Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The atmosphere and enthusiasm that the game portrays are remarkable, especially for a portable title.
  2. Even with the crippling "running bug" I had a much more enjoyable time playing NCAA Football 07 on the PSP. Of course my style of play favors the passing play so ground yards aren’t a big deal with me. If you like to run the ball you might want to wait for the patch or just play on another system.
  3. NCAA Football 07 doesn't have the bells and whistles of the console game; instead, it just plays a solid game of collegiate pigskin.
  4. The unfortunate choice to leave out mini-games, the great Campus Legend mode and some extra goodies is upsetting but what we have here is a football game that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the college football scene.
  5. 69
    Unfortunately, the inaccurate yardage tracking basically removes the running game, and makes this year's NCAA Football a title only for players who like to air the ball out.
  6. This is a very densely detailed college ball game, and one that you'll be hard pressed to drop, even when Madden shows its face later this year.
  7. Two-player Wi-Fi games are fun, but there's no true online play or career mode. So while you do get all the stats and most of the gameplay, there's none of the pizzazz of the consoles. It's a compromise, but it works.
  8. NCAA at home or on the go? Now you can truly run the option. [Sept. 2006, p.100]
  9. NCAA Football 2007 for the PSP is a faithful port of the PS2 version, right down to the metal cleats and fan meter. [Sep 2006, p.83]
  10. Even the PSP version is online, but there is some noticeable lag with the game, but it really doesn’t kill the gameplay at all.
  11. Load times and controls are excellent by PSP standards. [Sept 2006, p.85; Score corrected in Oct issue]
  12. 70
    Mixed with all of the elements that made the PS2 games successes, NCAA Football 2007 for the PSP is a fun hybrid to waste time with while on-the-go, despite some control issues and a serious error in the running game.
  13. 67
    The core gameplay is enjoyable enough, and would be more so if it weren't for the run marking bug, but there is little about the game that makes it seem designed for a handheld platform.
  14. 80
    NCAA Football 07 works very well on the PSP, and controls flawlessly without some of the analog-stick issues that have plagued other games on the platform.
  15. 60
    Online play via infrastructure also feels a little broken, with some frustrating lags and glitches also coming into play during a game.
  16. And as much as we wish the whole thing was bigger, stronger and faster, we’re happy with it just the way it is and recommend recruiting it for your PSP collection.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. N.I.
    Nov 15, 2006
    9
    This Game is really fun. The running game sucks unless yo run it to the outside. Also, sometimes when u pass the ball, the reciever slows This Game is really fun. The running game sucks unless yo run it to the outside. Also, sometimes when u pass the ball, the reciever slows down and misses it. But all in all it is a great game, great graphics, freezes once in a while but its extremely fun. Full Review »
  2. OSUB.
    Sep 26, 2006
    9
    Running game sucks, online play slow. Graphics amazing. Gameplay is awesome.
  3. flexo
    Sep 12, 2006
    8
    It seems the general consensus that the running game 'bug' utterly ruins the game, but to all those who say "don't buy this It seems the general consensus that the running game 'bug' utterly ruins the game, but to all those who say "don't buy this game" and that this renders the running game useless haven't taken the time to fully backup their claims. I've had the game since day one and I have noticed the 'bug' and have to say that it is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be (this by no means absolves EA for releasing a faulty product for which I highly doubt that they are going to do anything about it which is even more unforgivable). I've managed to use the running game equally as well as the passing and have noticed that the 'bug' only kicks in when your in the general area of the pocket. Run through the holes or to the outside, break a couple of tackles and you are marked accurately. I've seen inaccurate markings in real football so maybe it's not all that uncommon. Also note, that the bug that affects you also affects the CPU. So it is not like you are getting the short end of the stick. All said, without the 'bug' this game would be a sure 10. Graphics are excellent (especially for a handheld), atmosphere is spot on, load times are brief, gameplay is solid and the online is decent although I haven't had much time with it (EA's registration process is a major chore), but works good (depending on your or your opponents connection strength) with a little lag. The ESPN ticker is accurate and a nifty addition for realtime updates. Too bad about the omission of the mini games and Campus mode, but that doesn't take away from the solid title. Full Review »