FACE OFF 2008: NHL 2K8 vs. NHL 08|
Written by David Hillyer
October 12, 2007
Iím all for competition. A few years ago in the video game market there were competitors for every major league sport. It was great for the gamer as year after year more innovative features were introduced to try and top the competition. Then EA started throwing money around and suddenly the NFL, NASCAR and some NCAA sports were limited to one publisher. Whereís the fun in that?
But a few sports still have competition. Baseball, basketball, soccer, and hockey are still a yearly battle between two or more publishers on several platforms. So this season the two main contenders in next-gen hockey games released their wares the same week! I decided to compare some features.
This chart does not contain every feature of the games, just the ones I personally found of interest. Both hockey games have their strengths and weaknesses. So if you donít see your topic of interest, I encourage you to rent the games and check them out for yourself. You can also read my full reviews for both NHL 2K8 and NHL 08 for all the gameplay details.