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Parents' Guide to

NHL 10

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Excellent, authentic pro hockey sim includes brawls.

Game PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 2009
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NHL 10 is perhaps the best, most realistic representation of pro hockey available. This year's game adds only a couple new but key features to an already fantastic experience. The most notable change is the fighting, which feels far more immersive from a first-person perspective. Initiating fights is also easier, but just like the real sport, there's a penalty for choosing to start a brawl.

Fighting isn't the only key change. Players can now pin opponents more easily against the boards to trap the puck better, while passing feels slightly more precise. Developers have also done more to make the game accessible to novices. Not only can they set the difficulty and simplify the controls, but they can change the play style ranging from a casual, fast-paced game to a more authentic experience. The new modes, such as Battle for the Stanley Cup, help to add a bit more variety to what is an already astounding franchise.

Online interaction: Players are able to chat with each other online during games. These interactions can contain language that parents would prefer their kids not hear. Players can also create their own player for use in online hockey leagues.

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