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NHL 16

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

74%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 15, 2015
Xbox OneSep 15, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genre: Sports

Built with more input from our fans than ever before, NHL 16 steps onto the ice to deliver new features across the most played single player and team modes, including a re-imagined EA SPORTS Hockey League. Combined with new gameplay balance and innovation at every position and an unrivaled game day authenticity, NHL 16 puts you into the heart of a team, where you play together and win together.

NHL 16 Critic Reviews

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IGN

7.8 / 10.0
IGN

NHL 16 brings the series back up to speed with some great modes and features, but you can't count on its online modes.

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Strong on-ice gameplay and terrific multiplayer are offset by a lack of innovative modes. While this is a solid rebound from a shaky next-gen debut, NHL 16 still has work to do to regain greatness.

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A competent hockey experience still looking for a game-changing feature

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Outside of the fantastic in-game trainer — which, it's worth noting, is similar to what's available in EA's other sports games this year — and the revamped EA Sports Hockey League, NHL 16's updates are incremental. The issues I saw are uncharacteristic of the high EA reached on the previous consoles, and as the series is finding its footing in the new generation, NHL 16 doesn't quite reach that bar.

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NHL 16 | Official E3 Gameplay Trailer | Xbox One, PS4 thumbnail

NHL 16 | Official E3 Gameplay Trailer | Xbox One, PS4

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