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  • Summary: NFL Head Coach reinvents football gaming by introducing the first 3D strategy sports game that challenges gamers to build and manage every aspect of a football team from the ground up. A simple conversation system and an engaging 3D graphical interface allow users to immerse themselves into the lives of an NFL head coach. As head coach, you develop a team strategy, execute it on and off the field, and try to build a winning organization year after year. Your status as a coaching legend will rise and fall based on all of your actions as you strive to become the greatest head coach of all time. Behind the desk, on the practice field, or while wearing the headset on game days, take the reins of your favorite NFL team and lead it to victory. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. There are a lot of great ideas in NFL Head Coach, but quite a few of them aren't executed to perfection.
  5. 68
    An average start to a series with potential.
  6. An interesting experiment for EA and the NFL. Now let's forget it ever happened and kill the idea altogether.
  7. The load times between each task are inexcusable, but worse yet are the games themselves, which you barely have to orchestrate.

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  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 just too boring to be enjoyable. Expand

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