NHL 18 - Xbox One

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Mild violence
$39.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • NHL 18

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (215 out of 221)

Product Details


  • Publisher: EA
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Sports and Outdoors
  • Release Date: 09/15/2017
  • Edition: Standard Edition

Synopsis


Speed, creativity and action combine in NHL 18. As you power around the ice, looking for that elusive goal or defending a counter-attack, you'll be able to execute creative dekes and get all the excitement of the game on your screen. A creative AI ensures your teammates are able to handle complex action in NHL 18.

Features


New creative attack moves give you full control to execute the highlight-reel, jaw-dropping plays seen by young superstars in today's new NHL

On offense, all-new creative dekes include between-the-legs moves, one-handed dekes, back-handed toe-drags and much more

On defense, the all-new defensive skill stick gives you the tools to counter attacks with poke check targeting, extended pokes, and controlled stick sweeps to cover zones of the ice and take away lanes

New creative AI also means your teammates leverage all the same creative tools as you do for intelligent decision-making

Play the fast-paced, arcade-inspired three-on-three NHL THREES® mode, or create your own custom 32nd NHL team with the new Expansion Draft

The all-new, arcade-inspired hockey experience features faster gameplay, bigger hits and high-scoring action that's easy to pick up and play

Enter unique NHL THREES® arenas with all-new commentary and pick your style of play, from fast-fun couch co-op to fully competitive online team play where you choose the game rules and modifiers

Whether you're playing cooperatively or competitively, offline on the couch or online with up to 12 players, NHL 18 delivers more than 64 combinations to team up with - or against - friends locally and online



Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Same flaws, different year

    Posted
    Uemoda
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The skating is probably worse than ever, and online play is all but dead a month in. For a hockey fanatic, it's likely going to be the standard regardless, but EA again proves its need for competition. Online play is further away from realistic looking hockey than ever (pokechecks extremely overpowered, lack in variety of scoring), and the same bugs (loops, glitches) and annoyances (slow menus, lack of attention to fine details) that have plagued the series for a decade return in force. Threes is an enjoyable edition, and franchise mode took a slight step forward, but the NHL series still remains well behind all other sports games on the market in quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but more of the same

    Posted
    LetsGoPenguins
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The game is fun, but it's a whole lot of the same from the last two iterations. The stick control is improved, which is nice, and they added the expansion draft mode (one of the main reasons I got it) which also makes Franchise Mode a little more interesting, but the best feature is the NHL Threes mode. It's a blast to play with friends - that said, you could probably get by with NHL 17 until this one drops a little in price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's NHL... again

    Posted
    Pav941
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    There isn't much to say about this game. It's NHL and they release it every year. Its not very different than the previous release except for the single player aspect of HUT which lets you earn cards for playing through every NHL team on varying difficulties. You can also play HUT with a friend online too which is a fantastic addition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Game is ok

    Posted
    Sammy

    Honestly it's not a bad game, I just don't recommend it to anyone. It is ok but I think that it's just kind of basic and not great graphics. It can be a bit challenging and confusing, I played but just am not a fan, I like Nhl 15 and 16, Never tried 17. Honestly don't waste $40-60 on this game In my opinion it's not worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nhl No big change

    Posted
    Optimus80
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    Nhl still has pretty much everything from last year with an added new stick check and 3 on 3 mode. I find it more difficult to pick the puck up and maintain control. Still remains very fun with friends. Connecting to others in a lobby seems to take longer this year when finding a full 6 on 6 game. Overall, a pretty standard affair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It’s NHL... it’s EA... it’s what you expect

    Posted
    SirGreatWhite
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    NHL has been an annual purchase for me since NHL 09. This years game is an upgrade from the last couple of years in my opinion but still lacks something “great.” I can’t pinpoint it but something with an awe factor just isn’t there. The menus are still abysmally slow. Great game play though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good game, as always from EA Sports

    Posted
    kytor
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    If you like the NHL at all, this is the game for you! All sorts of different game modes so you can live through all those NHL "what-if moments" you have had. Trade a player to a team that you would have never expected, or stock up and build an unstoppable team in pursuit of the Stanley Cup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game!

    Posted
    Jack
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    Got this for my grandson for his new Xbox1X he got for Christmas. He had an old XBox360 and most of those games were either incompatible or difficult to use on the new system. He loves it and as a bonus, we found it on sale for 50% off! Great deal! Thanks BestBuy.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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