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NCAA Football 07

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PlayStation 2
89
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Xbox 360
78
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Xbox
86
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Description

Another update of EA's perennial NCAA collegiate football franchise, this edition features updated rosters and stats. It also has new features such as a momentum meter, the more players either in favor or against a team, the more the meter will light up or darken, affecting the teams morale and success of plays. It also has a new kicking meter along with spring drills, letting players update their stats along with a new Spring Game where players can scout out their new players in exhibition games.

Aside from the PSP version, Campus Legend is also a novelty - an update of the Race for the Heisman mode of the previous edition and it is quite similar to the NFL Superstar mode from the Madden franchise. A new player starts at football camp, practises and is eventually awarded a scholarship to play in a division. Rather than a single drill, it is now a series of four. Where in the previous version players could choose a scholarship, the game now offers a selection from the available schools based on the performances. Once enrolled, players choose a major, follow progress reports, read headlines in the school newspaper and have a dorm room where fan mail arrives. The player's girlfriend, shown as a photo of the wall, becomes more beautiful based on the success in the games. Days consist of attending classes, practice, studying, meeting tutors, drills or social activities. These can also boost popularity and overall success. Characters can be uploaded to Madden 07 where it can determine their draft position. The game is also aligned with ESPN, updating with real news from ESPN Radio and ESPN.com. It features the voice talents of Lee Corso, Brad Nessler and Kirk Herbstreit.

The 360 version lacks the Spring Drills and Campus Legend modes. Instead it has improved graphics and a series of mini-games.

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The Press Says

Armchair Empire, The Xbox Aug 21, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 2 Aug 09, 2006 93 out of 100 93
Gamer 2.0 Xbox Jul 27, 2006 9 out of 10 90
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 Jul 27, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamer 2.0 PSP Jul 27, 2006 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Revolution PSP Aug 04, 2006 B 75
Operation Sports Xbox Aug 08, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Aug 01, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Netjak PSP Sep 12, 2006 6.7 out of 10 67
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Aug 01, 2006 D+ 33

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Trivia

Server shutdown

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360 version on 8th February 2011.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #2 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #6 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Xbox Sports Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS2 Sports Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Xbox Online Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS2 Online Multiplayer Game of the Year

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