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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: 40 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. NHL 07 is easily the best playing, best looking, and best sounding hockey game currently available. If EA had not stripped away the additional gameplay modes, this would have easily been the game to beat.
  2. The new controls, new gameplay and new graphics have given an unexpected treat to gamers everywhere. Not to say that there aren’t issues like the awful manual, tough dynasty and some quirky things like being unable to select your favorite team like every other EA Sports game. This is a giant leap in the right direction.
  3. Honestly, after playing this for several weeks, I was bored. I tried to like this game, and the graphics sure are enticing, but in the end it’s just not as satisfying as "2K7."
  4. While NHL 07 completely nails certain facets of the game, it definitely isn’t the complete package. This franchise certainly has the appearance of going places, but it may be another year or two before it finally proves itself as the best game on the market.
  5. New shooting controls make this version stand out. [Issue #15]
  6. 75
    A very enjoyable game that gives you greater control over your players than ever before. The series has had a rest on next generation consoles thus far, and the break has certainly paid off.
  7. I was very close to loving NHL 07 but I think I’ll save my money for a year when I can hold onto the puck.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 52
  2. Negative: 11 out of 52
  1. Superyoma
    Sep 11, 2006
    10
    Skill stick and watching the goalies is next level sports gaming!
  2. DaveK.
    Sep 16, 2006
    10
    Buy it now...play 10 games to get used to the controls...and you will be very happy.
  3. RedwingsRockRangersSuck
    Jan 17, 2007
    10
    The best game with out a dout. Skill stick makes it the best golies save are awesome looking too, but I can make awesome moves between my legs or anything so that could be better. Collapse
  4. Brysonic
    Sep 10, 2006
    9
    The new controls are much more intuitive. Nice to finally see some inovation...
  5. Apr 24, 2011
    7
    Since this game obviously is horrible compared to the newer games, I will review this for the time it came out. It was a fun game and I found myself playing it a lot. It was a turning point for the better games, and it doesn't really offer a lot. It's O.K. but far from great. Expand
  6. JerryP.
    Jan 29, 2007
    5
    I'm afraid I have to agree with John G. The graphics and Skill Stick are awesome but the rest of the game play is ridiculous! Getting the puck from the CPU is almost impossible without knocking him off the puck but the CPU can grab it from you just by being close! Except for breakout passes, every other pass you try to make RARELY goes where you want it, especially int he offensive zone! Cheap goals happen way too often. Your teammates play like minor leaguers so unless you can skate through everyone, and Im sure there's people who can, its just not all that rewarding. I didn't give it a 2 because there are lots of things I like but theres no way I can honestly give it a 9 because it DOESN'T play like a real hockey game, no matter what the other guys are saying! Expand
  7. BenjaminF.
    Jan 4, 2007
    1
    Great game with awesome gameplay and graphics, but its too damn easy.....I have been playing the EA Sports NHL Series for about 7 years now, and difficult mode is SOO easy.......they need to make this game harder...in my dynasty, sidney crosby has 67 pts in 7 games......thats almost 10 pts a game average.....realistic? I think not! Expand

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