NHL Eastside Hockey Manager
This game is a stat-heavy hockey team management game from start to finish. The level of statistical detail in NHL Eastside Hockey Manager is, in a word, ridiculous. Each player, from NHL stars to international players and double-A prospects, is tracked numerically in 27 different mental, physical, and technical categories, ranging from how well he handles the puck, to his work ethic and his locker-room demeanor. By and large, the numbers give you more than enough info to construct a powerful set of lines.
Once youâ€™re in the game, tactical management is key; between games, itâ€™s all about managing team finances. All your personnel moves are beholden to your shadowy board of directors, and they often have high standards for you. Youâ€™re stuck with the budget they allocate, so donâ€™t expect to pull off any blockbuster trades. The gameâ€™s interface is a tad convoluted for the average player, but once you decipher its quirks, itâ€™s easy enough to navigate. As with most sports management sims, Eastside Hockey Manager is a low key niche product. But what it does, it does very well.
System Requirements: Pentium III 750 MHz, 128 MB RAM, WinXP
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