All-New Be a Pro - Play out an entire career as your favorite NHL player with a dynamic new player-focused camera angle. Instant in-game feedback lets you know where you’re excelling and where you need to improve.
New Rookie Controls - Hit, pass, shoot, and score using a simplified two-button control system. Newcomers to the game can now challenge the best of the best.
European Dynasty Leagues - Play out multiple seasons in the official Swedish, Finnish, Czech, and German Leagues, and, for the first time, play a season in the Russian Super League.
Become a Legend - Master the Skill Stick to take your game to the next level. With improved stick-handling, passing, and shooting accuracy, you’ll be an NHL All-Star in no time.
Authentic NHL Gameplay - From detailed player likenesses, alternate team sweaters, ice spray, true-to-life sounds when crashing off the boards, and more, this is a truly authentic hockey experience.
Conquer Rivals Around the World - Challenge friends and rivals online in head-to-head games, season mode, or in a World Tournament, or take on the role of commissioner, hosting league play with up to 30 teams.
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The minimum system requirements for NHL 09 are as follows:
- Required Operating Systems: Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, or Windows® Vista
Note: that Windows® 95, Windows® 98, Windows® ME and Windows® NT 4.0 are not supported.
- 1.3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent
- 256 Megabytes of RAM for Windows 2000 and Windows XP (512 MB for Windows Vista)
- DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D accelerated 64 MB video card or equivalent (see supported chipsets in section 6)
- 5.2 GB free hard disk space (additional space required for DirectX 9.0c installation and for saved games)
- DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
- Broadband connection for online gameplay
- MS compatible mouse
- Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (or later)
- Adobe Flash, version 18.104.22.168 or later
Supported Video Cards
- 9000 series
- Xpress 200
- GeForce3/Ti series
- GeForce4 Ti series
- GeForce FX series
- GeForce 6000 series
- GeForce 7000 series
- 915, 950, 965
If you have a firewall and want to play online “Please note PC is only available for Direct IP Peer to Peer”, the following TCP/IP ports must be open in the outbound direction:
INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE WITH THE ENCLOSED SERIAL CODE. ONLY ONE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE PER GAME. EULA, EA ONLINE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER WITH EA ONLINE. THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES SECUROM COPY PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY FROM SONY DADC. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOW TO UNINSTALL SECUROM, VISIT WWW.SECUROM.COM. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON www.ea.com.