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, which was released in 2006. The game improved the series' gameplay with more realistic features, such as stickhandling and a wider variety of controller schemes. As NHL 07 was released on the Xbox 360, this is the first game in the NHL Series to be released on a seventh generation console.

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]

Metacritic gave NHL 07 a 79% rating, stating that "Stellar graphics and a great new stick/shooting system are the hallmarks of this title".[29] NHL 07 received an 8.7 out of 10 from IGN, praising the new still stick and improved puck physics system.[30]

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. ^ 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. ^ 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. ^ "NHL 07". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  30. ^ Miller, Jonathan (2006-09-11). "NHL 07 Review". IGN. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 

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