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The trial version of NHL 17 is available now for EA Access subscribers, weighing in at 19.7 GB.

If you aren't seeing it available, try the following:
  • Open EA Access
  • Go to the Game Trials tab
  • Click the EA Sports NHL 17 tile (It might be labeled "Coming Soon")
  • On the bottom left, click the Game Details button
  • You will then be redirected into the Microsoft Store, click the Free Trial button to start the download process
REMINDER: You get 10 hours of gameplay, so make sure you exit out of the game if you are not playing. Don't pause and lose those precious minutes.

For those of you that can download it, play a few games and let us know what you think, either in this post, or our NHL 17 impressions thread.

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
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# 1 BenVenom @ 09/07/16 01:17 PM
At around the 3 gb download point you can get into the game and play sharks at penguins
 
# 2 Fiddy @ 09/07/16 01:43 PM
Confirmed. Just searched the store and found it. Downloading now and heading back to work. Lol
 
# 3 Steve_OS @ 09/07/16 04:59 PM
The Madden NFL 17 trial had issues launching the game on EA Access, if you pre-ordered and pre-downloaded the game first. A few people mentioned to me on Twitter they were having similar issues with NHL 17 on EA Access.

Anyone having similar issues?
 
# 4 snc237 @ 09/07/16 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve_OS
The Madden NFL 17 trial had issues launching the game on EA Access, if you pre-ordered and pre-downloaded the game first. A few people mentioned to me on Twitter they were having similar issues with NHL 17 on EA Access.

Anyone having similar issues?
I was playing madden and my Xbox just said NHL ready. Worked fine for me
 
# 5 Fiddy @ 09/07/16 06:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
The Madden NFL 17 trial had issues launching the game on EA Access, if you pre-ordered and pre-downloaded the game first. A few people mentioned to me on Twitter they were having similar issues with NHL 17 on EA Access.

Anyone having similar issues?
My buddy has access and had it pre downloaded. All he had to do was go find the trial version in the store and then hit "free trial" and it unlocked the game for him.
 
# 6 snc237 @ 09/07/16 07:45 PM
Played a game of draft champs (not nearly as compelling as maddens). Scored on my first two shots of the game, the guy quits. I get rewarded the loss. Bs lol
 
# 7 KingTocco @ 09/08/16 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by snc237
Played a game of draft champs (not nearly as compelling as maddens). Scored on my first two shots of the game, the guy quits. I get rewarded the loss. Bs lol
How is it non as compelling as Madden's? It's literally the exact same thing, if anything I think NHL's is better because of the team themes you pick at the beginning.

I tried it out as well, haven't played a game yet. I picked Stanley Cup Champions and selected Mike Modano with my first pick and got the Nicklas Lidstrom, I was pretty excited.

Can't wait to try them out, the legend cards look really cool too.
 
# 8 Gerg04 @ 09/08/16 11:21 AM
I only got a couple games of Online vs in last night... But it feels different from the beta.

It feels like all the "small" changes (that I found to be major despite how "small") are gone. And if they're gone, this game plays A LOT like '16.

Gonna play more before I make a determination obviously.

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# 9 snc237 @ 09/08/16 11:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingTocco
How is it non as compelling as Madden's? It's literally the exact same thing, if anything I think NHL's is better because of the team themes you pick at the beginning.

I tried it out as well, haven't played a game yet. I picked Stanley Cup Champions and selected Mike Modano with my first pick and got the Nicklas Lidstrom, I was pretty excited.

Can't wait to try them out, the legend cards look really cool too.
. Your pretty much just drafting the best person available. Madden you really have to think about draft picks. Do you draft the 89 DT or the 80 qb in the 14th round. NHL doesn't have that. It's more so the game it's self then the mode beacuse everyone pretty much plays the same.
 
# 10 KingTocco @ 09/08/16 11:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by snc237
. Your pretty much just drafting the best person available. Madden you really have to think about draft picks. Do you draft the 89 DT or the 80 qb in the 14th round. NHL doesn't have that. It's more so the game it's self then the mode beacuse everyone pretty much plays the same.
Disagree on this, that's the same thing as Madden. You almost always pick the best player available in Madden too...

I had to pick who I wanted in the last round last night and it was a toss up between 3 legends, not me just picking who the best player was.
 
# 11 GrandMaster B @ 09/08/16 11:56 AM
For offline players, I read that if you aren't connected to Live, you can play the trial more than 10 hours. EA does not track time if you are offline.
 
# 12 scottyp180 @ 09/08/16 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by GrandMaster B
For offline players, I read that if you aren't connected to Live, you can play the trial more than 10 hours. EA does not track time if you are offline.
I don't think you are able to play trial version if you aren't connected to Live. In the past anytime I tried to play a trial while offline a message would alert me that I can't access the game if I'm not connected.
 
# 13 RogerDodger @ 09/11/16 01:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingTocco
How is it non as compelling as Madden's? It's literally the exact same thing, if anything I think NHL's is better because of the team themes you pick at the beginning.

I tried it out as well, haven't played a game yet. I picked Stanley Cup Champions and selected Mike Modano with my first pick and got the Nicklas Lidstrom, I was pretty excited.

Can't wait to try them out, the legend cards look really cool too.
Madden 16 "Draft Champions" mode was better because you had to pick players who suited the offensive and defensive styles of your coach. This year it's basically pick the best available which was a sad downgrade of the mode in my opinion.
 
# 14 BigBadAss33 @ 09/12/16 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by scottyp180
I don't think you are able to play trial version if you aren't connected to Live. In the past anytime I tried to play a trial while offline a message would alert me that I can't access the game if I'm not connected.
That's not true! I do not have Xbox live and I downloaded the trial just fine. It also says I have 8 hours left to play. I do NOT play online modes and I hope that the trial keeps playing. I can't afford the game right now!! The gameplay is also a little different. They also adjusted the sliders to go 1-100. And added a bunch more sliders to adjust.
 
# 15 il_tedesco @ 09/12/16 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by BigBadAss33
That's not true! I do not have Xbox live and I downloaded the trial just fine.
Sorry, but that is BS. ;-) Every XBOX user has a conenction to LIVE if his console is connected to the internet. If you wouldn't have LIVE, you were not able to download anything.

You mean you don't have XBOX LIVE GOLD. It doesn't matter if you have it or not. You can't play the trial when your console isn't connected to LIVE. If your console is offline and not connected to the Internet you can't play the trial.
 
# 16 BenVenom @ 09/12/16 12:57 PM
Everything you just said is true.
 
# 17 BigBadAss33 @ 09/13/16 02:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigBadAss33
That's not true! I do not have Xbox live and I downloaded the trial just fine. It also says I have 8 hours left to play. I do NOT play online modes and I hope that the trial keeps playing. I can't afford the game right now!! The gameplay is also a little different. They also adjusted the sliders to go 1-100. And added a bunch more sliders to adjust.
Sorry everyone. I did not notice my son created a Free Xbox live name or something like that. It's his xbox. I'm a Sony guy. I wanted to try it do I downloaded it. This game is awesome and can't wait to get it for PS4
 

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