NCAA Football 2004 was the 11th installment of the NCAA Football Series, released for the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and oddly enough, Nokia's N-Gage. The game was developed by EA Tiburon and released by EA Sports on July 16th, 2003. It was developed by Exient Entertainment and released on December 10th, 2003 for the N-Gage. This game is often still available as many critics and fans consider it a classic and perhaps the best game in the franchise. However, copies of this game for the Nintendo Gamecube are hard to come by.


The player on the cover is former USC quarterback, Heisman trophy winner, and current Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer.


Gameplay in this version is very similar to NCAA Football 2003, but with updated player stats and rosters. Like before, the football players have only a jersey number, but users can input their real-life names or made-up names if they so desire. Users can also create their own college for Dynasty Mode.

NCAA Football 2004 was also the first college football video game to feature the true pageantry of the sport. Players run out from the locker room behind flag bearers and there are several touchdown celebrations (which may or may not lead to unsportsmanlike conduct penalties). The commentators in the game are Brad Nessler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso.

Highlights Listed on the Packaging

  • NCAA Tradition Comes Alive
  • Wide Open Gameplay
  • Battle Rivals Online
  • Old School Players and Uniforms

Available Tutorials

  • Play Calling
  • Running Controls
  • Passing Controls
  • Running the Option
  • Special Teams