NHL 14 is a great game of hockey, and technically speaking its one of the best playing sports games on the market today. Sadly its foray into the new career mode, Live the Life, was extremely disappointing, and left me wanting more out of this year’s game. So if you’re looking for some great hockey this is a good choice, but there is still work to be done to improve the modes within it.
There is no disputing that NHL 13 is a fantastic game of hockey. For me though it was missing that big new feature that would make it feel significantly different from last years outing. And as good as the new skating feels and the new modes are, they aren’t enough to keep this game on the same high pedestal of NHL 12.
I think the last hockey game I enjoyed this much was back on the Nintendo with Blades of Steel one of my favorite sports titles. NHL 09 is really all of the ideas from past games finally put into a complete package. If you have sat a few years out on the franchise or even if your a regular NHL fan, NHL 09 is a game that all sports fans need to check out.
NHL 08 is by far one of the more impressive NHL titles in the past few years. EA really hasn’t added a major feature this year, but it’s the way the hockey looks and feels that really separates this game from the rest of the pack. NHL 08 is one of those games that manages to put everything together in one complete package, and NHL 08 is really a complete hockey package.
In the end, NHL 2K8 is not a perfect game, as there are still room for improvements in the graphics department. However, as a package, the game excels, with solid gameplay, deep modes and everything you would want from a hockey game. If you’re a hockey buff and like simulation hockey, this is the game for you.
As much as the gameplay feels smooth, the depth is there, the visuals are good, but to make this game worth a purchase this game just doesn’t feel like it has enough good to make it worth even the less expensive $29.99 price tag. If you really want a hockey game, I would say that this is only good for a roster update, and fans who want new should probably look towards the new consoles.
Gretzky NHL 06
Gretzky NHL 06 is a game that I would have a tough time selling because there are some issues that the game still needs to address. However if you enjoy the semi-arcade feel of last year’s game and want the update rosters and rule changes, then this is the game for you. However with better hockey games on the market, I would have to say this game only warrants a rental at most.
I don’t want to give the total wrong impression that NHL 06 is totally the same game as last year; there have been improvements in this game. However there really wasn’t that stand out feature that we have been getting the past ten years that makes me feel like I should recommend running out and purchasing this game. If you want to see how the new rules work, and play a game with the updated rosters, then this is a great choice as it has solid gameplay, fabulous visuals, and a great overall feel to it. Just be warned that there isn’t anything overly new with this game.
NHL 2K6 is a good game that improves upon an already great game last year. It has some new features along with some old that really make this one of the best twenty-dollar games of the year. If you want to play some great hockey with a low price tag, then I would highly recommend NHL 2K6 as this is a fun game that has a lot of fun features that will last you till next year.
I got to admit I really think 989 Sports could have given a better effort with this game; it just has a lot of problems that I think should have been addressed before the game was released. With that being said, unless you could not live without a hockey game right now for your PSP, I would say you’re better off going on without this game.