Rated 6 out of 10 by Crelle Good, could be better, but worth Playing!
I have played and owned both NFL Head Coach games. I have the original on the PC however. The newer game is MUCH faster paced, which is in many ways much better. It took way too long to change your depth chart in the original for example, yet, sometimes in the new one you could miss an important task, which would never happen in the original. However, gameplay is better, and 09 is less glitchy. However, if you enjoy Madden games, it doesn't necessarily mean that you will enjoy this one. If you didn't know this already, all you do is call plays and such. In the original, you can adjust the strategy of specific players, which you can't do in the new one, which I miss. Also, you have to choose from premade created coaches, instead of choosing your own looks, which makes the game more "realistic" i guess. However, I do like how you can choose from existing coaches in 09. Its fun if you enjoy strategy, but isn't your average sports game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by linkinparkeiro3 not quite there yet
when head coach came out for the ps2 i was quite excited when i got, when i played it, it was a very neat game. sadly this mode should be added to he madden games, but ea want's to sell it separately. lol. head coach 09 is very neat, but they rushed it. graphics look like madden 08. gameplay is well done. but sound is were the game fails. game commentators are barely speaking at all. and the crowd is just dead. there is online, but barely anyone plays it. this is not a game for EVERYONE. i thought this game is unique from the madden franchise, i like it and i enjoy it. overall, the game was rushed, but i like where they r going with this game. hopefully takes there time on making another one, again i do not recommend this game to everyone
Rated 7 out of 10 by tayman Still not quite right
I played the first head coach and I thought it was a pretty good game. I was very excited when I heard about this game coming out, I felt this game was a mix it had some great things such as the way you fought over a free agent with many teams and the ability to create plays and playbooks. Now the bad is just tons of glitches like wierd reaction to what you say to a player after a good or bad play they made. also the game play is very strange there is no real flow the RB can turn right on a dime with out even pushing off of his other foot and the QB's throw line drive passes on deep routes and lob passes on short routes (ocationally). and last what really made me mad is when a player becomes permanently injured, for example in the draft of my first year I traded back into the first round and drafted Jonathon Stewart and paid him a nice sized salary, but he got injured in the preseason and when it said he would be back in 1-3 weeks its in the middle of my second year and he still has the same exact injury, so now I can't trade an injured player and have to endure a major cap penalty to cut him. In the end I really really really hope they continue the head coach games they have a great concept I think they should combine parts of the first and second game such as I like being able to actually be in the coaches office.
Rated 7 out of 10 by SimonSays Its an OK game
After devouring the first NFL Head Coach video game, I couldn't wait for them to make a new one for the 360. Well, I got the game, and was disappointed with the newer version. You're not in your office, you are flying in the sky looking above your team's facility. The soundtrack is great, but the coaches yelling at you during the game is discouraging and annoying. The game gets repetitive, and the players don't do what you want them to do. Overall, its an OK game that might be worth trying. It takes a while to play a short amount of time, which gets really annoying. But I would say just try it out, you may or may not like it.
Rated 4 out of 10 by ToxicGamer127 LAME 4 MADDEN LOVERS!!!!
If you love Madden NFL, please dont buy this game. You can only coach, not physically play. Only 1 player, so if you have a friend over, u can take turns playing. One person plays Defense while the other plays Offense. I bought this for my dad since he asked for it, AND HE DOESN'T EVEN PLAY IT!!!!!! I'm gonna sell mines to GameStop. If you want to be a coach when you grow up or thinking about being on right now, by all means buy this game. I gave it a 4 instead of a 0 because you can see how it is to be a NFL coach. Its a lot of work.
Rated 0 out of 10 by MaddenPI HEAD COACH 09?!?!
This game should be awesome. Colts coach Tony Dungy will grace the cover and the graphics for the game look SWEET! The game is going to feature a FULL Draft, Combine, Scouting the Opponent, and the Reigns of your NFL Team of your choice. Also make your plays come to life with the play creator and see if your plays can beat greats like Coach Dungy, on the field. This game is going ro be one to play. I already have it on pre-order! Comes out Early Sept. Go check out the website through EA Sports
Rated 0 out of 10 by snip3r19 The thing about head coach
The game is a big improvement from the first one but the one thing I found while playing it from the madden 09 collectors edition is how glitchy the in game is. I not sure if it is an isolated case or if it can be fixed with a patch but I feel a little let down when I have to wait 10 sec. to pick a play because the lag is so bad. When the fix comes this game would be a sure 7 out of 10 but right now it's a 5
Rated 0 out of 10 good
So finally we see head coach out with the editors collection and yes is better than the first game head coach is the same thing as the first game but this game is not that bad you can start at offseason or preseason which is cool and the graphics are good but it gets boring doing the same thing over and over. I have the collector's edition and head coach is good so I'll give it a 7 out of 10.
Rated 0 out of 10 by redgreen3b1 I'm excited about this game.
I have thought about checking out Head Coach 08. I'm glad I waited, because even the creators have said 09 is going to be so much better. I love Madden 09. I have always liked the franchise modes on Madden. I like the off the field stuff about as much as the on the field stuff. So I think from everything I've seen about this game. I think it will be one of my favorite games of all time.
Rated 0 out of 10 by chris2222 dont get it
I think head coach will be alright, but the last one got boring really quick. It's madden minus playing the games, in madden, they got coach mode where you just call the plays. You get to make all the roster decisions, do the draft, and you get to build your own stadium. So pretty much they're the same game, but I'm still going to get the package just to check it out.