NHL 2007 (Microsoft Xbox, 2006)
|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. 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.
Step into the realistic arenas of NHL 07 to take the role of both player and general manager. The game features a career-like "Dynasty" mode in which you must negotiate contracts, set salaries, and trade team members as the general manager. On the ice, with the help of an improved game engine, teammates display more realistic movements and position-specific behavior. For example, an offensive defensemen will act and play differently than a sniper or power forward.
As your team gains experience, rookies' skills and abilities will increase and veterans can help maintain good morale. Commentary, including ever-changing storylines and team rivalries, is provided by Gary Thorne and Bill Clement. The returning "Skill Stick" feature allows you to snap a quick wrister, pull back for a slap shot, or move the puck to the left or right to deke defenders and goalies without ever taking your thumb off the stick.
The game received "generally favorable reviews" on all platforms except the PC version, which received "average" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic. Metacritic gave NHL 07 a 79% rating, stating that "Stellar graphics and a great new stick/shooting system are the hallmarks of this title". NHL 07 received an 8.7 out of 10 from IGN, praising the new still stick and improved puck physics system.
|Number of Players||1 - 4|
|ESRB Rating||E10+ - Everyone 10+|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Violence|
|Game Special Features||
|Game Series||NHL Hockey Series|
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