Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 90
    While the 360 version of NCAA Football 08 is finally a BCS bowl contender (after two limp seasons), the PS2 incarnation continues its steady march as the USC of last gen -- it's consistently dominant.
  2. If you're new to the series or if you haven't played in a few years, go ahead and pick it up to give it a play-through — it's well worth it.
  3. 81
    By comparison to last year's title, NCAA Football 08 is a mild step backwards, with only a few visual adjustments, changes to modes and elements that only add minor elements to an already solid football title.
  4. The gameplay could have been enhanced a bit more, but the same great football game you have come to enjoy over the years is still the best any fan can hope for.
  5. Beats the pants off the PS3 version. [Nov 2007, p.85]
  6. The PlayStation 2 and Xbox version of NCAA Football 08 didn't get many new features this year, but it's still a great game if you don't own NCAA 07.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. EricGibbs
    Jul 24, 2008
    8
    This is my first NCAA football game in a long time and I don't have many complaints about it. Graphics are good for the PS2. EasyThis is my first NCAA football game in a long time and I don't have many complaints about it. Graphics are good for the PS2. Easy opponents are easy to beat, the teams that are ranked higher than you seem to be tough to beat at times. I like the varying AI difficulty.
    My two biggest cons are the auto throw and the make up touchdowns that seem to occur. The auto throw is ridiculous, I recommend taking that off first thing. It threw 4 interceptions right to the defense with no receiver around. This was out of 12 passes, 4 other ones were incompletions. I don't even know why anyone would want that on.
    As for the make up TDs, every time the computer seems to make my guy fumble and they get a TD out of it, or they return a kickoff for a TD, somehow I always get an easy kickoff return for a TD. They kick it to the side which is easy to return for a TD. Not sure I like that.
    All in all, not bad for the $5 I paid for it at the target clearance section.
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  2. Todd
    Aug 21, 2007
    4
    Lousy game. Same as 07 but more difficult to predict and master. I would not recommend-just buy a used 07 or 06 and you'll feel more fulfilled.
  3. ScottC.
    Jul 23, 2007
    4
    This game is a step backwards. EA needs to learn the saying, "if it aint broke don't fix it." They have tweaked things that didn't This game is a step backwards. EA needs to learn the saying, "if it aint broke don't fix it." They have tweaked things that didn't need to be tweaked and haven't given the option to turn off the changes. The only reason to buy this game is if you want to play online. Full Review »