A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
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 & Scariness
It's football. Some big hits get the slow-mo treatment.
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Products & Purchases
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.
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.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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