Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. The Bottom Line is that even though Road to Glory is an improvement over last years AFL via feature set, the gameplay hasn't received the type of refinement that we would expect.
  2. But Arena Football Road to Glory does truly capture, in true EA Sports form, the real essence of indoor football that will offer the average football gamer another choice to select from if they want a pigskin alternative to both of EA’s other more revered football franchises covering the NFL and college football.
  3. A week of this game and you will have had your fill. One tip; in season mode go through the fantasy draft and figure out which positions have the least amount of really highly rated players and draft those positions first. You should be able to blow through the season undefeated.
  4. The fast-paced and intense offense showcases the style of play found in the AFL. Gamers wanting a deep and extensive football experience will be disappointed.
  5. There is no denying that Arena Football: Road To Glory has a bit more to offer than last year’s debut – but not enough really to warrant a second purchase for owners of the first game.
  6. Here is your standard case of lost opportunity. If only Arena Football: Road to Glory were a lot more fleshed-out in the options and game modes it would take its seat among EA’s roster of elite sports games.
  7. 65
    Road to Glory is more like a Path to Repetition.
  8. The strategy is simple: run plays like Yo-Yo Post fade, score, repeat endlessly, rack up 100+ points, and win. [May 2007, p.83]
  9. Between the receivers’ lack of ball awareness and the game’s horrendous slowdown – which interferes with just about every play – this title is anything but high octane.
  10. Arena Football's Road to Glory has been paved with little more than a roster update and a few unappealing upgrades.
  11. EA seems to have all the right ideas for this fast-paced football title, but squandered it on sloppy execution and bare-boned gameplay modes.
  12. An uninspired effort that does little to satiate football fans’ jones for a gridiron fix this winter. The combination of its eerie similarity to last year’s game with some framerate issues should dissuade all but the most dedicated Arenophiles from investing the $30 for this PS2 exclusive.
  13. It would be a shame if the decision on whether to continue with the franchise into the next-gen were based on the improvements from last year's product to this.
  14. 60
    It's an improvement over last year's effort, but it still remains a strictly niche product.
  15. Road to Glory comes across more as an obligation to a contractual agreement than a worthwhile video game.
  16. 40
    Speaking of being taken seriously, the AFL needs more help in the future from EA. This could eventually become a great series, a mix between Madden and Blitz -- but right now it's just $30 you shouldn't spend.
  17. There’s simply no reason to buy this game until EA Sports puts forth a more serious effort at making it playable and fun.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 26, 2013
    6
    The only thing I like in this game more than the other football games is that you can make people fly over the guard rail, other than that the field is too short too be considered fun. Full Review »