If you follow us because of our review and tips on hockey manager like powerplay manager or Senior hockey league. You’ll be pleased to see that Humble bundle has a new sport bundle that include Eastside hockey manager.

The game is about managing an ice hockey team. Complete with computer controlled AI teams and the possibility to set up online leagues to play against friends.  It can simulate the full National Hockey League season and had a database of around 3,000 players and staff and featured virtually unlimited number of seasons to play. The game has picked up a large following on the internet. So It’s a no brainer if you like hockey manager games.

When I was doing my review on the best hockey manager for mobile I stumbled upon Eastside hockey manager for PC (and mac ?). It one of the best manager on Deskstop right now and it’s currently only 1$ with 2 other game in the new humble bundle sport bundle. The game is normally at 19.99 on steam so at 1$ with 2 other game it’s a freaking bargain. If it’s not your thing cool but if you’re into this grab it now while supply last (or before the deal expire).

I’ve got the tier 2 of the bundle for 5,83$ (at the time of this writing) to get super blood sport hockey too with Motor sport manager and Dirt Rally. Super Blood Hockey (7.99$ on steam) bring is a violent homage to classic 8-bit and 16-bit ice hockey games, according to their website. It’s look like the famous Ice Hockey game on NES but with blood.

If you only want Eastside manager just go ahead and pay 1$ instead.

Have fun getting ready for the 2018-2019 season with these games.

If you like it, let us know if you want us to do a review or guide for this game.

For all of you who ask to make give a list of the best hockey sim on mobile, here the one I’ve found.
Last post I’ve said I’m going to make a review of hockey sim (like Powerplay manager) on mobile. Now that I’ve quit Powerplay manage I need my hockey sim fix so I’ve downloaded a bunch of games and tried them out.

CBS Franchise Hockey 2018

Like other hockey sim on this list, this game rely on card to acquire players. However, the game is pretty generous compare to the other has it gives you two of the best player of your favorite team from the start.
If you chose the Habs you get Price and Weber, for the penguins it’s Crosby and Malkin and so on. The game has nice management feature, you can train your player and buy them equipment. There are lot of game to play, from doing a season, exhibition game, pro game and even event for legends players.
There’s a season mode to, but it’s only a few games (21) and the playoff are one game deathmatch. It’s actually my favorite on the list, I’ve played a good half hour before I’ve use all my free games. The multiplayer is limited, you play against other team, but there’s no interaction with them.

Note: This game is my favorite from this list and I play everyday since I’ve installed it.

Pros:

NHL players
Cards to get players
Play against old nhl team
You can train your players
You can give equipment
Chose your team color and logo
Season (even if it’s not a real season)

Cons:

NHL team city only not the team with logo and name
UI can be a bit confusing
We don’t see the game in the simulation
Login with facebook
Season not like NHL

Big Win Hockey

I’ve already written about that game in a previous post, here the highlight and pros and cons of the game.

BIG WIN Hockey is hockey simulation where you get player by drafting them from a deck of card which might include power up (skill boost) and “Big impact card” (in game power up). You can get NHL player buy buying special pack.

Note that this one is filled with ads and you get match up against team twice your rating from the start. I’ve played a bit in the past, but drop because of the ads and the grinding required if you don’t want to pay.

Pros:

Use cards to get players
Can use cards for power up
Nice simulation animation
NHL player available

Cons:

In-app purchase heavy
You get yourself crush at the beginning
Ads to get buck or coins
No tactical play
No season

NHL SuperCard 2K18

Another card base game like big win hockey, but better. You get NHL players from the get go and since they have some budget they included the real player on the card.

Enjoyable game, you can get a decent team quickly if you play regularly. Some event can be hard though like Road2theCup, you need legendary player on almost all the line if you want to have a shot in the final. Its seem it’s the only game with the NHL teams name and logo in it.

Pros:

NHL player available (bonus: real player with real team logo on the card)
Card to get player (bonus: you get NHL player right at the start)
Nice simulation animation
Mode season

Cons:

In-app purchase heavy
You get crush at the beginning
Need to watch ads to get coins
No tactical play
The season is not like NHL

Dynasty Hockey

This is originally a facebook game (has dsiplayed in the video), so it forces you to log with fb. It also lacks feature compare to the facebook game.
Easy to play & not overly complex, but enough going on to keep it lights and interesting.
And players and coaches from different eras that can be mixed and matched to build your team.
A bit more information about how things work or a tutorial would be helpful.
Any simulation hockey fanatic will enjoy this game.

Note: It seem that game haven’t had a update since 2015. (Proof! https://sensortower.com/android/us/fantasy-moguls-inc/app/dynasty-hockey/com.atomic.android.sim/overview)

Pros:

Draft
Legend player
Free agent
Coach
Training

Cons:

Login with fb
UI confusing
In app purchase
Less feature than the FB game
Seem that the dev stop updating the game.
No Season like NHL
No NHL team (team cities are there though)

World Hockey Manager

This is a new game from 2017 and it’s a FB game has well, but I haven’t had the time to try it on Facebook so I’m not sure if it’s the same.
You can play challenge to get coin and make your team move up a league.
You start in the qualification league where there no season, you can move up in league to be able to do an actual season. Note that I’m still stuck in the qualification league, I’ll give an update if I go out of it.

With training, upgrading your facility, this game has a lot of the feature of a solid hockey manager like Powerplay manager.
However, most feature are not as deep has powerplay manager and its seem that you can get stuck pretty quickly.
Challenge seem to cost more in coin than winning them, player signing is extremely expensive for anyone rated 70 and up, later Arena upgrades literally take weeks to level.

Pros:

Arena management,
cards for power up and restore moral/energy,
Tactic,
Prospect management and training.
Chose your team color and logo
New game seem actively maintained

Cons:

Cannot skip simulation,
In-app purchase,
Not sure how the season work,
You get yourself crush at the beginning,
No NHL teams or players
Not much to do if you don’t use your card to restore endurance and moral of your team

Hockey General Manager

This one has a pretty cheap feel to it UI wise, but don’t shy away because it can be an interesting game. Its have all the elements of a NHL simulation game with a salary cap, trades, a draft and free agent sign-in. And not in a gimmicky way like Dynasty hockey, the real NHL way, like there’s trade deadline, a draft after the post-season, a free agent sign-in after the draft.
However, there’s no NHL teams or players, no game display when you run the game simulation, no multiplayer, you only play vs a AI. The free version is super limited, you can only pick one team (like its really matter since there no team from the NHL) and you can only play one season.

Pros:

Only one in-app purchase, it’s to buy the whole game.
League & team management similar to the NHL
Only game in the list with trade
Salary Cap, draft and free agent like the NHL
Quick to play a season and the season have the NHL structure

Cons:

Not the nhl team or player
Free version very limited (one team, one season)
No gameplay or display of the actual game
No multiplayer, only vs AI