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  • Summary: Take the rivalry online: Battle Michigan vs. Ohio State, USC vs. Notre Dame, Oklahoma vs. Nebraska, and more in online head-to-head exhibition games. Chat or sing your favorite fight song in-game with EA SPORTS Talk, or follow the stat leaders across the country in the Online Top 100. Get in the end zone with new trick plays like the Halfback Throwback and Wide Receiver Double Reverse Pass. New animations include sideline tackles, stumbles, new over-the-shoulder and basket catches, user-controlled celebrations, and much more. See the receivers better through a new QB Rollout camera and use the Play-Action Pass camera to fake out the defense. New College Classics mode: Replay 20 of the greatest college football games from the last two decades. Take over the game at a key situation, relive the glorious victory, or change history with an upset. Over 150 new teams: Play as one of 36 new 1-AA teams or one of the 100+ NEW Classic Teams including 1930 Notre Dame, 1956 Oklahoma, 1972 USC, 1985 Auburn, and 2002 Ohio State. Continuing the dynasty: Project the season's top performers with the new Pre-Season All-American Team and revel in your weekly accomplishments with new Sports Illustrated magazine covers. [EA Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 100
    Throughout the action, the controls handle sweetly, combining the depth of a large number of moves with smooth playability.
  2. Do you need more proof of NCAA Football 2004’s superiority? Besides being the only version of the game to support online gameplay and having a ton of new teams/camera/angles/fight songs/sound effects added, how about the absence this season of last year’s pretenders-to-the-throne from Sega and Sony?
  3. From its solid gameplay to its attention to detail, NCAA Football 2004 is easily the best college sports game yet on PS2. There's no need to go anywhere else. [Sept 2003, p.32]
  4. One helluva college football experience... The gameplay isn't quite as confining as "Madden's", allowing for more open-ended games. [Aug 2003, p.118]
  5. 91
    From creating schools to recruiting players to fighting for your shot at number one, every aspect from the gameplay to the gridiron has been improved over its predecessor and once again takes the series to that next level.
  6. Despite the fact that this game does just about everything well, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed. Even though it's an improvement over last year's version, it at times feels a little too familiar.
  7. While it has done a really good job of making NCAA its own brand of football, I feel like this franchise continues to be like college football is in real life - very entertaining, but ultimately a prologue for the pros. [July 2003, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 51
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 51
  3. Negative: 3 out of 51
  1. BryanS.
    Jul 16, 2003
    10
    This game is so real its unreal how they made it. the only thing this game is missing is the create your own plays other than that so far this game is god in football games. Expand
  2. DariusB.
    Jul 10, 2003
    10
    It's the best game ever made by man.
  3. Aug 17, 2011
    10
    great game you can get it for .99 at gamestop plain fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! must buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  4. DougP.
    Jul 23, 2003
    10
    Fantastic Game, only thing I wish the guys who made this game do in the future is give the players there names, you did it for your Madden games why not for the College games. P.S I love the Sports Illustrated covers in Dynasty Mode! Expand
  5. RickC.
    Aug 18, 2003
    10
    With the FULL roster downloads from DT Lindner (http://www.ps2rosters.com) and a SharkPort, this game is a definite 11!!! And now that I can play online, I don't have to bribe friends to come over and get a smack-down anymore!!!!!! oh yeah...Go Bucks! Expand
  6. ChrisA.
    Jan 10, 2004
    10
    This game is better than watching the College Gameday games! Great graphics with great and better rosters and brand new sideline action makes this a game to get! Expand
  7. JabroniJigga
    Jul 15, 2003
    0
    This game sucks. I hate it like I hate it. IT sucks, i cant believe i bought this. Nah im playin dawgs this game is HOTTT. hottest game i ever bought. Yea i know you like that ryhme. My brother is askin me to go on his name is Vegeta. Expand

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