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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
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  1. FrankJ.
    Feb 27, 2006
    9
    A great game but no announcing, no deep franchise mode, and no mini camp or practice. But on the positive side I was very impressed with the graphics, gameplay, and that you can control any man on the field. Most of all I love ironman football!
  2. DavidS.
    Feb 12, 2006
    9
    This game is the most fun I've had playing a football game besides the Madden Franchise. The hits and the new plays and kicking game are outstanding.
  3. HeatherE.
    Feb 11, 2006
    10
    I am a HUGE arena football fan, so the rules of the game I was already aware of which most likely gave me an advantage to madden junkies. Once I got all the button functions down I was unstoppable. Having a hard time walking away from this game.
  4. RobS.
    Feb 9, 2006
    7
    If you are accustomed to playing MADDEN for the past 15 years since its inception this new take on football may give you some early problems such as remembering that linebacker movement is soley restricted by the defensive box between the 2 outside lineman and only 5 yrds. beyond the line of scrimmage or even more strange that if you have the lead late in the game the clock will continue If you are accustomed to playing MADDEN for the past 15 years since its inception this new take on football may give you some early problems such as remembering that linebacker movement is soley restricted by the defensive box between the 2 outside lineman and only 5 yrds. beyond the line of scrimmage or even more strange that if you have the lead late in the game the clock will continue to run just as long as you gain positive yards.May sound a little confusing but once you remember these tidbits this game is pure FUN! At only $29.99 it is well worth it. It's 8on8 football and it's ironman fball! Players play defense as well as offense. Fun factor is a 7 / 10, graphics 8 / 10, replayability is 8 / 10. The only downside to the game maybe the lack of deepness in the game as in MADDEN or NCAA FOOTBALL, both by EA SPORTS. My biggest complaint was that there is no play-by-play announcing booth, just a voice over the PA system. Not a bad job overall. Just remember not to compare this to MADDEN or any other FB title. Arena football is a little different kind of game. YOU WILL ENJOY THIS! Expand
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66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. PSM Magazine
    70
    This game’s a lot more “Madden” with fewer guys playing in a converted hockey rink. [Mar 2006,p82]
  2. 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.
  3. Sure, Arena Football may look and play almost as good as the pros (featuring all of the teams, players, and fast-paced fury of alternative smash-mouth), but time out here: who cares about the AFL? Oh, that's right—no one.