Rated 6.7 out of 10 by 6
Rated 8 out of 10 by Diddy13 Great Game
This is a great game if you like to run a team and try something different from Madden. I found myself getting into the game just as much as I do for Madden. They did a good job on the off season set up. From scouting colleges to bidding on free agents and taking on walk ons to your team for pre season. They did a great job with the play creator. Being able to set guys in motion and set your progressions was something past madden games lacked. The game play is very realistic and the graphics are great. A couple things I would like to see in the next game is audibles and more control of the plays when the team goes into no huddle mode. The worst thing about the game is the on line set up, Don't even bother. You cant even watch your team on the field. They put a field grid on the screen and you just call plays and watch the lines on the grid for your plays. But overall very fun and very deep and you will enjoy this game once you get into it.
Rated 4 out of 10 by wavyhair1 Bust!
Well, I was really looking forward to the release of head coach, but I was not ready to see how bad it had become. Lets start with the pros: The game has been simplified, so its quicker to jump right in to the action, also the main background has been updated so you don't have to just look at an office any more. The free agent signing system has been updated and improved. Cons: The graphics are almost as good as Madden 03! The game it self is so over simplified it loses its in depth feel. You can hardly customize your coach and the presets that are given a not very good. The new play calling system just feels awkward. So if you're looking for that next gen Coach Sim then you've come to the wrong place, in fact your better off buying the original head coach.
Rated 0 out of 10 by backman Not worth it!!!
I have this game from the Collector's Edition of Madden 09 and it sucks! Not worth it. The "repair" they made from the original a couple of years back didn't make any difference. It is pretty awesome negotiating and the draft is cool. But after that when the season starts it is BORING! During a game if you sack the QB or intercept a pass you have a chance to "show emotion" to help pump up the players right? Well, if you choose to show emotion the players get upset and if you don't they get upset as well. Way too many others to list as I am getting bored just talking about it. Right now it is only worth a penny for trade in, because it hasn't officially been released, but as soon as it is I am trading it in. So just rent it. Really.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Richard Greene Better then Madden Franchse?
So a few years after their last attempt at Head Coach, EA seems to be at it again though after reading alot about this I feel confident that they may have struck gold here. Though I have yet to see screen shots I have been wondering what type of interface we will be working with? The amount of control we will seem to have sounds interesting enough to warrent a pre-order from me just hoping I am not let down as i was on the last outing with this game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by EOPNEDARB Great Game
I like this games potential. I have seen some screenshots and the graphics are out of this world. This game is much improved from the old nfl head coach and new features will make this game an instant hit. The ability to be able to almost interact when signing free agents gives you a great powerful feeling and keeps you interested. This is a will be a great game and a can't miss oppurtunity.
Rated 8 out of 10 by parker55 cool game
You should buy this game if you like to coach teams create plays, Draft players, Sign free agents, Trade players,Get trade offers from other teams, Scout players,Scout each team before you play them so you no wht there good at and not good at..Well if you like all of that plus more.. then you should get HEAD COACH 09. to me its a pretty fun game keeps you intertained.i like the part where you get the Scouting reports on the team your about to play. and you get to coach the team but if you dont do so great where your not helping the team you can get fired which i think is cool make it more relistic. Basically if you wanna coach a team/Football team then there you go get this game HEAD COACH 09. Graphics are pretty good not the best but nott the worst. Controls are pretty simple and cool i guess, Team/Player Variety is pretty cool you get a good source of all the players on your team and free agents and Draft pretty much all to your needs, But i cant seem to find Brett Farve on HEAD COACH 09 or MADDEN NFL 09, sorry but idk if he isnt on the game or what because i have searched for him on Green Bay Packers,New York Jets, And the Free Agents. so i am guessing he is retired in this both games but you still can create him. Its pretty challanging sometimes because your coaching not playing so when you do a hand off the runner will try to deck like every player and sometimes that messes up because he deck's to the side to much you get tackeld and lose yardege..Camera Angle is pretty good mostly it is sometimes it changes angles to where its in a weird postion where that position kinda sucks. but other wise the game is really good if you like to coach players/People. so if you like what i said go get this game today or soon or just order it online. Hope you found this Helpful THANKS!