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  • Summary: Experience the spirit, atmosphere, and emotion of college football like NCAA Football 2004. Whether you play as the one of the 36 new 1-AA teams or 20 classic teams from the last two decades, the game lets you celebrate the history of college football. Feel the tradition of college football Saturdays with all-new pre-game introductions and experience the pageantry with new mascots, flag-waving cheerleaders, and cannons. Other key features this season include improved college gameplay, EA Sports Online competition for the PlayStation 2, deeper Dynasty mode, and over 15 new teams and the all-new EA Sports Bio. Expand
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  1. 100
    Throughout the action, the controls handle sweetly, combining the depth of a large number of moves with smooth playability.
  2. The basic game play is nearly identical to that of last year's version, but the College Classics feature makes the update worthwhile. [Oct 2003, p.138]
  3. This game is so good, it's almost impossible to think that there's a possibility that the NCAA Football series can improve.
  4. The option is a huge part of college football, and Tiburon has done an extraordinary job of replicating it in NCAA Football.
  5. Solid through and through and the new animations are nice, but the changes for this year aren't the kind which make you alter the way you play the game. For a long-running series, this is what's needed to keep it fresh. [July 2003, p.111]
  6. Despite the unfortunate lack of online compatibility in both the Xbox and GC versions of NCAA Football 2004, this is still the premiere college football game and is clearly the best of its breed. If you also own a PS2, though, I'd go with that version instead.
  7. 80
    In many respects, NCAA Football 2004 is deeper than its NFL counterparts. In fact, it's the best football game currently available for the GameCube. However, if you own multiple consoles, the PlayStation 2 version boasts inferior visuals but rather impressive online play, and the Xbox version has noticeably better graphics.

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