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NCAA Football 10 is a college football video game created by EA Sports. It was released on July 14, 2009 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2 consoles. Brian Johnson, Brian Orakpo, Mark Sanchez, and Michael Crabtree were the cover athletes for the game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable console cover art respectively.

New features[]

  • Auto Pass[2]
  • Procedural Awareness[2]
  • Stadium Camera Flashes[3]
  • Field Goal Nets and Field Goal Socks [3]
  • Team specific bowl game end zones[3]
  • Super sim improvements (On-the-Field Presentation, Updated CPU Clock Management, Skip Play in Road to Glory)[4]
  • New custom conference feature in Dynasty Mode (Also available in Online Dynasty)
  • Player Lock and Defensive Assist
  • Sideline Reporter Erin Andrews
  • More stadiums and stadium updates
  • Adaptive AI
  • Create-A-School mode, known as Teambuilder. It is a web-based Create-A-School tool where users are able to create their own team with custom rosters, uniforms, stadiums, and more.[5]
  • Road to Glory mode, an improved version of Campus Legend, where you start out as a high school student and make your way up through college.
  • Branch-Tackling System
  • Improved WR/DB interactions
  • Improved OL/DL interactions, including a "true pocket".
  • 1,000 new game animations
  • Improved pursuit angles
  • Improved ability to evade sacks
  • Game planning and defensive keys
  • Set-up plays
  • Marching bands in the pre-game, including authentic team specific ones.
  • Revamped Flexbone playbook
  • Season Showdown mode, where fans of various schools compete in online tournaments.
  • Progressive lighting


A demo was released June 18 at the Xbox Live Marketplace (Xbox 360) and PlayStation Store (PlayStation 3). Featured was a full game with 2-minute quarters between the Florida Gators and Oklahoma Sooners in Sun Life Stadium.



Review scores
Publication Score B [8]
GamePro 4/5 [8]
GameSpot 8/10 [9]
GameZone 8.3/10 [8]
IGN 8.3/10 [8]

NCAA Football 10 has received mostly positive reviews from critics. IGN praised the multitude of new features in the game although were disappointed about the graphics and audio saying that the game "looks a lot like last year". [10]

See also[]


  1. "EA's NCAA Football 10 Hits Shelves Today". Electronic Arts. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 NCAA Football 10: First Look. EA Sports (2009-02-21). Retrieved on 2009-03-04
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 NCAA Football 10: It's in the Details. EA Sports (2009-02-26). Retrieved on 2009-03-04
  4. NCAA Football 10: Super Sim Updates. Retrieved on 2009-04-20
  5. Teambuilder News. Retrieved on 2009-04-23
  6. NCAA Football 10. Retrieved on 2009-04-21
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Four NCAA Football 10 Cover Athletes. Retrieved on 2009-04-21
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 GameSpot List of Reviews. Retrieved on 2009-08-11
  9. GameSpot NCAA Football 10 Review
  10. IGN NCAA Football 10 Review

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