Hockey is one of those sports that translate perfectly to video games, creating games that are not just great for their time but also stand-up years later. NHL 96 was the game that came right after the NHL lockout and delivered the great hockey action fans of the sport were craving. The game offers new additions like more realistic fighting and penalties, while still offering the same great gameplay and game modes. There are exhibitions matches, shoot-outs, playoffs, and entire seasons. More than enough to keep any hockey fan satisfied. Even all these years later, NHL 96 is still a great hockey game and can hold any hockey fan over while dealing with another lockout.