No Game is Ever the Same
NHL 08 brings back the champion of hockey games with better gameplay and faster on-ice action. Take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut-scenes, NHL 08 brings the ice to you.
Joining the quicker, more nuanced gameplay are new character animations for goal tending, checking, shooting and passing, and an unsurpassed franchise experience that hinges a team's success on your ability to schedule workouts, scrimmages and manage team chemistry. A greater focus on online play, including completely online stat tracking, buddy lists management and online leagues ensure a level of unseen in years past.
- Free-4-All Returns! – Using only one side of the rink, challenge up to three friends online and see who can score the most goals in your fight to dominate the hockey world.
- 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.