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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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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 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] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. A lot like the Xbox 360 version of the same name, with some minor Sixaxis functionality added in.
  2. 83
    If you're moving from the PS2 to the PS3, you'll most likely be impressed by the title, but if you happen to own the 360 version, there's not really anything included here that would make you want to purchase this title again.
  3. If you go in expecting the game to be revolutionary you can’t help but be disappointed. However if you’re just looking for an enjoyable and solid game of football, you’ll be happy with the game.
  4. If you have the 360 version of the game already, then you probably aren't going to be going ga-ga over the SIXAXIS stuff, and the PlayStation Network, for being free and what it is, still isn't enough to hang with Xbox Live.
  5. As was the Xbox 360 version, the PS3 version of Madden NFL 07 is a very good football game that doesn't quite live up to the full potential of the latest console hardware. And while the game looks and plays quite good on the PS3, the added Sixaxis control support isn't really that impressive.
  6. It's completely average. As a next-generation title, its visuals leave a lot to be desired. And when you're not peeved at how boring it looks, you'll be peeved at how dull it sounds.
  7. This mess somehow gets worse with every play...It's like buying a Ferrari only for it to fall to pieces as you drive out of the dealership. [May 2007, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 8 out of 9
  1. AlecB.
    Dec 28, 2006
    7
    Its a great game but it only supports 480 and 720p and I was hoping that it supported 1080p so I can play it in the best high definition graphics PS3 has to offer. Expand
  2. JohnnyG.
    Jan 16, 2007
    3
    This game feels really rushed and not very fun. Playing defense is a chore ... throwing the ball is a coin flip ... and running up the middle is impossible. Graphically it's better than the PS2, but by no means impressive. The franchise mode has no ambiance or feel that you're in control of a team. The menus are clunky. Why did they change the control scheme? The highlight stick instead of giving you more control takes away control. The minigames are tedious, but unfortuantely necessary. WHy do I have to play first person mode in superstar? It's awful. I paid $60 for the game but they won;t let me edit players how I want -- it's my game -- let me edit it to my tastes. And they only give you two uniform options per team (home and away) what a joke ... $60 for this? I'm an EA stockholder and I'm disgusted. Expand
  3. RickC.
    Feb 20, 2007
    3
    3 might be a little high...but I have respected the madden line for years.Horrible announcing, even worse franchise mode (no fantasy draft...who's decision was it to leave that out...they should fire them right now), terrible controls..it felt like I was on ice skates, terrible minigames, terrible superstar mode, smudged graphics on downfield views... EA sports has dropped the ball on yet another sports title... Madden used to be the best. Now we just have to hope Sega can get the NFL license back. Expand
  4. EricJ.
    Mar 4, 2007
    2
    This Madden is weak. No editing players. The create a player way to difficult. They took away all of the cool franchise features.
  5. ShaunF.
    Jul 18, 2007
    1
    How is the next gen game worse than the current gen of the same year? What is with this cheesey 8 bit style NFL combine contest I have to play in order to set my created player's attributes? In the old one you could customize the game the way you wanted. Now you have to waste time with this new feature that has nothing to do with the mechanics of the game on the field. Franchise mode is horrible. The words on the menu screens are so tiny are barely readable. The controller configuration was completely changed. What are these guys smoking? They need to issue a public apology for this. This is highway robbery. Why is the original game download not available for the 360 on XBOX live? So we could all are forced to go out and purchase this piece of crap!?! I used to respect EA. Expand
  6. RogerThis
    Jan 26, 2007
    1
    This is the first Madden that I've ever disliked. I cannot bear to play a game. Who's running the show at EA these days? They've lost it. Expand
  7. StinkyP.
    Jan 16, 2007
    0
    Shame on these mainstream reviewers. The lowest score is a 60%? I wouldn't give this a 6%. Terrible lighting, terrible announcing, terribe dynasty, terrible create-a-player, terrible controls, terrible minigames, terrible superstar mode, terrible jersey choices, terrible hot routes, terrible defensive controls, terrible editing choices, terrible game. I give it a 4 out of a 100. EA used to be the best. Now the define what's so bad about gaming. They're the Michael Bay of video games -- all flash and no substance. Expand

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