|a game by||Electronic Arts Canada|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Hockey Games, NHL Games, Download Sport Games|
Among sports games and simulations for more than twenty years, projects from EA Sports occupy a special place. The publisher cooperates with international and national organizations, owns a number of licenses and creates products that sell multi million copies. And many of his projects become real hits. NHL 19 has not become an exception and some of the fans of sports sims still consider it one of the best in the series.
The Ice Battle
NHL 19 is the 28th game of the cult franchise about hockey on ice. It was created by the Canadian division of Electronic Arts, a studio called EA Vancouver, that specializes in sports simulators. In particular, the same team is responsible for the development of the FIFA, NBA Live and UFC series.
The game was released in September 2018 and quickly became a hit. In addition to the already familiar modes, it has added options that allow you to perform in outdoor venues. Competitions are available both in single-player and online.
The peculiarities of the project are a few innovations. Among them is a career mode, in which you need to create and improve your own character. As the storyline is passed, new types of equipment and other improvements are available to him. Ones mode deserves special praise. In it, hockey players have to fight in a 1×1 format in the middle of a frozen pond.
The Hard Way to the Championship
Like other games in the series, NHL 19 allows you to choose your favorite hockey club, assemble a team and go on the ice with it. You can run a single game. But most players prefer to fight in the championship, on the basis of the successful completion of which it will be possible to win the Stanley Cup.
All popular modes are gathered into a single system, called the World of CHEL. Separately stands a career in which you want to create and develop your own character, not the famous hockey player.
In addition to matches in different modes, users have access to options such as:
- Transfers from one team to another
- Opening of new hockey players
- Improvement of arenas
Together with the pumping of your own character, this turns the simulator into a simplified semblance of a manager. And it makes the matches much more interesting. Perhaps the project lacks more cinematography and detail models. However, the progress compared to previous versions is obvious.
Advantages and disadvantages
Users and critics appreciated NHL 19. They liked:
- The improved graphics
- The elaboration of the old modes
- New features, particularly Ones
- Good physics model
- Realistic matches
The music deserves special praise. The soundtrack includes twenty tracks. Among them are hits of such famous bands as Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots.
Among the shortcomings is the lack of fine-tuning in some modes, as well as a number of elements from previous games in the franchise.
NHL 19 has become a worthy continuation of the famous series. Despite some shortcomings, it appealed to users thanks to the old and new modes, improved graphics and physics.
Download NHL 19
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP