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
  1. 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]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  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 »