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  • Summary: New defense features and mechanics allow fans to confront their rivals with an arsenal of new pass rush moves, new open-field tackling mechanics, two new defensive cameras and more. For the first time, you can determine exactly when the ball-carrier is in your tackling range, and chooseNew defense features and mechanics allow fans to confront their rivals with an arsenal of new pass rush moves, new open-field tackling mechanics, two new defensive cameras and more. For the first time, you can determine exactly when the ball-carrier is in your tackling range, and choose either a conservative tackle or try for a high-risk, high-reward aggressive take-down. Further, new mechanics to jump the snap, cajole blockers off-balance and disrupt the backfield make it more interesting to play as a defensive lineman or blitzing linebacker. What's more, enhanced defensive AI means that your teammates will better know their assignments and be in position to make a play, allowing players to be more aggressive, with the knowledge that their teammates have their back. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Aug 22, 2014
    91
    Just enjoy the game for what it is; which not only is the best Madden game in quite some time, but the overall most accurate and realistic football game I have ever played.
  2. Aug 21, 2014
    90
    This might be the best all-around Madden game in the last ten years.
  3. Aug 28, 2014
    90
    The defensive improvements make playing defense fun for the first time in quite a while. The improved tackling offers more challenge and choice while the guessing of the snap gives you something to work at when pass rushing.
  4. Aug 29, 2014
    80
    Madden NFL 15 marks a noticeable improvement for the long-standing franchise.
  5. Apr 7, 2015
    80
    You can’t find a better American football game. Not because there is not another game, but mainly because this one is pretty damn good. It looks great, sounds great, and plays great.
  6. Sep 16, 2014
    80
    This year, the changes to the defense and boost in presentation slide it away from “minimal” and feel much more substantial. But unfortunately, I find the player aspect of Connected Franchise to be one of the biggest parts of the whole Madden experience, and it being a husk of its former self is more than a little disappointing.
  7. Aug 21, 2014
    60
    Madden NFL 15 is an enjoyable football game on the surface, but its dragged down by a thousand little issues, including a poor interface, odd glitches, the inability to skip certain cutscenes, and more. As nice as it is to see it take a step forward in terms of accessibility, it still has a ways to go before catching up with the likes of FIFA and NBA 2K.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 69
  2. Negative: 19 out of 69
  1. Sep 17, 2014
    10
    The game is perfect. Well made game. Strategy is good play.
    Bad review user is incomprehensible, Brain is Stone.
    Have u a Madden NFL 15,
    The game is perfect. Well made game. Strategy is good play.
    Bad review user is incomprehensible, Brain is Stone.
    Have u a Madden NFL 15, Best a select product
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  2. Oct 4, 2014
    9
    --MADDEN IS BACK! I didn't play it last year and barely madden13. I still bought it cause I'm almost 40. That means my generation buys it--MADDEN IS BACK! I didn't play it last year and barely madden13. I still bought it cause I'm almost 40. That means my generation buys it every year cause we always have :( ugh! Losers! But I swore last year was my last year, but it's a new console so it deserves a shot..
    ------IT DELIVERS------
    --it's SOOO ADVANCED compared to just madden12. I decided to go buy the guide so I can master defensive adjustments.. Ya only get 2-3 seconds b4 the opponent hikes the ball and I'm always whacked out.. Back in the day triangle and down presses the box triangle right makes em tight cover and triangle and the position made em blitz or zone or double cover. I had that,, but I'm soooo lost,, I'm not even eff'n close to figuring it.. But I will! Either from playing or reading that guide. Like I said, I bought. Madden 92 when I was a teenager so of course I knew ALLLLL the ins & outs every year, and I'm a diehard BUFFALO BILLS FAN AND only play Buffalo. I'm used to mediocrity and a dolphin and jet sweep and a. Patriot split is like a Super Bowl for me baby..lol
    --Can you believe they realistically JACKED THE Bills 1st round pick in the draft.. Wtf! I know we traded it to move up for Sammy Watkins. So I had to restart and get our pick back..
    Username is Mcsipp
    --the presentation is great, announcers are the best since madden and summer all.. Dang it madden,, lay down you're voice already.. Even at 90 years old it would be awesome,
    ---music SUCKS!! It almost ruins the franchise mode or everything outside of being on the field.. Dude,,,it's non stop football instrumentals.. What the heck man.. madden soundtracks was awesome for years and years.. I would even listen to inner city rap,,and I bet inner city would listen to the rock. We'll,,maybe not but I still lived real music and the fact that it was outta my control

