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  • Summary: With the exclusive video game license of the NFL and its players, and currently in its 17th installment, Madden NFL 07 puts you in control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback andWith the exclusive video game license of the NFL and its players, and currently in its 17th installment, Madden NFL 07 puts you in control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. It's Madden like you've never played it before and that's something we haven't said in a long time.
  2. A very occasional lack of realism aside, this is one of the most comprehensive yet accessible sports games ever to grace PS2. [Oct 2006, p.93]
  3. Lead Blocker - the new Madden feature that, unlike last year's passing cone, actually revolutionizes gameplay. [Sept 2006, p.82]
  4. 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.
  5. Despite the overall fun I had with Superstar mode, it's unfortunate other aspects of the game haven't been fixed. [Oct. 2006, p.92]
  6. 80
    While Madden 07 does have a couple of great changes to its basic gameplay, it's beginning to feel like the same old game. It's a strong fundamental football game and lead blocker is a cool new feature, but it's not reinventing the wheel, like the passing cone was last year.
  7. There's still that nagging feeling that, certainly on a few of the defensive plays, you could put down the controller and it wouldn't make any difference to how the action panned out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Nov 13, 2013
    10
    It's the one I started my NFL gaming life with, and it's the first time knowing about football. Classic. New lead-blocking controls, NFLIt's the one I started my NFL gaming life with, and it's the first time knowing about football. Classic. New lead-blocking controls, NFL Superstar mode! what more can you ask for?! Expand
  2. SteveB.
    Aug 28, 2006
    9
    Gr8 game - 10 if they let you make the regular season schedule blocking is not special.
  3. Mar 28, 2015
    9
    Madden '07 is such a good game, it has made me come back, begging for more every time I play it. The Superstar mode is very cool. It hasMadden '07 is such a good game, it has made me come back, begging for more every time I play it. The Superstar mode is very cool. It has options, such as enroll yourself in a movie, or be interviewed on how you think your team is going to do in the Super Bowl. The Franchise mode offers so much as well, from making the prices on hot dogs and hamburgers to watching tapes on rookie scouting. The game modes even present more options, from rushing attack and the two-minute drill to working and honing your football skills in mini-camp. Expand
  4. KyleM.
    Aug 23, 2006
    8
    Not a lot of changes from 2006 to 2007, but that's not a bad thing. As one reviewer put it, it's worth it just to get the new Not a lot of changes from 2006 to 2007, but that's not a bad thing. As one reviewer put it, it's worth it just to get the new rosters and play as Reggie Bush. Leadblocker is a welcomed change of pace on offense and can make a difference in busting long runs. Wish they would have improved the online, it seems sluggish. IGN is right, the PS2 and Madden are starting to show their ages, but a solid purchase for any sports fan wanting to hit the sticks. Expand
  5. WilliamB.
    Jun 21, 2007
    8
    It could be a 10 but the poor fantasy draft mode where position runs make it easy to plan who to draft when. Also they need to add a hall of It could be a 10 but the poor fantasy draft mode where position runs make it easy to plan who to draft when. Also they need to add a hall of fame for the franchise mode. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2013
    5
    EA Sports is ruining every franchise sports wise. Madden is one of the best examples. The best madden is about the 2003. From then on it gotEA Sports is ruining every franchise sports wise. Madden is one of the best examples. The best madden is about the 2003. From then on it got worst. Espn 2K5 had so much more to offer. In Madden 2012 it allowed the user to have the coach pick a play and have the user try to execute it. 2K5 had this feature and it was made more than half a decade sooner. The last madden i have ever bought was m 06. It was awful. I Broke it in half. If you have a ps2 still try 2k5. The game play is addicting. Expand
  7. BobT.
    Aug 24, 2006
    0
    They've repackaged the same game for the last time in my mind. This game should be called Madden 01.

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