Clinton Bowman, The Outerhaven Productions: 'NHL 15 was somewhat of a disappointment on the 8th generation consoles, but it wasn’t without it’s successes. Be A Pro mode was a fair success, and Ultimate Team was…well…Ultimate Team. However, the game felt lacking, simply because the 8th generation versions of the game were stripped down, compared to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game. Well, this year, with all the focus on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, NHL 16 begins to return to form, especially with the addition of the EASHL and Online/Offline Shootout modes. Add in a responsive On-Ice trainer, and you have a game worthy of Lord Stanley, competitive, yet accessible."