NCAA Football 07 Xbox 360

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
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  1. If you foolishly cut your regular Xbox from your living room lineup, this game will do; it’s better than Madden, anyway. But this is still the least impressive NCAA Football game to date, and a rare fumble from EA’s dominant team.
  2. 70
    EA put a great deal of effort in capturing the emotional aspect of college football, but it mostly goes to waste because the Momentum Meter fails to accurately translate that energy and how it can impact what happens on the field.
  3. EA has more than a year to polish this game and it came out pretty bad, or at least below expectations. For every nice touch, there was something far worse to overshadow it, for every new feature, we lost three, and I have never seen such a waste of the ESPN license.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    It's hard not to look at all those features on the current-gen version - monster playbooks, Campus Legend mode, trick plays, special-teams tweaks - and wonder why a football game coming one generation after "Madden" on 360 doesn't have what you'll find on the PS2 or Xbox. [Aug 2006, p.84]
  5. Its clear that the franchise is on its way from breaking out from the shadow of its older, more popular sibling, Madden.
  6. The Xbox 360 version is supposed to be the higher-end version on the market, but instead, you wonder where the extra $10 investment has gone. The game is sorely lacking in modes and extras that exist in the other versions, and its graphics and gameplay have some hitches that could've been remedied in production.
  7. netjak
    63
    NCAA Football 07 for the Xbox 360 adds a layer of high definition polish to a franchise that was beginning to feel a bit to familiar year-to-year on the Xbox and PlayStation 2.
  8. If you’re dead-set on getting draft classes for Madden 07 on the 360, go rent the game and play it for a weekend. Admire the pretty graphics and have fun with the gameplay that doesn’t amount to much more than a 60 dollar tech demo – it is still worth a rental just to see what could have been.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Rudy
    Dec 15, 2006
    6
    The gameplay is not smooth and there are framerate issues. The animations need work as do some basic things like shadows at 12:30 in the The gameplay is not smooth and there are framerate issues. The animations need work as do some basic things like shadows at 12:30 in the afternoon and Michigan's helmuts. Not a next gen effort. Current gen is much better. Full Review »
  2. JoelB.
    Sep 27, 2006
    2
    This game was the reason I upgraded to the 360 and I was extremely disappointed. The muslce-bound players in no way resemble anything This game was the reason I upgraded to the 360 and I was extremely disappointed. The muslce-bound players in no way resemble anything realistic, the game-play is not fluid, the play book menu is not intiuitve, the jerseys aren't even the correrct colors, and shadows on the field make seeing the football next to impossible.(And I have a 60" HD TV!). I owned four differenent releases on the xBox with great anticipation for the 360 version. EA should be asshamed of themselves for releasing this. Go back to the old look and feel, bring back the create-a-player, create-a-school, and the heisman race! If you are considering buying this game, definitely rent it first! Full Review »
  3. NimaG.
    Sep 20, 2006
    9
    Great game and fun. I wish it had Heisman mode that was fun in the 06 version