We’ve known about Bush Hockey League for some time, but now, after going through a name change and appearing on other formats previously, it’s time to take the fight to Xbox One. And a fight is exactly what you’re going to get. You may even get a little bit of hockey thrown in for good measure too.

Available right now on Xbox One, Bush Hockey League is a 5-on-5 arcade hockey experience in which the rough an tumble is all part of the game. With an Exhibition mode and full Story to compete in, whether you win a match or not matters little – it’s all about the aggressive hitting, fighting and body checks.

With local multiplayer present, and a Story Mode that gives you the chance to take a team of rag-tag 1970’s journeymen from the depths of the hockey league, right up to becoming worldwide stars, if you’re looking for a fun hockey experience and can’t be bothered with the realism that other title bring, then this could well be for you.

Line brawls, bench brawls, goalie fights, stick fights, knockouts, injuries and the molestation of refs will all be commonplace in Bush Hockey League. If that is something you think you can deal with, then make your way to the Microsoft Store right now. It’s comes with a £9.59 price tag and our full review will be along soon to let you know if that is a price worth paying.

Will you be getting involved? Let us know in the comments below.

Game Description:

Bush Hockey League features 5-on-5 arcade hockey gameplay where players will their opponents to submit through rough and tumble aggressive hitting and fighting. You are expected to contest for the puck by taking the body and hitting your opponents by throwing elbows, shoulder checks, cross checks, hip checks, and dirty clotheslines. Timely hits allow your team to go on fire and inflict further damage on your opponents causing them to drop the mitts and fight. That’s right, aggressive hockey is back in town! Experience hockey the way it was meant to be played – line brawls, bench brawls, goalie fights, stick fights, knockouts and injuries, molestation of refs – Old Time Hockey has it all! Win the bouts to fatigue your opponents for good and gain a clear advantage to score goals and win the hockey game. Better yet, injure most of your opponents and you will win the game by way of a forfeit. That’s Old Time Hockey – I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out! • Play in rinks where hockey was born • Story Mode – Experience taking a rag-tag hockey team facing a folding season by navigating the rumours, the pranks, and the realities of a bus-travelling hockey team in the 70s • Unlock vintage alternate jerseys and retro hockey cards of top players in the Bush Hockey League • Modern and Retro Two-Button control schemes. Includes Beer Mode control scheme that lets you play the game with ONE hand so you can hold your drink with the other! • Local couch co-op of up to 4 players • 1080p, 60fps


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