Your favorite NCAA Football video game?

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on July 18th, 2012 at 7:52 PM

It's the 20th anniversary of the NCAA Football series, so I thought I'd see what MGoBloggers favorites were. I have every one except 98. My favorite has to be 06 and 07 as a close second.

Can't go wrong with these two:


turd ferguson

July 18th, 2012 at 9:15 PM ^

I'm gonna go with real life NCAA football.  Like actual dudes playing the actual game of football.

EDIT: This made more sense with the original thread title.

Brown Bear

July 18th, 2012 at 8:09 PM ^

Mine was the first one they made because I thought it was the coolest thing ever getting to play with the Wolverines in a video game when I was a little bastard.

Benoit Balls

July 18th, 2012 at 10:32 PM ^

the 2600 or the 7800? I had the 2600 with a football game that had a black and white label that said "FOOTBALL" and had to play it on a 9" black and white TV because my father wouldn't deal with it on the only color tv in the house.

Seriously, did we grow up in the 1980's or the 1780's?


July 18th, 2012 at 8:16 PM ^

I loved the original gamebreaker on the original playstation. the game was so bad it was great. Turned out no one could stop Randy Moss and I also took South Carolina and dominated the Neb team 88-10 in the national championship bowl.

Also loved the recruiting on it....nothing like signing up to 5 guys.

Deli Cuts

July 18th, 2012 at 8:32 PM ^

Gonna have to say '06 as well, still play that one on my original XBOX.  I especially love the create-a-sign feature since I would always make the most offensive signs possible (Corso Loves The Cock, F*** The Police, etc.).  They had random cutscenes of goofy looking overweight white guys with cornrows holding them up and enthusiasticly pointing at them.

Louie C

July 19th, 2012 at 12:13 AM ^

Hey don't feel bad. I soft modded mine a couple of years ago, and up until about 6 months ago, my 360 was paper weight. Some days I'm torn between playing my 360 or busting out some SNES roms on the xbox.

The Baughz

July 18th, 2012 at 8:54 PM ^

Im gonna have to say 06. It was the first time where you could win the heisman, and they really put a lot of emphasis on that feature. I had a blast playing that. I also believe it was one of the first times where there was an actual home field advantage. If you were playing on the road in a hostile environment in a close game, you couldnt see which routes your receivers were running,and the screen would shake. It was a fun game.


July 19th, 2012 at 9:29 AM ^

I was something like 300-0 in that game (I was like 16 when I first started the dynasty), for funz I would put the quarters up to the max and see if I could break the scoreboards, on one bodybag team I scored something like 100 points over the scoreboard max (keeping track on paper) which is already >200 points...oh how I miss summer vacation.   


July 18th, 2012 at 9:17 PM ^

Only owned two in my life - 04 and 06. Like 04 better as I enjoyed the "Replay Classics" mode no the side and it was so easy to recruit and build a dynasty. 06 was cool in that it introduced the Heisman mode but the impact player was annoying.


July 18th, 2012 at 9:28 PM ^

Not going to lie, it was 99 with Woodson on the cover. I played that game so much it was insane. I would purposely play the 98 Rose Bowl too just so I could play as Wooson. Michigan was so good in that game.


July 18th, 2012 at 10:04 PM ^

06 on the xbox, had an actual soundtrack and I believe was the first year you could actually have the QB sprint out of the pocket, like actual use turbo in and out of the pocket.


July 18th, 2012 at 10:09 PM ^

2004. I have on PS2 and Gamecube. Actually went back when I got frustrated with '10 and started a dynasty on '04 (cube, because I play when working out and we have a Wii in there) where I tried to recruit accurately. 55-man rosters are hard and I utterly failed to recruit a Brandon Graham and had to create a Jake Long. I've also been pretty good at keeping to the true storyline, even to the point of running left all the time, with one major difference: Antonio Bass never got hurt.

Henne did at the start of the '07 season, and Bass shone.

Also because of when the game was made and who was consulted, it suhhhhhcks at running the ZR, while running left 14 times actually does make the waggle incredibly surprising.

Anyway I am on 2008 with a senior Antonio Bass running RR's first team, but haven't played in months. Been re-reading the Wheel of Time series on the bike instead. Something about reliving the RR years...


July 18th, 2012 at 10:52 PM ^

I didn't even own a PS2 but I went out and bought the game anyway (borrowed a PS2 for brief time but definitely not enough time to warrant buying a video game).


July 18th, 2012 at 10:54 PM ^

I love pussy too much to play games. Thank you nerds for all of the pissed off girls that bang me. Keep playing your games while I play your bitches.