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  • Summary: With presentation and gameplay improvements, along with an online-based feature, NCAA Football 11 promises to give players real college offenses that, for the first time , reflect the authentic style of all 120 NCAA FBS schools in-game. With team-specific pre-game run-outs and ESPN’s broadcast graphics package, NCAA Football 11 attempts to recreate the intensity of college football Saturdays, hoping to achieve all-new levels of quality in presentation and core gameplay by delivering an experience true to your school and providing 120 ways to win. NCAA Football also includes the new Dynasty Wire online feature. With Dynasty Wire, players create stories that recap their Dynasty game, complete with video and photo highlights, then share the news of the victorious triumph or devastating loss by publishing the story through social networking sites for the world to read. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. It is pretty rare that I recommend an upgrade for owners of the previous season's game. But NCAA Football 11 warrants an upgrade.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. While in some ways little brother has finally come of age, it still has nagging immaturity issues at times. While there are no new modes, the tweaks to the existing ones are all for the better, and the new running controls are so precise and lifelike that we hope big brother Madden takes the hint.
  5. We're guessing may of these issues will be sorted out by 2012, but for now, this year's version offers the most technical and comprehensive college-football experience yet. [Oct 2010, p.74]
  6. Despite the relative lack of new content, the one new feature, Dynasty Online, will keep you coming back for more.
  7. There are so many things to love about this game. The unpredictable yet vastly improved gameplay, the slider adjustments that actually work (set the quarterback accuracy to zero in practice mode to see what I mean), the AI playcalling, the new recruiting model, the online dynasty tools, and so on; if all you want to do is play the occasional game with a buddy or play one season with your favorite team, or just relax against the AI and play exhibition games after work then NCAA 11 is an absolute must buy. However, if Dynasty Mode is your thing you are better off either waiting and hoping EA Sports patches the game or simply saving your money for next year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Sep 1, 2010
    9
    I found this to be a much better purchase than Madden '11. Gameplay is vastly superior, graphics are on keel with Madden, and it is an all around more enjoyable title. It did take a little while to get a firm grasp on the new play calling system (left/right instead of up/down), and i despise the fact that douchie douche Tim Tebow is on the cover, but it is a great game. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2010
    9
    Its that time of the year again! What better way to compliment the coming of an exciting year in college football than with the greatest college football game to date? This game is one of the best sports games that i have had the chance to play! The presentation is on par with Maddens and the gameplay is as good if not better. The road to glory mode is fun and will keep you hooked long enough to play all four years of your players college career, and after your done with that player you can make a new one at a different position and the experience is refreshed. The dynasty is good too and will also keep you interested for quite some time, and recruiting is fun too! The online dynasty is awesome too. The gameplay is fun and, for the most part, accurate. But sometimes the AI will make really dumb on field decisions. NCAA 11 does a good job representing each school as well, and i like the different play styles of schools.This game is good for beginners and young ones also, with its one button mode and fun mascot mode. While this game does have a few minor on field flaws i would recommend it to any sports fan, it is well worth the asking price with its wealth of modes and replay value. Expand
  3. Jan 6, 2014
    9
    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. Expand
  4. Sep 15, 2010
    8
    I've been playing NCAA since 1999, (back on the original PlayStation) and I've seen the game have its ups and downs (more downs since coming to "Next Gen Consoles") but this is the first year that seems like everything has been improved. Don't get me wrong, not everything is better (hell, the Road to Glory is the exact same as last year) but this is the best so far in the series (as it should be, every year adding to what works and improving/cutting out what doesn't). The game play, as far as different styles for different schools, is excellent. The run blocking has improved a great deal, but it seems like they focused so much on it, they neglected the pass block. Also, the defenders knock down far too many passes, most of them being in a position that an athlete would pull a/several muscle/s attempting to get to the pass. But overall, this game is a lot of fun, even with its annoying bits. If you like college football, you'll like NCAA 11 Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2010
    7
    pretty much same as always, but if you want to experience better gameplay and graphics then it's worth getting. better than madden but i still reccomend playing both Expand
  6. Sep 22, 2010
    4
    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. Expand
  7. Jan 19, 2014
    1
    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. Expand

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