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  • Summary: Experience the spirit, atmosphere, and emotion of college football like NCAA Football 2004. Whether you play as the one of the 36 new 1-AA teams or 20 classic teams from the last two decades, the game lets you celebrate the history of college football. Feel the tradition of college football Saturdays with all-new pre-game introductions and experience the pageantry with new mascots, flag-waving cheerleaders, and cannons. Other key features this season include improved college gameplay, EA Sports Online competition for the PlayStation 2, deeper Dynasty mode, and over 15 new teams and the all-new EA Sports Bio. Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Throughout the action, the controls handle sweetly, combining the depth of a large number of moves with smooth playability.
  2. It's the updated version to the best sports game of last year and brings a bit more to the table such as better defensive backs and more control on the offensive side of the ball.
  3. A game that should be online for the XBOX.
  4. 88
    An incredibly solid NCAA game that will keep you and your friends entertained -- you'll just have to play on the same Xbox.
  5. Although NCAA Football 2004 could be called NCAA Football 2003 – Episode 2, it still offers enough of the little things for College Football fanatics.
  6. If you're a casual college football fan and you already own last year's game, then there really isn't a huge reason for you to buy the Xbox or GameCube versions of the game, especially since neither features online play. But if you're a hard-core fan, then you will certainly enjoy all of the new features.
  7. Dynasty Mode is the main selling point and it is a lot of fun, especially the recruiting. After getting wrapped up in the Dynasty Mode you might even forget about Madden, at least for a short time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. BobL.
    Jan 22, 2004
    I love the dynasty mode and anyone that thinks the names are that important, in dynasty mode, you get them in the off season for fresman and transfers. i love it nomater the names or not. it has all the bowls, all the awards, and the off-season stuff like recruting is AWESOME!!!!! Buy if if you have 40 bucks now!!!!! Expand
  2. NickM.
    Jul 29, 2003
    Great game alot like last year but better. New animations are the bomb but a downer to the celebrations are the penalties. But i love the game and got it the day it come out. Now i waiting for the nfl version (madden) to come out. I give it a 10. Expand
  3. RickoL
    Dec 2, 2003
    The guy that voted a 5 ... should be smacked around for five or so hours.
  4. MatC.
    Jul 19, 2003
    It's an excellent game, but if it didn't say "2004", I wouldn't have noticed any changes. PS2 online - that's significant. But for X, the only changes are a few more plays, some 1AA and historic teams, and those SI covers. Cosmetic. Don't get me wrong; I love the game. I'm glad I got it since my alma mater is now in there. But if you played 03, you played 04. Since Sony bought the online rights to EA, this game seems to be maxed out. Save your money if you have 03 unless you went to *that* 1aa school, and you gotta play as them. =) Expand
  5. FirePants
    Jun 26, 2005
    Lots of fun. i like building crappy schools into powerhouses, but if your looking for gameplay, go buy Madden. I like the mag covers and the fact that i can save my prospects and draft them on madden. Expand
    Mar 22, 2004
    Very good game. In fact, it's just about the only game I even play any more... Personally, I like taking bottom feeder schools and turning them into powerhouses over the course of 5 seasons. Although it is very similar to the 2003 version (I only bought the 2004 when me version of 2003 quit on me), there are some added extras (Sports Illustrated covers, recruiting enhancements) that make it worth buying IMHO. Not perfect though. Sometimes, the screen starts bugging during certain things, e.g., interception returns. But overall, the best football game out there. Expand
  7. HughW.
    Jul 14, 2003
    No live = no pay. EA need to become Xbox Live friendly or loose all its sport title sales to Sega who are committed to Live.

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