Conclusion: Madden NFL 07 is the first fully-featured football game for the Xbox 360, so I’ll still Give Tiburon a bit of latitude due to the hurry-up offense needed to ship last year’s SKU. But I still have to question some things that haven’t been thoroughly addressed here; namely, game smoothness, online functionality, and co-op play.
Excerpt: The first iteration of professional football built for the Xbox 360 is but a shell of EA Sport's Madden series. Madden NFL 2006 seems to be more of a token effort to garner early sales on the Xbox 360 rather than a complete game. While EA Sports took extra care to design a new graphics engine and a snazzier presentation, they left out many key features found in same version on the older consoles.
Excerpt: Madden 06 brings the gridiron to the Xbox 360. With graphics built from the ground up for the next generation system, it is prettier than ever, and sports a few gameplay tweaks to boot. But like all of the EA Sports lineup, it is curiously missing some features and seems to be catered to hardcore fans. So what's the final verdict? Read Jeremy's full review here.
Pros: ups: Improved graphics and presentation, customizable interface, new play calling features.
Cons: downs: No practice mode or tutorial, no Owner Mode.
Excerpt: With this year's additions to the gameplay, EA Sports had a solid football game in Madden NFL 06. The QB Vision, Truck Stick, Precision Passing, and other systems worked out very well and made an offensively and defensively exciting matchup. They tried very hard to bring this success to the Xbox 360 version, and for the most part, they've done a great job on the gameplay. It's just too bad that there isn't as much to do on this version of the game.