NHL 21 Review

16. okt. 2020
71 733 Ogledi

NHL 21 reviewed by Chase Becotte on PlayStation 4, also available on Xbox One.
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  • I find the game cool and enjoyable, Way better than last years so I got it

    Logan EibichLogan EibichPred 2 urami
  • How does a financial heavyweight like EA think that some static images with dialogue options are going to cut it for a career mode? Why do people keep buying this garbage, guaranteeing next year will be the same low effort showing?

    Scott AndermahrScott AndermahrPred 8 urami
  • Lmao at 1:34 I’m on the away team at the start screen. We won btw. Gg to whoever captured this though 😉

    G20G20Pred 8 urami
  • Nhl 13+14....ea sports.... Go back to where it went wrong at nhl 15 and bring us that next Gen nhl 22 next year please

    rrPred 12 urami
  • In 3v3 is it your created player you use?

    Jon DoeJon DoePred 13 urami
  • You can fake svech tho so it useful

    Quade VellacottQuade VellacottPred 19 urami
  • Thumbnail player looks like geralt. 🤣

    Indranil Roy ChowdhuryIndranil Roy ChowdhuryPred 22 urami
  • Jesus Christ, licenses the NHL out to another f n studio.

    TektonTektonPred 22 urami
  • momo challenge

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  • I mean, the criticisms aren't wrong.. But, man, turn the difficulty up from rookie and you wont have 90% passing.

    iluvthesedins22iluvthesedins22Pred dnevom
  • The NHL games have become too unrealistic.. again.

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  • They added some dekes, honestly I wish they removed some dekes. It's toe drag and deke overkill. I'm having fun with be a pro but let's be honest its not anywhere close to a story mode of nba2k. It feels more like an update of nhl20 then anything

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  • The puck handling is garb now

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  • Bring back 2K!

    MorbidSweMorbidSwePred dnevom
  • Fuk EA!

    Tony MiamiTony MiamiPred dnevom
  • Looks like a ps3 game.

    RyukenRyukenPred dnevom
  • Nhl messed up when they took out OTP

    Brady MacNeillBrady MacNeillPred dnevom
  • They need a competitor or a reboot. NHL is booooooring

    Ole LarsonOle LarsonPred dnevom
  • So far FIFA 21 has the highest aggregate score among the sports games

    KingTutKingTutPred dnevom
  • This game is still the best NHL game ever made lmao

    Sports GamesSports GamesPred dnevom
    • I just looked at your channel haha sorry man. keep making content

      mb36mb36Pred 16 urami
    • @mb36 sure because ea hasn't made games in the past and neither has 2k or nhl hitz and those stuff.. are u slow or something

      Sports GamesSports GamesPred dnevom
    • because its the only hockey game.. lol

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  • If I want arcade hockey I fire up NHL Hitz 03. If I want sim hockey I.... wait.

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  • This is the first time since 1998 I'm skipping buying this game. I played the alpha/beta/brandedDonyouDareTakeScreenshotsOfThisMasterpeice NHL 21 and it was enraging. I was so pissed I only played it that night. The damn 40GB download or whatever just wasted my time. Minimal tweaks. Same crap. Sick of it! Monopolies ruin everything.

    Camaro69zCamaro69zPred dnevom
  • Haven’t played an nhl game since the ps2 so I hope to get back into it this year

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    • Wtf... Why???

      Fun TimesFun TimesPred 18 urami
  • why is the net made of steel?

    SimvalifySimvalifyPred dnevom
  • I only pre-ordered this for the Happy Gilmore POP! Figure. I’ve never played NHL before. Trying to figure out if I’ll keep it or Re-sell /refund it

    BeTaTrEv217BeTaTrEv217Pred dnevom
    • @BeTaTrEv217 No worries. I too preordered for the Pop! 😆 Debating wether I should keep or return game.

      X Marks The SpotX Marks The SpotPred 12 urami
    • @X Marks The Spot I actually ended up keeping it haha, wish I could give you an answer though

      BeTaTrEv217BeTaTrEv217Pred 14 urami
    • If you returned it did you have any trouble doing so because the bonus was a Pop figure?

      X Marks The SpotX Marks The SpotPred 14 urami
  • Last hockey game I played was on sega & I loved it. I was going crazy with Wayne Gretzky 😂. This game looks pretty fun. Again, I haven't played a hockey game in years so the recycled gameplay wouldn't matter to me.

