NHL® 08

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No Game is Ever the Same

Use every skill in your arsenal to experience the explosive power of hockey with NHL 08. Combine the elements of power, speed, and finesse like never before as you develop from an up and coming player into an electrifying NHL superstar.

Features
  • Overview

    Skill Stick Moments

    The Skill Stick gave you the power to deke the goalie in NHL 07, now you can own the 1-on-1 matchup and undress opposing defensemen with complete control of the puck. Tap the puck into space and between a defender’s legs to walk around him. Once you’re all alone in front, improved stick handling and shooting accuracy gives you the toolset to beat your goaltender for that decisive goal.


    On the Fly AI

    Dynamic AI adjusts to your every move on offense and defense, challenging even the most skilled hockey players. The intelligent CPU scouts your tendencies like a coach and makes the necessary adjustments to shut down your money plays, forcing you to adjust your style of play.


    Create Custom Plays

    Take any team into Practice mode and train them to run custom rush and in-zone plays in-game. Do you want your team to run cycle plays down low or feed the point for a one-timer? Record the exact movements of each player and watch as the AI executes them during gameplay.


    All-New Skating Engine

    New analog speed control gives you the variance needed to glide into the zone with control or get a burst of speed to step up on a defender. With new skating animations and responsiveness, you have the control to perform crossovers to maintain speed or carve tight turns for an immediate change in direction.

  • Playstation 2

    Skill Stick Moments

    Shoot, deke, and pass your way from one end of the ice to the other on offense, and throw crushing bodychecks and knock players off the puck on defense with a simple flick of the right analog stick.


    AHL Integration

    Choose your favorite AHL team and see if you have what it takes to skate away with the Calder Cup.


    All-New Player Communication

    Use the controller rumble feature to communicate with a teammate in multiplayer games-call for the puck by tapping the ice with your stick just like the pros.


    Improved AI

    New Goalie AI will have netminders anticipating one-timers and poke checking offensive scoring opportunities, while new CPU logic improves player puck control and gliding changes.

  • PC Download

    Skill Stick Moments

    Shoot, deke, and pass your way from one end of the ice to the other on offense, and throw crushing bodychecks and knock players off the puck on defense with a simple flick of the right analog stick.


    AHL Integration

    Choose your favorite AHL team and see if you have what it takes to skate away with the Calder Cup.


    Improved AI

    New Goalie AI will have netminders anticipating one-timers and poke checking offensive scoring opportunities, while new CPU logic improves player puck control and gliding changes

  • All Platforms
    This title is rated 16+