NCAA Football 09 Xbox 360

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
Buy On
  1. It just about looks, sounds and plays as it did before, solidly but without anything "wow"-worthy to justify your $60 purchase.
  2. EA touted that you would be able to download the names and positions of the actual players in the NCAA, but this hasn’t worked since day one.
  3. Final Thoughts: "NCAA Football '09" could use some graphical polish and the AI isn't dazzling, but the game remains an entertaining time overall and the online dynasty mode should keep fans busy for the Winter months.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 16, 2010
    8
    I abloulotley love this game. It has all the features i want in a game and it exacutetes them all perfectley. The mode I love the most is theI abloulotley love this game. It has all the features i want in a game and it exacutetes them all perfectley. The mode I love the most is the campus Legend mode. Full Review »
  2. FredGlow
    Nov 18, 2008
    9
    Comopared to Madden NFL 08, this games is a dream. The AI is great. The stadium layouts and mascot are great. Being able to call extendedComopared to Madden NFL 08, this games is a dream. The AI is great. The stadium layouts and mascot are great. Being able to call extended audibles with the right stick is innovative. I also like the college superstar mode, which is far superior to the NFL game.. Best of all is the ability to pitch with QB option. What a difference to Madden, which is nearly impossible to play. Full Review »
  3. ajjay
    Aug 2, 2008
    3
    This could have been a great game, had EA bothered to put it through QC testing. The graphics are very, very nice looking. However, this yearsThis could have been a great game, had EA bothered to put it through QC testing. The graphics are very, very nice looking. However, this years edition has more bugs than ever, and that's saying something. Major things are broken. Tacklers should actually try to tackle the ball carrier, right? Not in this game -- they run away! The sliders don't work, and the CPU QBs never throw a bad pass. Is EA capable of putting out a single game that doesn't need multiple patches to run properly? Full Review »