Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. If you love college football, you'll find hundreds of hours of quality content.
  2. To be sure, NCAA Football 10 is less about major on-field adjustments, and more about expanding the game’s universe. An ambitious list of new options headlines this year’s effort, and most are welcome additions that’ll make you think twice before trading it in the day Madden hits stores.
  3. NCAA Football 10 is the complete college football experience, it has the depth, the style, and the substance that fans have been looking for. For the first time in years I am happy to report that the upgrades in NCAA Football 10 game were enough to make for one of the best NCAA Football titles in years.
  4. Year after year, the NCAA Football franchise has been improving to a point where it can no longer be seen as “Madden’s Little Brother” or a simple NFL Football appetizer game. NCAA Football 09 was certainly one of the most interesting titles in the franchise but NCAA Football 10 has now surpassed it. It still has a few minor annoyances but overall, this year’s game is worth checking out.
  5. 86
    NCAA Football 10 is no doubt the best college football game I have ever played. This year's outing still doesn't take the series to the next level like some were hoping it would (and it appears that Madden is doing), but it perfects the formula as much as possible.
  6. The features are there, and I’m glad that the on-the-field play is making strides forward and that it captures the excitement of a college football program that isn’t dominant, but which is more than capable of thrilling its fans.
  7. 83
    This is a more polished version of last year's game with some solid feature additions.
  8. All in all the best of what fans have loved about the NCAA Football series has honestly only gotten better with age.
  9. To the hardcore, NCAA 10 is worth the upgrade with its all new Road to Glory mode, in addition to the mini-games, the teambuilder, online dynasty, and so forth. Certain aspects of presentation are lacking, such as the commentary, but the game does make up for it with great stadium roars, and authentic marching band introductions.
  10. In the end, many of the same problems that plagued last year’s installment still exist, but that shouldn’t stop college football fans from buying this year’s edition of NCAA Football. The gameplay is still fun. It may not be Madden but this is still a must own for college football’s biggest fans and casual fans alike.
  11. NCAA Football 10 isn’t really going to bring much that’s significantly new to any part of the game over its predecessor, but it does feature a well-polished game for those that are fine with that that makes it worth a purchase.
  12. The game’s setup and interface are excellent, but the game falls down in some areas, notably the AI.
  13. NCAA Football 10 is a great football game that offers a new level of accessibility for newcomers, but keeps the core mechanics that veterans love.
  14. 80
    NCAA Football 10 is like an above average college football recruit: it plays hard, keeps its nose clean and eventually gets drafted in the second round. It doesn't make ESPN's Top 10 Plays segment on a weekly basis nor does it rack up the jersey sales but it works hard in the trenches and is a great locker room presence.
  15. 75
    With solid, yet incremental, improvements on the field since last year, college football fans will certainly appreciate the more balanced game NCAA 10 puts on the field.
  16. What could've been a five-star prospect quickly became a solid backup. Unless you're a college football fanatic, we suggest waiting for Madden NFL 10.
  17. I stuck mostly with the on-field stuff, and it was solid enough for me to keep tinkering around with rivalries, tradition and the spread offense. But it won't make fans of the pros change their allegiance.
  18. You'll get plenty of enjoyment from the younger touchdown slinger too. [Nov 2009, p.131]
  19. In the end what you have is gameplay that is as good as it has ever been – not perfect and still with some frustrations but clearly NCAA 10 is the most respectable version of this series to date.
  20. Despite the new animations, new moves, and features, this year's model plays a lot like last year's game, with very subtle, often ineffective changes. [Sept 2009, p.79]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. erice
    Aug 25, 2009
    6
    Alll in all the ncaa 10 is a good game but not great, the turnovers are horrible how can they expect anyone to to play for fun or competionAlll in all the ncaa 10 is a good game but not great, the turnovers are horrible how can they expect anyone to to play for fun or competion with the turnovers like they are plus defensive line swats are completetly outrageous.And if i wasn't a fan of ncaa i would have never purchased this game or even recommended it. Full Review »
  2. AD
    Aug 11, 2009
    5
    Can EA figure out how a person runs? On the next-gen consoles it seems like the players run really weird. Before it seemed like they ranCan EA figure out how a person runs? On the next-gen consoles it seems like the players run really weird. Before it seemed like they ran duckfooted and their body moved a lot side-to-side, now they overstide and seem really slow. No running back is going to run with the same style as a miler with long strides. There're six foot sprinters with quick feet. Make them run like a sprinter not Bernard Lagat. Full Review »
  3. Brad
    Aug 2, 2009
    2
    Worst game ever. Do the EA guys play this game when they are done with it? Do they know they created Superman defenders who can magically findWorst game ever. Do the EA guys play this game when they are done with it? Do they know they created Superman defenders who can magically find themselves in front of passes they were not physically in position for? Do they know the AI for offensive lineman is equal to the IQ of a half eaten pickle? Do they notice the horrible pass interference the CPU does on every play, yet USER defenders are brushed aside like little kids. It makes me wonder what those clowns at EA are doing! Full Review »