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