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  • Summary: NCAA Football 10 brings the excitement of college football to fans across the nation like never before with its newest feature, Season Showdown. In this new mode, every game counts as fans declare their loyalty to a favorite school and give the ultimate show of support in a nationwide competition. All college football fans have an opportunity to participate in Season Showdown, as credits not only accumulate in-game but players can also earn credits for their school via new web-based games. Millions of college football fans around the country will be on a mission to prove their school is number one with NCAA Football 10’s Season Showdown. NCAA Football 10 envelopes the excitement and pageantry of college football at its best. Enhanced stadiums filled with school colors, cheerleaders and mascots bring the college atmosphere to life. Enjoy the sights of game day with new field goal nets, flags waving in the wind and camera flashes exploding during pivotal moments. With all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools represented in the game, NCAA Football 10 offers fans an exciting way to experience the thrill of authentic college football year-round. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. NCAA 10 is the most complete and competent football game ever to be loaded into a Microsoft console.
  2. If you love college football, you'll find hundreds of hours of quality content.
  3. 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.
  4. All in all the best of what fans have loved about the NCAA Football series has honestly only gotten better with age.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. digitalhammer
    Jul 18, 2009
    10
    Teambuilder is awesome. Most innovative create a "something" in any game on the gen 3 platforms. Season showdown add depth to every mode in the game you play. A must buy. Expand
  2. wadet
    Jul 22, 2009
    10
    BEST FOOTBALL GAME YET!!!!! I don't understand how everyone is bashing this game. On a nice HDTV, the game is so good looking, so much smoother, and so much more realistic. The greatest improvement in the game is by far the realism. Great game and I think its a huge upgrade over NCAA 09. I didn't want to get the game because of the ratings and all the criticism. I am very happy i purchased it and recommend it highly. it does suck that they make you pay for some of the features though... GREAT GAME. Expand
  3. CrittyS.
    Jul 26, 2009
    10
    This game has it all. Great gameplay, great additions such as TeamBuilder, smoother animations, added recruiting options and an overall revamping of the game. The presentation is still a little off and there a few more things that could be done to make this thing carzy-good. But for now, EA did a good job of making college football fun for one more year. Expand
  4. MarkH.
    Jul 14, 2009
    9
    I picked up this game first thing this morning. I have played it for about 9 hours now. I must say it is a very good game. I love the teambuilder aspect, I made a team two weeks ago on the website. The game plays a bit harder than last years version. I always play the first game on varsity level. I played with Ohio State vs USC. You don't have much time to play around in the pocket that is for sure. Crossing routes seemed a bit easy to hit, even on the run. I love how if you throw a pass as you are gettting sacked it flips up in the air and almost always gets picked off if there is a defensive player near. They dynasty mode is not much different. The game itself plays a lot more realistic. If you break a tackle you don't just get to full speed right away. On the top skill level it is almost impossible to blow out an equally talented team. Overall great game. I would recomend it. Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2010
    8
    these ea football games are good but there not great.Were not going to remember all the college and professional football games in a few years that's when you know you didn't make a superb product.Every year the graphics get better and they add a few things to ensure they get there 60 dollars from people,well not this guy I just got it now from a pawn shop for 10 dollars.It is a good game but ea you need to step up.Look critics are still referring to espn nfl 2k5 to madden 10 after all these years what does that tell you,now you know how I feel.barely an 8 Expand
  6. johnrutherford
    Aug 11, 2009
    3
    This game sucks! By far the worse NCAA Football I have played. The one cool feature that is talked about is only on XBox Live. The Road to Glory is slow as all get out as you can only play if your player is on the field so you are left simming most of the first two years your in school unless you want to do boring practice drills over and over. Dynasty mode is not much better where there is little explained and the recruiting is hard to follow. Very disappointed in this years version. Collapse
  7. SteveS
    Jul 16, 2009
    0
    EA sure seems like they're trying hard to convince me to stop playing video game football. I'm sure it's a passable entry in the series if you're willing to plug into their servers (required for the majority of the features, including teambuilder--why would I have to log onto their servers when all I want is to start a single-player dynasty???). But I'm not and so it's literally unplayable. Expand

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