Reall good EA has done themselves very well.
I give this game a 9 overall, this is a solid hockey game. The graphics are really good and the gameplay is better than NHL 12. I thought it was cool how EA integrates the raising of the banner for the Stanley Cup Champions in there hockey games, maybe madden or nba would look at the NHL series and see that and integrate that feature. All in all though I would have to say I was impressed with the overall quality of this game,,, It makes me look forward to NHL 14 and beyond.....
Can't wait till NHL14 comes out........................................................................
The worst NHL game I have ever played
The hits are so unrealistic, the music is bad, it glitches way too much, goals are to impossible, laggy, boring, game modes not fun. These are just some of many characteristics of NHL 13.
Nhl 13 is amazing i recommend it to everyone its a must buy ! The graphics are absolutely unreal. Go Maple Leafs !!!
Amazing anyone one can play and have fun
This game i love it i bought it like 3 months ago. The graphics and all the dekeing and skating motions make it like real, if they could do anything better make it more like a actual hockey grind make it harder to control the puck. sometimes i feel like their is to much space to carry the puck. But the doesn't mean the other teams is like an all star at scoring goals. just a real nhl grind. But i do think u should get the demo before purchase.
Ruin of a Game
Well, they took a lot of the fun out of the game. From skating right over the puck like it was not there to controls feeling to slow. I loved 2012 was really fun online now it feels like i am playing at a slow pace. Im sorry i think EA has made a great game into an okay game. Many things need to change for this game to make it better like the stupid slamming into the goal an knocking him out of position an the random skating over the puck an not getting it. So this game can be fun but a lot of dumb things just ruin it for me.
Very close to real hockey
Let me first say I did not play NHL12 but i have played older fairly recent NHL games from EA. In past games the players would move unrealistically fast and top goal scorers could 1 time shots to the back of the net most of the time. In NHL 12 you have to pay attention to your player's abilities and get deep into team management to have an affective and successful team. I got this game for 1 reason....to play the Hershey Bears full AHL season. AWESOME! Even has the new Hershey jerseys. The player skating movements are very realistic tho sometimes a little glitchy, the hits could be better (almost a delay with players getting put down) and just following a goal there is a delay with player celebrations, which is weird because even NHL95 on Sega Genesis had more instant celebrations when goals were scored.......COMON DEVELOPERS! Patch maybe? Also the soundtrack is good, but not very long so it gets repetitive. These small things aside you will enjoy this game for the realism and although it may seem difficult to maneuver your players, once you get a little practice in you will be able to score goals and move your players like a pro.
Very Good game.
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good for a beginner.
This is the first ice hockey video game I owned and played and for a beginner i won my very first two games with the Avalanche
Not worth the money
The computer players move much better than yours as you're playing. The new skating is cool but they have a lot of kinks to work out before 14 comes out. Hard to keep up with the opposition while skating backwards because of horrible transitions.