The typical modes are all here — Dynasty, exhibition, the career-style Road to Glory, and others — along with some retooled gameplay mechanics.
But this year’s noteworthy addition is the Heisman Challenge, where you can choose to rewrite history as a winner of college football’s greatest individual award.
For years, NCAA Football has played the role of spunky, mid-major-conference underdog to Madden NFL’s Bowl Championship Series powerhouse.
With this year’s release of NCAA Football 13, developer EA Tiburon is throwing deep by adding new modes and features, including a revamped passing system.
But the game is like a three-star recruit, fundamentally sound yet unremarkable.
NCAA 13 has more stuff crammed into it than a panicky freshman’s brain before mid-term exams. Every item on the main menu seemed like it carried a glossy “new” emblem, and I actually had trouble sifting through the chaotic, ESPN-inspired interface.
Hail Mary with increased precision Many of the countless changes and additions made to this year’s NCAA Football deal with the passing game.
Now you can lead receivers by nudging the left analog stick in your preferred direction before completing a pass. And convenient indicators let you know when receivers are actively looking for the ball.
Road to Glory is better than ever NCAA’s signature career mode is back, and just like in previous games, you start your journey in high school, doing your best against crosstown competition to earn a scholarship and achieve greatness with a big-time program.
Mascot Mash Up and One-Button games provide lighter and less-time-consuming distractions.
Don’t feel like controlling the action on the field?