NCAA Football 2004

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NCAA Football 2004
NCAA Football 2004 Coverart.jpg
North American cover art for PS2
Pictured: Carson Palmer
Developer(s) EA Tiburon, Exient Entertainment (N-Gage)
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Platform(s) Xbox, PS2, GameCube, N-Gage
Release date(s) PlayStation 2, GameCube & Xbox
  • NA July 16, 2003
N-Gage
  • NA December 10, 2003
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

NCAA Football 2004 is an American football video game released in 2003 by Tiburon. It is the successor to NCAA Football 2003 in the NCAA Football series. The player on the cover is former USC quarterback Carson Palmer. The game is available for play with the N-Gage. Commentators are Brad Nessler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso. The game is an EA Sports Bio game, and is compatible with other games with the feature (Madden NFL 2004 and NASCAR Thunder 2004, for example).[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay was similar to NCAA Football 2003, but with updated player stats and rosters. Players had their jersey number and position as their names in the game, however the user could name the players their real-life names or other names if they wished. The player could also create their own college for gameplay in the game or Dynasty Mode. If the player named the school after one of the schools in the game, the announcers would announce it in the game, its fight song would be played, and certain school-specific celebrations would be displayed. The game featured new on-field presentation features such as players walking out of their locker room area and then onto the field behind a group of flag bearers. It also featured player touchdown celebrations which could result in a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.[citation needed]

The NCAA Football 2004 box displayed the following game features:

  • NCAA Tradition Comes Alive
  • Wide Open Gameplay
  • Battle Rivals Online
  • Old School Players and Uniforms

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 93.27%[2]
(Xbox) 91.33%[3]
(GC) 90.42%[4]
(N-Gage) 62.75%[5]
Metacritic (PS2) 94/100[6]
(GC) 89/100[7]
(Xbox) 88/100[8]
(N-Gage) 65/100[9]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 4/5 stars[10]
EGM 9.17/10[11]
Game Informer (PS2) 8.75/10[12]
(GC) 8.5/10[13]
GamePro 5/5 stars[14]
Game Revolution (PS2) A−[15]
B+[16]
GameSpot (PS2) 8.8/10[17]
8.3/10[18]
(N-Gage) 5.5/10[19]
GameSpy 4.5/5 stars[20][21]
(GC) 86%[22]
(N-Gage) 3/5 stars[23]
GameZone (PS2) 9.6/10[24]
(GC) 9/10[25]
(Xbox) 8.8/10[26]
IGN (PS2) 9.1/10[27]
9/10[28]
(N-Gage) 5.6/10[29]
Nintendo Power 4.8/5[30]
OPM (US) 5/5 stars[31]
The Village Voice 8/10[32]

Reviews of the game ranged from universal acclaim to positive to mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 93.27% and 94 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[2][6] 91.33% and 88 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[3][8] 90.42% and 89 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[4][7] and 62.75% and 65 out of 100 for the N-Gage version.[5][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randy MacGruder (September 23, 2003). "NASCAR Thunder 2004 (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2004 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2004 for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2004 for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "NCAA Football for N-Gage". GameRankings. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2004 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2004 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2004 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "NCAA Football 2004 (ngage: 2003): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  10. ^ Jonathan Sutyak. "NCAA Football 2004 (Xbox) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ EGM staff (August 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 118. 
  12. ^ Matthew Kato (June 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 (PS2)". Game Informer (122): 102. Archived from the original on April 10, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ Matthew Kato (July 2004). "NCAA Football 2004 (GC)". Game Informer (123): 111. Archived from the original on December 4, 2003. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ Air Hendrix (July 14, 2003). "NCAA College Football (GC, PS2, Xbox)". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  15. ^ Joe Dodson (August 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  16. ^ Joe Dodson (August 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 (Xbox, GC)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  17. ^ Giancarlo Varanini (July 16, 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  18. ^ Giancarlo Varanini (July 16, 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 Review (GC, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  19. ^ Alex Navarro (December 16, 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 Review (N-Gage)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  20. ^ Adam Pavlacka (July 26, 2003). "GameSpy: NCAA Football 2004 (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  21. ^ Adam Pavlacka (July 26, 2003). "GameSpy: NCAA Football 2004 (Xbox)". GameSpy. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  22. ^ Adam Pavlacka (July 26, 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 13, 2004. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  23. ^ Justin Leeper (January 7, 2004). "GameSpy: NCAA Football (NNG)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on May 20, 2007. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  24. ^ Michael Knutson (July 25, 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 31, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  25. ^ Michael Lafferty (July 24, 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 10, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  26. ^ Tim Surette (July 28, 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 25, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  27. ^ Jon Robinson (July 16, 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  28. ^ Jon Robinson (July 16, 2003). "NCAA Football 2004 Review (GCN, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  29. ^ Chadd Chambers (March 23, 2004). "NCAA Football 2004 Review (NNG)". IGN. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  30. ^ "NCAA Football 2004". Nintendo Power 173: 138. October 2003. 
  31. ^ Chris Baker (August 2003). "NCAA Football 2004". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 100. Archived from the original on March 29, 2004. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  32. ^ Nick Catucci (July 29, 2003). "Spaceballs". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 

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