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  • Summary: Arena Football replicates the unique intensity and passion of the indoor gridiron, giving gamers a completely different football gaming experience. Staying authentic to AFL rules, Arena Football will feature 8-on-8 play, including six players who play both sides of the ball, and the ability to send players into and over the walls with each exciting play. Fast-paced and high-scoring offenses allow players to launch an all-out aerial assault using playbooks created by actual AFL coaches. The arena comes alive with fans, fireworks and a rock-concert atmosphere. For the first time ever in sports gaming, an in-game telemetry system will provide real-time information about opponents such as passing tendencies, scoring history and player health. Players can build an AFL powerhouse in Season mode and win their way to ArenaBowl or challenge the best players in the nation with head-to-head online play. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. While it certainly lacks in the game mode department and the presentation can be a bit disappointing at times, the games plays great and does a great job of bringing us a good sense of what Arena football is all about.
  2. The passing game is tremendously fun, and that's where the bulk of the action happens. The job of video game QB becomes a lot easier when you don't have to worry about complex coverages in the secondary.
  3. 80
    The tackles in the game—some of which can literally send players flying into the bleachers—are the most vertebrae-jangling hits we've seen this side of a roller derby.
  4. I have no idea why this title was even made. [Apr 2006, p.118]
  5. Arena Football seems like a good idea on paper, but the execution of the idea is miserable.
  6. If I only owned this game, I'd watch more television. [Mar 2006, p.102]
  7. 50
    It's too bad that the action-packed feel of the sport hasn't been captured with this release.

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