NCAA Football 2005

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NCAA Football 2005
NCAA Football 2005
PlayStation 2 cover art
Pictured: Larry Fitzgerald
Developer(s) EA Tiburon
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
Release date(s)
  • NA July 15, 2004
Genre(s) Traditional football simulation
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, online multiplayer

NCAA Football 2005 is an American college football video game which was released on July 15, 2004. It is the successor to NCAA Football 2004 in the NCAA Football series. The product features former Pittsburgh Panthers and current Arizona Cardinals standout wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on the cover. The game is the NCAA Football series released by EA Sports. This would be the final game in the NCAA Football series to be released to the Nintendo Gamecube.

Gameplay[edit]

Home-field advantage[edit]

The main focus of NCAA Football 2005 is home-field advantage. While playing at home is an advantage in any sport, amateur or professional (especially in the playoffs), some say the concept of home-field advantage matters most in college football. Hence, the major addition to the 2005 game is the "Top 25 Toughest Places to Play," compiled by EA Sports. These rankings are based on home winning percentage, average attendance, and "atmosphere" (i.e., fan rowdiness and noise).

Players with the home field advantage on defense can increase the crowd's volume before the snap by repeatedly pressing a certain button on the controller, depending on the system. Likewise, the player with the home field advantage on offense can quiet the crowd with one press of the same button. Crowd noise may affect the quarterback's ability to get an audible across to his other players. If the noise is sufficient, when the quarterback tries to call an audible, one of his teammates will come down to him and gesture that he can't understand him.

Features[edit]

  • Authentic College Stadiums and uniforms
  • Deeper legacy mode
  • Home field advantage
  • Toughest places to play
  • NEW Agile running system
  • NEW create a sign Feature
  • NEW match-up stick
  • NEW stadium pulse
  • Pontiac College Classics
  • NEW custom PlayBooks including offensive schemes and defensive schemes like the 4-2-5 and 3-3-5 stack

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 89.45%[1]
(Xbox) 88.40%[2]
(GC) 88.01%[3]
Metacritic (Xbox) 89/100[4]
(PS2) 88/100[5]
(GC) 88/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 9.17/10[7]
Game Informer 9.25/10[8]
GamePro 5/5 stars[9]
(GC) 4.5/5 stars[10]
Game Revolution (PS2) A−[11]
(Xbox) B+[12]
GameSpot (PS2) 8.5/10[13]
(Xbox) 8.2/10[14]
(GC) 8/10[15]
GameSpy 4.5/5 stars[16]
(GC) 4/5 stars[17]
GameZone 9.7/10[18]
IGN 8.7/10[19]
(GC) 8.5/10[20]
Nintendo Power 4.5/5[21]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 4.5/5 stars[22]
Official Xbox Magazine 9.1/10[23]
Maxim 10/10[24]

The game was met with very positive reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 89.45% and 88 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[1][5] 88.40% and 89 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[2][4] and 88.01% and 88 out of 100 for the GameCube version.[3][6]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2005 for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2005 for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2005 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2005 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2005 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ EGM staff (August 2004). "NCAA Football". Electronic Gaming Monthly (181): 100. 
  8. ^ Kato, Matthew (July 2004). "NCAA Football 2005". Game Informer (135): 112. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ Air Hendrix (August 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 (PS2, Xbox)". GamePro: 90. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ Air Hendrix (August 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 for GameCube Reviews on GamePro.com". GamePro: 90. Archived from the original on February 4, 2005. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  11. ^ Dodson, Joe (July 23, 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  12. ^ Dodson, Joe (July 23, 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 - xbox Review". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on July 30, 2004. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  13. ^ Colayco, Bob (July 15, 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  14. ^ Colayco, Bob (July 15, 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  15. ^ Colayco, Bob (July 15, 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  16. ^ Tuttle, Will (July 22, 2004). "GameSpy: NCAA Football 2005 (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpy. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  17. ^ Tuttle, Will (July 22, 2004). "GameSpy: NCAA Football 2005 (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 29, 2005. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  18. ^ The Bearer (July 22, 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  19. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (July 13, 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 (PS2, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  20. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (July 13, 2004). "NCAA Football 2005 (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  21. ^ "NCAA Football 2005". Nintendo Power 184: 115. September 2004. 
  22. ^ "NCAA Football 2005". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 88. August 2004. 
  23. ^ "NCAA Football 2005". Official Xbox Magazine. August 2004. 
  24. ^ Porter, Alex (July 12, 2004). "NCAA Football 2005". Maxim. Archived from the original on July 17, 2004. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 

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