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6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 4 out of 10

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  1. FootballFanatic
    Jan 17, 2005
    4
    I found that this iteration of the game was not far off the first release. The only differences that I found (remember, I've only played it a couple times - I doubt I'll stick that disk in my Xbox again) was the wall moves - tackles, catches and offensive dodges. I think that the game is a great idea (I loved the first one), but is definitely lacking. How 'bout these for I found that this iteration of the game was not far off the first release. The only differences that I found (remember, I've only played it a couple times - I doubt I'll stick that disk in my Xbox again) was the wall moves - tackles, catches and offensive dodges. I think that the game is a great idea (I loved the first one), but is definitely lacking. How 'bout these for ideas? - Playmaker (a la Madden) both for the quarterback (controlling recievers) and for the ball carrier (control the blockers); Fan intervention (ever seen a fan get overly involved in a game? I have); Player composure - Play like crap and get heckled by your teammates, player gets frustrated and doesn't perform as well. ... And those are just a couple ideas. One problem that I found with the game (as well as the last iteration - not that big of a deal though) - is the controls. As a football fanatic, I'm used to years of playing Madden. Why not emulate what Madden used for their controls? NCAA did... If it ain't broke, why try to fix it? My only other gripe about the game is the UI. It looks like they gave an engineering intern Photoshop and said: "Go at 'er". I don't know about anyone else, but I would expect elements that you see all the time (i.e. the borders for the score 'n stuff) to look good. Once again, guys, great game idea. Please just put a bit more effort and time into it for the next release. Expand
  2. MSFTMike
    Jan 9, 2005
    0
    Crappy non-improvement over the now $20 original version. Thanks to the exclusive deal that EA has with the NFL, this is all that you will see from them. Updated rosters and very little improvement from year to year. Where is the antitrust people from the DOJ when you need them to look out for us consumers.
  3. JohnK.
    Dec 22, 2004
    0
    Same game as the last version-- practically nothing new at all. Imagine that? EA giving us virtually the same NFL game and expecting us to buy it again. Well, get used to it-- EA now has a monopoly on all NFL games for the next 5 years, so expect to be given the same game year after year with a few minor tweaks. I would have given this game a 5 (average), but EA deserves a 0 because of Same game as the last version-- practically nothing new at all. Imagine that? EA giving us virtually the same NFL game and expecting us to buy it again. Well, get used to it-- EA now has a monopoly on all NFL games for the next 5 years, so expect to be given the same game year after year with a few minor tweaks. I would have given this game a 5 (average), but EA deserves a 0 because of their new exclusive deal with the NFL which is VERY BAD for sports video game consumers. In short, don't bother to buy this game if you don't want to support EA's monopoly, and definitely don't bother buying it if you have NFL Street 1. Expand
  4. TheAnti-EA
    Dec 22, 2004
    0
    Another sad attempt by EA to streal peoples money with a rehash of a game that wasn't very good to begin with. When will EA realize that they CAN NOT make a good game. I guess when the average gamer that doesn't keep up with things like the recent taking over of the video game market by EA find out about that and stop feeding EA their hard earned money. If EA only amde sports Another sad attempt by EA to streal peoples money with a rehash of a game that wasn't very good to begin with. When will EA realize that they CAN NOT make a good game. I guess when the average gamer that doesn't keep up with things like the recent taking over of the video game market by EA find out about that and stop feeding EA their hard earned money. If EA only amde sports games, we would all be better off in the video game world, but with crap like this, it makes me wonder if they could even make a good game on PS1 at this point. They sure can't seem to make a game on good hardware, so maybe they should stick with the PS2's inferior hardware from now on. Expand
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. One of the most magnificently surprising titles of recent years. You don't need to know the ins and outs of American Football to enjoy it, it's infinitely more accessible than others in the genre and it manages to keep the whole 'Urban-Extreme' aspect to a tolerable level.
  2. The one and only thing in the game that hasn't changed is the fun factor, which thankfully is still alive and well.
  3. The extra games EA added are attention-worthy treats speaking to the schoolyard athlete in everyone, no matter how uncoordinated or out of shape. [Feb 2005, p.95]