NHL 19

Electronic Arts

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
76%
Critics Recommend
Based on 39 critic reviews
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NHL 19

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 13, 2018
Xbox OneSep 13, 2018

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genre: Sports

In NHL 19, hockey returns to its roots by taking the game to the great outdoors. Play on outdoor rinks and journey from the pond to the pros in new and returning modes. Compete with and against over 200 of the greatest hockey legends, including Wayne Gretzky, all powered by the cutting-edge gameplay technology Real Player Motion Tech. RPM Tech delivers explosive-edge skating with faster acceleration, and more responsiveness. A new collision physics system also adds bigger, jaw-dropping hits.

Introducing World of CHEL, a brand new game hub of new and returning Create-A-Character modes united under a single reward system. Design your character and progress to earn custom gear, equipment and over 900 new apparel customization options, including lifestyle clothing like hoodies, jackets, winter knits and more. Express yourself with a unique look and personalize your game with brand new player classes and unique player traits that give you the freedom to look, feel and play the way you want.

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NHL 19 | Hockey Legends ft. Gretzky, Lemieux, Messier, Selanne, Forsberg, Beliveau thumbnail

NHL 19 | Hockey Legends ft. Gretzky, Lemieux, Messier, Selanne, Forsberg, Beliveau

NHL 19 | Franchise Mode | Revamped Scouting Engine thumbnail

NHL 19 | Franchise Mode | Revamped Scouting Engine

NHL 19 | World of CHEL Trailer thumbnail

NHL 19 | World of CHEL Trailer

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IGN

8.9 / 10.0
IGN

NHL 19 proves you can have your cake and eat it, too. It has a complex, sim-heavy Franchise mode, fun, fast, ridiculous arcade modes, and everything in between. There's a style of play here for anyone, from the absolute rookie to someone who lives and breathes hockey. The action on the ice feels excellent and there's just so much to do in NHL 19 that I was able to find a game mode to match any kind of mood I was in at the time. We don't need to ask “where did all the arcade-style sports games go?” anymore, because NHL 19 folded them all into a fantastic, robust package oozing with pure fun. What's most amazing is how the modes are so different in tone, but maintain excellence throughout.

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Game Informer

8.5 / 10.0
Game Informer

Welcome improvements to the general gameplay and franchise mode make this the best NHL in years, but the team still has a lot of work to do with modernizing its career mode and cleaning up legacy issues

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Polygon

Unscored
Polygon

These are the kinds of upgrades you expect if you follow an annualized sports franchise. Yet I feel more impressed at the fact that EA Vancouver was able to build an online suite for NHL 19 that didn't just draw me in with the shiny trinket of outdoor play, but kept me going despite the frustrations that are sometimes inherent to online gaming.

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GameSpot

8 / 10
GameSpot

NHL 19 controls exceptionally well and looks fantastic, and the new outdoor hockey mode nails the essence of hockey culture.

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