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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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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. 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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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. The duo of Gary Thorne and Bill Clement are still talking about things that happened years ago Playability: Much better hitting, scoring, and fighting, but the hardcore simulation mode plays too much like NHL 13...
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Overall 8
8.0

NHL 14 review

GamesRadar
6 September 2013
  • Conclusion: "The new Collision Physics feature makes it easier to serve up huge, crunching, open ice body checks" "The single-player modes continue to stagnate, both in terms of structure and presentation" "NHL 14 is a confident entry in the series...
  • Pros: Harder, faster and more aggressive hits, Better balancing between defence and offensive, Live The Life is wacky but strangely absorbing
  • Cons: NHL '94 mode reeks of compromise, Still some odd AI glitches and behaviour, THAT commentary
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Overall 8
8.3

NHL 14

IGN
6 September 2013
  • Conclusion: With much better collisions and a vastly improved fighting minigame, NHL 14 is becoming more gamey and less of a simulation, but that gives it a distinct and interesting flavor compared to its predecessors. Many long-standing complaints with the series have been addressed, though AI still needs work before it’ll stop embarrassing us on the ice. Between games, the new Live the Life additions give hardcore pro hockey players something to invest in, both online and off.
  • Pros: Better collisions, Cooler fights, Anniversary mode
  • Cons: AI still dumb(ish), GM Mode needs polish
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0

NHL 14

impulsegamer
1 September 2013
  • Excerpt: 20 years on and NHL 94 is still considered one of the best sporting games of all time, and many consider it to be the definitive representation of ice hockey in video games. Despite numerous graphical improvements, more complex control schemes, colour commentary and a host of detailed play modes, NHL 94 still stands the test of time as a game that is just pure fun to pick up and play.
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