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
Buy On
  1. A chance to go out and have a taste of what it's really like in the world of NFL coaches today. It's a job, and a game that only a chosen few will really be able to embrace and get the most out of it.
  2. However, if you enjoy building your team more in Franchise mode than you do actually playing the games, give NFL Head Coach a shot – the game definitely has a lot to offer despite some shortcomings.
  3. It's not perfect, but it's worth a look.
  4. When Head Coach hits, it slams it out of the ballpark. Excellent structure and balance in the practice periods before game day ensure that you take your time and prepare extensively, while tasks at the front office put you in control of every aspect of the franchise.
  5. From a video game standpoint, there are things that the game does well, like the strategy and motivation of your players, and things that it doesn't, such as the barebones online showing and the absence of any offline multiplayer.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    75
    If you have the personal motivation, joining the ranks of coaching legends could be incredibly satisfying. [Aug 2006, p.76]
  7. EA Sports is best known for its other monster football game, "Madden NFL." But where "Madden" lets you control real-life players and plays on the field, "Head Coach" takes you behind the action, putting you in the Gatorade-scented shoes of a coach you create from scratch.
  8. It is nice to see EA Sports use their license for something a bit different.

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 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 »