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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Feel the excitement of the NFL with a fun, fast-paced, 5-on-5 football experience. Madden NFL Arcade for brings the 10 best players from each of the 32 NFL teams on offense and defense together to battle it out on the gridiron. No penalties, no clock, just pure[Playstation Network] Feel the excitement of the NFL with a fun, fast-paced, 5-on-5 football experience. Madden NFL Arcade for brings the 10 best players from each of the 32 NFL teams on offense and defense together to battle it out on the gridiron. No penalties, no clock, just pure adrenaline, as each team has four downs to march 60 yards downfield for the score. Madden NFL Arcade takes everything you love about your favorite NFL stars and stadiums and brings them to life in a fun, high-scoring gridiron battle! [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Madden NFL Arcade does a great job of providing a more casual, arcadey experience for football fans that long for the days that NFL Blitz ruled the arcade football genre many years ago.
  2. Madden NFL Arcade provides a nice break from the more serious Madden NFL 10, and even though it’s not without its share of minor issues, none of them are detrimental to the overall experience.
  3. Despite its flaws, ‘Madden NFL Arcade’ packs a solid quick pick-me-up take on the pigskin classic. Football fans wishing for a more accessible ‘Madden’ experience now have a home. Until a solid competitor comes along, ‘Arcade’ is the best at what it does for the PS3.
  4. The presentation is great and if you just fancy a quick game of fun simple mindless NFL (and have some money to burn), then it's a good choice. Hardcore fans would be best to stay with Madden 10 though.
  5. 58
    At 1,200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and $15 on PSN, Madden Arcade simply isn't the bargain of the $10 NHL Arcade. While it's $5 more, the experience isn't appreciably better -- in fact, I'd peg it as slightly worse.
  6. 58
    Another PSN fumble, unfortunately. [Issue#188, p.87]
  7. Hell, Speedwalking Arcade would have more longevity than this. [Feb 2010, p.114]

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  1. Dec 19, 2010
    10
    This is a great game. It takes the good parts of madden nfl and makes them into a user-friendly game. The game also gets roster updates, soThis is a great game. It takes the good parts of madden nfl and makes them into a user-friendly game. The game also gets roster updates, so you always have the newest rosters. This is a must buy. Expand
  2. zebm
    Dec 8, 2009
    9
    This game is perfect for casual football fans, or anyone who enjoys the more simple arcade style gameplay to the overly complex and sometimes This game is perfect for casual football fans, or anyone who enjoys the more simple arcade style gameplay to the overly complex and sometimes confusing gameplay of the more recent madden 200X titles. A great game, especially for such a low price. Expand
  3. SammyR
    Dec 4, 2009
    8
    Madden NFL Arcade is unpolished and light on features, but the core gameplay is so much fun that it is easy to overlook its flaws. The game Madden NFL Arcade is unpolished and light on features, but the core gameplay is so much fun that it is easy to overlook its flaws. The game is stripped down to the basics and has tons of fun power ups to add to the over the top nature of the game. The Madden games are generally too complex for me to spend time on, but the low learning curve of Madden NFL Arcade makes it the perfect pick up and play sports game. Collapse