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  • Summary: The golden age of console hockey returns with NHL 07, featuring gameplay innovations that make players feel like they are actually on the ice. Featuring an unmatched level of freedom and control, NHL 07 allows hockey purists and casual fans alike to feel like they can play like a pro. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. One of the most addictive portable NHL games you’ll buy this year. No offense to the wonderful Gretzky games, but when it comes to a truly deep NHL hockey experience this is the series you will want to own.
  2. NHL 07, despite its faults, manages to be the best NHL game on the PSP and a good rookie attempt by the folks at EA Sports. If you were just waiting for the NHL series to make its portable debut, NHL 07 won’t disappoint.
  3. 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.
  4. NHL 07 for the PSP is a slightly watered down version of its bigger sibling’s hockey game but that’s only to be expected due to its limited processing power. But what the PSP manages to capture is the fun and ultimate playability of the next-gen console version.
  5. Electronic Arts must have heard our wishes for a PSP hockey game withouth Gretzky's name in the title, because NHL 07 is like a dream come true. [Holiday 2006, p.86]
  6. Clunky settings options, graphical hang-ups, and occasional artificial intelligence fouls bring the game down a peg or two, but mostly this is good hockey that handles the portable translation well.
  7. EA's ice hockey annual trades gamepay depth for arcade accessibility and speed. For our money though the PS2 offers a greater challenge. [Nov 2006, p.103]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. LarcE.
    Aug 29, 2007
    9
    User friendly gameplay. Dare I say, a better multiplayer experience than NBA live 07? Could very well be...
  2. CJM.
    Jan 17, 2007
    9
    The Good: Graphics, Creation Mode, Dynasty Mode, Difficulty Settings, File Sizes, Loading Time The Bad: No In-Game Stats, No In-Game Line Changes, No In-Game Goalie Changes The Verdict: By far the best portable hockey game. Expand
  3. KaiF.
    Nov 27, 2006
    8
    A solid and enjoyable transition to handheld for NHL
  4. MikeD.
    Nov 24, 2006
    3
    Very disappointing. The hitting/checks are SO WEAK! Pass on this one. It is a big disappointment.