NCAA Football 07

Common Sense Media says

Series charges on and scores again; tweens and up.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Players can showboat on big plays and deliver big hits, but too much showing off will result in a penalty. In some modes, players have to study to keep their grades up.

Violence

It's football. Some big hits get the slow-mo treatment.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

The game is part of a series. It promotes the college teams invovled, as well as ads from real companies like Pontiac, Coca Cola, and Old Spice.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game features some controls that might be too complex for young players. Players experience some of the roughness of the sport, like hard tackles, but those who celebrate big plays too much will be penalized. The game includes ads from real-life companies. Parents need to know there is an online mode and that Common Sense Media doesn't recommend online play for anyone under 12.

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

NCAA FOOTBALL 07 features solid video game football. Just don't expect this installment to be too different from 06 or 05 or 04... Football fans who prefer the be-true-to-your-school intensity of college games to the cool professionalism of the pros will find a lot to like in NCAA 07. There are scores of teams to choose from, and they play in decent approximations of their real stadiums.

The game balances on-the-field action and game strategy. Controls are complex but pretty clear and provide a lot of play-calling depth while also accommodating casual fans who don't care about the difference between a PA Rollout and a PA Strike.

Is it any good?

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NCAA 07 now captures the quick momentum shifts that characterize college contests. Gameplay is quick and engaging, with just half a minute to decide player formations, plays, and any last-second changes before the snap. Pulling off big plays improves a team's chances of executing more big plays. Such shifts help struggling teams quickly get back in a game.

The game makes at least a pretense of presenting college athletes as students as well as gridiron warriors. In a game mode called Campus Legend -- a variation on the previous year's Race for the Heisman -- players create a freshman, pick a major, and manage his study habits and social calendar over four years against a backdrop of practice drills and Saturday game days. Most of the action will be familiar to players who have seen previous games in the series, but for die-hard fans or those new to the NCAA games, NCAA 07 is a surefire score.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the role of athletics in education. Why do you think the game developers added an academic component to the game? How is playing sports good for students, and how do sports teams function as moneymaking businesses for their schools? Should athletes have the same requirements as other students? Parents can also use this game to talk about good sportsmanship and to discuss online etiquette.

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PSP, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:EA Sports
Release date:July 26, 2006
Genre:Sports
Topics:Sports and martial arts
ESRB rating:E for (PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy August 18, 2012
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Best NCAA Football video game EVER!

I've played this game on my friends Xbox and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Great actio,amazing adventure,SUPER cool levels,it was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much fun,and it was so easy for me to play,I WON!
Kid, 11 years old June 29, 2009
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to easy

the games really a bore i can play on all madden but its still to easy
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Kid, 10 years old June 2, 2009
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great

i am always playing video games but do not call me lazy any who ncaa 07 that game is on pause in my room it is 35 to 0 ou ( i am ou) i never loose a game on my systems i am a huge ou fan if you are a football freak like me you will love this game i would sugest dynastay for the fun and change rhett bomar to sam bradford on dynasty and change rhett bomar to paul thompson on regular game change the texas qb to colt mccoy man i love football you have got to get this for ps2 or xbox or madden 07 for wii but that is a diffrent gamewell goodbye and BOOMER SOONER BABY

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