NHL 2K7 PlayStation 2

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  1. 83
    NHL 2K7 on higher difficulties is a solid simulation and, with all the modes, teams and options, is the most complete hockey title on the PS2.
  2. NHL 2K7 for the PlayStation 2 lacks much of the forward progress of its Xbox 360 counterpart and instead provides an enjoyable hockey game that you've pretty much played before.
  3. Game Informer
    68
    The AI is still riddled with holes and your money plays from last year will still work. [Oct. 2006, p.94]
  4. The lack of changes will disappoint some, but for 20 bucks the minor tweaks and new roster nicely enhance what was already a great game.
  5. While the Pressure Control and drop pass are nice additions to the control scheme, they aren’t as innovative as last year’s Pro Control passing or even Crease Control. The new skating engine adds more precision in terms of player movement on the ice, but it doesn’t negate the overwhelming use of one-timers to score goals.
  6. 80
    Graphically, this year's offering is a big step forward over last year's. However, it still has a way to go.
  7. Play UK
    74
    Good, but hardly startling stuff. [Issue#146, p.95]
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    But for this season, pay the extra bucks and go with EA's NHL 07 instead. [Nov. 2006, p.110]
  9. PSM Magazine
    80
    Even though the PS2 version of NHL 2K7 isn't as slick and refined as its next-gen sibling, NHL 2K7 is probably the best--and perhaps the last--hockey game you may ever play on the PS2. [Jan. 2007, p.83]
  10. Perhaps the most notable improvement this year is the AI's adaptation, finally, to the new NHL rules.
  11. PSM3 Magazine UK
    70
    Another pretty decent ice hockey simulation. [Christmas 2006, p.99]
  12. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    The total package feels soulless and, as a result, rather unappealing. [Dec 2006, p.95]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JhonD.
    Oct 6, 2006
    10
    This game is off the chain. Bravo 2k7 bravo. It looks so real I cried. The best hockey game I've played in my darn life. The passing, This game is off the chain. Bravo 2k7 bravo. It looks so real I cried. The best hockey game I've played in my darn life. The passing, the deking, the skating is just brilliant. I love the songs too! Full Review »
  2. LucaC.
    Oct 4, 2006
    4
    The editing and menu GUIs are too complex and take a long time to create one single player, in terms of gameplay the camera angle wobbles way The editing and menu GUIs are too complex and take a long time to create one single player, in terms of gameplay the camera angle wobbles way too much. Personally, I prefer EA Sports NHL07. And just like in NHL07, the music is very invasive and got on my nerves really quickly. The controls are slow to react and I found the AI to be laughable in terms of tactics. Players move around like zombies and ignore the puck which is at their feet. I'm glad I picked it up for only 20$ as had I paid more I would have been vary angry. Full Review »
  3. FrankJ.
    Sep 21, 2006
    10
    2k delivers again.