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  • Better than nhl 20 tho

    Mr. BaconMr. BaconPred dnevom
  • Wtf is NHL

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  • I bought a discounted NHL 20 earlier this year - the first time I’d played it for a few years. I literally played it twice before deleting it. The commentary actually made me feel anxious and when Snoop Dogg made an appearance, that was it for me. From what I see here, there’s nothing that makes me want this. Sports games have hit their peak on PS4.

    AlphaOscarRomeoAlphaOscarRomeoPred dnevom
    • @Act Nasty Where have I said it isn’t?

      AlphaOscarRomeoAlphaOscarRomeoPred 4 minutami
    • This game is for ps4 lol

      Act NastyAct NastyPred 11 minutami
  • 1:38 is all I needed to see to confirm 100% I’m not buying this garbage game again. 2 years in a row.

    Dave RessmanDave RessmanPred dnevom
  • EA sports and realism don't mix

    Shane OwensShane OwensPred dnevom
  • Still better than madden 21 lol

    All up in the videos....All up in the videos....Pred dnevom
  • We need 2k sports games again the only sport 2k has is golf

    EricEricPred dnevom
    • 🧐nba

      Sin3007Sin3007Pred 16 urami
    • Basketball ?

      Coby HouleCoby HoulePred dnevom
  • Is it any better than nhl 20 I play franchise mode mainly

    EricEricPred dnevom
  • The game is decent but I understand the frustration. Still, it seems they try harder with NHL than their other franchises even though it's got not even a fraction of the budget with a smaller team. Yes. The game is still pretty end to end and the flow is pretty much the same as the last few years. Goalies are better for sure and AI is improved as well over 20 in both opponent and teammate. I don't like how after NHL 19 they nerfed the crap out of Dmen . Point shots are still basically useless so no one even tries them anymore. Every rush is just looking for the one-timer . I wish the gameplay encouraged more cycling and strategy which is why it kinda feels more arcadey at times. I buy this game every year. I don't think I've missed an NHL game in a while. There's some I missed from EA because I jumped to NHL 2k for a few years (2k4, 2k5, 2k6) Also had 2k on Dreamcast. The excitement has been kinda dwindling this gen for the franchise. I have way higher expectations next gen but what I really want is 2k to come back and get another shot at a hockey title. I always thought EAs game was more arcadey.

    Matt YorkMatt YorkPred 2 dnevi
    • @Silver Animation EA doesn't own the license for NHL. It's all fair game. Anyone can make an nhl game. You're right though. I don't think the money is there for anyone else to jump in and take the reigns. NHL doesn't make the money most other franchises do and going head to head with EAs established franchise is a risk. Another competing game is the only way this game is going to truly evolve. Maybe one day..

      Matt YorkMatt YorkPred uro
    • I don't think 2K will come back because of not having the licenses, they're too focused on other franchises like NBA, and their NHL games towards the end didn't sell well.

      Silver AnimationSilver AnimationPred 4 urami
  • Wow this looks like the same old crap, with conversations added and I cant stand conversations in games its why I stopped playing 2k

    Giant Namekian DendeGiant Namekian DendePred 2 dnevi
  • You played your Jr career with the Kitchener Rangers? Atta boy

    Dale WilsonDale WilsonPred 2 dnevi

      Sports ManiacSports ManiacPred 18 urami
  • U really think this game is worse than 20 or 19. U excuses that u could've said for the past 4 games. Try to find things wrong that u couldn't say in other games

    MR.MEYERMR.MEYERPred 2 dnevi
  • Bold of IGN to assume the Rangers will win the Cup this upcoming season.

    PhoenixLaw92PhoenixLaw92Pred 2 dnevi
  • Saabkyle? Same voice...

    Druga Wojna ŚwiatowaDruga Wojna ŚwiatowaPred 2 dnevi
  • Year after year EA does just enough to put a game out

    Aaron RoseAaron RosePred 2 dnevi
  • Miss nhl games on pc, will it be on pc?

    Tobbe SköldTobbe SköldPred 2 dnevi
  • the legend is, next time IGN will review NHL, they will turn ice to black, to promote diversity

    elfaciscoelfaciscoPred 2 dnevi
    • Congratulations, that's the stupidest thing I've ever read.

      Marc-André BMarc-André BPred 2 urami
  • Not saying it is anything great but could you at least try using the sliders and playing on simulation? Basically do your job. I'm propably below average player skill wise but I play a lot. Pass rating over 90, that has basically never happened.

