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Average Player Score Based on 3448 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 3448 ratings
  1. 10 (846)
  2. 9 (1374)
  3. 8 (514)
  4. 7 (208)
  5. 6 (105)
  6. 5 (78)
  7. 4 (55)
  8. 3 (35)
  9. 2 (43)
  10. 1 (191)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.5

    NHL 08 is the best hockey video game ever made, period.

    Each year, hockey seasons come and go, leaving hockey fans with memories of exhilarating, heart-pounding on-ice action. Hockey video games follow the same path as their real-life counterparts as new renditions are relea... Read Full Review

    20 of 22 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:5

    Oh dear, EA seems to have shipped NHL 06 again...

    NHL 08 for the PS2 is in all essence a nod to it's predecessors in every available sense, and that is mainly where it's downfall lies, and with it living in the shadow of it's younger more curvy and voluptuous sister gam... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    better game than it seems maybe just cuz im a hockey freak but wutever

    i dont know why the review says that it sownright sucks, i mean its actually a pretty good game i think the trick stick is amazing becuz it lets you deke and shoot right away alot easier which i love and now i rock on br... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    it is not that bad at all.

    Maybe some of you think there is not much new this year, or disappointed at features only next-gens have. But having played this game I think it is worth playing and deke moves skill stick 2.0 are awesome. At least if yo... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    No point of wasting time

    You wont believe how bad this game is its like a bad version of 07 it freezes on dynasty mode controller screen its commentary is the same as 07 booorriiing.the al not improved at all, all those al gets used to what ure ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    please read if your deciding on buying or not

    after a few hours playing this on thursday 2 days after the game came out, i am pleased to announce that EA made their PS2 game the same as their Xbox360 and PS3 versions. what i mean by this people. is that the gamep... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

    Don't waste your money on this overrated piece of crap.

    The newest installment of EA's NHL franchise for the PS2 cost me $40, and was not worth it. I saved up all summer to buy it, and when I put it the PS2, I was really dissapointed. Most of the game is directly recycled fro... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.5

    nhl08 for the ps2 is the same as 07 for the ps2

    this game is the exact same thing as 07 with a bit more controls it suxs i was expectiong the whole thing where u can create plays thats not there where u can customize your own team jerseys, pads and everything like tha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

    Same crap every year! dont even consider this ****

    Same stupid unrealistic garbage as last years and the years before in fact, less stuff than in NHL 2004. controls are screwed up, commentator has the same lines, same intro, same everything! I dont think ea sports e... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    NHL 08, not bad, I have to say, EA has done well. One thing that annoyed me was that, the goalies are the same.

    Very good game, would have liked to see goalie mode and defense fake outs. I still don't know what the deke modifier does but oh well. EA has done well, i LOVE the Skill Stick, the goalies actually stop the puck, and the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Good for Last Gen

    Considering it is for playstation 2, and is only 29$, it amazing. But it can't compare to the xbox 360 version. It's missing so many things from it. But anyone with a ps2, and no nexgen systems, get it. No Nhl game h... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful