Madden NFL 2005 DS

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. MatthieuR.
    Jan 9, 2005
    6
    Not a bad game, but it's hard to put up with the limited options, glitches and lack of depth when you've played the console version. The game is fun, but only for a while. The control is what stinks the most. The 4 way directional pad means your players have no subtle movements, only 90 degree cuts. A decent first effort, but I hope the DS is capable of better.

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#10 Most Discussed DS Game of 2004
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 80
    The controls are surprisingly solid. Once you adapt to the small venue, the mechanics flow pretty well.
  2. What may be a surprise, however, is how poorly Madden NFL 2005 for the DS compares with some of its contemporaries on other platforms.
  3. Game Informer
    65
    Want to play football on the go? Take a piece of paper, fold it into a small triangle, and flick it into someone's face instead. [Jan 2005, p.144]