Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Creating a yearly sports game is a difficult task. Change too much and you may ruin what made the last iteration of the series enjoyable. Change too little and fans will be distraught that the game is too similar to last year’s, except with an updated roster. While sports fans are generally hard to please, EA’s NHL series has consistently delivered impressive titles over the last few years, and now that NHL 14 has been released with a few new improvements, does it manage to improve on what was found in NHL 13 without going overboard?"