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Recommend an Xbox hockey game

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My friend and I have a blast whenever we play Ice Hockey for the original NES. I bought a used Xbox about a month ago and now I'm looking for a hockey game for it. Looking on Amazon it seems that it's a 2 horse race between EA's franchise and 2k Sports'. I read users' reviews on Amazon about each of the games but neither one really wowed me. I know there are some hockey gurus here (cough cough Happy cough) so I was wondering what people thought.

 

Finding used games shouldn't be a problem and, with respect to the Xbox game pricing scheme, money's not really an issue (i.e. if you convince me that there's a $40 hockey game that's really good, I'm OK with spending that $40). Neither my friends nor I know enough about the NHL today to really care about accurate rosters, career/franchise/dynasty mode, or things like that. I also don't subscribe to Xbox Live and don't plan to. I'm basically looking for a game that would be fun to play with friends. Supporting 2 players is good, 3 is better and 4 is awesome; allowing combinations of co-op (something like 4 of us humans on a team against the CPU) and head-to-head (2 on one team and 2 on the other, backed up by CPU teammates) would really be awesome.

 

Thanks for the help.

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NHL 2K6. Friend has it at school, soooo much fun. Its got all the modes you asked for, and you can system link if you have more than one xbox/copy of the game and the right cable/router and all that jazz. This is the one Happy will recommend too I bet.

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NHL 2k7 is what I am playing at night on the original Xbox, and NHL 2k7 is what we play together on the Xbox360.

 

I've owned all of the NHL 2k series since 2k3, as well as all of the EA NHL '0x series since 2002.

 

2k7 is still the best hockey game in town, and it is actually better (gameplay) on the original Xbox than it is on the 360 (which looks better, but still has more problems/glitches/retardedness than the original Xbox 2k7)

 

ps: 2k7 is only $20 US for original Xbox...the 360 version is freaking $60 and not even close to being worth it

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