The line includes full-fledged annual reissues with the corresponding year in the title, which reflect all the key changes in the field during the period.

The game is based on the traditional American Stanley Cup. The first edition had two versions at once - one presented only the teams of individual countries (including the USSR), the other - the clubs of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Since 1997, all teams have been united in one game - it was possible to play for the club, and for the Canadian, American and Russian national teams.

NHL — Real-time hockey simulator from the developer EA Canada (a division of Electronic Arts), is considered the best representative of the genre. Released under the international brand EA Sports™.