User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 4 out of 26

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  1. Ron
    Aug 5, 2005
    1
    It is just STUPID how you can Run with the QB's in this game. I can see it happening a few times, but having 200+ yards rushing with Vick or Young is ridiculous!!! I liked the game, but playing online is terrible! If you like playing the lottery, go online and play it. You will NOT get a legit game. Ok, maybe 1 out 25. Oh, yeah, way too many tipped passes that the receivers catch!
  2. EddieG.
    Jul 15, 2005
    3
    Typical EA--It is the same game as the last 3 yrs, with just little added tweaks here and there, to keep the EA fanboys coming back for more. Same horrible graphics, hugely pumpkin sized heads, unrealistic player motions, and redundant in game announcing. This is a fanchise way past it's prime. But EA has trapped it's fanboys, the same as a crack addict who, is looking for the Typical EA--It is the same game as the last 3 yrs, with just little added tweaks here and there, to keep the EA fanboys coming back for more. Same horrible graphics, hugely pumpkin sized heads, unrealistic player motions, and redundant in game announcing. This is a fanchise way past it's prime. But EA has trapped it's fanboys, the same as a crack addict who, is looking for the same great first time high. Ea has mastered this. It is called milking the cash cow. Be innovative, ground breaking in the beginning, and then sit on your achievement and milk your addicted fans. Can't wait for EA to do this with the 360---Remember starting in '06 they are the only NFL game in town for the next 7 yrs. P.s remember these magazine reviews are very EA bias, because you can't cut off the hand that feeds you. EA is the biggest advertiser they have, and without advertisers money--you don't have a magazine. You don't get exclusive interviews, hands on previews, screensshots-----sad but true. Expand
  3. MychalG.
    Apr 17, 2006
    0
    Umm bad game play. Horrible controls. Announcers are quite annoying. Overall I hate it.
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. The game plays much better then last year's game, and overall ha[s] a great look and feel to it that most people are just going to love.
  2. The complete package - high replay value, amazing graphics, and more realistic gameplay make this a superstar hit.
  3. Playing with the Xbox controller is just as responsive and tight as the PS2 one. The gameplay in this is extremely tight, and the game overall goes by with more speed emphasized.