The day NHL video game fans have been waiting for is finally here as NHL 14 has been released today in North America.
The game, which will only be released on current-gen consoles this season (Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3), includes massive changes to the game’s single-player career mode which is now known as “Live the Life” in addition to a multitude of other gameplay improvements.
Hockey Ultimate Team also sees an improvement in NHL 14 with the inclusion of a new “seasons” mode in the popular game mode which allows players to compete against one another in hopes of capturing the HUT championship.
One of the biggest improvements to game play, if not the biggest, comes in the form of changes made to the games collision and physics engine. The hitting has gone from looking and feeling unrealistic to becoming almost life like. The size and strength of players now matter when trying to hit opposing players which was something that fans of the series had been hoping for.
Also improved is the fighting system which was built from the same game engine that was used to create the Fight Night boxing series.
For more on NHL 14, keep glued to GameSided as we bring you reactions of the game’s release throughout the day. You can also check out our full review of the the latest from EA Canada HERE.