Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
Buy On
  1. NFL head Coach is obviously targeted toward a very niche group of extreme football enthusiasts, but the game, such as it is, has been made into such a laborious, oftentimes arduous affair that even the target audience is likely to be turned away.
  2. 40
    There’s something decidedly satisfying seeing your hard work and meticulous planning pay off with a trip to the Super Bowl. But that trip is fraught with so many pitfalls – the most annoying being the rigid scheduling issues – that you’ll need superhuman patience to see it through to the end.
  3. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    The most egregious crime is the game's interface. It's a monstrosity of a design, one full of unnecessary busywork. [Oct. 2006, p.69]
  4. The load times between each task are inexcusable, but worse yet are the games themselves, which you barely have to orchestrate.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jul 23, 2014
    1
    This game should have been the best game ever for me, its mission is exactly what I am looking for. But the execution was beyond awful. HeadThis game should have been the best game ever for me, its mission is exactly what I am looking for. But the execution was beyond awful. Head Coach 09 is very good - still has some warts but closer to the vision. Full Review »
  2. JoelD.
    Sep 19, 2006
    9
    I think this is a wonderful game, been playing it pretty much none stop since the day I bought it which was 2 weeks ago.
  3. MZ
    Jul 13, 2006
    4
    I wish I would have waited for version 2. I was hoping it would be just a expanded Madden Franchise mode. The interface is laborious. I wish I wish I would have waited for version 2. I was hoping it would be just a expanded Madden Franchise mode. The interface is laborious. I wish I would have waited for version 2. I was hoping it would be just an expanded Madden Franchise mode. The interface is laborious. Things can be quite annoying, if not confusing. I Full Review »