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NHL 11

Updated 09-30-2010
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NHL 11

Hockey is definitely not North America’s most popular sport, but even non-fans can recognize that the past two entries in EA Sports’ NHL franchise stand among the all-time great sports videogames. But with its simulation hockey competitor, NHL 2K, taking a year off on the HD consoles to rebuild itself, developer EA Canada could’ve easily mailed in this year’s iteration of its venerated hockey series.

Thankfully, maintaining the franchise’s status quo seems to be anathema to EA Canada -- NHL 11 pushes sim hockey to ever-higher heights with series-defining additions. In a few instances, the team may have reached too far, but their shooting percentage is impressive nonetheless.

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