NHL 2K7 Xbox

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  1. ShastaMcNasty
    Oct 4, 2006
    9
    I must say that while I was initially disappointed with this title, the more time I spent with it, the more I grew to love it. NHL2K7 is the best iteration of the series. They have touched up the AI, skating feels much more realistic now than it used to (no more table-hockey effect!) and for the first time since 2K5, you can really feel the momentum switch after a big goal or fight. The I must say that while I was initially disappointed with this title, the more time I spent with it, the more I grew to love it. NHL2K7 is the best iteration of the series. They have touched up the AI, skating feels much more realistic now than it used to (no more table-hockey effect!) and for the first time since 2K5, you can really feel the momentum switch after a big goal or fight. The only thing that bummed me out is they took out some of the control features, like one-touch passing, but overall I am very happy with the game. The best part is that the game is fun again, which is a solid departure from the predictability of 2K6. Bravo! Expand
  2. BlueFalcon
    Sep 15, 2006
    6
    I like the new dynamic camera a lot. But the game disappoints on many other levels. The graphics and entire asthetic is ugly and dingy as with previous years. I don't notice any animation improvement as advertised in the new features. The animation was, and still is a bit of a weak point. Bob Cole and Harry Neal are the best commentators that exist, but they make several mistakes a I like the new dynamic camera a lot. But the game disappoints on many other levels. The graphics and entire asthetic is ugly and dingy as with previous years. I don't notice any animation improvement as advertised in the new features. The animation was, and still is a bit of a weak point. Bob Cole and Harry Neal are the best commentators that exist, but they make several mistakes a game. Much of their mistakes are obvious glitches, which also show through in most other areas. As with previous years, glitches are common. Okay, it really should be all about the gameplay, but it's not all that exceptional either. The goal variety and goalie ai are really important in a hockey game, but aren't great here. It just doesn't look like a real game yet to passerbyers, the way other sports. Madden 2001 and NFL 2k both look more like a real game of football, than NHL 2k7 looks like a real hockey game. That just shouldn't be. This series needs to evolve bad. Expand

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#52 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. The lack of changes will disappoint some, but for 20 bucks the minor tweaks and new roster nicely enhance what was already a great game.
  2. 83
    Online, 2K Sports continues to lead the pack with online leagues and seasons. NHL 2K7 on higher difficulties is a solid simulation and, with all the modes, teams and options, is the most complete hockey title on the Xbox.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    83
    Both games are great, but NHL 2K7 wins our vote because of adaptable gameplay that can be set up how you want it. [Nov 2006, p.70]