Arena Football Xbox

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  1. 83
    Priced at a frugal $29.99, Arena Football is a fantastic way to cure those post-Super Bowl blues thanks to the numerous spectacular plays you will witness every game. This game is really, really fun.
  2. It won't blow your mind, but it has enough style and playability to make it quite fun, whether you care about the league or not, which is a far cry from "Madden" which is practically designed to run off anyone who doesn't enjoy football in some form.
  3. It might be tough to pinpoint one single aspect of the game that shines above the rest, but it's an overall functional package that will help the pain until the big show comes back in town next season.
  4. 80
    The tackles in the game-some of which can literally send players flying into the bleachers-are the most vertebrae-jangling hits we've seen this side of a roller derby.
  5. A technically solid game overall, and its only major stumbling point is simply its subject matter. Arena Football – the sport – may be perfectly designed to emphasize high scoring and high action in real life, but on the gaming consoles it comes across as cramped and chaotic, yet strangely regimented.

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. [Anonymous]
    May 10, 2006
    9
    The game is perfect except I did not like the atmosphere. It felt as if you were traped in a dungeon and playing football. But every thing The game is perfect except I did not like the atmosphere. It felt as if you were traped in a dungeon and playing football. But every thing else was good especially the graphics. Full Review »
  2. FredG.
    Feb 17, 2006
    10
    Don't listen to the critics, this game is a winner. It is fun to play and having only 8 players on the field makes gameplay easier to Don't listen to the critics, this game is a winner. It is fun to play and having only 8 players on the field makes gameplay easier to control. The AI is realistic and the game has most of the features of Madden football without the cojmplex plays and formations. In this game I am able to control my defensive line and backs better. Full Review »
  3. DaveR.
    Feb 12, 2006
    9
    This is a solid football game. If you have wathced the AFL and understand their rules, then you will love the way this game plays. Most of This is a solid football game. If you have wathced the AFL and understand their rules, then you will love the way this game plays. Most of the poor reviews are due to the reviewers not knowing the differences between AFL and the NFL. Its too bad they didn't spend the time to realize that this is not the NFL and is a solid football effort. At least give this game a rent, if not a buy (only $30), and enjoy the Arena type game for what it is. It is fast paced scoring FUN. Full Review »