20th is the best
Excellent hockey game. I doubt there are very many who are considering this game who are not familiar with the series, but this is the best one yet! Graphics are excellent, to say the least. The sound is amazing, if you have your system hooked up to a surround sound, it is really no different from watching an actual game (audio wise). It has new features that have not been included in previous versions, but to me, the biggest difference is how much they improved the functions that were added in the last few years (fighting for the puck along the boards is greatly improved, for example). You still get all the normal gameplay and action of the 2k series.
There are some excellent choices are far as game type. You can go with the season, playoff tree, be a gm (Franchise), single game, or shootout. There is also the "Be a Pro" mode, which is very similar to Superstar mode in Madden, but IMO, is a much funner experience in hockey than it is in football.
They also have added an online team, which is very similar to (sorry for so many Madden analogies) the "Ultimate Team" on Madden.
All in all, a excellent, very entertaining game. If you are a hockey fan, or a sports game fan in general, this game is definitely worth picking up.
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Detailed item info
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the franchise, NHL 11 aims to to raise the bar yet again for hockey fans. With a revolutionary real-time physics engine that brings an unprecedented amount of realism to the franchise, gameplay innovations like broken sticks and a revamped face-off system, as well as the addition of the Canadian Hockey League, NHL 11 promises to be the most complete hockey videogame ever created.
Game NHL 11
Platform Xbox 360
ESRB Rating E10+ - Everyone 10+
Genre Hockey, Sports
ESRB Descriptor Mild Violence
Release Year 2010
Game Special Features Revolutionary Real-Time Physics Engine: Pioneering the next step forward in team sports video game realism, the all-new Real-Time Physics Engine brings real-world highlight reel moments in-game like never before. From face-offs to body checks, real-world puck and player physics trigger true-to-life reactions. Now anything can happen, including the ability to shoot and make plays while lying on the ice.
More than 200 Gameplay Enhancements: An all-new faceoff system, quick dekes, the new Hit Stick, and hip checks are just some of the many gameplay improvements that make NHL11 the most authentic hockey video game experience to date.
All-New Broken Sticks: Broken sticks now affect the action in more ways than one. After snapping your stick on a wicked slapshot or having it broken in two from a hit, the play is never dead. Kick the puck to your teammate or have your teammate pass you his stick if you can’t make it to the bench to get a new one.
Be a Pro Enhanced: For the first time ever, begin your career playing for the Canadian Hockey League’s Memorial Cup. Playing with and against licensed CHL players from the Western Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Ontario Hockey League, experience both highs and lows of junior league hockey action. Get scouted, enter the NHL entry draft, and see if you can become the greatest player of all time.
All-New EASHL Dynasties: The EA SPORTS Hockey League takes online play to the next level as championship seasons are awarded with banner-raising ceremonies and new user celebrations that allow you to rub it in the faces of your biggest rivals. Prep your team for their playoff run with an all-new Practice mode.
Support Elements Net Support
Game Series Alcatraz
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Gameplay is great..online play is great too
I like the new features in the game to make it more realistic such as: breaking the stick as you shoot, boardplay, and new dekes.
NHL 11 Ps3
Amazing game, graphics and gameplay are up from nhl 10. Overall a really fun game to play. Very few complaints, gameplay is much more realistic, for example, checking is much more life-like, celebrations when you score add some fun to it, face-offs are so so so much better, and the game has improved greatly. Very few setbacks except for the fact that the online connection can be unreliable, this is not a major problem but it takes a long time to connect to other players online and i feel this was better last year. Overall,m incredibly fun game!
NHL Series continues to Improve!
I tend to wait two years between buying the NHL games as usually it's just some minor changes to the game. This year though, there is so much packed in and improved that it is definitely worth the purchase.
The game play is much improved, the face-offs are revamped and adding in real time physics really adds a lot more realism to the game. The game seems more refined and better looking and is edging so close to feeling like an actual hockey game. Plus with the addition of the CHL, hardcore fans will really enjoy that.
The modes are much better, Be a GM has been really improved with RFA's, trades and prospects though it still contains a few bugs that can get annoying. Be a pro still feels weak offline but the EASHL is still great. The addition of Hockey Ultimate Team is very addictive and can waste a lot of hours without knowing it.
All in all it's a much improved game and well worth the purchase.