Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
Buy On
  1. What you have here is a competent, playable, fun football game pretty much ruined by game-killing bugs, freezes, flaws, and debacles.

Awards & Rankings

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#39 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
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#44 Most Shared PSP Game of 2005
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. LorenzoCabrera
    Jan 12, 2006
    6
    I had really enjoyed playing Madden and you have no idea how many boring commutes it has saved me from. The only time I put Madden down wasI had really enjoyed playing Madden and you have no idea how many boring commutes it has saved me from. The only time I put Madden down was to play GTA, but now that I finised GTA, back to Madden. As I started the season...I failed to remembered why I never got around to finishing a season. NOW I REMEMBER!!! For the third time in two days and no apparent reason the game made my PSP reboot and on down to wire game, AGGHHH. I am giving away the game....ok, I cant, but I will never play franchise mode again.
    + Gameplay
    + Graphics
    + Portable (a given)

    - Loading Time
    - Lag
    - Freezes
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  2. KevinG.
    Jan 9, 2006
    9
    This game is the best football game that i have ever played, espescially for a handheld.. Great graphics and real live action. But i gave it This game is the best football game that i have ever played, espescially for a handheld.. Great graphics and real live action. But i gave it a 9 only for the lag and the long loads... but i can see why it takes so long (the graphics are frikin awesome) so overall i think its a great game and a must have if you own a psp. Full Review »
  3. mikeg
    Jan 3, 2006
    7
    It should be noted that there is a bug in the second game of the season/franchise that totally shuts the psp down, requiring you to saveIt should be noted that there is a bug in the second game of the season/franchise that totally shuts the psp down, requiring you to save before the end of the 2nd season game. I couldnt get through the playoffs either without game shutting down. Other than that it's a typical madden game, 3 or 4 plays is all you really need. Read the defense and then audible. Full Review »