July 22, 2024

Toughest places to play in College Football 25? Texas A&M, Alabama and Ohio State lead EA Sports video game rankings

EA Sports is releasing its first college football video game since 2013 in August. They are doing everything they can to bring a decade’s worth of improvements to the game.

One of the goals of EA in developing College Football 25? It wanted to “pay off and differentiate the top environments in college football,” according to a gameplay deep dive published by EA.

“This differentiation involved two core elements: audio and in game modifiers,” EA outlined. “Modifiers are effects that disrupt your gameplay both pre and post snap. For instance, you might experience squiggly lines, play art appearing incorrectly, audibles and hot routes failing to register at higher rates, or receiver icons fading in and out during a crucial moment of your game.”

Those key changes excited gamers, who then became eager to know which stadiums would serve as hostile environments in the upcoming game.

EA announced the 25 toughest stadiums in a press release Tuesday. Here’s what to know about College Football 25’s most difficult venues at which to play.

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Toughest places to play in EA College Football 25

EA Sports decided that Texas A&M’s Kyle Field will be the toughest venue at which to play in its College Football 25 video game.

Kyle Field is home to the “12th Man” — a nickname for the rabid, Texas A&M fan base that fills the stands — which hold 102,733 — each game. As such, it’s easy to understand why EA chose that venue as the most difficult.

Three other SEC schools were included in the top five: Alabama (2), LSU (3) and Georgia (5). Their inclusion is a bigger nod to their conference’s affinity for college football and the raucous crowds each attracts to their stadiums, which all seat at least 92,746 fans.

Ohio State was the only non-SEC team included in the top five. The Buckeye faithful typically fill up the 102,780 stadium and are among the loudest in the country. They brave cold weather at times to cheer on Ohio State, so its no surprise to see their effort rewarded with a top-five placement.

Below is a full look at EA’s 25 toughest venues in College Football 25.

Rank Stadium School/Team
1 Kyle Field Texas A&M
2 Bryant-Denny Stadium Alabama
3 Tiger Stadium LSU
4 Ohio Stadium Ohio State
5 Sanford Stadium Georgia
6 Beaver Stadium Penn State
7 Camp Randall Stadium Wisconsin
8 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Oklahoma
9 Doak S. Campbell Stadium Florida State
10 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Florida
11 Autzen Stadium Oregon
12 Memorial Stadium Clemson
13 Neyland Stadium Tennessee
14 Jordan-Hare Stadium Auburn
15 Williams-Brice Stadium South Carolina
16 Michigan Stadium Michigan
17 Lane Stadium Virginia Tech
18 Rice-Eccles Stadium Utah
19 Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Texas
20 Kinnick Stadium Iowa
21 Notre Dame Stadium Notre Dame
22 Spartan Stadium Michigan State
23 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Arkansas
24 Albertsons Stadium Boise State
25 Davis Wade Stadium Mississippi State

When will EA Sports College Football 25 release?

The game will be released July 19, 2024. The standard version of the game will cost $69.99.