Josh Houtz of Operation Sports awarded Front Office Football an 8.5 out of 10. "Solecismic Software’s Front Office Football has been a classic among football fans for years, and continues to deliver with each new installment," he wrote.
Reviews of Front Office Football Seven
Caley Roark of Operation Sports gave Front Office Football an 8 out of 10. "If the game can get an interface to match its gameplay, this will be one of the premiere management sims on the market, as of right now it's kind of a novelty but a great one," he wrote.
Patrick Rost of Gaming Trend awarded Front Office Football Seven an 85 out of 100. "It is simple, subtle perfection to a sports number freak," wrote Rost. "In the category of player chemistry, growth, and development, Front Office Football 7 is far and away the very best, simulation sports title or otherwise."
Adam Czech, writing for his site AllGreenBayPackers.com, reviewed Front Office Football Seven as part of his off-season survival package for Green Bay fans. "It's an incredibly immersive experience (I don't call it a game, I call it an experience) and the perfect way to get through these next seven depressing months without Packers football," he wrote. "The FOF franchise has been around for a long time, but FOF 7 was just released a couple of months ago. It's the first new version to come out since 2007, and the upgrades and improvements are instantly noticeable."
Reviews of Front Office Football 2007
Josh Allen of Gamenikki gave Front Office
Football 2007 a score of 9 out of 10. "FOF 2007 is like that favored family pet, the one you've had for around ten years,
who suddenly learns a host of new tricks, and revels in showing them off," Allen wrote.
Operation Sports also awarded Front Office
Football 2007 a score of 9 out of 10. "There are a number of new features in Front Office Football 2007, and all of them
add to the game’s appeal," wrote reviewer Aaron Holbert. "The biggest features in my opinion are the expanded
game plans and depth charts, the expanded scouting combine and rookie interviews."
Reviews of Front Office Football 2004
GameSpot awarded Front Office Football 2004 a score of 7.8.
"Solecismic is dead-on with all the core elements of play," wrote reviewer Brett Todd. "There's no better simulation of big-league football."
John Griffin, writing for Operation Sports, gave Front Office Football 2004 a score of 94/100 (since changed to 4/5). "Multiplayer functionality alone makes this game worth the purchase," he wrote. "However, the team at Solecismic has added a few improvements to the game engine and franchise to more than warrant this purchase."
Digital Sportspage awarded Front Office Football 2004 a score of 90 out of 100. "If you want a cerebral game that challenges your mind not your fingers, FOF is the way to go," wrote reviewer John Rodriguez.
Nathan Davison of 3D Avenue gave Front Office Football a score of 90 out of 100. "The bottom line is, if you want a management game that will challenge your skills as a professional Gridiron GM, then this is the game for you," he wrote.
Gamenikki awarded Front
Office Football 2004 an 8 out of 10. "When it comes to depth and replayability, there is truly no game that can compete with FOF2004 strength: simulating the tasks of a general manager and owner," wrote reviewer David Yellope.
Selected Review of Front Office Football 2001
Computer Gaming World's Jeff Lackey reviewed the game for the March 2001 issue. It received 4 1/2 stars and an Editors' Choice Award. "Front Office Football
2001's depth and compelling 'just one more game' gameplay makes this a
must-have for any sports fan who thinks he or she has the right stuff to run
an NFL franchise," Lackey wrote. "Highly recommended."
Reviews of EA Sports Front Office Football (1999)
Computer Gaming World awarded the game 4 1/2 stars and an Editors' Choice
Award in a review for the January 2000 issue.
Paul Rosano reviewed the sequel for The Hartford
Courant in his November 7, 1999 column. He scored the game a 9.1 out of 10.
"Gindin, now aligned with EA, has once again delivered a game with one of
the highest replay values of any sports game," he wrote. "For the management buff an absolute must."
"When FOF was released, I thought I had found the ultimate incarnation
of the genre, at least with regards to football. Then Jim Gindin went out and
topped himself," wrote Adam Swiderski for The Adrenaline Vault in
a 4 1/2-star review.
"As addicted as I was to the original, it's been even worse so far with FOF2."
Bill Abner of Computer Games Magazine gave the sequel four stars out of five.
Reviews of the Original Front Office Football
Computer Gaming World gave Front Office Football an Editors'
Choice award and a 4 1/2-star rating in the January 1999
issue. "It offers a loving attention
to detail that is often missing in games these days," reviewer
Dennis McCauley concluded. "For hard-core NFL junkies, Front Office
Football is as good as it gets."
Bill Abner, then writing for the WarZone's SportsZone, gave
Front Office Football a 4 1/2-star rating. "Every now and
again a game comes along that rekindles my passion for playing computer games.
Front Office Football is such a game," Abner wrote.
Jeff Lackey, for Computer
Games Online, gave Front Office Football a 4 1/2-star rating.
"Front Office Football is easily one of the best sports games of the year
and anyone who would like to experience life in an NFL owner's luxury box
should run to the phone and order this one," he wrote.
Jeff Haydock of Fantasy Football Weekly reviewed the game for the
magazine's November 23, 1998 edition. "Another major plus to this game
is its replayability," he wrote. "This game is more inventive
than Thomas Edison. There are so many different variables that can be tossed
in, that you could literally replay this game 100 times and have a different
outcome each time."
Doug Hogrefe, reviewed Front Office Football for Operation Sports. "Jim
Gindin has formed the kind of company and made
the kind of game many gamers dream of," he wrote in a review giving
the game a score of 92 out of 100. "He has created
a game that clearly succeeds in what it set out to do. I will say that if heavy
research, evaluation, and numbers crunching is not an appealing thought, stay
clear of this game. But, if the premise of FoF interests you, I heartily
recommend this game."
Honors for Front Office Football
Front Office Football was nominated for Computer Gaming World's Sports
Game of the Year, 1999 Premier Awards.