NHL 23 reviewed by Matt Paprocki on PlayStation 5. Also accessible on Xbox Series X.
“It’s overdue, but NHL 23 finally looks and feels like it belongs on these beefier new-generation consoles. The visual tech upgrade adds stellar reality to the on-ice play, which also benefits from players who are willing to dive for the puck to make a desperate goal or save. It gains new energy from crowds reacting to the action like real crowds would, bringing a definitive audio design that’s best-in-class for stadium effects. Franchise mode customization greatly expands, and seeing women in the fold for the first time feels right – and also overdue. At the same time there are several modes that are outright ignored, including the completely recycled Be a Pro single-player campaign, and its microtransaction-driven Ultimate Team mode comes with the usual caveats about its predatory, profit-driven nature.”
Those clips look straight up glitchy and slow. Does not look like real hockey, even the fight looked down right awful. Anyone who has seen a real game can tell that have the animations look over the top fake, like something out of a 2k wrestling game 🤣.
This game is garbage, wtf is this review?
It should get a ZERO (0) for not being available on PC.
All these games are mad eon PC. Just put them on it.
The NHL 2K series had Stanley Cup celebrations… over 15 years ago 😂
Clearly the guy reviewing the game didn’t play last years game lol
IGN is on EA’s payroll. Same stuff EVERY year. 🙄
Bro this isn’t the first time women have been in chel lmfaoooo
First part of review is the ice and glow sticks……ok, see ya next year. OMG the focus of EA
Man ign gave this a way better review than any person that actually plays Chel on a regular basis.
Have ign even played nhl 23? Ai is horrible. Ea doesn’t care anymore stop playing people.
Wow they added things that were in NHL 2K10.
Giving this game an 8/10 is just criminal. This game is awful and has almost no changes from 22, plus so much false advertising with this game. This reviewer definitely doesn’t watch hockey and has never played any other NHL game before this. Plus bro plays in broadcast mode 💀💀💀💀
lmao, they seriously gave this an 8. game truly is unchanged since nhl 19
Playing in broadcast camera mode is borderline psychotic.
This looks and plays IDENTICAL to 22 in nearly every way
Don't get me wrong, NHL is a phenomenal game however it doesn't deserve a yearly fee.
The new pregame animations are only for 6 teams and get played at random, hardly get to see them sadly.
When are they gonna make it on pc
8? Lol. More like a solid 4/10
Wow has this person played a previous NHL game? The first major push forward since 2014? The games have only gotten worse since then and the first games on PS4/XBONE were bare bones because they weren't ready for the new consoles. They are basically only glowing about better audio and video like they are jumping 2 generations and the difference is minuscule. They don't address many things that have plagued the series for years and didn't even touch an entire game mode. How they can justify giving this an 8/10 blows my mind.
I’m so disappointed that be a pro is the same 🤦🏾♂️
If you’ve played any of the previous NHL games you would know that NHL 23 has improved basically nothing and it feels like playing the exact same game as the past 2 years.
You really not gonna mention every EASHL replay is just a 'syncing" screen?
I’m sorry. None of this is anywhere near enough to warrant the cost of another yearly release. Not even close.
Wow, terrible review. Its a $10 NHL22 patch at best.
Still no PC?
Wait whaaaat. They upgraded the graphics and it was PS5 LAST YEAR. Everything ive heard is this is nhl 22 all over again. How did this guy come up with this statement.
No one plays in that camera
Same dev. Same pub. Same game. Same mechanics. Same score. Surprise surprise
Brah they handed out the Conn Smythe trophy backwards and the guy has Petr Mrazek winning the cup lmao. But yeah A+ for sublime realism…
I'd love to play this but you know no PC release 👎👎
bhahah how can you legitimately mention they just touched up part of a massive game mode for some people and give it an 8…
"if you're a fan of the single player modes, NHL 23 simply isn't worth buying unless roster updates are worth that much to you"
how? how can it be an 8/10 with that damning statement in the review?
Is there any cheesy goals this year ? They never get into that…. each year something diff…wrap around, s move, or some move bug to exploit
Still not on PC.. don't give a $#!7
Yet madden can’t do this? Sad
Arguably the most disappointing NHL game EA has ever released. That's saying something considering the NHL 15 debacle.
Stanley cup aint even right colour 😂
Still rocking 22 what what!
It's the same exact game as last year, don't waste your money on this. EA really needs some competition, it's like they aren't even trying anymore.
It looks exactly the same as NHL from 22. lol. The NHL 22 review goes over x factors. Its the exact same stuff. lol
Stopped buying these games years ago, after coming to the sad realization that I’m just buying the SAME GAME every year.