    Ossi HurmeOssi HurmePred 2 dnevi
    • A lot of players play online ranked where sliders cannot be adjusted.

      Matt YorkMatt YorkPred 2 dnevi
  • please make a review on raji an ancient epic

    haaris ajmerihaaris ajmeriPred 2 dnevi
  • Still shocked seeing a black dude in there....

    Moe FawkahMoe FawkahPred 2 dnevi
  • NHL 94 on genesis....best....hockey.... game...everrrrr

    ryan2stixryan2stixPred 2 dnevi
    • @ryan2stix it is though...

      Sports GamesSports GamesPred dnevom
    • @Sports Games nah

      ryan2stixryan2stixPred dnevom
    • nhl 21 better

      Sports GamesSports GamesPred dnevom
  • Another EZ Skip because I dont even have a PS4. And I would not buy a console just to play a single game.

    Scots GreyScots GreyPred 2 dnevi
    • Why are you watching reviews on games you don't have a system to play just so you can say you aren't going to buy it?

      Neil LacroixNeil LacroixPred dnevom
  • Is there a higher demand for this than a boxing game?????

    Tiffany ScottTiffany ScottPred 2 dnevi
    • Uhhh...yes

      C PurdyC PurdyPred dnevom
    • Yes

      GTfireGTfirePred dnevom
    • Yes

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  • Other than poke checking hores and 5 hole glitches in eashl it’s a great game in all honesty I’ve played since nhl 10 and online game modes since nhl 15

    Average _GameRAverage _GameRPred 2 dnevi
    • It’s not lol

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  • The commentators are annoying.

    Vinnie LangdonVinnie LangdonPred 2 dnevi
  • they should release this game for PC as well

    Erik SivecErik SivecPred 2 dnevi
  • Is be a pro worth $60?

    Ryan JordisonRyan JordisonPred 2 dnevi
    • No.

      X Marks The SpotX Marks The SpotPred 14 urami
  • This review was way off lol great game horrible review

  • Wish they put this on pc

    Scott MurrayScott MurrayPred 2 dnevi
  • It's my first nhl pickup since 15' and my bolts grabbed the cup so I'll enjoy it. Sad that a once every 5 years is needed to enjoy their product but hopefully next gen will show improvement

    C-Sagan N-TysonC-Sagan N-TysonPred 2 dnevi
    • not until nhl 2k comes back

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  • Same Game... No real customization in GM Franchise in all leagues? Memorial Cup Tournament chose host city? Real fun changes to game.

    T WT WPred 2 dnevi
  • man I almost couldn't agree more minus the fact that you didn't mention anything to the franchise mode which was basically nothing and the fact that the glitch goals are still the same as last year if you know how to do them right I don't know if I would have gave it a six I'd probably give it a four but that's because I've been playing the series for so long and it's sad to see your situation currently

    stephen rehastephen rehaPred 2 dnevi
    • The cross ice one timer is still a glitch? Ugh. It’s all people can do online most of the time. Then they act like they’re Gretzky

      C PurdyC PurdyPred dnevom
  • Remember when IGN used to praise EA as simulation hockey and 2K as arcade. How the tables have turned.

    Geek EntertainmentGeek EntertainmentPred 2 dnevi
  • Is this coming to PC also?

    xDixDiPred 2 dnevi
  • Will it be included in Xbox Gamepass?

    Hugo TremblayHugo TremblayPred 2 dnevi
  • Thanks for the review, I’m definitely buying it now! LOL

    GM In TrainingGM In TrainingPred 2 dnevi
  • It’s the same game... i

    Jaylen BaileyJaylen BaileyPred 2 dnevi
  • People still play these games?

    Aurik Kal-DurinAurik Kal-DurinPred 2 dnevi
  • Damn. IGN shows no mercy to sports video games this year 😳

    CLiFF AKweendaCLiFF AKweendaPred 2 dnevi
  • NHL 16 looks so bad

    AlvaroAlvaroPred 2 dnevi
  • EA makes poor simulation of a sports game...how original

    Duzny - Geya - FockDuzny - Geya - FockPred 2 dnevi
  • that’s what’s so annoying about NHL 20..you can outshoot your opponent, dominate them in time of possession, passing, face offs, etc, but it just comes down to who had more 2 on 1 opportunities. plus the penalties are so wildly inconsistent it’s hilarious. one game I’ll get 5 tripping penalties, charging penalty + game misconduct, then the next game nothing.

