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  • Summary: Unlock the highest level of hockey aggression, speed and skill. Deliver hits with the NHL® Collision Physics, built from FIFA’s Player Impact Engine. Drop your gloves with the new Enforcer Engine, powered by EA SPORTS™ Fight Night technology. Dangle defenders with new One-Touch Dekes andUnlock the highest level of hockey aggression, speed and skill. Deliver hits with the NHL® Collision Physics, built from FIFA’s Player Impact Engine. Drop your gloves with the new Enforcer Engine, powered by EA SPORTS™ Fight Night technology. Dangle defenders with new One-Touch Dekes and experience enhanced speed and control with the second season of True Performance Skating. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Sep 17, 2013
    96
    NHL 14 delivers a solid lineup of improvements and much appreciated tweaks to the franchise. It's not without some lingering issues, but luckily most of those are contained to the off-ice portions of the game and are trumped by impressive amounts of polish.
  2. Oct 9, 2013
    90
    With the benefit of some great training tutorials, before long anyone can be carrying out line changes, deking with the best of them and carrying out a brilliant selection of slapshots, pivots and, of course, brutal punches to the face.
  3. Sep 10, 2013
    86
    NHL 14 is a very polished game that takes full advantage of its subject to create an intense, thrilling sports title. Its brutal, energetic nature offers a unique experience that most gaming versions of sports lack, and it’s definitely my favorite sports game of the year.
  4. 80
    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.
  5. Sep 27, 2013
    80
    Add to this one touch dekes, black eyes after losing fights, sticks getting tangled up with arms and skates, a wonderful bogun soundtrack that includes bands like Airbourne and Wolfmother, and you get a deep, great looking, and surprisingly accessible sports game.
  6. Sep 22, 2013
    80
    For a casual fan, NHL 14 offers a good time in its main game modes and hours of additional fun with the NHL 94 anniversary modes. However fans of a realistic hockey experience might be a little let down by the big slide into arcade action and the main game modes offering little upgrade over last years version.
  7. Sep 10, 2013
    60
    NHL 14 adds little of note to NHL 13 aside from better hitting, more fighting, and a disappointing NHL 94 retro mode.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Nov 24, 2017
    9
    Thumbs up. great game.Thumbs up. great game. 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 Expand
  2. Sep 24, 2013
    8
    Nhl 14 was by far the best hockey video game !ve played. I love the hitting system and the fighting as those are my two favorite things to doNhl 14 was by far the best hockey video game !ve played. I love the hitting system and the fighting as those are my two favorite things to do in hockey video games. Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2013
    8
    Much better than last years iteration. NHL 13 was easily the worst EA Sports hockey game I've played on this generation of consoles. Safe toMuch better than last years iteration. NHL 13 was easily the worst EA Sports hockey game I've played on this generation of consoles. Safe to say that NHL 14 does a lot of fine tuning. Animations are still very robotic looking. To all my fellow Canadians and hockey fans go pick this up. Expand
  4. Jan 1, 2023
    6
    NHL14 is a beautiful, fun game, with many modes and feels like hockey.

    Except if you want to be a goal in the Live the Life mode, which is
    NHL14 is a beautiful, fun game, with many modes and feels like hockey.

    Except if you want to be a goal in the Live the Life mode, which is the only mode I'm interested in playing. Which in that case it's awful. Bugs don't bother me. Yet I can't play more than 4 games at a time as a goalie without quitting in frustration and not playing any more. Your team won't score and they won't defend. Pretty much any shot is a guaranteed goal. Giving up 8 goals on 8 shots in a period isn't remotely surprising.

    Your only chance is if your team gets so much offensive time, you'll get lots of shots at times, just not goals. You hope that you only have to face 1 shot per period and that you'll stop it. Even if you somehow stop 3 out of 3 shots in a game, you still may end up with a 0-0 tie (even if your team has 30 shots).
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  5. Dec 28, 2013
    5
    The new collision system is great and all but, in game be a pro mode goal tending is terrible the only thing you control with your goalie isThe new collision system is great and all but, in game be a pro mode goal tending is terrible the only thing you control with your goalie is whether he is in butterfly or standing up, and moving side to side. Your team gives you no support when it comes to cross crease passes, intercepting them or taking out the player receiving the pass. without being able to control your goalie the system fails to save most of the slot passes whether in position or not. Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2013
    4
    There is so much wrong with this game. Lets start off by saying that Gary Thorne and Bill Clement NEED to be replaced! This series isThere is so much wrong with this game. Lets start off by saying that Gary Thorne and Bill Clement NEED to be replaced! This series is repetitive and is put on the bottom of the list in sports games for EA. And I love hockey, don't get me wrong. The game got some minor improvements such as the fights, skating (again), collision fixes, and a "new" deking system. This update should be made in every game, yet, NHL 14 looks the exact same NHL 13 and NHL 13 looks the same as NHL 12! C'mon EA you can do better than that! In NHL 13, they completely dropped the ball. The hits were so stupid it was funny, players would go flying into the seats, goalies could be hit out of the net and be scored on. EA definitely deserved the worst company award, hands down. The truth is NHL games come last on EA's list, and we are all being pulled into a circle of buying this game every year. It's sad really. FIFA and the NFL series always get the biggest updates and praise they deserve, because they're actually really good games. Most of the modes are still here and are exactly the same as NHL 13, and the only reason I am giving this game a 1/10 is because of NHL '94 mode which was a really good NHL game for its time. The new modes feel and play the same as NHL 13, sadly. I really wish there was more to this game and that it'd be improved over NHL 13, but it really hasn't. Same voice actors saying the same things over and over again, things that they said in NHL 13! It's time for them to be replaced. The new checking engine is better and I am glad to see improvement in that area. But why aren't these "updates" coming with every new game? NHL 14 is basically just a bandage for the scars that NHL 13 gave to the series. I am warning you, if you are a hardcore NHL fan do not buy this game. If you're new to the sport, wait 'till next year, please. Maybe EA will open their eyes to the atrocity NHL 13/14 is? By the way I am not a troll, I am a serious gamer and write serious reviews! I am glad if you take my advice, if not, that's ok also! I respect both decisions. Expand
  7. Mar 9, 2014
    0
    this game will make u want to grab your ps3. Chuck it out the window, light it in on fire, throw in the toilet. Take a poop on it and attemptthis game will make u want to grab your ps3. Chuck it out the window, light it in on fire, throw in the toilet. Take a poop on it and attempt to flush it down the toilet. Why? It SUCKS. IT SUCKS. it is really unfair Expand

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