NHL 07 PlayStation 2

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    85
    This feels way more like real hockey than the arcadey, gimmicky junk we've had to swallow in the past. Just a few more tweaks here and there, and EA's NHL will be the coolest game on ice once again. [Oct. 2006, p.87]
  2. 80
    The controls are tight, especially shooting. We would like to see the checking system tweaked a bit so players aren't so magnetic. Great puck physics make for exciting, organic goal scoring.
  3. The Dynasty mode is still a blast, even though it isn’t entirely new. And the core gameplay mechanics cannot be beat. The new stick passing gives players so much more control over the puck.
  4. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    The best hockey game on PS2. [Dec 2006, p.95]
  5. Game Informer
    78
    Regardless of the fact that you can pass now with the right analog, this game is for anyone who yearns for a simpler time when hockey was arcade-like and EA wasn't afraid to hit it on the ice--unlike the next-gen version. [Oct. 2006, p.94]
  6. PSM Magazine
    75
    The bad news--if you're jonesing to light the lamp with the new Skill Stick, well, you can't--only passing is allowed in the PS2 version, which leaves us feeling like we got the shaft. [Holiday 2006, p.86]

Awards & Rankings

38
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#16 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
85
#85 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 14 out of 28
  1. Nov 3, 2016
    7
    Decent hockey experience if you havent bought the game every year like me. Good graphics and simulation for a PS2 game, decent amount ofDecent hockey experience if you havent bought the game every year like me. Good graphics and simulation for a PS2 game, decent amount of leagues and teams, tho i found my national team's roster to be mostly incorrect for that season. Full Review »
  2. john
    Mar 2, 2008
    7
    I like the fact that this game is available for Windows XP: I like the dynasty mode feature. Goal tending is a little weak on medium. GoaliesI like the fact that this game is available for Windows XP: I like the dynasty mode feature. Goal tending is a little weak on medium. Goalies endurance levels drop severely after you find their weak points (easy goals). I do like the feature that describes the goalies goal tending style. I like the analog stick control, makes it fun to deke on when coming in front of the net. Some of the commentary is the same, depending on how the game play goes. I like the team upgrades in dynasty mode. This makes it more fun for the user to improve their team.
    The soundtrack gets old fast: could have had a better soundtrack, but you are able to turn off the songs in the menu which is a pro (I have it off during game play).
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  3. TommyC.
    Nov 30, 2007
    0
    Doesn't fly, doesn't work, too mechinal, a soulles bore, a sure-fire dead atmosphere.