    Michael HebertMichael HebertPred 2 dnevi
    • @Dave Bernard Also get better at defense and don't allow 2 on 1s.

      Fun TimesFun TimesPred 18 urami
    • @Dave Bernard Yea but the way I play stays the same, I may poke 10-15 times one game and not get one penalty, then the next game 10-15 times again and get 5. I feel like it’s often just completely randomized. The hitting from behind/charging calls are also completely random..you’ll see a blatant charging penalty not called, then the next game same exact play it’s called with a game misconduct.

      Michael HebertMichael HebertPred 2 dnevi
    • You poke chek not at the right time me i get rarely penalities . Hit from behind is misconduct and 5 min dont blame the game

      Dave BernardDave BernardPred 2 dnevi
  • If it wasn’t for be a pro I wouldn’t have even bought the game, now I’m bored of it and it’s been a week

    LilSlykk1LilSlykk1Pred 2 dnevi
    • That was exactly why I got ea access and used the trial...I think I’m just going to stick with 20

      Mister SteadyMister SteadyPred 2 dnevi
  • Best thing to do is buy NHL every leap year

    Dean BoudreauDean BoudreauPred 2 dnevi
    • Best thing to do is to not buy them at all.

      Belland _DogBelland _DogPred dnevom
    • So true.....you might notice a change that way.

      Sportsfan99Sportsfan99Pred 2 dnevi
  • who tf cares about realism? is it fun????

    Koki SurendranKoki SurendranPred 2 dnevi
  • The issue is no competition anymore. With buying licenses they don't have to strive to make anything great. Most NHL fans will buy this just because its a new version. No different then what madden does.

    Chris JamesChris JamesPred 2 dnevi
    • @G20 i do realize that. But my main point is there is no competition to push the company to make a better product. Just like madden is stale now. NBA 2k is the same now. Every year is a recycled feature brought back from way back and a roster update.

      Chris JamesChris JamesPred 8 urami
    • EA DOES NOT have exclusive rights to the NHL games. 2K simply doesn’t want to make them because the 2K NHL games weren’t selling enough to justify making them.

      G20G20Pred 8 urami
    • EA has no exclusive license with the NHL

      de132de132Pred 18 urami
    • プレイヤーは今日です🍜

      GameBlastGameBlastPred 2 dnevi
    • Long gone the days of winning multiple sports game of the year rewards of yesteryear with this franchise.

      Marcus RamsamoojMarcus RamsamoojPred 2 dnevi
  • EA has been tanking in sports games for a decade now. The once mighty sports game giant is no more. Just quick bucks chasing is all they do now

    Vincent JacksonVincent JacksonPred 2 dnevi
  • I got the game and played it 5 years ago

    Master9Master9Pred 2 dnevi
    • I get what you're saying but as someone who has NHL 15, 17, 19 and 20 if you look at the imorevments over the last 5 years it's pretty significant.

      Neil LacroixNeil LacroixPred dnevom
  • Just make it a damn subscription game

    conkerlive101conkerlive101Pred 2 dnevi
  • Lol these nhl reviews are the same because there’s nothing new to say

    Monster DudeMonster DudePred 2 dnevi
    • @Dave Bernard I like hockey & this game isn’t fun. Your logic is flawed.

      X Marks The SpotX Marks The SpotPred 14 urami
    • @Dave Bernard ok I love hockey but you’re spending like 60 bucks for the same thing every year

      Monster DudeMonster DudePred 2 dnevi
    • Not true its a fun game if you love hockey

      Dave BernardDave BernardPred 2 dnevi
  • Lemme guess before it starts.... solid 7.5 like... every... single....fn.....year A 6.... nevermind its worse that I thought. Seriously it's a joke now.

    aaron maximaaron maximPred 2 dnevi
  • They don’t feel same to me you want end to end play

    Zach brewerZach brewerPred 2 dnevi
  • Cant you be honest and give it a 4?

    m mibm mibPred 2 dnevi
    • @m mib lol

      C PurdyC PurdyPred 21 uro
    • @m mib They actually DID something this year

      Mr. ProductionsMr. ProductionsPred 21 uro
    • @Mr. Productions the amount of work put into it doesn't deserve 60€

      m mibm mibPred 22 urami
    • @m mib No, it's not. For sure, it's definitely nothing near perfect, but besides be a pro being overhauled, the game feels so much smoother and feels somewhat original. Your dumb if you think this is nhl 15 again.

