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NHL 2K9 is an ice hockey simulation made by 2K Sports, part of the NHL 2K series, and published on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 consoles. It features New York Rangers, former Columbus Blue Jackets left winger Rick Nash on its cover.[citation needed]

NHL 2K9
NHL2K9.JPEG
Cover featuring Rick Nash
Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) Take-Two Interactive
Series NHL 2K
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Release
  • NA: September 8, 2008
  • EU: September 12, 2008
  • EU: November 14, 2008 (Wii)
Genre(s) Sports (ice hockey simulator)
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, multiplayer online

Contents

Development and releaseEdit

A demo was released on August 13, 2008, on the PlayStation Network and on August 21 on Xbox Live Marketplace.[1]

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PS2 PS3 Wii Xbox 360
Famitsu 21/40[2] 23/40[2] N/A 23/40[2]
Game Informer N/A 6.75/10[3] N/A 6.75/10[3]
Game Revolution N/A C−[4] N/A C−[4]
GameSpot N/A 6/10[5] 5.5/10[6] 6/10[5]
GameSpy N/A      [7] N/A      [7]
GameTrailers N/A N/A N/A 7/10[8]
GameZone N/A 6.4/10[9] N/A 8/10[10]
IGN N/A 8/10[11] 6.8/10[12] 8/10[11]
Nintendo Power N/A N/A 7/10[13] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A N/A 7/10[14]
PSM N/A      [15] N/A N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 70/100[16] 70/100[17] 65/100[18] 69/100[19]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[16][17][18][19] In Japan, where the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 versions were ported for release on April 29, 2009,[citation needed] Famitsu gave it a score of two sixes, one five, and one six for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions; and three fives and one six for the PS2 version.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NHL® 2K9 Demo Available for Free Download on PLAYSTATION® Network". 2K Sports. August 14, 2008. Archived from the original on August 18, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Brian (April 22, 2009). "Famitsu review scores [PS3/X360 score mislabeled as "26/40"]". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Bertz, Matt (October 2008). "NHL 2K9 (PS3, X360): 2K's Hockey Game Runs Face First Into The Boards". Game Informer (186). Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Damiano, Greg (October 9, 2008). "NHL 2K9 Review (PS3, X360)". Game Revolution. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Todd, Brett (September 16, 2008). "NHL 2K9 Review (PS3, X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ Todd, Brett (September 22, 2008). "NHL 2K9 Review (Wii)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Leahy, Dan (September 12, 2008). "GameSpy: NHL 2K9 (PS3, X360)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ "NHL 2K9 Review (X360)". GameTrailers. January 8, 2009. Archived from the original on January 16, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  9. ^ Grabowski, Dakota (September 30, 2008). "NHL 2K9 - PS3 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ Bedigian, Louis (September 17, 2008). "NHL 2K9 - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Goldstein, Hilary (September 9, 2008). "NHL 2K9 Review (PS3, X360)". IGN. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ Bozon, Mark (September 9, 2008). "NHL 2K9 Review (Wii)". IGN. Archived from the original on September 12, 2008. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ "NHL 2K9". Nintendo Power. 234: 100. November 2008. 
  14. ^ Curthoys, Paul (November 2008). "NHL 2K9". Official Xbox Magazine. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Review: NHL 2K9 (PS3)". PlayStation: The Official Magazine: 87. November 2008. 
  16. ^ a b "NHL 2K9 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "NHL 2K9 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "NHL 2K9 for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "NHL 2K9 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 

External linksEdit

Preceded by
NHL 2K8
National Hockey League Officially Licensed Videogame
2009
Succeeded by
NHL 2K10