Sports 15 September 2017
NHL 18 is another installment in the sports game series developed by EA Sports – a division of Electronic Arts. The gameplay revolves around the same mechanics as the previous installments, trying to faithfully represent ice hockey games; however, the developers implemented some major changes. One of them is the Defensive Skill Stick system, ensuring better control over a player and the hockey stick during defensive maneuvers. Opponents have a wider range of available moves making the game smoother. Also, the AI poses a bigger challenge – from now on, our teammates are better at taking positions and defensive actions, while the AI players are more difficult to defeat. Moreover, NHL 18 introduces the 3 vs 3 mode with slightly different rules – with fewer players on the field, one has more space to execute maneuvers on the ice. The game also allows us to play more conventional modes, such as PvP and both local and online co-op.
Sports 13 September 2016
Another installment in a series of popular sports games devoted to ice hockey and developed by EA Sports since the middle 90s. In terms of the mechanics, NHL 17 does not bring any significant changes to what the players have experienced before. However, the game brings several novelties and upgrades as usual. The creators mainly enhanced the AI of the goalkeepers, improved the physics affecting the hockey players during close encounters, modified the systems of passes and spins, as well as added several new celebrations. For the first time in the series, the player can take part in world competitions with national teams competing for the victory (International Tournament Mode). The list of gameplay variants available is complemented by modes the fans are already familiar with, such as Draft Champions or Franchise Mode - the latter features an extensive "Be a GM" component. Interestingly, NHL 17 features Arena Creator as well, which allows us to create the ice hockey rink of our dreams.
Sports 15 September 2015
The next full-fledged installment in one of the most popular sports franchises devoted to ice-hockey. Released for the eight-gen consoles, the game as usual offers the full license of the American-Canadian, National Hockey League, as well as a wide set of different game modes. Above all, one will find here the "Be a GM" mode, in which, the player is required to gather hockey players for the team in such a way that the relations between the players do not affect their performance negatively. Apart from that, the game brings the traditional "Be a Pro" career mode, which now has a different system of progression, the multiplayer EA SPORTS Hockey League mode, as well as Hockey Ultimate Team - a mode modeled after an equivalent from the FIFA series. In terms of mechanics, NHL 16 does not bring any significant differences to the gameplay formula developed by the previous titles. However, one has more control over their hockey players now. Additionally, new kinds of training sessions were added and the visuals were improved.
NHL Legacy Edition
Sports 15 September 2015
A special edition of a popular hockey series from EA Sports. NHL Legacy Edition offers the most popular single and multiplayer modes, as well as interesting additions from the past nine years. As a result, the players can start a developed career mode called Be a Pro, or try different additions such as Be a GM, EA SPORTS Hockey League, Online Team Play, or a special NHL 94 Anniversary Mode. As always, the gameplay follows your chosen team, not only during matches, but also on a management level or while setting up tactics and customizing them along the way. The squads are up to date for the 2015-16 season, while the game boasts the official license of NHL, but that didn’t stop the developers from introducing seven additional hockey leagues.
Sports 09 September 2014
Another annual edition of the popular sports series based on the license of the American-Canadian Professional Hockey League. The new installment of one of the flagship brands of the Canadian giant EA Sports, allows you once again to taste the real hockey excitement, choosing one of a number of game modes designed to play alone or in multiplayer. The biggest changes were introduced this time mainly at the technical level, thanks to the use of a new, realistic physics engine that controls the behavior of players and the puck.
Sports 10 September 2013
The next installment of a sport game about ice hockey. The creators decided to increase production realism once again, using solutions used in other Electronic Arts games - FIFA and Fight Night. Among other things, the collision and combat system has been improved.
Sports 11 September 2012
The next installment of the popular series of ice hockey simulators by EA Sports studio. This time, celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the cycle on the market, the creators focused on improving the realism of the physical engine, expanding the tactical aspects and enriching multiplayer gameplay.
Sports 07 September 2010
The next installment of the series simulating hockey games. Thanks to the use of the official NHL license we get familiar from reality clubs and ice rinks, which are used by famous players. More than 200 improvements in gameplay mechanics have been made, including improvements in body play. This makes the course of the matches much more realistic.
Sports 15 September 2009
The NHL 10 is another part of one of the most popular hockey series. Apart from the updated teams of NHL and AHL, the authors have also introduced a lot of changes to the gameplay mechanisms. The most important is the FPP mode when fighting with other players. The new physical engine provides increased realism in the matches.
Sports 11 September 2007
NHL 08 is the next edition of an extensive hockey simulator, treating the most professional league of this sport, i.e. North American NHL. Subsequent editions of the series appear every year, and their development is handled by EA Sports, a branch of Electronic Arts, which also has such positions as FIFA or Madden NFL 07.
Sports 12 September 2006
The NHL 07 is a hockey simulator, which deals with the most professional and best hockey league in the world - the North American NHL. All subsequent parts of the series underwent a more or less serious renovation every year, offering a number of new features and an updated database of teams and players. It is no different this time, either.
Sports 06 September 2005
NHL 06 is a sports game prepared by EA Canada development studio, in which players have the opportunity to take part in the matches of the American ice hockey league played in the season 2004/2005. Compared to previous editions of the series, the developers introduced a number of new games and player movements, as well as improved the quality of the visual setting.
Sports 27 September 2000
Edition of the 2001 edition of one series simulating hockey games. Thanks to the use of an official license, the game boasts a representation of all real teams and NHL players. Compared to previous releases, the gameplay realism and network options have been enhanced.