      Mr. ProductionsMr. ProductionsPred 23 urami
    • @C Purdy but its bad

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    Lebowskifan-2002Lebowskifan-2002Pred 2 dnevi
  • So morons that just come here to hate even though they haven’t played it. They fixed the Ai, defense, game flow, game speed, goalie animations, wraparounds, dekes, super fun to play!

    White DoveWhite DovePred 2 dnevi
    • I won’t go as far as calling people morons, but I agree with u. I’m excited to play this game!

      GM In TrainingGM In TrainingPred 2 dnevi
  • 10/10. Buy this game!

    White DoveWhite DovePred 2 dnevi
  • Best sports game I’ve played in a long while! 💯

    White DoveWhite DovePred 2 dnevi
  • Robin van persie in the thumbnail. Gotta respect the guy, after retiring from football, he went into ice hockey.

    rekrekPred 2 dnevi
    • I thought that was cech

      C’s VidsC’s VidsPred 2 dnevi

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  • Wish they would have mentioned the lack of any next gen features or enhancements coming to the game for the PS5 and Xbox Series next month

    Peter UngerPeter UngerPred 2 dnevi
  • The real question is how much different improved is this year vs last year?

    Wild WestWild WestPred 2 dnevi
    • A ton, they fixed the defensive Ai, game flow, game speed, goalie animations, wraparounds, dekes, super fun to play! I played it for like 8 hours last night.

      White DoveWhite DovePred 2 dnevi
  • I am still buying this.

    UglyhoodRATUglyhoodRATPred 2 dnevi
  • Ea does it again

    JoshJoshPred 2 dnevi
  • This game is garbage solely due to the fact that the player overalls are wildly inaccurate and they still don’t have roster sharing to fix it

    Derek LaskerDerek LaskerPred 2 dnevi
  • PC!!!

    Noble AlfredNoble AlfredPred 2 dnevi
  • It’s funny how gamespot gave this a 9 for X1 and some site Stevivor gave it an 8.5. Saying it’s a great game. But if you look at the PS4 reviews the highest is an 8. This is why gamers get pissed and call out reviewers when you see scores like this for a game that hasn’t really changed in years. I used to love the NHL series. But once NHL2k went bust EA stopped having to try. Same thing for Madden and FIFA. At least when NHL2k was around it forced EA make big changes. It lead to the control stick. Before the control stick was added NHL2k was actually doing quite well. Now I haven’t bought an NHL in years. It’s sad as I used to love career mode or franchise mode. Back then little things like breaking real NHL records in the game were kept or you controlled the price of things. I’m sure those things are still in there but haven’t been expanded upon. Imagine what an NHL game could be if EA put in the effort instead of adding game modes that revolve around HUT.

    Chris LaFaceChris LaFacePred 2 dnevi
    • Reviews are opinions. Some people absolutely love these games.

      C PurdyC PurdyPred dnevom
  • It has 2021 on the title .... which makes it new IGN 10/10

    Zar OZar OPred 2 dnevi
    • They gave it a 6 if you actually watch the video lol...

      J TrainJ TrainPred 2 dnevi
  • Seriously no clue how you gave this a 6. This game is fantastic and play much smoother than any versions before it. Looks like somebody overdosed on some Haterade this morning. Horribly unfair review dude

    HENCHMEN sportsHENCHMEN sportsPred 2 dnevi
  • Even worst than fifa

    - Vinny- VinnyPred 2 dnevi
  • I still play NHL 18 on PS4 and I still like it, I also play NHL games on PS3 sometimes. I was disapointing because EA won't release NHL games on Switch, that would be awsome to play portable hockey game.

    EgonEagleKritikerEgonEagleKritikerPred 2 dnevi
  • wish they would put more effort into NHL games, ferda

    Strong Style TigerStrong Style TigerPred 2 dnevi
  • Return to PC

    leonardo holandaleonardo holandaPred 2 dnevi
  • It’s better than that garbage called Madden 21.

    AGgie MoeAGgie MoePred 2 dnevi
    • Damn right it is! This may be the best game EA has released all year, with Star Wars rogue squadrons coming in a close second! But easily their best sports game! Solid upgrades, especially if you saved your money, didn’t buy the last few versions and haven’t played in a few years!

      GM In TrainingGM In TrainingPred 2 dnevi