Review of NHL 18

Posted September 15th, 2017 at 5:30 am

NHL 18 is probably the strongest entry in the EA Sports series in recent memory for newcomers or inexperienced players however veterans may not see as much of a difference from last year as they would have hoped. With the new arcade mode NHL THREES, co-op (local or online) available in most of the modes, a new tutorial and helpful on-screen indicators for lower difficulty levels, NHL 18 is at the very least more accommodating than previous editions.

The impact of the Defensive Skill Stick shouldn’t be understated, but outside of that the gameplay experience may feel far more familiar than fresh, both on the ice and in terms of the presentation surrounding the action. Check out the full review at Sporting News.

  • Keith.

    Saw where Polygon gave the game a 6.5 — ouch! Didn’t recognize the reviewer but he didn’t hold any punches. That’s the only way the game’s ever going to improve to where it should be, by people telling it like it is.

    • hungryandrew

      It’s EA Sports, the game will never improve.

  • ClubSteve

    6.5? yikes…..

  • Zach

    This game hasn’t improved at all. I am not getting it or Madden for that matter. Price drops won’t change it either for me this year