College Hoops 2K7 review

  • True next-gen visuals
  • Superb online modes
  • Chant creator
  • Touchy Shot Stick
  • Ugly post-game show
  • Few easy achievements

The Xbox 360 version is the best of the bunch, featuring the gorgeous visuals you've come to expect. The sounds of the college buildings will fill up your room, with the school bands cranking out fight songs and the crowd reacting wildly to all the goings-on. Speaking of the fans, our favorite 360-only feature, hands down, is the Create-a-Chant. It's surprisingly easy to use, with all sorts of letters, drums, and words you can use to combine to make the strangest cheers imaginable. There's something ludicrously fun about having your home crowd scream "Brown buckets catch stink!" after you nail a three-pointer. We don't know what that really means, and it's probably in very poor taste, but it's funny as hell. We would have liked to see some of the Achievements be less ridiculous, though; one of them wants you to get nothing but great feedback from your opponents - like that would ever happen after you lay a 30-point beatdown on some poor sap.

Unless you've already got NBA 2K7 and an empty wallet, College Hoops NCAA 2K7 deserves a spot in your rotation. So go ahead - grab your books and head back to campus. You'll learn something, we guarantee.

More Info

Release date: Nov 20 2006 - Xbox 360, Xbox
Dec 11 2006 - PS2 (US)
Nov 20 2006 - Xbox 360, Xbox
Dec 11 2006 - PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PS3
Genre: Sports
Published by: Visual Concepts
Developed by: 2K Sports
ESRB Rating:


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