Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. NCAA Football 11 is one of the best football games put out to date, capturing the pep-filled college football atmosphere like no other.
  2. Even with our small list of complaints – add sluggish menus and lack of meaningful updates to Road To Glory and TeamBuilder to them – NCAA Football 11 is a triumph. It's the best college football game we've ever played, offering a tremendous experience to gridiron fans.
  3. NCAA has its flaws, but with improved on-the-field action, recruiting, and presentation (including the option to generate custom stories on your Dynasty), for the first time in years I feel like I'm getting the college experience.
  4. Hardcore Road to Glory fans may not agree with my final statement, but NCAA Football 11 is the best game in the current generation series and is definitely a solid and important improvement on its predecessor. What EA Tiburon/EA Canada have accomplished deserves all the praise I can give.
  5. All-in-all, NCAA 11 delivers on so many levels and is truly an enjoyment this time around.
  6. NCAA Football 11 makes a number of big improvements to the way the game plays that makes this one worth checking out if you've been unsatisfied with the lack of improvements over the past few years.
  7. 85
    The complete, $60 package of NCAA Football 11 is the best that the series has produced in some time.
  8. Even with some missed opportunities for growth, particularly in the Road to Glory mode, NCAA Football 11 is still easy to recommend to college football fans, and sports fans in general.
  9. It isn't without a few flaws here and there, but almost none of them are new (i.e., we've seen them before) and the pros continually make one forget about the cons. That's the mark of a game worth playing, right?
  10. 85
    The game will certainly not blow you away by any means, but if you dive in year in and year out you won't be disappointed. I can only hope Madden is this improved because that means that I am in for a great year of virtual football.
  11. NCAA Football 11 brings substantial improvements to core gameplay and presentation but lacks in improvements and additions to game modes. While it isn't without its issues, it is undoubtedly the best NCAA Football game to date.
  12. Despite the relative lack of new content, the one new feature, Dynasty Online, will keep you coming back for more.
  13. A host of gameplay tweaks counterbalance some neglected modes in the latest iteration of EA Sports' college football sim.
  14. NCAA Football 11 provides an outstanding dynasty mode that is as enthralling as they come.
  15. NCAA Football 11 gives more legs to the college football season with an online component that will capture the affection of diehard fans. Despite some minor flaws, this is a great step in the right direction for the genre.
  16. NCAA Football 2011 is slowly creeping into elite sports game territory.
  17. It is as streamlined and pretty as its older brother, plays just as well, and still gives you that unique college ball experience. NCAA Football 11 will not be riding the bench this year.
  18. You want depth, well this year you have two huge game play options that will take you deep into 2011.
  19. 83
    While it's certainly not a perfect game, NCAA Football 11 is a great template for EA's future football offerings to build upon.
  20. There are so many things to love about this game. The unpredictable yet vastly improved gameplay, the slider adjustments that actually work (set the quarterback accuracy to zero in practice mode to see what I mean), the AI playcalling, the new recruiting model, the online dynasty tools, and so on; if all you want to do is play the occasional game with a buddy or play one season with your favorite team, or just relax against the AI and play exhibition games after work then NCAA 11 is an absolute must buy. However, if Dynasty Mode is your thing you are better off either waiting and hoping EA Sports patches the game or simply saving your money for next year.
  21. It's the first import game that punishes you for not being a Yank. [Sept 2010, p.118]
  22. Still, amid an overdose of pomp and ceremonial broadcast presentation, this simulation provides great football action and enough dream material to give high school kids goose bumps. [Oct 2010, p.84]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 18, 2010
    8
    This game is great if your a hardcore NCAA football fan. But I must say that once you own one version of this game, there is no reason to keepThis game is great if your a hardcore NCAA football fan. But I must say that once you own one version of this game, there is no reason to keep buying the newest version.

    This game is buggy and you can tell that EA really half asses the NCAA series in general.

    If you want a true football experience, go with madden 11.
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  2. Aug 8, 2011
    3
    I didn't really like this game but that may be because I'm not a football fan but looking at this like any orhergame if you don't knowI didn't really like this game but that may be because I'm not a football fan but looking at this like any orhergame if you don't know anything about football good luck playing anything but play now and online cause I couldn't understand one word in tis game Full Review »
  3. May 30, 2011
    8
    I purchased this after playing NCAA 10 alot, and thought that I would 'upgrade'! While the gameplay isn't much different to '10, the game justI purchased this after playing NCAA 10 alot, and thought that I would 'upgrade'! While the gameplay isn't much different to '10, the game just feels more polished compared. Love the game, well worth having to get it from the States. Full Review »