Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"NHL 13’s various improvements make it probably one of the funnest NHL games in years. Building upon past improvements to the series, the new physics provided by the true performance skating system make the game more realistic than ever before. To top that off, the company has kept the game fresh by adding in some new and enjoyable gameplay modes. While it may have some online issues at the moment, NHL 13 offers practically everything a hockey fan would be looking for. Minus an end to this season’s lockout of course."