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NFL Head Coach 09 - Playstation 3

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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews) 64 / 100

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Platform: PlayStation 3
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  • Create new plays and use them in your playbooks. Create plays in-game to defend against unexpected plays from your opponent.
  • Custom plays you save to your playbook are seamlessly imported into Madden NFL 09, and are available to share online.
  • Utilize game planning and assistant coach’s input to make the decisions that will define not only the game, but your career.
  • You to make key decisions like free agents, trades, and hiring new assistant coaches.
  • Every decision you make from who you draft, to how you react on the sideline will impact your approval rating with the media, fans, players, coaches and your team owner.

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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0018Z7W4I
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 3, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,889 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

In the NFL, the right coaching decisions combined with focused preparation can turn a last place team into a championship contender. NFL Head Coach 09 gives you the opportunity to make the decisions that can turn your favorite NFL franchise into a perennial champion. Not only can you design and call plays, but NFL Head Coach 09 puts you in the thick of managing players, coaches, and the front office. And of course your team will have to perform on the field if you intend to keep your job. Do you have what it takes to be an NFL Head Coach?

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let me first say that this game does have some issues, but EA put out a patch that fixed some major problems (2 min. offense and injuries). Could the game have been better? Of course, but I find the game very fun and totally addicting. If you are a diehard football fan I can't see how you wouldn't like this game. If you feel the need to control the players every move then play Madden 09! (Common sense goes a long way in life) Just like real NFL coaches, you have to suffer through some dropped passes and fumbles that your over paid players put you through. The game is a little slow in reacting to your button inputs, but you get used to that. It's not a button sensitive game like Madden, so it doesn't matter. The longer you play the more you understand why certain things happen. Your head coach (I chose to create my own) and your staff all have skills that they either already have or that they need to learn over time. You earn "skill points" by winning games. You develop these skills over time and it truly affects everything on the field. As far as graphics go, I think it really depends on what view you are using during the actual game. You can change views easily with R2. The "cinematic" view looks very good, but I use "overhead" also to really see the x's and o's in action. I highly recommend actually playing each game instead of simming them. You learn more about your teams' strengths and weaknesses that way, and more importantly you can increase your teams' "play knowledge". This is a crucial part of the game. Each play is either "unlearned, learned or mastered". Your players' success has everything do do with their knowledge of the plays. My only real complaint about this game now is the fact that once you start a game you cannot save it until it's over. Read more ›
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, in-depth simulation November 10, 2008
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The most compelling aspect to this game, for me, is the detailed progression you make if you create your own head coach character. It very much has a RPG feel to me, because the choices I make with my progression directly affect the way my team performs on Sunday. I'll highlight the best things I like about this game:

1. The Draft. Throughout the season you send out your scouts to evaluate the various prospects. Want to concentrate on an overlooked small-school guy? You can. Then you bring guys in for individual workouts to unlock more player information so you can decide if they are a good fit. Then you go through the draft, trading up or down to get the guy you want. It's exciting to put in the work and snag a potential superstar with a late-round draft choice.

2. The level of detail and control. This game accounts for EVERYTHING that a head coach deals with. Player attitudes. Injuries. Offensive/Defensive schemes. You can create your own plays. You can call the plays in the actual game. You deal with signing free agents and resigning players. Will you progress through the draft, or sign big free agents and pay their hefty price? You can hire/fire assistant coaches. I could go on and on. If you are a huge football fan, you can pore over the numbers all day, and because you build your team from the ground up, you get heavily invested in the outcomes.

3. The out-of-game announcers add to the narrative. The stories that Adam Schechter tells about the potential draftees really add to the realism, about the off season antics of the Heisman hopeful or the sleeper RB at a tiny school. It's great.

This game is not perfect. There are some bugs. But overall, it's an amazingly addictive game with a ton of potential. If you are a hardcore football fan, get this game, take control of your hometown team, and lead them to the Super Bowl!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This game requires pen and paper August 26, 2011
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Playing for several hours a day, a season should take you a couple weeks minimum. This is not an action filled game. While there are some flaws, you definitely get a feeling of accomplishment after putting together the right team and going on an extended winning streak without cheating. This is especially true if you start with a bad team, like I did with the 49ers. I almost got fired in my first season, but I saved it by winning a couple games at the end and finishing the otherwise disappointing season with some flair. Don't get discouraged. This is an addicting game if you give it a chance.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Takes a lot of patience October 31, 2008
By Dave
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
You really must be a die hard football fan to enjoy this game. I can see the potential for a limited crowd to enjoy this, but it requires quite a bit of patience and dedication to become fully involved. The actual game day coaching is so painfully boring that it almost feels like they focused all their energy on behind the scenes stuff. I was hoping for a more interactive experience when calling plays, but it gets so repetitive and robotic that it can put you to sleep. There is no excitement to be found anywhere on actual game day. I suppose the nuts and bolts of coaching are realistic here but calling plays should be the most fun part, and here it is very lacking. Even the crowd noise seems built to make you sleepy, it's kind of a low humming noise like watching golf on television. A definite improvement over 2008, but still a ways to go.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best review December 5, 2008
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Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Do you want to act like your a real head coach?Well this is the game.First, you can pick which team you want to start with.Then you can start a season and go through things that a real NFL head coach can go through!you can even go through the 2007 NFL draft!If you really don't like controlling the players,you don't on this game!That's what makes it so realistic to a head coach!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated but entertaining
If you played the first NFL Head Coach and hated it, you are not alone. This is game is nothing like that game. Which immediately is why this game better. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Kevin White
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
Terrible game
Published 3 months ago by DRH40
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Item as described.
Published 3 months ago by Daniel Zacharias
2.0 out of 5 stars Not close to original. Sadly, too many nerd ...
Not close to original. Sadly, too many nerd requests to improve on first game left 2nd in shambles. Simply having opponents somewhat stronger would have been all that was really... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rich B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Once you're in...YOU ARE IN!
This is easily the most addictive of the EA Sports Madden-like games. In it's primary feature, the game simulates 22 years of a head coaching / general manager career. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Matthew P. Choma
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game .....A Sleeper
I loved the original NFL Head Coach game I own it on PS2 and PC I played it for hours and hours
once I heard about this sequel I was alittle worried about how it would be... Read more
Published 21 months ago by THE_WOLF3773
4.0 out of 5 stars Coaches game
This is a great game for those people who think they understand football. For anyone who is a coach this is like being a head coach or OFF/DeF coord.
Published on June 28, 2012 by Rhea Thomas
1.0 out of 5 stars Not great
Thought this game was going to be a lot funner than what it was, I would be willing to sell it for a couple bucks. Not even sure if I could that for it anyways. Read more
Published on March 31, 2011 by Jared
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok entertainment
This is a very nice game for the PS3. However, if you're looking for amazing graphics, or light gameplay, I wouldn't recommend it. Read more
Published on March 12, 2011 by T. Plum
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Concept, Horribly broken
When I saw the features list for Head Coach 09, I got excited. Most of this stuff (that they refuse to put in Madden for some reason) is great, and I think this is the most... Read more
Published on August 1, 2010 by sLither
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