Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. The gameplay has a more realistic and authentic feel; and this year's new features will satisfy not only the hardcore NCAA football fan but the casual ones as well.
  2. NCAA Football 11 is a great game of football, it has some shortcomings, but those are overshadowed by an all around excellent football game that I found to be one of the best the series has put out on this generation of consoles.
  3. I think that EA Sports has exceeded in their efforts to bring a solid NCAA Football game to football fans. This is the first NCAA Football game that I can safely say gets close to or is on par with Madden NFL.
  4. It is pretty rare that I recommend an upgrade for owners of the previous season's game. But NCAA Football 11 warrants an upgrade.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Probably the best entry in the series in the last five years. All the changes made to the way the game is played are big improvements, and even though it can be a bit too easy at times, NCAA Football 11 is still incredibly fun.
  9. 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.
  10. 90
    The gameplay is incredibly responsive -- the addition of locomotion really makes the game feel more authentic and less arcadey like it has in the past.
  11. 90
    NCAA has managed to satiate a lot of different palettes, while expanding outside of the confines of the console to provide a potentially richer experience for gamers who choose to take advantage of the new online features.
  12. There are enough improvements in NCAA Football 11 to make it a worthwhile purchase for any college football fan, especially those who wear their respective school colors even during the off-season.
  13. It seems the NCAA Football franchise has finally found its identity, and the end product is extremely impressive.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    In my opinion (and just my opinion) both madden and NCAA r simply tuning out of ideas and i would think that fans would start loosing interest. But that doesn't seem to be the case. Witch is fine i mean as long as it sells who am i to complain. But each new year they're just going to be producing the same game over and over again witch is y i stoped buying football games a long time ago. Yet that being said, there are still football fans that love playing those games so i don't think they'll stop making the games any time soon. Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2014
    I picked up a copy of this for a dollar and want my money back! Many features are tied to EA servers that are no longer accessible (F U EA) so what you are left with is a game with fewer features than early PS2 NCAA football games. What still does work is a game where everything feels predetermined. The higher ranked team is given a landslide advantage, coach's challenges have never worked for anyone (even when replay shows without a doubt it was the wrong call), and recruiting is just a lot of unenjoyable busy work that does not seem to respond at all to how your season is going. EA has fooled people and/or bribed reviewers and/or broken them by being the only game in town- shameful. Full Review »
  3. Jan 6, 2014
    I merely bought this game to complete my collection of NCAA games. Little did I know I would be getting one of my favorite NCAA games yet. It's a nice transition between NCAA 10 and NCAA 12. It features quality features from both eras of the franchise. Although a lot is unplayable now because EA decided to shutdown their servers, it is still a very enjoyable game. Full Review »