Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. To say that the Lead Blocking Control completely revolutionizes Madden is the understatement of the year.
  2. It isn’t revolutionary, but the game still delivers a mean game of football.
  3. 85
    This is quite probably the only hardcore PC football game you're going to see this year, and it's a very good one.
  4. PC Gamer
    85
    Though visually attractive, it's still hampered by graphical glitches that have plagued the series over the last several years. My biggest gripe, though, is that this year's edition still doesn't get the number of penalaties correct. [Dec. 2006, p.120]
  5. In the end, Madden NFL 07 is an improvement on the series. With some new running features and an Xbox 360 version worth the price of admission, it seems EA is trying to prove that they still care about improving their game, even without competition.
  6. 83
    Considering that many of the gameplay features are extremely mild remixes of previously included gameplay options, this year’s Madden comes across as a solid title, but one that’s starting to show its age.
  7. 80
    Despite the fact that Madden still has its warts and its share of oddball design decisions, this is the best version of Madden in years -- and the PC showcases it more than any other platform.
  8. It's a shame it has taken EA so long to finally give the PC gamers something to be excited over, but hopefully 07 is a sign EA are becoming a little more serious about their PC audience.
  9. There are some suspect AI moves but this game perseveres and should hand PC gridiron gamers challenge and entertainment.
  10. If you don't own Madden and you're keen to get into the NFL games then this is the one to get.
  11. PC Format
    80
    A brilliant introduction if you haven't played before. [Dec 2006, p.108]
  12. Certainly, the updates it does include make it a richer game of football than Madden NFL 06, but it's hard not to look at the game on PC as something of an afterthought in the grand scheme of Madden's release calendar.
  13. Simply put, it’s everything you expect--another year of football with another year of Madden.
  14. PC Zone UK
    71
    This update isn't monumental. It's merely the bacon topping on an already bulging turducken. That's turkey, duck and chicken. [Dec 2006, p.99]
  15. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    Still, it's hard to escape the mild letdown of discovering, yet again, that this year's Madden is a lot like last year's Madden. [Nov. 2006, p.79]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. LaneD.
    Nov 6, 2006
    10
    Sick gameplay, deepest franchise mode ever, and great superstar mode that allows you to play in 1st person! I don't like it when you get Sick gameplay, deepest franchise mode ever, and great superstar mode that allows you to play in 1st person! I don't like it when you get penalized for the team's fault, but it's got great ideas. Plus John Madden actually has some insightful comments. Superstar mode + vision code + good gameplay and franchise mode = This game's da bomb. So stop hating! Full Review »
  2. Alex
    Sep 21, 2006
    4
    On Pc we've had the same relic of a graphics engine for like the last 4 Madden's. The consoles got a new engine, but not us.On Pc we've had the same relic of a graphics engine for like the last 4 Madden's. The consoles got a new engine, but not us. I'll buy next year when they plan to upgrade the PC engine... Which it'll be with the same crap that's on the consoles now. When you think about it, any sports title like football or basketball should be the most phenomenal looking thing ever. This is considering the graphics you post every year are essentially of the same exact type. It's finite. The field is a hundred's yards long. The stadium has x number of seats... Atrocious. Curse EA and there cheapness. Especially considering how many copies they sold in the first week. Im sure it paid for the whole liscensing deal and development right there... Disgusting. Full Review »
  3. JonM.
    Sep 2, 2006
    7
    Easily the best NFL game around, oh wait... With no competition what we have here is a shiny Madden 06. The superstar mode is slightly Easily the best NFL game around, oh wait... With no competition what we have here is a shiny Madden 06. The superstar mode is slightly improved but so feels more like an expansion pack. Not worth buying if you've got 06. Full Review »