Even though I am English, I love ice hockey. In fact I have been watching ice hockey since I was a small lad. Equally I have been playing ice hockey games since 1994. As someone with my background, this game to me is incredible, as the title suggests.
Even though NHL 09 first brought realism to the game franchise, NHL 10 steps it up a gear. The gameplay is so realistic: you can now actually attack and pass the puck around properly to set up an attack in the end zone.
Fighting is first person. Whilst the concept is good, there is work to be done. For me, I'd like an option for the entire game for blood to be shown. But nonetheless, if you mess your opponent up real nice, bruising and small cuts will become visible.
Be a GM and Be a Pro are excellently presented and are extremely addictive.
The hits you can dish out are big and painful...so that can only be great!
Overall, this is a must have game. Whether you are an ice hockey fan or not, this game will please everyone! No game is perfect; every game has some glitches and NHL ensures they are at a minimum. Not perfect, but definitely incredible.