Old Time Hockey Reviews

Old Time Hockey is ranked in the 15th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.6 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2017

Its the old school hockey game you need in your life right now!

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7 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

Old Time Hockey does capture that spirit of arcade hockey in a perfect way that will completely satisfy fans of the sport.

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Ray Carsillo
Top Critic
3 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

Old Time Hockey is more style than substance. Its heart was in the right place, but shoddy controls, glitches, and poor gameplay design make this an arcade-style game hockey fans just don't need in their lives.

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5.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

Alas, Old Time Hockey by and large was a disappointing experience. On paper, it had potential to be a good game. But as a finished product it is disappointingly held back by wads of jank and unpolish, and a few too many half-baked features.

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80 / 100
Mar 27, 2017

Old Time Hockey is not an ultra-realistic hockey sim, and it’s not trying to be.

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75 / 100
Mar 27, 2017

Old Time Hockey is just that--an homage to the 90's era of hockey video games--with NHL '94 being its closest comparison. It's a bit rough around the edges, but it honors hockey games of yesteryear, and should be played by us aging gamers who grew up in the 8 and 16-bit eras of gaming.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

Old Time Hockey brings back the nostalgia of old hockey games that I played with my dad growing up & I couldn't ask for anything more.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 27, 2017

Old Time Hockey might not have the ease of entry to attract new players to the sports genre, but it will definitely make fans happy. While its barrier of entry is high, the rewards are a game that delivers enough charm and intrigue to keep you coming back for more punishment. Worst case scenario, put ice on your lip, and get back out on the rink.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

The idea for the game was good, but unfortunately, final product is disappointing. Too simple for playing alone, too complicated for quick match at the party.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

It has the recipe for success in the indie sports market, and could become one of the hits of 2017.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

Old Time Hockey is great fun — a reason to invite a friend over

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Mar 28, 2017

Whether it's laying out big hits or scoring satisfying goals there's some fun to be had with "Old Time Hockey." It just takes too long to get to a place of enjoyment, and even then doesn't negate the underlying issues and otherwise lack of content despite a reasonable $12 price point.

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4.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

I love the style and humor of this throwback title, but technical and design problems keep the game from reaching its potential

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GameSpew
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 29, 2017

As long as you're not expecting a simulation heavy, photo-realistic experience, you should find something to enjoy in Old Time Hockey.

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4 / 10
Mar 29, 2017

Although V7 Entertainment may improve the experience and I do enjoy the visual look to the game, Old Time Hockey does not play well. I was looking forward to playing something akin to the games I played growing up, but the game didn't come together. Skating doesn't feel as tight as it should, shooting lacks one-timers, passing feels too stiff, and fighting is lackluster and barely functional. The visual style certainly captures the look of the era, with thick mustaches and mullets, and small backyard arenas.

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4 / 10
Mar 30, 2017

Old Time Hockey is a slog that tries to masquerade as a pick up and play arcade hockey title. Throughout the main campaign you feel like you’re dictated to play in a particular way instead. The devs have done everything right with the presentation and the commentary yet slipped up in creating a fun game. Arcade hockey games from a decade ago, even two decades ago, laid the perfect foundations to build upon but it feels like the devs of Old Time Hockey wanted to dig those foundations upon and build a series of poorly signposted office blocks where the ice rink used to be.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2017

Old Time Hockey rushes out of the box with a great presentation but trips up once it hits the ice and has to prove itself. The game just can't match up to the retro classics that were its inspiration.

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3 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2017

Old Time Hockey's horrendous characters models will hurt your eyes, while its annoying sound effects—which get repeated ad nauseam—will make you want to mute your TV. Those willing to put the game's presentational issues aside and trudge forward with the experience will still more than likely concede after only a few matches based upon the fact that the game just feels poor in all regards.

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50%
Apr 3, 2017

Old Time Hockey won't offend any hockey enthusiast with its core arcade gameplay. The other good thing is an offline multiplayer, but otherwise it's only an average game with multiple faults and a lack of content.

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2 / 5.0
Apr 3, 2017

Unfortunately, classic arcade flair and humor-filled story and loading screens can only carry a game so far. Old Time Hockey is definitely trying to fill a spot that hockey-fan gamers know exists, but the dragging controls and other in-game inconsistencies leave it far from the mark.

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