    ---fix the edit players!! Remove the option to edit the ratings= it's cheating... We would then even PAY$ for a roster update..meaning roster upgrades become special.. Now they aren't relevant and I haven't even gotten 1 yet(offline franchiser)

    --I gave it a 9 because the people who give a ZERO ARE TROLLS AND ITS A SHAME that this is allowed.. It's a fact that this game is between 7-9 every year. The presentation and graphics and mechanics do that. A 2 or a zero just means anger... There must be a way to fix this because it just means I can't rely on the user score and that's who's opinion I care about,,not some company who is paid to review games. So angry reviewers should put a 5 or 6 that shows dislike and the comments can explain why...

    Good job EA sports!
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  3. Aug 29, 2014
    8
    After the underwhelming and poor Madden 25, EA Sports stepped up it's game with Madden 15. The game features new presentation style, muchAfter the underwhelming and poor Madden 25, EA Sports stepped up it's game with Madden 15. The game features new presentation style, much improved visuals over Madden 25's next gen edition, new defensive mechanisms, and some other minor features that make the game worth playing. However, a few aspects, including the connected careers mode, need some refurbishing and feel identical to the previous games. The commentary is just ok and the score is purely annoying and needs to be tossed for real music. However, Madden 15 is a worthy improvement over the previous few and is a fun game for both casual and hardcore NFL fans and gamers. Expand
  4. Nov 18, 2014
    7
    Great graphics. I feel they overpowered the defense and changed the CPU QB. Before the QB would throw the ball in a hurry or out of bounds butGreat graphics. I feel they overpowered the defense and changed the CPU QB. Before the QB would throw the ball in a hurry or out of bounds but now i get more sacks and the QB keeps the high percentage. Its still fun to play but I think they should balance the players out more. Also the deep ball only works for the CPU. Expand
  5. Feb 24, 2015
    6
    Poor animations, terrible blocking A.I., a lack of player authenticity (wrong body types, wrong and/or missing equipment, wrong jersey types),Poor animations, terrible blocking A.I., a lack of player authenticity (wrong body types, wrong and/or missing equipment, wrong jersey types), a real-time physics engine that can best be described as "over-sensitive" and "broken", a focus on MUT, and a complacent, apathetic development team that scoffs at every user wishlist request as being "too minor for us to care about" (here's looking at you Clint Oldenburg), all works to continue to hold Madden back from the greatness other sports games achieved two generations ago.

    Despite all of those issues, Madden 15 manages to be a fun game, albeit one that consistently shows flashes of unfulfilled potential and sloppy production values that have carried over since the development of Madden 06 and have never been conquered. A development team with real passion could run it in for a winning touchdown. Sadly, EA Tiburon is not that team; EA Tiburon is a team that chooses to pass middle-field from the 1-yard line and get intercepted each and every season.
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  6. RGM
    Aug 27, 2014
    4
    Playing Defense on the PlayStation 4 version of Madden 15 is really unsatisfying. Rushing the passer is limited to pressing a button when anPlaying Defense on the PlayStation 4 version of Madden 15 is really unsatisfying. Rushing the passer is limited to pressing a button when an icon appears on the screen. Since playing coverage isn't fun, playing defense boils down to just cheering on your AI characters while waiting to play offense again. You don't feel in control of the action. The changes made this year on defense were definitely for the worse.
    Offense is more fun, but you still don't feel in control, especially running the ball. Running just feels weighted and slow, and you will hardly EVER see a big play come out of the running game. Passing is decent, but i remember it being more fun on the older PS3 versions of the game.
    Graphically this game is a joke and EA should be ashamed at their failure. They must have the worlds worst character artists. All the players have same blocky-glued on jersey look. It's really disappointing because this game is on PS4.
    The modes are similar to previous years, In connected franchise you can play as a player, coach or owner. But the frequency of injuries (especially to your stars) becomes very annoying. I swear every other game it seemed at least one of the star players would get an 8-11 week injury.
    Ultimate team is a thing again, and their is a new gauntlet mode to keep your mind off how terrible an idea it was to pre-order this.
    Do not buy this game.
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  7. Sep 20, 2014
    0
    EA makes the game ever year with supposed "better" graphics. Madden is only fun if you are playing against a friend. I wouldn't play this gameEA makes the game ever year with supposed "better" graphics. Madden is only fun if you are playing against a friend. I wouldn't play this game if it was the last game on earth. Expand

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