Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. On the Wii it is an entirely different beast. The game works extremely well with the Wii Remote and it’s great that EA took the time to deliver a compelling product instead of taking the Gamecube version and just adding a minigame or too.
  2. 90
    On its own merits, Madden 07 for the Wii is as exciting a development in sports games as I've seen in a long time, and should be experienced by anyone with even a passing interest in a good game of football.
  3. These simple mechanics greatly enhance an already phenomenal product.. Furthermore, the inclusion of three very addictive mini games -- 2 on 2, Kicking Combine, and Y.A.C. Attack -- provides gamers with experiences they won't find anyplace else.
  4. It's not just intuitive to wave your hands around to play football, but it's also fun. Throwing the ball and seeing the motion echoed on-screen can give a huge sense of empowerment.
  5. In many ways, it treads the same ground as previous titles in the series, but the new control method is like a little mini-revolution for sports games.
  6. After playing the game on the Nintendo Wii it is hard to go back to the other versions as the game now draws you in it more and makes you feel that you are more a part of the game.
  7. The low-rent visuals are a disappointment, even for the Wii, but it’s a clear demonstration of how well the Wii controls can work in the right hands. Best of all, it comes from a place that no one ever expected.
  8. While some of the new control methods weren’t implemented as well as they possibly could have been, they don’t detract too much from the overall experience.
  9. Although it shows that it is a launch title with its graphics (faces), the controls and gameplay are excellent. This is the most excited I have been about a Madden game since "Madden 2001" for the PS2.
  10. With the graphics aside, this has to be the best version of Madden this year due to the control factor.
  11. Scoring a field goal by flicking the Wii Remote feels genuinely satisfying. [Christmas 2006, p.74]
  12. 85
    Madden 07 leaves definite room for improvement, but it's a tremendous leap in the right direction. If Madden 07 is any indication expect EA and Nintendo to become very, very good friends this generation.
  13. Some casual gamers may balk at Madden NFL 07's overall complexity, but it won't make any enemies of Madden fans, and the minigames will be the life of the football party. [Jan. 2007, p.102]
  14. For those who don’t normally play Madden or who are looking for a good party version of Madden, I can not recommend a better version then the Wii. Of all the Madden games released since the days of the Genesis, Madden 07 for the Wii is the first that I was honestly excited to play.
  15. 85
    Sure, it's not perfect and it's nowhere near as gorgeous as the competition's console games, but the sheer playability, usability and unrivaled feel of the game experience is something that's worth way more credit than this game has received.
  16. 85
    It's a ton of fun, especially if a friend gets involved. The motion controls really adds to the competitive experience of the game and should lead to some intense living room battles. But the game itself has a distinctive retro feel, with its lackluster graphics.
  17. Madden NFL 07 for the Wii isn't just a quick-and-dirty port. It's an excellent use of the Wii's motion-sensing capabilities that revitalizes Madden in a number of ways.
  18. Possibly the best new-gen (or any) version of Madden since 1995.
  19. If you own a Wii and you are a sports fan, this is one game that utilizes both controllers and shows off why the Wii is so innovative.
  20. Gameplay is definitely the most fun and/or frustrating I’ve had with Madden in sometime. When everything works, it is an awesome experience. On the other hand, when you are trying to think what motion you have to do with the Wii mote to hurdle, and you do the wrong move, it can be frustrating.
  21. I actually found myself enjoying it a lot more than other Madden games in the past.
  22. 82
    I might not be alone in saying that Madden NFL 07 for Wii is the best version of all the next-generation platform versions.
  23. This is a shining example of what can be achieved on Wii when thought and developmental talent combine. While the 360 version will be better for the purists, the sheer exuberance of playing the game on Wii is unmatched. [Feb 2007, p.114]
  24. And if EA manages to add more defensive options and sturdier motion tracking, Wii could become the best place to play Madden in years.
  25. Having been playing the series since its early heydays in the 90s, I can honestly say I haven't had this much fun with a football game in decades.
  26. Fans will find a massive playing experience with solid controls. [January 2007, p.65]
  27. The big question was how well the new controls would work, and though you'll need extra practice to kick well, the game passes the test, making for a solid bridge between two generations of game systems.
  28. I definitely had some fun with this game, but when I was having trouble calling pre-snap commands I couldn’t shake the feeling that for all this title’s individuality, I’d still rather play regular Madden.
  29. Madden 07 for the Wii may be just innovative enough to require a second purchase of the game.
  30. 75
    This game is a classic example of a developer being forced to innovate and embrace the Wii remote. Madden NFL 07 on the Wii is clearly one of the best uses of the Wii remote yet.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Sep 16, 2010
    9
    This game was truly amazing my favorite madden of them all. too bad the madden curse totally screwed up shaun alexzanders life. Plus my copy broke so I'm really sad. Full Review »