Feel the Emotion of Authentic College Football More than Ever with NCAA Football 11.!
"It is pretty rare that I recommend an upgrade for owners of the previous season's game. But NCAA Football 11 warrants an upgrade. Game Chronicles
NCAA Football 11 delivers unique game play and traditions for each of the 120 schools through the TruSchool system, which blends offensive styles, coaching tendencies, areas of talent, stadiums and traditions to bring the pageantry and rivalry of college football to life like never before.
"...NCAA Football 11 is a triumph. Games Radar
"...for the first time in years I feel like I'm getting the college experience. Game Informer
IGN.com 8 of 10
For as long as I can remember, NCAA Football has been the red-headed stepchild of the EA Sports empire of popular franchises. It has always sold and performed well once players got the controller in their hands, but there's always been a gap of sorts when it came to comparing NCAA to EA Sports' other mega-popular football franchise known as Madden. Well, wave goodbye to all that. EA Sports and the team at Tiburon in Orlando have gone to great lengths to separate the two products. NCAA Football 11 is the fruits of their labor...The first and most immediately evident sign that you're playing a standalone football title is the new visual treatment that they've given NCAA 11. Overall, everything looks more realistic than it ever has before. The new lighting system brings great detail to the player models and their animations are more fluid and more realistic than I've seen prior. You'll notice cool details like player's faces grimacing as the opposing running back smokes by them for a quick score and the pain on a quarterback's face comes through in a big way once you see your first field-level replay of a sack...Overall NCAA Football 11 is a great game of pigskin that hardcore college football fans are really going to enjoy. The core gameplay has been taken to the next level with some cool animation varieties as well as sweeping changes like the elimination of turbo and adding dual analog control. On the field all of these nuances come together with the new look to make a cool, original-feeling game. However, if you don't take advantage of the connectivity offered by Online Dynasty, then the list of modes is going to feel outright dated. If you do take advantage of the new features in Online Dynasty, you're in for a lot of fun with only a few frustrations...The complete, $60 package of NCAA Football 11 is the best that the series has produced in some time. Here's hoping that EA Sports builds out Road to Glory and the core Dynasty Mode to give them the same fresh feeling that the gameplay now enjoys.
- Nate Ahearn