NCAA Football 14 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: This year's new physics-based animation system and a wholly re-engineered spread and read option game affect the outcome of every play allowing you to stay true to your favorite team.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jul 10, 2013
    90
    Overall the game offers a robust offering of modes and solid gameplay that will have you playing well into the college season.
  2. Jul 5, 2013
    84
    This is the best version of the series since NCAA 06. And even though I think annual releases of sports games are, well, useless with the possibility of just downloading roster updates, this is well worth $60 and can't be missed by NCAA fans.
  3. Aug 8, 2013
    80
    The Infinity Engine 2 has taken the NCAA Football gameplay to a new level of realism, and with the improvements to the Dynasty mode, even the lack of depth that Ultimate Team suffers from can't hinder the fact that this is arguably the best title in the franchise series.
  4. Jul 5, 2013
    78
    Even with these positives, and a better-late-than-never addition of the Ultimate Team mode, NCAA Football 14 is not a game that shows a series playing at its peak as a console generation ends.
  5. Jul 9, 2013
    75
    This year, NCAA’s lack of novelty is more evident. Yeah, it now has Infinity Engine physics — which Madden NFL got last year — and Ultimate Team — which FIFA has had for a while. It does play a better game of college football, however, and that’s important. But ultimately, NCAA Football 14 is like your friend who showed up to the first class of the fall semester with the same haircut, shirt, and summer story to tell. Maybe he lost a few pounds, and you’re happy to see him, but he hasn’t really changed.
  6. Jul 5, 2013
    74
    There’s a good football game here, but it’s far from an impressive package.
  7. Jul 5, 2013
    60
    It's a shame that NCAA Football '14 has the same problems the franchise has been burdened with for years. The on-field action is tight and rewarding, but everything else is sloppy at best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Jul 9, 2013
    9
    NCAA Football 14 again maintains the high level of quality the series has come to be known for. While dynasty mode remains a lot of fun toNCAA Football 14 again maintains the high level of quality the series has come to be known for. While dynasty mode remains a lot of fun to play, the development team shook things up a bit with a bunch of new presentation upgrades to make this game the best college football game to date. With new reach blocks, hit SFX system, all new halftime show, pass blocking locomotion, Easy-to-read option keys and more really captures the college atmosphere in a game. If you haven’t played it test out the demo and im sure after playing it you’ll buy a copy right away. Expand
  2. May 21, 2014
    9
    This is an interesting and very good bang that the series goes out on because of the lawsuits surrounding it and the NCAA. The game is farThis is an interesting and very good bang that the series goes out on because of the lawsuits surrounding it and the NCAA. The game is far more fluid this year than in any other year and the gameplay is still, I believe, better than in Madden. There are minor things that bug me including a clunky menu screen and the cut-aways for the updates on other games become very annoying. But overall, if this was the year that the game was going to end, they went out on a high note. This game will be a highly sought after game in about 2-3 years as it is the final college football game to be released. I know I'm keeping my copy and probably going to buy up some more in the future, if this goes the route that the final college basketball game did in 2010. Expand
  3. Jul 9, 2013
    9
    NCAA Football has revamped it's hot route and audible systems to better represent what you see in real life. Smell blitz? Hot route your slotNCAA Football has revamped it's hot route and audible systems to better represent what you see in real life. Smell blitz? Hot route your slot receiver to a hitch. DB backed off too far from your flanker? Put him on a smoke screen! With many new blocking schemes (Dart, Cake, Midline, Trap, Counter) for the spread option, you may choose to use this new "Run Free" feature!

    NCAA Football has come a long way over the past few years, and now heading into the XboxOne generation, the future looks promising. This game has sustained replay-ability, and seems to be a more realistic representation of what we see on Saturdays!
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  4. Jul 12, 2013
    7
    The game doesn't break the mold, but it does add enough features to keep fans (myself included) happy. I'm a little disappointed they don't doThe game doesn't break the mold, but it does add enough features to keep fans (myself included) happy. I'm a little disappointed they don't do anything different for the online features like the Online Dynasty. There is so much potential there that they just leave sit it's kind of sad. The game play is always going to change, that isn't something that should surprise anyone, it's the little nuances like how different modes function that are really visible hear. 7 out of 10, and would be much higher if they put a little more effort into their Online Dynasty mode. Expand
  5. Aug 3, 2013
    7
    By far the most fun ncaa football of this generation. Its a shame that it took them this long to accomplish that. Positives are the readBy far the most fun ncaa football of this generation. Its a shame that it took them this long to accomplish that. Positives are the read option, option its self, recruiting, better blocking, physics engine. Negatives are outdated GRAPHICS, tons of missing equipment, still some bugs, very poor pass defense, presentation is awful, horrible commentary. NCAA football has a lot of potential its a shame that EA sports has chosen to put so little in developing a good video game for one of the most popular american sport. Expand
  6. Aug 6, 2013
    7
    Fun, but buggy. Several times the ball would disappear. I also do not like the removal of some features in dynasty. Same game as the past fiveFun, but buggy. Several times the ball would disappear. I also do not like the removal of some features in dynasty. Same game as the past five years. It is also way to easy to dominate on offense, and be by far the worst in defense with same team. Maybe its me, but I do not think so. Expand
  7. Jan 24, 2015
    0
    So technically this game is probably a 5 out of 10. However this game time and again has regressed from previous versions and never fixesSo technically this game is probably a 5 out of 10. However this game time and again has regressed from previous versions and never fixes existing issues. the RTG mode is so awful now, you can't even choose your plays. It was a good idea, but instead it ends up the coach only calls runs and you're a QB.

    But the greatest offense that it so dumb every year is Notre Dame. In RTG I went back to back 5OT games against them. Why? Because they are always straight 99 ratings. I get it. Notre Dame has lots of fans. Everyone loves them. But come one, they have been good once in the last 15 years. and 5OTs! 60 point games! when was the last major conference game like that? It doesn't happen ever.
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