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NHL 13

Platform : PlayStation 3

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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • ASIN: B007FTE33E
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm ; 91 g
  • Release Date: Sept. 11 2012
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,010 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
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Product Description


Featuring the biggest innovation for the franchise in six years, NHL 13 will deliver a revamped gameplay experience that accurately captures the speed, creativity and strategy of today's NHL headlined by true performance skating, and supported by EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q. NHL 13 will also deliver new experiences that connect hockey fans to their friends and the real world of hockey with the GM connected and NHL moments live game modes. With core gameplay innovation, connected experiences, and the deepest feature set ever in an EA SPORTS NHL title, NHL 13 is truly the definitive hockey experience.


  • Make faster, smarter and better decisions, thanks to the overhauled A.I. system and EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q. that offers the most customizable set of strategies and real hockey systems to date
  • Return to the ice for more than 1,000 new gameplay animations, an overhauled I.Q. system and an added layer of creativity in in the franchise's biggest innovation in six years
  • Experience the speed, momentum and explosiveness of real-life players with True Performance Skating that is driven by real-world physics
  • Maintain unparalleled control with the Skill Stick
  • Relive or rewrite some of the game's most historic moments, from Gagner's eight-point night to Crosby's epic return to the ice to new moments that are added throughout the season
  • Rise through the ranks as you manage, coach or play in a human-controlled, 30-team league online in the GM Connected multiplayer dynasty mode with Cooperative and Online Team Play
  • For 1 to 7 players offline; 2 to 12 online

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa48b012c) out of 5 stars 177 reviews
22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa48d096c) out of 5 stars It's a new year, but a lot stays the same Sept. 11 2012
By M. Hutchens - Published on
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Upon receipt of NHL13 you will need to pull down the 37MB patch (1.01) for your brand-new game. You'll also want to download updates for a few tuner/roster settings. Having played 4 games online thus far, I'd say it's pretty consistent with what you'll experience if you've played the demo. Player speeds seem to be a little more noticeable between characters (in otherwords, if you've set your accel/speed higher, it should pay dividends compared to last year). I haven't received the boost pack code from amazon yet, but I think the terms/conditions say they've got ~2 days to e-mail that.

Graphics: A lot more polished compared to last year. The character renders are really solid and the overall presentation has fewer delays. Otherwise, a lot of the animations seem similar to previous years, though some physics tweaks have already brought about a few comical collisions.

Audio: The commentary has been updated, as has the audio track. It's nice to get new music, but note that you can pull your own tunes off your PS3 using the "EA Sports Media Hub", going into "Custom Music" and then pulling in your own songs (you've put music on your ps3.... right?). After a few days, I typically turn down the in-game commentary. I got really tired of hearing "a soft dump into the corner" during NHL12 every 10 minutes -- this is in reference to a play where forwards send the puck ahead into the offensive zone aka "dumping the puck."

Gameplay: It feels pretty different with the addition of more flexible backwards skating, new physics on your skating mechanics and more "bumping" other characters. Already, I've heard people in-game complaining about "interference" from other players who skate into them without attempting a check -- this will not result in a penalty but might be just enough to take you out of a critical play. Pokecheck is really powerful now; as a defenseman, this was something I really missed last year. I have a feeling the developers will release a patch that tunes down the pokecheck in the near future. At least it's not as bad as the hipcheck-gate issue at the beginning of NHL12.

Sony/EA need to stay on top of game releases. You can't buy any boosts or slots as of the time of this writing (I was trying to get another slot). You'd think Sony could go ahead and make that available the day before the game is released. A friend who is playing 13 says he'd give the game 3 stars, as it feels like the same old grind, year after year. There's some truth to this, but I really enjoy getting online to play with friends. You see something new every time. In that way, it's like real hockey, you never know if someone is going to go flying into the bench (probably not) but who knows? Maybe next time I play the goalies will get into a fight... that'd be great. If you liked NHL12, go ahead and get '13.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa48d0b94) out of 5 stars nhl 13 so real March 21 2013
By peter - Published on
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Once you play you don't want to stop. Rosters always up to date. Many different game modes to come from!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa48d0dec) out of 5 stars Brutal game play April 11 2013
By Dangles - Published on
The game first came out back in sept and was amazing. As a college hockey player the game was legit and you had to actually play hockey in order to do well.... Then came the first tuner set. Wow.
Absolutely horrendous. I don't know what happened but it went from legit hockey. To forehand backhand glitches. Again. The online play as of April 2013 is the worst since the game came out. It's to the point where if 2k sports made an NHL. I'd return EAs to buy that one. NHL 12 was actually better than this. I can't explain how goalies make the most amazing saves known to man but can't stop a simple shot that's coming right at them. It's like they've never seen a forehand backhand deke in their life. Here's a thought. Stop doing interviews saying "the AI in 13 is the best we've ever had" when you start off being correct and then you release a tuner set and every computer player is worse than 5 year olds who have never skated in their lives. Make up your minds. I recommend not playing online and sticking to GM mode. At least those goalies are halfway decent and can stop a pass from the other end of the ice. EA I recommend you figure it out and either make all of the online modes superstar or have different divisions for different caliber of players so that beginners can play at their level and experienced players can enjoy the game without wanting to break the disk and give up on all EA sports game forever.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa46fe144) out of 5 stars Eh, just ok... Simulation times in GM mode are unacceptable Aug. 5 2013
By M. Overbee - Published on
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The gameplay is fine, the skating is very smooth, and control seems realistic, however the checking animations are very choppy and not fluid at all....

The big issue is simulating in GM mode, which is like the only mode I play to build a dynasty... It takes waaaaaay to long to simulate through games... I could only make it through one season, and I had enough. I don't understand how it could take so long when games like NBA 2k13 I can sim through in no time. This must be fixed or I will not buy next year.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa46fe390) out of 5 stars The series has regressed Aug. 19 2013
By N. DiPasquale - Published on
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If I had rated this product when it first came out it would be 4-5 stars, as they had the skating engine working great where users could not simply skate in circles waiting for the defender to be a step behind, but then with one of the patches, they moved everything back to the old skate dancing tactics, which are frustrating to watch when playing online. If they're going to say it is realistic, they should have stuck with the original product.

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