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  • Summary: Hundreds of new skating animations have been captured for NHL 2K7. Not only will skating look much more natural, players will also experience the true momentum of skating whenever players dig into the ice to accelerate or carve the ice to make sudden stops. In addition to the numerous new skating animations, several new checking, passing, and shooting animations have been added, making all the action in NHL 2K7 flow with amazing detail. New gameplay enhancements have been added to Pro Control, giving users offensive and defensive tools to utilize on the ice. While on offense, players now have the ability to execute drop passes, allowing users to setup new screen plays and create new scoring opportunities to catch the goalie off-guard. Pressure Control brings a tactical element to defensive hockey as players now can instruct teammates to defend opposing players while on the ice. Varying degrees of pressure can be selected - whether it's telling your teammate to shadow a selected opponent or deliver a big check - allowing players new defensive options on the fly. Pro Control in NHL 2K7 delivers the offensive and defensive options hockey fans have been asking for, truly delivering the next generation of hockey. [2K Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. With incredibly realistic player animation and one of the most fluid and natural game experiences you're likely to find at the moment, an insanely huge range of options and modes, and more detail and stats than you could possibly want in every area, including the huge Franchise Mode, there's something here for everyone.
  2. A solid game of hockey with fantastic controls and tons of features.
  3. A well-rounded game that offers rich offensive and defensive strategies, fluid animations and movement, and solid AI across the board. You really get a good sense for how your player’s weight affects their movements, and also how your teammates are going to react to certain situations.
  4. A slick and stylish representation of the sport that makes great use of the Sixaxis tilt function. [Apr 2007, p.60]
  5. Nevermind the fact that it's the only option on the PS3 right now, NHL 2K7 is a quick, smart game of hockey with an insanely deep franchise mode, solid online play, serious SIXAXIS integration, a handful of terrific (if fairly minor) new additions and plenty of mini-games and challenges for newcomers.
  6. It's a solid enough game, then, but again not truly worthy of that 'next-gen' tag. [June 2007, p.83]
  7. All you have to do is hold R2 to activate the sprint and easily glide past the opposition. It works every single time. Initially, it's fun - but you soon realise it completely unbalances what should have been a giant of a game. [Apr 2007, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MattM.
    Jun 6, 2007
    8
    Excellent game overall. I love the goalie system if you are operating it but the only bad thing is the easyness of goals.
  2. DaveA.
    Jan 25, 2007
    8
    Great game start to finish. Commentary is very good, looks fantastic, gameplay wow!
  3. SteveC.
    May 26, 2007
    5
    Well, the game is great but overall play has hesitations, and the goalies suck even on all-star, and hall of famer 2k7 also had the same problem for the ps2. Personally i think the game was rushed and how the 2008 hockey game/s have better game play and the goalies dont let everything shot go in. Expand