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Generally favorable reviews- based on 165 Ratings

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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 newHundreds 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: 38 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. The best sports title on Xbox 360 so far. It’s exciting when a company actually uses the year in development to bring us a year’s worth of progress.
  2. NHL 2K7 represents the best value for money out there, and it plays like a dream. Seriously, you're doing yourselves a disservice by buying all those guns-and-tits games that get hyped.
  3. It’s simply a real hockey fans dream game.
  4. The menus not only seem convoluted, but are very difficult to navigate.
  5. 80
    Though casual fans might initially find the level of control to be more complicated than the average tax code, the best part of NHL 2K7 and the entire NHL 2K series is its depth, from the robust franchise mode to its online play over Xbox Live, fun mini-games, and diverse assortment of bonus content.
  6. 75
    Solid game of ice hockey that shines brightly in some regards - but it isn't the Holy Grail of universal accessibility we would have liked. It's worth giving this pucker giving a lengthy chance.
  7. This is exactly the same as last year's version. Ignore the Rivalry and Cinemotion fluff and you'll be hard pushed to spot genuine advances. At least EA pretends to try. [Issue 12, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26
  1. AnitaB.
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    One of the best sports games.
  2. JohnMarion
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    The reigning leader comes through again. Next gen hockey at its finest.
  3. DonC.
    Sep 20, 2006
    10
    Smooth transitions, monster sound, crisp controls. What's not to like?
  4. YuriW.
    Aug 23, 2007
    6
    Games in 2k7 are usually all very similar. At higher difficulty levels, the CPU player is not actually better, he can just do more than you Games in 2k7 are usually all very similar. At higher difficulty levels, the CPU player is not actually better, he can just do more than you can. On the hardest level, his goalie becomes an unstoppable machine. Also, the achievements are unfair. It sucks to work towards something for days, and then unfairly not get the achievement. This is a glitch and some achievements are unattainable. Expand
  5. OlegV.
    Sep 14, 2006
    3
    I should have realized by playing the Demo that this game wasn't going to be good. Cheap graphics and boring button pressing that takes I should have realized by playing the Demo that this game wasn't going to be good. Cheap graphics and boring button pressing that takes all the skill out of the game. Not worth buying. Expand
  6. GregG.
    Sep 13, 2006
    2
    The graphics and gameplay are NOT next gen. This is 2K's second NHL game for the 360 so there is no excuse for this mess. From fake The graphics and gameplay are NOT next gen. This is 2K's second NHL game for the 360 so there is no excuse for this mess. From fake coaches that critics describe as "scary looking" to players with cartooney skin tones. Pass on NHL 2K7. Expand
  7. BryceC.
    Sep 14, 2006
    0
    Not worh buying if you have last years game. It looks even worse in the graphics department if that is even possible. EA knows detail, Not worh buying if you have last years game. It looks even worse in the graphics department if that is even possible. EA knows detail, hopefully it kicks 2k into gear. Expand

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