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  • Summary: Your quest for the Heisman Trophy begins with NCAA® Football 06. Create an Impact Player and lead him from high school summer camp all the way to bowl victories as a collegiate legend.
    With all-new Impact Player Controls, in-game analysis, and studio commentary, this is college football
    like you've never seen or heard it before! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 100
    If you're a college football fan, NCAA Football 06 is the game you've been waiting for your whole life. It might even be the best football game ever made, professional or collegiate, which, given the competition for the title, is really saying something.
  2. As a whole, the Race for the Heisman mode is a welcomed addition to an already superb game.
  3. I would like to see the defensive side of the ball get the ability to go after thrown balls more aggressively, but it's pretty well balanced overall.
  4. There is an incredible amount of depth, replay value, and fun to be found on this one disc.
  5. The improved game balance and new features make NCAA Football 06 arguably the best in the series, as well as a game that's a must-have for college football fanatics.
  6. 84
    If this is the way EA is going to approach the development of their sports games, then perhaps the next college football game they release should be "NCAA Football 08." At least it would save me $50.
  7. Has some great features on paper, but when played out, it underperforms and seems to be more gimmick than fun. The game excels as a multiplayer football game online or with a friend. As a simulation or for a stat gamer, the game fails miserably.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. AnthonyT.
    Oct 31, 2005
    10
    This games is the best game to get because you get the best features!!
  2. JimA.
    Jul 14, 2005
    10
    Much faster paced game than last year's. Passing has improved. Feels much more like college football. Better use of right thumbstick on both sides of the ball and other button mapping as well. Improved graphics and gameplay overall. Great game. Expand
  3. JonD.
    Jul 22, 2005
    10
    The one football game u must own.
  4. JimD.
    Jul 11, 2005
    9
    Thank the lord that EA managed to address the slowdown problem. Best NCAA yet.
  5. TJames
    Sep 7, 2005
    9
    The game is hott.
  6. MatthieuR.
    Jul 19, 2005
    8
    While I am not giving this game a perfect ten, I am also not one of those reviewers hellbent on disparaging anything touched by EA. True, they are the juggernaut of the field, but at least they try to innovate. Let's face it folks, there are only so many ways to play football, and I doubt that we will see something drastic happen to the gameplay, at least not this console cycle. The gameplay has the usual depth, and the graphics are good (I have no idea what Eddie G. was smoking when he wrote his review). I too found race for the Heisman fun but gimmicky, and eventually went back to the meat and potatoes, Dynasty mode. I found the same flaws, too, and these are also present in every Madden game for the last few years: the CPU controlled secondary can turn on a dime and break for the ball with uncanny precision and speed; your receivers are dumb as posts and still drop too many balls (I'm talking 90+ rated WR dropping consecutive open balls) and the incredibly dated and frustrating kicking meter is still around! How about using an analog stick for the kicks, EA? Expand
  7. MychalG.
    Apr 17, 2006
    0
    Umm bad game play. Horrible controls. Announcers are quite annoying. Overall I hate it.

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