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NHL 21
NHL 21

Sports 16 October 2020

NHL 21 is the next installment of the popular sports cycle from the EA Sports studio, associated with the discipline of ice hockey. Traditionally, we receive a large dose of realism and the opportunity to lead players and teams known from the real world.

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NHL 20
NHL 20

Sports 13 September 2019

The next installment of the popular hockey simulator series. In this production we lead licensed and realistic teams and players, known from the American NHL league. Like all previous editions, the title was created by EA Sports studio.

PS4XONE

NHL 19
NHL 19

Sports 14 September 2018

Another part of the popular series of hockey simulators, in which we manage licensed and realistic teams and players. Like all previous parts, NHL 19 was created by EA Sports studio.

PS4XONE

NHL 18
NHL 18

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.

PS4XONE

NHL 17
NHL 17

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.

PS4XONE

NHL 16
NHL 16

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.

PS4XONE

NHL Legacy Edition
NHL Legacy Edition

Sports 15 September 2015

A special edition of a popular hockey series from EA Sports, which, unlike NHL 16, is not a full-fledged annual installment, but was released only on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as a sort of a farewell to the sixth generation consoles, and a conclusion to a few years’ worth of game development for past-gens. 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.

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NHL 15
NHL 15

Sports 09 September 2014

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NHL 14
NHL 14

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.

X360PS3

NHL 13
NHL 13

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.

X360PS3

NHL 12
NHL 12

Sports 09 September 2011

The NHL 12 is another game from the sports series based on the licence of the world's most famous hockey league. Developers tried to make the clashes on the ice rinks more spectacular and visually attractive this time.

X360PS3

NHL 11
NHL 11

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.

X360PS3

NHL 10
NHL 10

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.

X360PS3

NHL 09
NHL 09

Sports 09 September 2008

NHL 09 is the next installment of one of Electronic Arts' series of sports games, in this case, as the name suggests, dedicated to ice hockey, namely the North American professional NHL.

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NHL 08
NHL 08

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.

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NHL 07
NHL 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.

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NHL 06
NHL 06

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.

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NHL 2005
NHL 2005

Sports 14 September 2004

NHL 2005 is the next installment of by far the most popular series of realistic ice hockey games, officially licensed by the professional American-Canadian NHL (National Hockey League).

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NHL 2004
NHL 2004

Sports 22 September 2003

Another developmental version of the famous hockey series was launched by Electronic Arts Inc. in 1994. Traditionally, the authors made every effort to make the game as close to reality as possible.

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NHL 2003
NHL 2003

Sports 01 October 2002

NHL 2003 is another edition of EA Sports hockey simulation. Again, we can participate in the NHL, the most elite hockey league in the world. This time all clubs from the 2003 season were included in the game.

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NHL 2002
NHL 2002

Sports 19 September 2001

The new adaptation of the well-known NHL sports series includes all licensed NHL league teams in the 2002 season and an increased number of game modes with the ability to view post-match shortcuts with a professional comet player.

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NHL 2001
NHL 2001

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.

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NHL 2000
NHL 2000

Sports 15 September 1999

Updated version of the great NHL hockey league sport game. Take care of the whole team and win the league championship in subsequent matches.

PC

NHL 99
NHL 99

Sports 21 October 1998

This is another version of the flagship sport game Electronic Arts with the American hockey league NHL, giving us a unique opportunity to confront the best players in this sport on the cold surface.

PC

NHL Hockey 96
NHL Hockey 96

Sports 09 July 1996

Another representative of EA Sports hockey game series, which was launched in 1993. Compared to the original, this edition of NHL Hockey is characterized by a completely innovative approach to simulating one of the most spectacular winter sports.

PC

NHL Hockey 95
NHL Hockey 95

Sports 13 August 1994

A representative of a popular series of sports games dealing with ice hockey. The most serious improvement of the 95 edition concerns the addition of a full season.

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