Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. The game itself is pretty decent, but it doesn't pack the punch of an MLB license.
  2. This game did little to lure me into the college fold. It falls more into the category of a generic baseball game than it does a part of EA's college series. [Feb 2006, p.104]
  3. So while the hitting mechanic and improved ballpark creator are cool and the integration of a live ESPN sports ticker is sweet, you'll need to think long and hard about buying what is largely last year's game sans major league appeal. [Feb 2006, p.77]
  4. 70
    EA Canada did a worthwhile job in making this year's version of MVP stand out, even if it serves up a great deal of redone material. [Feb 2006, p.84]
  5. But after nine innings, it's basically the same game, including easy to master controls that'll finally allow you to be big man on campus.
  6. This baseballer does a good job of simulating the minor-league quality of college ball (read: errors seem more realistic and common), but the overly convoluted functionality of the game kills it for me. [Feb 2006, p.106]
  7. 60
    The baseball action, even sans the MLB license (it belongs to 2K Sports, now), is still the best in the business.
  8. 60
    Merely a "good" game that could be far better with more attention to the visuals, presentation, fielding, and in repairing some minor glitches.
  9. The game itself has decent game play, but is hurt because of the lack of attention given to the bells and whistles.
  10. The game has plenty of features to offer, including a full integration of ESPN's services online, a decent Dynasty mode, and some stellar gameplay ideas, but the execution feels rushed in too many areas and the game comes up short of being a winner.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 23, 2013
    5
    I mean, it isn't a horrible game, I just don't think it's a great game. I'd like EA Sports to try at it again, I think they could reallyI mean, it isn't a horrible game, I just don't think it's a great game. I'd like EA Sports to try at it again, I think they could really improve and make a great game. Full Review »
  2. DaveR.
    Feb 12, 2006
    10
    Great baseball game. College baseball at its best. This game surpasses an aready great MVP 2005 MLB edition. This is a definite buy for Great baseball game. College baseball at its best. This game surpasses an aready great MVP 2005 MLB edition. This is a definite buy for baseball fans. Full Review »
  3. AndrewA.
    Jan 26, 2006
    7
    Not up to par with past years, but it looks like this is the beggining of a above average new series from EA.