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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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Game Chronicles Oct 09, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
Planet Xbox 360 Jan 03, 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN Sep 12, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Digital Entertainment News (den) Sep 22, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Extreme Gamer Sep 28, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The Oct 25, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
ZTGameDomain 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GamingTrend 2006 83 out of 100 83
TeamXbox Sep 15, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
The Video Game Critic Jan 10, 2007 C+ 58

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Charly2.0 (30546) added NHL 2K7 (Xbox 360) on Aug 17, 2010
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