Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic 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.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User 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. 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 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. Full Review »
  3. DaveA.
    Jan 25, 2007
    8
    Great game start to finish. Commentary is very good, looks fantastic, gameplay wow!