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Average Player Score Based on 205 ratings
7.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 205 ratings
  1. 10 (18)
  2. 9 (70)
  3. 8 (61)
  4. 7 (18)
  5. 6 (8)
  6. 5 (8)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (7)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (6)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:7.5

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

    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 again believe it is supe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about NHL 13

  • Review Score:7.5

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

    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 their execution of ... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

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

    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 holds up to be just ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

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

    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 again believe it is supe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

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

    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 complete sense if you a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Excellent game

    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 the drop to the puck... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Great Hockey Sim, very solid effort.

    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 on the ice at what t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5

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

    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 plagued this game for ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

    Do not buy this junk.

    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 Ultimate Player card g... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1.5

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

    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 immediately that the framerate... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1.5

    Probably worst NHL in the passed 5 years.

    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 stick doesn't show the... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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