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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 58
  2. Negative: 13 out of 58
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  1. TylerH
    Aug 15, 2009
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    I have to counter that 10 score because that is just ludacris. This is maybe a 2 and only because of the graphics. This is a terrible game with a nice coat of paint to hide the rust. Once you get past the glitter there is no depth... and at other times, too much. Roughly 30 features were blantently left out of the game to be used as overpriced dlc on PSN and LIVE, that were all released I have to counter that 10 score because that is just ludacris. This is maybe a 2 and only because of the graphics. This is a terrible game with a nice coat of paint to hide the rust. Once you get past the glitter there is no depth... and at other times, too much. Roughly 30 features were blantently left out of the game to be used as overpriced dlc on PSN and LIVE, that were all released on the same day of the game. This is rediculous that EA would go so low for are money. I for one got away with a rental and not a full waste of $60. Slow, unblanced, and boring gameplay. So what if the players have authetic 'cleats' and 'towels'? EA is a corporatation built on blantent greed, and every year were fed with the same crap that each year will be better and better, but sadly, every year something is always left out, and every year is worse than the previous. How can the ps2 versions of madden 04 and 05 be so superior compared to these 'next gen' versions? Do not buy this trash, do not waste your money. EA needs competition, and until they get some, they will continue to make terrible games that were led to believe from the critics are actually good, and the day after its released, they will immedatiately begin making the next years, forgetting this years version quicker than you can blink. Expand
  2. RickK
    Sep 3, 2009
    1
    The only reason I give it a 1 is because of the graphics, just as another review stated: terrible game with nice coat of paint to hide it's rust. That's about all it amounts too, and again on that same review it's more then likely due to buying out any possibility of competition. 2K Sports was kicking EA Sports a$$ in the football category. It was becoming too much for EA The only reason I give it a 1 is because of the graphics, just as another review stated: terrible game with nice coat of paint to hide it's rust. That's about all it amounts too, and again on that same review it's more then likely due to buying out any possibility of competition. 2K Sports was kicking EA Sports a$$ in the football category. It was becoming too much for EA Sports to take with the annual humiliation from the up-start 2K Sports so they just bought the NFL rights to creating football video games. That was nothing but a pu$$y move on their part... can't beat 'em so buy out the rights to make it at all??? Yeah, you really showed them... EA Sports aren't Gods of anything... they're ruthless dictators with no ba11s. Expand
  3. licardiol
    Dec 2, 2009
    1
    I do not understand why the ps2 versions are always so much better and smoother. The gampleay seems slow again and the running is stiff and unresponsive. Bo back to the drawing board and base upon the fast and fun paced PS2 versions.
  4. loyt.
    Aug 20, 2009
    4
    This game isnt bad however it is not very good. It does show that Ea, Peter, Ian and crew are to lazy to start from scratch. They need to throw away all past madden game engines, game logic, game graphics and start fresh instead of building on what has already been established as a poor game. They are cocky and stubborn and it shows with their sub-par releases every year.
  5. ThomasZ
    Nov 30, 2009
    2
    This game stunk, it looked so good the main menu was graphic, and realistic, and then I started playing, and it was the slowest, most boring game where the quarterback looked like a defensive lineman, a big disappointment.
  6. Oct 6, 2015
    3
    The modeling for this game was weak, nothing appeared realistic and after a while the game became dull. This has to be the worst sports related game I have ever played.
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 89
    Madden NFL 10 doesn’t redefine the series or innovate in any monumental way, but that doesn’t stop it from being a truly great football game.
  2. In the end Madden 10 is the kind of game that I am willing to look past the shortcomings because what’s good is really, really good. It’s worth putting up with the faults in order to experience what works.
  3. 90
    Being able to focus on finding an open receiver without worrying as much about the split-second paranoia of protecting my player was a welcome relief.