NHL 07

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NHL 07
NHL 07 Coverart.png
Alexander Ovechkin on the cover of NHL 07
Developer(s) EA Canada (X360, PSP)
EA Montreal (PS2, Xbox, PC)
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NHL series
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Xbox
PlayStation 2
Microsoft Windows
PlayStation Portable
Release date(s)
  • NA September 12, 2006
  • AUS September 21, 2006
  • EU September 22, 2006
  • AUS October 20, 2006 (PSP)
Genre(s) Sports - Ice Hockey Sim
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, multiplayer online

NHL 07 is an ice hockey video game, released in 2006 as the successor to NHL 06. The game improved the series' gameplay with more realistic features, such as stickhandling and a wider variety of controller schemes. The Xbox 360 version features a completely revamped game and graphics engine from the predecessor.

Gameplay[edit]

NHL 07 features 4 European leagues - Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Sweden's Elitserien, Finland's SM-liiga, and the Czech Republic's Tipsport Extraliga. NHL 07 for the Xbox 360 features analog stick control and a brand new physics system which eliminates the magnetic type possession of the puck which have been used in past NHL games. Commentary is provided by Gary Thorne and Bill Clement for the Xbox 360 version of the game, however, Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson return for the current generation and PSP versions.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2 PSP Xbox Xbox 360
EGM N/A N/A N/A N/A 7.83/10[1]
Eurogamer N/A N/A N/A N/A 7/10[2]
Game Informer N/A 7.75/10[3] N/A 7.75/10[3] 7.25/10[4]
GamePro N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.5/5 stars[5]
Game Revolution N/A N/A N/A N/A C[6]
GameSpot 7.1/10[7] 7.1/10[7] 7.2/10[8] 7.1/10[7] 8.2/10[9]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[10] N/A N/A N/A N/A
GameZone N/A 8/10[11] 8.2/10[12] 8.1/10[13] 9/10[14]
IGN 8/10[15] 8/10[15] 7.9/10[16] 8/10[15] 8.7/10[17]
OPM (US) N/A 8.5/10[18] N/A N/A N/A
OXM N/A N/A N/A 8/10[19] 8/10[20]
PC Gamer (US) 68%[21] N/A N/A N/A N/A
The A.V. Club N/A N/A N/A N/A B[22]
Detroit Free Press N/A N/A N/A N/A 3/4 stars[23]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 72/100[24] 76/100[25] 76/100[26] 75/100[27] 79/100[28]

The game received "generally favorable reviews" on all platforms except the PC version, which received "average" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[28][27][25][26][24]

The A.V. Club gave the X360 version a B and stated that "the only thing wrong with NHL 07 is that most of the other major sports inherently make for better video games."[22] Detroit Free Press similarly gave the same console version three stars out of four and stated that the game "is a bit crisper and cleaner in high-definition."[23] However, The Sydney Morning Herald gave the game three-and-a-half stars out of five and said, "The action can be hard to follow, but fans will appreciate the realism."[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EGM staff (October 2006). "NHL 07 (X360)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (208): 106. 
  2. ^ Martin, Matt (December 11, 2006). "NHL 07 (X360)". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "NHL 07 (PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer (162): 94. October 2006. 
  4. ^ "NHL 07 (X360)". Game Informer (162): 102. October 2006. 
  5. ^ Gaudiosi, John (October 2006). "Review: NHL 07 (X360)". GamePro: 96. 
  6. ^ Damiano, Greg (October 25, 2006). "NHL 07 Review (X360)". Game Revolution. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c Navarro, Alex (September 15, 2006). "NHL 07 Review (PC, PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ Navarro, Alex (September 15, 2006). "NHL 07 Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ Navarro, Alex (September 14, 2006). "NHL 07 Review (X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ Abner, William (September 26, 2006). "GameSpy: NHL 07 (PC)". GameSpy. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ Bedigian, Louis (September 11, 2006). "NHL 07 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 31, 2008. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ Valentino, Nick (September 25, 2006). "NHL 07 - PSP - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ Lafferty, Michael (September 11, 2006). "NHL 07 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 25, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  14. ^ Lafferty, Michael (September 11, 2006). "NHL 07 - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 10, 2008. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b c Miller, Jonathan (September 11, 2006). "NHL 07 Review (PC, PS2, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  16. ^ Miller, Jonathan (September 18, 2006). "NHL 07 Review (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  17. ^ Miller, Jonathan (September 11, 2006). "NHL 07 Review (X360)". IGN. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  18. ^ "NHL 07 (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 87. October 2006. 
  19. ^ "NHL 07 (Xbox)". Official Xbox Magazine: 85. October 2006. 
  20. ^ "NHL 07 (X360)". Official Xbox Magazine: 82. November 2006. 
  21. ^ "NHL 07". PC Gamer: 126. December 2006. 
  22. ^ a b Tobias, Scott (October 9, 2006). "NHL 07 (X360)". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on October 25, 2006. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  23. ^ a b Huschka, Ryan (October 29, 2006). "EA WINS IN A SHOOT-OUT: 'NHL 07' stick work breaks a tie with 'NHL 2K7' (X360)". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on June 29, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2016. (subscription required)
  24. ^ a b "NHL 07 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  25. ^ a b "NHL 07 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  26. ^ a b "NHL 07 for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "NHL 07 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "NHL 07 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  29. ^ Fish, Eliot (October 14, 2006). "NHL 07 (PC, PS2, Xbox, X360)". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 

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