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Average Player Score Based on 201 ratings
7.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 201 ratings
  1. 10 (18)
  2. 9 (68)
  3. 8 (61)
  4. 7 (17)
  5. 6 (7)
  6. 5 (8)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (7)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (6)

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  • User Rating 7.5

    I want to love this game, but its making it extremely difficult for me...

    Rated on September 11, 2012 by rastella03

    The problem with this game is the classic argument of, does realism = fun, and in this case, no it does not. There were many good ideas put into this game and I will give them credit for that, however...

    2 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    EA Canada again delivers a thoroughly enjoyable hockey sim for longtime fans, and newbies alike, despite small changes.

    Rated on September 12, 2012 by slicedbread117

    EA's NHL series has improved and evolved drasticlly since it's jump to current-gen systems with NHL 07. And while the latest entry in the yearly series doesn't make any dramatic changes, NHL 13 still ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Did EA finally do it or is it more of the same...

    Rated on September 15, 2012 by ALTAIR71

    Another year and another iteration of EA's NHL series is here. With an all new skating engine, the addition of GM connected, and a bunch of little tweaks typical of an EA sports series, they once agai...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    One word...........Great

    Rated on September 17, 2012 by shank7408

    Ok, so I have not purchased NHL in a few years for whatever reason, but as a huge Hockey fan, I can speak to this matter. NHL 13 is Great. The new skating is fantastic. The touchy controls make com...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Excellent game

    Rated on September 18, 2012 by Ws812L8

    i've been buying the NHL games since NHL 11, and i thought that 11 was good, then 12 game out, then 13 came out. there are some things that i do miss from NHL 12, like the delay between dead play and ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Great Hockey Sim, very solid effort.

    Rated on September 18, 2012 by masooch

    Having played NHL 11 for a long time it did take some time to get used to the new skating system. It definitely player attributes such as speed, agility and acceleration. It even effects who I have ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    Broken AI, glitchy frame rates, and still no means to kick players.

    Rated on September 19, 2012 by darthvader57

    I dont have a clue as to why I bought this game again. For years the series has been glitchy. Loop glitches people use to keep from losing, glitch shot goals, horrible AI defenders and goalies have pl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    Do not buy this junk.

    Rated on September 19, 2012 by kenetyw

    I bought this thinking I would get a better version of NHL11. It is not that. I can't even begin to describe how frustrated I am with every aspect of this game. My main play mode is the Hockey Ul...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1.5

    A crappier NHL 12. EA should have skip this year to develop and re-engineer the game.

    Rated on September 25, 2012 by Arguyle

    Everyone is talking about the new skating system. Yes, because there is nothing else good to talk about regarding NHL 13. First, as soon as you get into the game, a good eye will notice immediatel...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1.5

    Probably worst NHL in the passed 5 years.

    Rated on October 10, 2012 by TheRushKing

    Bad - Goalies are broken, they just jump across the net to save my shot. Never happens with my goalie. Shooting for me sometimes doesn't work. Getting poke-checked no where near the opponent/ their st...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.