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NHL 14
9.1 out of 10

NHL 14

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Overall 9
9.0

NHL 14 Review

godisageek
9 October 2013
  • Summary: Whether you like the sport or not, NHL 14 offers plenty to veterans and entry-level players alike. Ice hockey is not as complex and intimidating as the playbook-driven world of the NFL, or the stats-obsessed MLB.
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Overall 8
8.0

NHL 14 Review

GamerNode
8 October 2013
  • Summary: NHL 14 makes some positive strides for the franchise, but a next-gen entry needs to revamp its sub-par visual and audio presentations.
  • Pros: Collision physics make for bigger, better hits and realistic bumps, Fights are strategic, visceral, and fun, Live the Life vastly improves pro mode
  • Cons: Broadcast presentation seriously lacking and dull, Online GM Mode menus still take forever to load
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 7
7.2
Sound 8
8.0
Multiplayer 8
8.2
Control 7
7.4
Addiction 8
8.1

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
23 September 2013
  • Excerpt: There’s nothing glaringly wrong with EA’s suite of sports games this year. In fact, for the most part, they’re as solid as ever. It’s just that it seems as if the developers are sort of limping into the new generation, and they’re having difficulty keeping the annual releases fresh.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0

‘NHL 14′ Review: A Question of Value

Stick Skills
21 September 2013
  • Summary: NHL 14 is absolutely solid, but might not add enough new material for the casual hockey gamer.
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Overall 8
8.1

NHL 14

Game Over Online
17 September 2013
  • Excerpt: It’s hard to be a hockey fan in this day and age. Casual fans have been alienated by confusing and contradictory rhetoric coming from both sides of the lockout debacle that has diminished the popularity of the sport in this country.
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Overall 6
5.5
Gameplay 6
6.0
Looks 7
7.0

NHL '14 (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
17 September 2013
  • Excerpt: It was 20 years ago that NHL '94 revolutionized hockey gaming. I was just 4 years old at the time, and enjoyed hours of scoring cheap goals by spinning in circles down the ice. To celebrate the franchise's 20th birthday, EA has packed NHL '14 to the brim with gameplay modes and features galore but,...
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Overall 8
8.0

NHL 14 Review: an icing that doesn't penalize retro or new players from playing

PlayStation Universe
13 September 2013
  • Summary: EA Sports takes its NHL series in a more realistic direction with a new skating system. While it's accompanied by some other authentic hockey features, it may turn off casual fans as they struggle to adapt to a slower game.
  • Pros: Terrific presentation, Improved A.I., especially goalkeeping, A more authentic experience
  • Cons: Slow skating may turnoff casual players, Slow load screens and laggy menus, Some animation and engine glitches
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Overall 8
7.8

The Return Of Arcade Hockey

Game Informer
10 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Concept: Tune up the hitting and scoring to make the most accessible NHL game of the generation Graphics: Much better checking animations thanks to the Player Impact Engine, but the rest looks the same Sound: The commentary is in serious need of improvement.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
10 September 2013
  • Summary: It's too bad that EA Sports doesn't have any competition for the hockey gaming market anymore. While the previous two editions of its long-standing hockey franchise were impressively playable--if not exactly groundbreaking refinements of the superb game that was NHL 11--too little of note has been...
  • Pros: Still plays a great game of hockey, Great overall skating and shooting physics make for on-ice realism, Powerhouse hitting with the new collision detection
  • Cons: Live the Life is unnecessarily bland, Lame NHL 94 mode, AI remains noticeably inconsistent
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

NHL 14

Digital Chumps
7 September 2013
  • Conclusion: This non-hockey fan and series newcomer can't recommend "NHL 14" highly enough. Accessible controls, beautiful in-game physics and few, but strong game modes make for an overall addictive experience.
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