Summary: : Madden NFL 25 may not quite be the ultimate next gen experience, and may not be the most accessible or original game in the world, but it is a solid game of football that’s absolutely packed with content, and that’s reason enough to give it an easy thumbs up.
Excerpt: Madden NFL 25 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is a tremendous game of virtual football. The gameplay was sharper than ever, the presentation was fresher than ever, and the 25th anniversary touches made it a wonderful ode to the series.
Summary: Madden and I have never been friends. I don't hate the game, football just isn't my sport and the sport I do watch, I don't play the video game for. I've been exposed to football and Madden because of friends and family. My best friend and was an avid Madden player and Washington Redskins fan.
Excerpt: Since the days of NFL licensed electric football, people have been trying to replicate the pro game in their living rooms for ages. Back then people had to use their imagination quite a bit, but thankfully for today’s generation we can plop down on the couch and fire up our favorite video game...
Summary: A superb and detailed imitation of TV football, an occasionally exciting gameplay experience, and what can feel like an exercise in monetisation from EA.
Pros: Excellent player animation and physics. Detailed simulation of watching the big game. Playing offense can be thrilling.
Cons: Confusing to newcomers. Microtransactions are crass. More geared towards fantasy football management than actual gameplay. Defense plays itself. Snickers Really Satisfies™, repeatedly, in every game.
Excerpt: Hardcore-Football-Fans trauern seit Jahren jener Zeit hinterher, als 2K Sports noch NFL-Spiele produzierte. Das ist seit geraumer Zeit nicht mehr möglich, da EA Sports alleiniger Besitzer der National-Football-League-Lizenz ist. Schließlich belebt Konkurrenz das Geschäft.
Pros: befriedigende Spielmechanik, tolle Stadionatmosphäre, hübsche Animationen, clevere KI, lebendigere Präsentation, tolle Kommentatoren
Cons: Laufspiel nicht mehr so flink, Spieler fallen öfters aufeinander, grafisch noch Luft nach oben