Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 40
    While Madden NFL 2005 is playable in its current form, most will tire of the shaky visuals and slippery controls faster than Mr. Madden slaps ham on a hoagie.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. RonnieD.
    Mar 7, 2006
    This game is awesome. I never get tired of playing this game.
  2. PhilE.
    May 11, 2005
    Superb for a portable version. True, the graphics aren't as good as the PS2, XBOX or GC but what do you expect. An excellent effort!
  3. JoeB.
    Jan 21, 2005
    I have never liked football games and for someone who doesn't know about maden games this is AMAZING. diehard madden gfans might find it boring but if all the comparisons to other platforms isn't fair. THis is a tiny handheld game. it isn't like you can carry your ps2 around so this game is a real stroke of genious it is a must buy especialy if you don't thinkn you like football or have never tried a football game Full Review »