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Average Player Score Based on 127 ratings
6.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 127 ratings
  1. 10 (15)
  2. 9 (8)
  3. 8 (38)
  4. 7 (36)
  5. 6 (13)
  6. 5 (3)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (6)

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  • User Rating 8.1

    EA Sports NHL it ain't, but Backyard Hockey delivers on the most important aspect - fun.

    Rated on October 08, 2004 by cookiecutter

    Humongous' "Backyard" series is known for two things - bright, identifiable characters and ultra-simplistic gameplay that is very suitable for children. Backyard Hockey continues this tradition, and p...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1

    When you're bored, play this!

    Rated on September 02, 2006 by Tak963

    It's truly a great game, even though the graphics aren't THE best they still work and the gameplay can have anyone playing for hours! Though it kind of gets boring playing the EXCACT same game which f...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3

    Backyard Hockey is a bad example of how to make fun bot not serious hockey games.

    Rated on June 03, 2005 by andch17

    This year there have been 4 NHL titles released. 2 of them have been serious NHL games that want to make there games are real as possible. And there have been 2 games that haven't been too serious and...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Not very realistic, but definitely a unique take on hockey!

    Rated on September 15, 2007 by darthcobain17

    Backyard Hockey is a unique, interesting game. It is not very true to life in representing the sport of hockey, but it does stand alone on it's own merits. The game is based around a group of kids pla...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.1

    An OK Arcade-Style Hockey experience

    Rated on March 24, 2006 by easteast

    I absolutely love hockey! I really want to start playing in real life. As a result of this, I absolutely love hockey games! I am a fan of the "Backyard" sports series, and I do like the hockey instal...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Backyard Hockey is a good game for kids and offers a nice challenge for older audience at hard difficulty setting.

    Rated on October 09, 2007 by AlcesExamplar

    Fun for kids, but fun for adults too! At hard difficulty you have a real challenge! You can configure the game with many settings, like penalties and players' fatigue. You can knock down your opponent...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    An ok beginner hockey game, could have been a little more in it.

    Rated on November 01, 2007 by Final13

    "It's action-packed sports games with kid versions of real-life pros. The award-winning Backyard Sports series lets you pick teams, call plays, compete in single games or a whole season's worth ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Backyard Hockey is a fun game for any age

    Rated on December 03, 2007 by Mancub_col

    Backyard hockey is a fun game the d-pad control option is really great but the touch screen controls are a little slow and the squares get in the way. The graphics are good for the ds and the new uni...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5

    Backyard Hockey is not bad. But it's not good.

    Rated on May 18, 2009 by Feedbackdrmmr15

    Game Review-Gameboy Advance-Backyard Hockey Review 177 Released: October 9, 2003 Publisher: Atari Developer: Mistic Game Genre: Ice Hockey ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Gameplay: 50% ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.