Console Monster: "EA kind of have an easy victory with NHL 11 this year. Its major competitor, NHL 2K, is taking a break this year which means I can happily announce that NHL 11 is the best hockey game of the year. Luckily, I can actually justify that beyond it being so by default. The past two entries in EA's hockey sim franchise have been fantastic. The same could be said for most other EA Sports titles as well. It seems like, recently, EA Sports have really been trying their hardest to get the most realistic experience possible whilst maintaining the fun. NHL 11 is no different. There are a few annoying additions which I would've liked to not exist but NHL 11 really is the ultimate hockey package. At least until next year."