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NHL 2K7 (Xbox 360)

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Updated to the 2007 NHL season, the NHL 2K7 ice-hockey game also includes a few changes from NHL 2K6, including an improved camera that gives a better view of the action while still showing the field. This parametric camera is closer down than a typical top-down camera and includes automatic zooming and turning based on the players' position on the ice. Other improvements are the option to shadow opponents to put pressure on them and increase their chance of making a mistake. This is done by holding the left bumper and steering the right control stick towards another player. The amount of pressure can then be determined through taps, with hard tapping inevitably leading to a powerful check.

Aside from that, the game modes from the previous version are identical, as is most of the gameplay and the mini-games included. It has a new rivalry system where statistical bonuses and takeaways are created depending on how players play in games against their rival teams. The main improvements introduced to the Xbox 360 version of the game, such as the "cinematic" presentation system, are not carried over. This is most visible in the graphical area.

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The Press Says

Wham! gaming Oct 04, 2006 9.6 out of 10 96
Game Chronicles Oct 09, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
XboxAddict Oct 13, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Extreme Gamer Sep 28, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Sep 12, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
GamingTrend 2006 83 out of 100 83
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Nov 12, 2006 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Sep 25, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
FiringSquad Sep 15, 2006 61 out of 100 61
1UP Sep 13, 2006 C+ 58

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Charly2.0 (30542) added NHL 2K7 (Xbox 360) on Aug 17, 2010
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