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NHL 14
9.1 out of 10

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
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 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 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... but you feel that they're holding back"
  • 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.
  • 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,...
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Overall 8
8.0

Time to hit the ice again!

GameFocus
4 October 2013
  • Summary: Time to hit the ice again!
  • Pros: -NHL 94 Anniversary edition is incredible, -Collisions are impressive and visceral, -Fighting is leaps and bounds better, -One button skill moves, -Excellent visual presentation, -Fatter goalie rebounds
  • Cons: -Highlight worthy checks are constant, losing the appeal, -Gameplay almost too physical for the amount of available ice, -Put Thorne and Clement on ice and get new announcers
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