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NHL 14

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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
8.0

NHL 14 Review

About.com
28 September 2013
  • Conclusion: NHL 14 Image © EA Sports “NHL 14” doesn’t completely turn around the year of the meh sports game but it does defy the classification to a certain degree. Maybe it’s our fault. Maybe the gamers I’ve talked to and critics who play sports games are being too critical and presuming this year’s titles are placeholders for the PS4 versions. If that’s the case, this is one heck of a well-made placeholder. Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher.
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NHL 14

Game Revolution
26 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Pass the biscuit, it’s feeding time. When it comes to hockey games, the abundance of titles are… well… lacking. At the moment, EA reigns as the best simulation producer of the contact sport played on ice. Much like their football counterpart, Madden , NHL can conjure up virtually any game idea and say take it or leave. They hold the keys to the car and no one else can drive it.
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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 10
9.6

NHL 14

The Gamers Temple
18 September 2013
  • Excerpt: When people ask me what my favorite time of the year is, I happily offer up the entire Fall season. A magical time when good TV shows are back on the air, pumpkin spiced lattes are in full force, and the NHL gets things underway. Subsequently we also get to enjoy EA's shiny new companion to the season that hockey fans everywhere are looking forward to.
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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, sadly, most of these extra features aren't worth getting excited about.
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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. However, don’t be fooled, you’d be hard pressed to find more loyal fans in any sport anywhere.
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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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NHL 14 Review

GameSpot
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: 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 added this time around.
  • 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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