Critic & User Reviews
The Best Hockey Game to Hit the Market Yet
posted by pommer299 (ROCHESTER, NY) Sep 15, 2012
Member since Apr 2010
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The addition of all of the game modes over the years such as Be a Pro, Be a GM, EASHL, and HUT have defined the overwhelming amount of options for players to choose from. Now they've added NHL Moments Live which is a very cool system allowing players to relive some of the best moments of the past and last season, and of this season if a lockout doesn't happen. Also with the addition of GM Connected, EA has virtually made a gigantic fantasy hockey league which up to 750 people can play in, and that alone is just mind blowing.
Between the much more realistic tone this game brings, the return of fan favorite game modes and the additions of new ones, and just the countless things to do both online and off, both co-op and competitive this is a game that will keep gamers busy for a long time, and anyone who is a hockey fan should absolutely love this game.
Best Hockey game yet!
posted by hkymike (STATEN ISLAND, NY) Sep 10, 2012
Member since May 2011
4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful
This year they have added more of a hockey simulation feel to the game especially with the true performance skating. On defense don't expect to just automatically begin to start skating backwards right when you stop from going forward. The graphics have slightly been enhanced but not much different there. They added connected careers which is a blast when you get it started with friends. It s the ultimate GM mode online
With that said I have the early release hence why I am writing a review. This game gets a solid 9 out 10 and another hockey season starts!!! (HOPEFULLYYYYYYY!!!!)
This is not hockey.
posted by baker3292 (HAGERSTOWN, MD) Sep 14, 2012
Member since Dec 2007
1 out of 6 gamers (17%) found this review helpful
However, Im at a loss why 4 tic-tac-toe passes between Malkin and Crosby in front, yet still dont score...why professional NHL players cannot receive a pass or attempt a one-timer at ease, and why the poke checking mechanic is so perfect? My biggest pet peeve, how can a backchecking defenseman poke through my body and take the puck/and or bundle me by just barely bumping me from behind, like seriously??!
The EASHL, is a toally different demon. The overalls are so low I thought I was playing with a Adult League team...starting out at a 47? What?
This game continues to be in decline since 09, 3 straight games that have continuously dropped scores through IGN/Gameinformer. Something needs to change. Either get rid of those boneheads at EA making this garbage or allow 2K to license the hockey games.
5/10, I'd give it a 4 if Giroux wasnt on the cover.
Best Hockey game
posted by 2013 (BRONX, NY) Sep 10, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
1 out of 8 gamers (12%) found this review helpful
posted by shelby2346 (BUFFALO, NY) Jun 5, 2013
Member since May 2013
posted by hector101 (SAN JOSE, CA) May 17, 2013
Member since May 2013
First NHL Game Experience
posted by master_yetti56 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Apr 27, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
THIS GAME COULD USE MORE WORK
posted by STEVEO2012 (POCASSET, MA) Mar 3, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
review of nhl 13
posted by bubblebunny (LYNNFIELD, MA) Jan 20, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
beast game have to get it
posted by saints12345 (UPPER CHICHESTER, PA) Dec 17, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
Physics Engine A Bit Off
posted by bryangarvin (AVON LAKE, OH) Dec 12, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
However, the hits engine is way off. You see guys flying across the ice, smashing head first into the boards, but getting up like nothing's wrong. I like the idea of sticks being broken or helmet's flying, but once they're on the ice, they have zero impact on the game. You can skate right through them without a delay.
That's the only negative I can add. I'm mainly a Create A Pro player, so I can't really comment on the rest of the game. Haven't touched it.
nothing like i expected
posted by rao122490 (BROCKTON, MA) Dec 8, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
posted by travelboy1 (BRANDAMORE, PA) Nov 28, 2012
Member since Sep 2008
better than nhl 12
posted by lezBreal (FREMONT, CA) Nov 27, 2012
Member since May 2012
What happened to you EA NHL you used to be cool
posted by kernelikon (SOUTH ELGIN, IL) Nov 11, 2012
Member since Dec 2008
What happened EA, i understand new features but at the expense of functionality and game play. shame on you.
Maybe the other game modes work but if you are a BAP player, skip this year.
Another great hockey game
posted by CBT (LIBERTYVILLE, IL) Nov 4, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
NHL 13 wooo but...
posted by arc (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Oct 30, 2012
Member since Nov 2011
NHL 13 Review
posted by nico925 (CRANSTON, RI) Oct 25, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
NHL, love and hate
posted by blackhawk1290 (LAKE GROVE, NY) Oct 17, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
posted by jsnkase (WILDWOOD, NJ) Oct 2, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
posted by skibumma70 (ORANGE, MA) Sep 17, 2012
Member since Sep 2012