NCAA Football 05

Game review by
Liz Perle, Common Sense Media
NCAA Football 05 Game Poster Image
A good all-around game for kids and families.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 5 reviews

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Fans can act pretty rowdy...

Violence's a contact sport! There are injuries...


Pontiac sponsors....

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this football strategy game minimizes child frustration in two ways -- one is that there is an excellent "ask the coach" feature to help with plays, and the second is that the teams can be made humorous by having mascot heads instead of human heads.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bytommysportsgirl April 9, 2008
Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy August 18, 2012

I love this game!

I was at my friends house.We were bored so we played this game on his XBOX 360.It was a lot of fun! I wasn't bored while playing this game at ALL!
Kid, 8 years old January 9, 2009

really cool

ncaa football 05 is a game tat propably everyone can play it is not too violent just tackling.

What's it about?

This is the first NCAA Football offered not just for Playstation 2 or Nintendo GameCube but for Xbox as well. Besides the standard features of game play and strategy, a key component in this game is how the fans react to teams as the atmosphere in the stadium directly affects how well the players do. Other features help you to find mismatched players and use that information to your advantage (Match-up stick).

Is it any good?

Fan celebrations for big plays exist -- like the Gator Chomp and the Texas Hook 'Em Horns -- and the action can get pretty rowdy.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about good sportsmanship. Because the teams respond to how enthusiastic the fans are, you might also want to discuss what happens when people are under pressure to perform.

Game details

Our editors recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

Learn how we rate