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NHL 20

Electronic Arts
Sep 13, 2019 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

7.9 / 10
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
9 / 10
3.5 / 5
Game Revolution
3.5 / 5
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NHL 20 Trailers

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NHL 20 | Franchise Mode Trailer

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NHL 20 | What’s New in CHEL Trailer

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NHL 20 | Official Gameplay Trailer

NHL 20 Screenshots

Critic Reviews for NHL 20


7.9 / 10.0

NHL 20 makes strides on the ice with its improved shot, but makes some curious decisions off it.

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NHL 20 again leads the way for pro sports on PS4 and Xbox One, strengthened this year by shooting improvements and presentation upgrades.

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NHL 20 gives hockey fans plenty of ways to have fun and invest their time, but there are a few disappointments along the way

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NHL 20's controls are fantastic, and its various modes are abundant and robust.

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iew by Kat Bailey, Editor in Chief

NHL 20 isn't a huge update over last year's version, and its graphics continue to lag behind the competition. Still, it brings with it plenty of solid refinements, and its franchise mode continues to stand out as a strength. Returning players may be disappointed by this year's features, but if you're a hockey fan who hasn't picked up the series in a while, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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NHL 20 is an enjoyable hockey game with great core fundamentals and new player movement to fall back on, but it’s definitely not a must-buy entry if you are currently happy with the version you own.

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If you’re a sports gamer who isn’t necessarily into hockey video games, you may be missing out on a title that has produced a rapidly improving product over the past two years. NHL 20 is my favorite edition of the series since NHL 13, and one of the best in franchise history.

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NHL 20 is close to the best video game hockey experience ever made, and that should be celebrated.

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