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NHL 17

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Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 13, 2016
Xbox OneSep 13, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: EA Sports

Genres: Simulation, Sports

All-new game modes, new and deeper experiences in fan-favorite modes, and the best on-ice gameplay ever make NHL 17 the most exciting EA SPORTS NHL game to date. Live out your hockey fantasy in all-new Draft Champions and World Cup of Hockey game modes, own every zone with authentic goaltenders, new Net Battles on offense and defense, and bone-crushing Collision Physics. Take your team to the next level in the most customizable EA SPORTS Hockey League ever and bring your game to life with dozens of thrilling new goal celebrations. No matter how you play the game, NHL 17 lets you shape your legacy on and off the ice.

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8.4 / 10.0

NHL 17 offers such variety that it’s easy to recommend to many players. The continued focus on accessibility and on-ice training fits the series well, and added depth to the EASHL keeps long-time fans like me coming back. The franchise mode finally gives the GM/owner mode a reason to be played, and even Draft Champions, while a bit simplistic, provides a motivation to interact with the Ultimate Team ecosystem. Most importantly, the hockey presented on the ice is dynamic and fluid, and it serves up an excellent version of the fastest game around.

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The on-ice play hasn’t undergone a drastic transformation from last year, and outside of EASHL not many of the modes have long legs

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The NHL series' gameplay continues to impress in NHL 17, but with only incremental upgrades, it feels like a game we've played before.

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NHL 17’s most promising features are held back by its reuse of old elements

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NHL 17 | Official Gameplay Trailer | Xbox One, PS4 thumbnail

NHL 17 | Official Gameplay Trailer | Xbox One, PS4

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