NFL Head Coach Xbox

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
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  1. Get used to the interface and you will find a very deep game that should give you a new respect for the job of a NFL Head Coach.
  2. 72
    As it stands, NFL Head Coach will appeal to die-hard fantasy football fanatics and Madden franchise mode junkies, and to little else. Still, that's all EA ever wanted.
  3. Still, while Head Coach is ultimately an imperfect football-management simulation, it is also, almost in spite of itself, a frequently fun one. Those with a penchant for serious football management are most certainly going to find things to like about it.
  4. Chances are that NFL Head Coach won't cure your football jones unless heavy-duty statistical simulators are up your alley.
  5. I'm not sure that I will or would ever export my coach or team to Madden, but I think there is some exciting potential.
  6. There are a lot of great ideas in NFL Head Coach, but quite a few of them aren't executed to perfection.
  7. Best left to the diehard franchise mode fans.
  8. Game Informer
    68
    Even though you are the coach in this game, you're still little more than a bystander. [Aug 2006, p.84]
  9. 68
    An average start to a series with potential.
  10. The idea behind NFL Head Coach was an interesting one. But too many little flaws and deficiencies shelve the game on the nearly-unable-to-perform list, at least at the performance level it set out to reach.
  11. It features too few options, too little control and too many load screens. There are moments when the game shines and you will actually be really excited to play. The chess game that is NFL play-calling can exhilarate at times and frustrate at others.
  12. An interesting experiment for EA and the NFL. Now let's forget it ever happened and kill the idea altogether.
  13. 60
    NFL head coach takes a bold leap and attempts to start something well needed in the sports simulation field, change. Unfortunately, it falters in more aspects than it flies, with horrible AI, and an in game system that makes the game feel like more of a chore than a fun experience.
  14. 60
    Playing NFL Head Coach and having a good time while doing so is a daunting task, one far more challenging than taking the Browns to the Super Bowl.
  15. But between the game's turtle-speed pacing, AI quirks, useless motivation, and bland online play, its game isn't as solidly backed-up as it should have been.
  16. NFL Head Coach might have been better received it appeared on the scene as a newly added mode within the Madden franchise – because as it stands, it really isn't worth your hard earned cash.

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 23, 2013
    5
    Not that it's confusing or anything like that, I just find NFL Head Coach really really really boring. It is fun in some ways, but it's justNot that it's confusing or anything like that, I just find NFL Head Coach really really really boring. It is fun in some ways, but it's just too boring to be enjoyable. Full Review »
  2. LeifR.
    Aug 16, 2006
    6
    It is a real simulator, you appreciate the job of an NFL head coach including the tidious repetitive gameplanning and practice. game lacks It is a real simulator, you appreciate the job of an NFL head coach including the tidious repetitive gameplanning and practice. game lacks the ability to really personalize your ability. great drafting sequence. o.k. game for those who just needed the nfl fix and preview of Madden rosters and Players. Full Review »