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  • Summary: This year's new physics-based animation system and a wholly re-engineered spread and read option game affect the outcome of every play allowing you to stay true to your favorite team.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jul 10, 2013
    90
    Overall the game offers a robust offering of modes and solid gameplay that will have you playing well into the college season.
  2. Jul 5, 2013
    84
    This is the best version of the series since NCAA 06. And even though I think annual releases of sports games are, well, useless with the possibility of just downloading roster updates, this is well worth $60 and can't be missed by NCAA fans.
  3. Aug 8, 2013
    80
    The Infinity Engine 2 has taken the NCAA Football gameplay to a new level of realism, and with the improvements to the Dynasty mode, even the lack of depth that Ultimate Team suffers from can't hinder the fact that this is arguably the best title in the franchise series.
  4. Jul 5, 2013
    78
    Even with these positives, and a better-late-than-never addition of the Ultimate Team mode, NCAA Football 14 is not a game that shows a series playing at its peak as a console generation ends.
  5. Jul 9, 2013
    75
    This year, NCAA’s lack of novelty is more evident. Yeah, it now has Infinity Engine physics — which Madden NFL got last year — and Ultimate Team — which FIFA has had for a while. It does play a better game of college football, however, and that’s important. But ultimately, NCAA Football 14 is like your friend who showed up to the first class of the fall semester with the same haircut, shirt, and summer story to tell. Maybe he lost a few pounds, and you’re happy to see him, but he hasn’t really changed.
  6. Jul 5, 2013
    74
    There’s a good football game here, but it’s far from an impressive package.
  7. Jul 5, 2013
    60
    It's a shame that NCAA Football '14 has the same problems the franchise has been burdened with for years. The on-field action is tight and rewarding, but everything else is sloppy at best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
  1. Jun 18, 2019
    10
    Clearly the best sports game to ever live so EA sports if you read this bring this outstanding series back please!
  2. May 21, 2014
    9
    This is an interesting and very good bang that the series goes out on because of the lawsuits surrounding it and the NCAA. The game is farThis is an interesting and very good bang that the series goes out on because of the lawsuits surrounding it and the NCAA. The game is far more fluid this year than in any other year and the gameplay is still, I believe, better than in Madden. There are minor things that bug me including a clunky menu screen and the cut-aways for the updates on other games become very annoying. But overall, if this was the year that the game was going to end, they went out on a high note. This game will be a highly sought after game in about 2-3 years as it is the final college football game to be released. I know I'm keeping my copy and probably going to buy up some more in the future, if this goes the route that the final college basketball game did in 2010. Expand
  3. Jul 9, 2013
    9
    With the additions of NCAA Football Ultimate team and a upgraded Dynasty Mode NCAA Football 14 has improved upon an already great series. TheWith the additions of NCAA Football Ultimate team and a upgraded Dynasty Mode NCAA Football 14 has improved upon an already great series. The actual game play of NCAA Football 14 is smooth and seamless. Small changes like the new read and pitch key for option runs are what keeps making this annual series a hit.

    Improvements to the run game are without a doubt the best the series has ever seen. Nothing feels better than breaking a off tackle run down the sideline where you juke into a spin move back up field for a score leaving defenders asking themselves "what just happened?".

    If you aren't playing NCAA Football 14...you are missing out.
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  4. Jul 26, 2013
    7
    Overall this game is heading in the right direction, the presentation has been vastly improved with small cut-scenes to make it moreOverall this game is heading in the right direction, the presentation has been vastly improved with small cut-scenes to make it more realistic. The new game engine is also a positive side to the game,and Ultimate Team is just awesome, enough said. It isn't perfect yet, but EA is finally putting effort into this game and making strides forward. The downside, however; The game is in need of a patch. I've noticed a few areas of the game that need to be tweaked, which is easily repaired in a patch, after these minor issues are corrected I have no problem giving this game a 9 or even a 10 rating. Expand
  5. Aug 3, 2013
    7
    By far the most fun ncaa football of this generation. Its a shame that it took them this long to accomplish that. Positives are the readBy far the most fun ncaa football of this generation. Its a shame that it took them this long to accomplish that. Positives are the read option, option its self, recruiting, better blocking, physics engine. Negatives are outdated GRAPHICS, tons of missing equipment, still some bugs, very poor pass defense, presentation is awful, horrible commentary. NCAA football has a lot of potential its a shame that EA sports has chosen to put so little in developing a good video game for one of the most popular american sport. Expand
  6. Jul 14, 2013
    5
    Pros:
    -Read option is better tooled
    -Run blocking works better -Zone defense is slightly better than 13 -Ultimate Team mode provides some
    Pros:
    -Read option is better tooled
    -Run blocking works better
    -Zone defense is slightly better than 13
    -Ultimate Team mode provides some fun

    Cons
    -Read option is completely overpowered.
    -Run blocking makes the offense nearly impossible to stop
    -Zone Defense is still really really terrible. CPU will pick you apart. So wil human users.
    -Ultimate team is dominated by 10-year-olds who stole their parents Credit Cards. They buy fast players, put them at tight end, and run corners, slants, and curls all day (which man defense can't stop, and zone defense is too poorly implemented to start). Every single player seems to go on every 4th down and, due to broken defense, will usually convert.

    Defense is pathetic in this game. Offense is overpowered. Menus are laggy. Crashes are unavoidable (and usually happen just as a game completes).

    NCAA football 10 was the best of the current gen so far. Each game since then has overcorrected or undercorrected every single time. Option doesn't work in 13? Make it overpowered in 14. Zone not working? Make it only slightly horrible.

    All told, not a great iteration.
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  7. Jan 24, 2015
    0
    So technically this game is probably a 5 out of 10. However this game time and again has regressed from previous versions and never fixesSo technically this game is probably a 5 out of 10. However this game time and again has regressed from previous versions and never fixes existing issues. the RTG mode is so awful now, you can't even choose your plays. It was a good idea, but instead it ends up the coach only calls runs and you're a QB.

    But the greatest offense that it so dumb every year is Notre Dame. In RTG I went back to back 5OT games against them. Why? Because they are always straight 99 ratings. I get it. Notre Dame has lots of fans. Everyone loves them. But come one, they have been good once in the last 15 years. and 5OTs! 60 point games! when was the last major conference game like that? It doesn't happen ever.
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