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Parents' Guide to

NHL 2005

By Liz Perle, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun, but it isn't just the puck that gets hit.

Game Xbox 2004
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's hockey. What do we expect? There's violence, punching, everything but blood. But if you avoid that part of the game, you have an exciting game that is well constructed and enjoyable.

It's too fast-paced for younger kids and even young teens will find the GM managing aspect a bit challenging. Overall, this game is easier to play for younger kids than the EA football games, and kids have more control over the puck. Players younger than 10 will find that the easiest thing to do is just slap at the puck and occasionally another player. But older teens will enjoy this particularly fast-paced and well-designed game.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: EA Sports
  • Release date: September 30, 2004
  • Genre: Sports
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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