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8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 3279 ratings
  1. 10 (1479)
  2. 9 (1187)
  3. 8 (240)
  4. 7 (87)
  5. 6 (52)
  6. 5 (30)
  7. 4 (20)
  8. 3 (27)
  9. 2 (34)
  10. 1 (123)

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  • User Rating 8

    NHL 09's improvements and innovations make it the best NHL game yet.

    Rated on August 15, 2009 by Stevie_Q

    Annual sports games always have a tough road. After all, the rules of sports have changed very little for centuries in some cases; how do you keep a game based on a sport fresh for year after year? ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A great game built on the main core of the award winner NHL 2008, nothing but improvements.

    Rated on September 10, 2008 by HabDragon

    Last years NHL game was a huge step forward, and for once EA has continued that forward trend with NHL 2009. While I have not played everything in great depth thus far, I have touched upon most of the...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Simply Awesome

    Rated on September 10, 2008 by marcod1

    This game is so groundbreaking and perfect that it consumes my waking play hours. I own all of the sports games on the market, I am a sports gaming junkie and this game is the threshold all games ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    This game is an amazing game, i recomend it to all hockey fans

    Rated on September 10, 2008 by mbilow

    this game is extroardinarily done, the be a pro mode is amazing the character customization could be a little bit better but is none the less very well done, and the ranking system(rookie, pro etc.) i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Almost identical to 08, but Be a Pro mode is INCREDIBLY fun!!

    Rated on September 10, 2008 by jeffizzzle

    I was super hyped up when I bought this game, because I loved NHL 08 and couldn't wait to get the new one. When I first started playing I was really disappointed because it was like EXACTLY the same, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    The perfect sports game!

    Rated on September 10, 2008 by ejg24

    From the new EASHL to the Be a Pro mode to all the old favorites, this game is addictive and all around entertaining. If you love hockey BUY IT NOW, if you just like playing sports games with your fri...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    With Phaneuf, on the cover; and with be a pro this might be the best NHL game, and possible best EASports game this year

    Rated on September 11, 2008 by N9ne-xx

    Surprisingly getting a 9 on IGN, who knows for gamespot? I understand why they have such good scores to it. It surpasses 08, but it just expands on it. ---- The whole fact of you starting off in...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    A must have for anyone who likes Hockey even the slightest bit and maybe even if you do not like Hockey!

    Rated on September 11, 2008 by reddog00

    Going to make this short and sweet! This game is the best console Hockey game ever created by a country mile!!! There is soooo much to do besides actually playing hockey that it can be overwhelmin...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    This game has it all!

    Rated on September 16, 2008 by Dragon5180

    I have been a big fan of EA's NHL series for a long time. I love to make a player in my likeness and play in the NHL and school the goalie with a nice deke. The one thing that always bothered me was t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Whether your already a fan of the series or just looking to pick up a hockey game this year, this game is for you!

    Rated on September 11, 2008 by APOLLOCJD

    EA Sports' NHL Dev Team has done it again by taking the NHL series to the next level. With the addition of Be a Pro Mode and an online League this is surely the best sports game of they year. EA ha...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.