is a good game. Best NHL game since NHL 14. Actually even better than that. I love the new shooting and puck pickup system, maybe it could be tweaked a bit but it’s best it has ever been. I also love the improvements done on franchise mode. Finally even the past stats view has been renewed! The mode could do a bit better explaining the new features, but anyways great improvement. Main disappointment I have is that be a pro didn’t get an overhaul, maybe next year...


    Update...
    And surprise, surprise, they broke it. Don’t know what the hell was tweaked in the updates, but single player is now basically unplayable. Great job EA 1/10

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  6. Dec 21, 2019
    0
    Control is awful. Players can do not what you pressed. For example player can make high-sticking instead of one-timer slap-shot.
    AI looks
    Control is awful. Players can do not what you pressed. For example player can make high-sticking instead of one-timer slap-shot.
    AI looks like cheater. If he decide that you shouldn't make goal than you can to forget it. If he decide to hit your goal he'll did it anyway.
    And as usual we have loot-boxes in HUT. Cost a lot, drop is small.

    Graphics and game-play like NHL 19.
    Looks like EA just set new number in name of game and sells it.
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  7. Sep 26, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I feel like I paid $90 CAD for what other game companies would call a downloadable update. The graphics have been largely the same for 5 years of this game. Instead we pay almost $100 for a roster update with minor tweaks. I wish I could return this game. Not surprising from EA though. Expand

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