Shouty, loud rock music, and an accomplished play-by-play commentary. Sounds about right.
In replicating the look and atmosphere of a real-life hockey game, NHL 23 is exemplary. There's room for improvement, though.
Another rock-solid and robust game of sticks 'n' pucks, NHL 23 is good, intuitive fun. Just be wary that it plays a lot like last year's game.
A plethora of modes provide hours of gameplay, and it's all impeccably presented. HUT is still big on microtransactions, but kudos for adding the women's national teams.
Lazy. NHL 23 has practically the exact same list as the one from NHL 22. Surely EA could have taken some time to add some new tasks? No? Okay, then.