Rated 10 out of 10 by Mizzle On a scale of 1-10 it's a 9.5!!!!
I have been a fan of this franchise since the beginning and I am so glad they got this game correct on a next gen platform. This game is a great challenge. I'm currently playing in dynasty mode with LSU, and I only have it on the varsity level and the AI is giving me a heck of a game every time. I am someone who's been playing games like this for years and when it comes to the college game I always put it on Heisman and never have trouble. Not with this game. It's going to take some mastering to get to that level. I could not be happier with this product. The graphics on my HDTV are simply stunning! I can actually see individual blades of grass on the close up shots. The sounds is incredible! The only thing I need to get used to is the controls. Having played this game on the PS2 for years the controls are somewhat different and they will take some getting used to. Other than that this game is perfect! If you haven't bought it yet go get it right now! You won't regret it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gamin Lover BEST NCAA GAME YET
To start with, the graphics are amazing! It actually feels like you're in the game in real life. It is just so realistic. Now I'm a big fan of the campus legend mode in the NCAA games, but this year it was kind of a let down. It's still great, but there are no bowl games or BCS championships. And sometimes if you get the chance to go to one of the top schools in the nation, most likely, you're going to be sixth or even seventh string and won't get to play a single play. However, there are new things added this year such as high school playoffs. That means that there aren't tryouts. You MAKE your own player and play in high school playoffs in whatever position you want to be to impress scouts in the stadium. Aside from that the game also includes mini games like bowling and tug - of - war, but football style. Plus, as a bonus, the game finally has an online dynasty! Believe me when you get this game you will not be able to stop, that is, if you play as the totally awesome USC Trojans. YEAH!!!!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Uncle RUKUS Rennie Curran for Heisman
I loved this game last year, but we need to be able to high step to show up our oponents. I can't understand why this got left out. Also whats up with the no All-time teams? I apreciate the amount of work it takes to make this game every year, but to me, this IS the game I wait all year long for. I know there are others who feel the same, and EA needs to hear our wants and needs and not Madden out on us. I was a little worried about the translation to the next gen, but I was really happy with last year's edition, but there were some players, UGA's(Freshman All-America First Team will LB Rennie Curran#35) left out of the game. There is some room for improvement, but I know if it is tweaked and not changed, it will continue to be THE premiere title for the truly rabid NCAA football fans. How about some love for the defense on the cover next year? (Should've been Dorsey from LSU this year).
Rated 8 out of 10 by Strizzel NCAA 09
The game is fun and challenging but I do wish they had QB vision like Madden does. I also would like to have it a little less choppy. I don't know how Madden does it but they should look into it. It's a great filler game until the new Madden comes out. I wish they could get all of the players names so you'd be able to reference every player to who they really are.... I know they can't, but that's just something that has always bugged me about NCAA but that's all good. You get used to it. Dynasty is amazing and so is the Superstar mode. They are both very impressive and fun. You could play this game forever and not get bored. I really like how the computer is very smart on heisman level and tough. Kick returns are a bit easy to return or defend but it is college so that is how it is in real life I understand.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Tpwright A great game, good job EA
This game without a doubt is a drastic improvement from last year's game. The players run much better, the controls feel more real, and competition is much improved. The AI for the computer is unreal, the defensive ends, and tackles peel off and cover screen plays, safeties change coverage sometimes mid play if they notice a tendency, and linebackers (good ones) don't fall for the same play fake, or reverse to often. I feel the game is the best that has been released on the new generation football wise. The few things missing (like others said) are the team entrances, refs appearing during plays before penalties, Heisman trophy and championship celebrations and some smaller divisions. This game is 1000 times better than last years, and last years was 100 times better than madden, I hope madden at least makes some improvements.
Rated 1 out of 10 by jamminmadrid Not Worth It!
I bought this game because I loved the PS2 version of 08 and I put the thing in and go into Campus Legend mode and start the high school playoffs finding that the game is just a Madden clone. You cannot pick your plays you have to pick the ones that the computer wants you to pick. When I get through the season winning the SEC title theres no celebration on the field hoisting the trophy high in the air and when I won the Heisman there was no Heisman presentation/ceremony. Not at all, I just received a message saying that I had done those things. It was pitiful. I gave up on Campus Legend and switched to Dynasty mode and still was not impressed. When you win games there is no soaking the coach or when you score this amazing 80 yard touchdown reception there is no deafening, the crowd barely raised the noise than what it was at. The presentation and pageantry have been taken away which made this game great. The makers or the game did great things with the controls (except for the jump snap, could never time it with the control being one of the shoulder buttons), the tackles, fluid player movement, and graphics but if I ever had to buy a game again, this would not be the game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by uBadgerw LETS GO BADGERS
Ok, so I'll admit, I was hoping that maybe by the beginning of the 4th quarter, the stadium would be shaking because Camp Randall would be shaking from "Jump Around." Well, obviously that would be way too intense and so it doesn't happen. However, this game is still nearly perfect and would score 10s in ever category. Honestly, the college atmosphere has taken strides to improve since the 08 and the tackles and running never felt so real. The Defense is so realistic and really makes you think, and the offense is a lot more than just pitching a sweep or throwing a Hail Merry. A lot more of interceptions will occur if you decide you want to risk it all in crunch time or to get that 2 possession lead. I'm not a Madden fan because NCAA is the real deal. Buy this game if you want football to start early.
Rated 10 out of 10 by bobert06 Great Game!
I bought this game today and there are some good and a few not so good things about this game. The good things are that as advertised the wide open gameplay is accurate. Also, the controls are more fluid than ever and easier to use. The passing game is really good and the running game is diverse as well. The home field advantage is loud and the end zone celebrations are cool at times. The graphics are better than last year and the stats are pretty good as well. The few things I don't like are that tackling at times is difficult especially when there is a wide open field. The strangest thing of all though is there are no referees to be found and there is no chain gang as well. In a way it feels kind of empty. But overall this is a great game and I would recommend it to Ncaa & Madden fans alike.
Rated 10 out of 10 by USCtrojans05 Best NCAA game to date!
When I first got this game, I was hoping it would be like the demo. It was actually better than the original online demo. I love the online dynasty mode as well as the create a legend mode. I like how important they made the home-field advantage. In real life college football, being on the road is very challenging, and in this game they portray it accurately. The game is well put together, but I feel that defense is nearly impossible to play. Unlike in Madden, there is all offense and no defense. I guess that can be a fun thing, but not as realistic as I would have liked. I know that NCAA is prone to having hard defense, but some tackles that should be made aren't. All in all, it's a great game and should be purchased by any NCAA or Madden fan. This is by far the best NCAA game to date.
Rated 0 out of 10 by thesource2007 whoooooooooooo
well all i can say is i'm ready for ncaa09. The new home field advantage is going to be awesome if your playing at home. I love college football and all I can really say is every year it get better with a little bit of this and that this last year game was awesome with the dynasty recruiting and making promises. The dynasty was awesome, however the legend mode wasn't as great as the 07 season only because I felt the 07 was a little harder when it came to passing from not studying or going to a tutor the 08 had question such as study a lot, a little, or none and I was really looking forward to the studying and learning new stuff..lol but that something I guess I'll have to wait and see what kind of legend the ncaa09 will offer all I can is that NCAA09 is going to be awesome!!!