NHL 13

NHL 13 is EA SPORTS’ 2012 release in their long-running National Hockey League Sports video game franchise. Packed with new and improved functionality, the game is designed to both delight longtime fans and convert new ones as they take to the ice in one of the fastest games on earth, and battle for the right to hoist the coveted Stanley Cup aloft. Game features include, a more authentic replication of the explosiveness, momentum, and speed of NHL play, new online game modes, improved AI, multiplayer action, improved goalie abilities, online leagues, and more.

Every Stride Matters on This Ice

NHL 13 features revolutionary True Performance Skating functionality. The biggest innovation for the franchise in six years, True Performance Skating accurately captures the speed, creativity, and strategy of today’s NHL play. Players also sync up with friends with the real-world of hockey in “GM Connected,” the first-ever online multiplayer dynasty mode with cooperative and online team play, or relive the greatest moments from today’s NHL in NHL Moments Live. With core gameplay innovation, connected experiences, and the deepest feature set ever, NHL 13 is the definitive hockey experience.

True Performance Skating

Driven by real-world physics and more than 1,000 new gameplay animations, NHL 13 authentically replicates the explosiveness, momentum, and top-end speed of NHL players. Adding a whole new layer of creativity for players to discover on the ice, combined with the control offered by the skill stick, NHL 13 finally gives gamers access to the entire toolset of an NHL player.


Experience a completely overhauled A.I. system. With NHL 13, players are now fully aware of every other player on the ice, resulting in quicker, smarter and more true-to-life decision-making. EA SPORTS Hockey IQ also delivers the deepest and most customizable set of real-world hockey systems and strategies ever developed for the franchise.

Goalies AI

NHL 13 now features the most athletic goalies ever seen in a video game. In the first period or with the game on the line, your favorite netminders scramble with more versatility and anticipate like never before.

GM Connected

The franchise’s most popular mode is now even more connected, allowing gamers to manage, play, or coach with and against friends in their own 30 team human controlled league. GM’s can also take their experience with them with a mobile companion app, ensuring that they’ll never miss a single moment.

Be a Pro/EASHL

Be a Pro and the EA SPORTS Hockey League return, with improved matchmaking, EASHL Club Captaincy.

Team First Presentation

Featuring the ability to customize your NHL 13 experience based on your team and refined on-ice presentation, NHL 13 delivers the most authentic-looking NHL hockey experience to-date.

NHL Moments Live

Rewrite or relive history as gamer’s replay some of the most thrilling moments from today’s NHL. From Gagner’s historic eight-point night to Crosby’s epic return from injury, to new moments added when available, gamers will be continuously challenged to see if they have what it takes to play like a star.

Hockey Ultimate Team

Combine the fun of NHL 13 on-ice play, while adding in elements of managing, trading and collecting of hockey players to form the Ultimate Team. Featuring a revamped design, improved reward system and an exciting new playoff format, this is your chance to create the Ultimate NHL squad.

Multiplayer Action on the Ice

NHL 13 allows players to take to the ice, whether they are playing locally at home or online. The Xbox 360 version of the game supports 1-4 players locally and 2-12 online on Xbox LIVE.

NHL 13 allows players to take to the ice, whether they are playing locally at home or online. The PlayStation 3 version of the game supports 1-7 players locally and 2-12 online on PlayStation Network.