Parents' Guide to

NHL 16

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Despite flaws, franchise hits ice with stellar hockey sim.

Game PlayStation 4, Xbox One 2015
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Is It Any Good?

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Despite a few bugs and missing features at launch (fixed with a downloadable patch), this is a fun and frantic hockey sim that delivers the goods. Along with more fluid and intuitive controls, single-player tweaks include new modes and numerous enhancements to the Be a Pro and Be a GM modes. Multiplayer also has been bolstered considerably with a new six-vs.-six Online Team Play (or Online Couch Co-op) mode. The EA Sports Hockey League (EASHL) has been reimagined as well, with specialized player classes, better balancing, and drop-in support (with friend invitations) and player badges with the Day 1 patch.

Also added with the downloadable update: an online and offline Shootout mode, team practices, new arenas, and rules options. This version even includes a new on-ice trainer that helps you master the game, as well as new visuals (which look fantastic) and better sound than in previous games, which helps with the overall immersion factor. You’ll want to hit the ice with NHL 16 -- especially if you haven’t played an NHL game in a while.

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