• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2003
Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Inconsistent AI, weak defense, lame freestyle moves - bottom line is the game is incredibly sloppy. [Dec 2003, p.98]
  2. Like "NBA ShootOut" this year, the defensive AI is such that before you take your shot, you can simply run around until your defender gets stuck on other bodies, and then try throwing down a dunk or three until you score.
  3. There are just far too many problems with its basic mechanics. [Jan 2004, p.125]
  4. Without a doubt, the worst basketball game released this year, college or pro. It offers a subpar effort--across the board--in graphics, sound, gameplay, and extras (like the simplistic dynasty mode, for example).
  5. From the opening tip, literally, Final Four looks like a second-rate basketball game. No matter where you play, whether it's Comcast Center (home of the Terps) or the Carrier Dome (Syracuse), the opening intro looks like it's staged in a high school gymnasium.
  6. 20
    This benchwarmer fails to meet the minimum requirements for a modern sports game and will continue to ride the pine until next year.
  7. Whoever is coming up with ideas like the two Career modes and the ability to set practice schedules should get promoted. Then, they should go work for a series with more potential. Either that, or Sony should hire people who are serious about gameplay, because NCAA Final Four 2004 clearly is not.
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. NormanB.
    Oct 21, 2004
    10
    It is better than nba live. the controls are good and the a.i. is awsome. 989 sports has done it again. the best basketball game of all time.