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  • Summary: With the exclusive video game license of the NFL and its players, and currently in its 17th installment, Madden NFL 07 puts you in control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs. Conceived as an entirely original football experience on the Wii, the game puts players on the field like never before. Using the console’s unique remote to pass, kick, snap, throw, catch and run, players interact with the game in an entirely new way. Boasting massive gameplay innovations inspired by the motion sensor of the remote, Madden NFL 07 maximizes the power and unique design of the game system. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Possibly the best new-gen (or any) version of Madden since 1995.
  5. 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.
  6. Fans will find a massive playing experience with solid controls. [January 2007, p.65]
  7. The developers should have spent more time fine-tuning the controls. [Jan. 2007, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. NeilT.
    Feb 27, 2007
    I used to enjoy playing Madden on the PS2, but it was difficult to get the hang of it (I only played at a buddy's house, so I never got to spend a few hours just learning it). It literally took the first offensive & defensive series on the Wii before I felt like a pro - what used to take a five-button combo you can accomplish with the Wii controller very easily. It might frustrate me if I spent the past 10 years learning the ins and outs of Madden, but as a casual player this new system rocks. Some of the moves definately take practice (it's far easier to Power Hit then manually intercept for example), but that's going to happen with any game. It's easy enough to pick up & play, and plenty room to get good. I'd recommend this game to anyone looking for a football game on the Wii. Expand
  2. JohnA.
    Jan 3, 2007
    This is the best Madden game I have ever played. Makes good use of the Wii-mote. Spent hours just messing around on it. Awesome multiplayer, loads of extra, and just plain fun. Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2010
    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. Expand
  4. AaronH.
    Nov 21, 2006
    Overall, the controls work very well. It does take some getting used to, as I found myself mistakingly pressing buttons while trying to pass, juke, stiff-arm, etc. Expand
  5. MaxS.
    Dec 1, 2006
    The passing game is amazing and makes you think and see te field like a real QB. However, the pass defense is very difficult with the remote and I often find myself out of position. This is the ultimate football game when it comes to everything you can control. Expand
  6. LawrenceP.
    Nov 24, 2006
    After training and a game or two this version of madden becomes very fun and gives you a new way to play. Make sure to play the game with the hd cables because the the only down point here is the outdated graphics. Expand
  7. NathanH.
    Aug 3, 2008
    The interactive gaming of the wii has made alot of the games that i have played alot better. But not this one. The wii controls work well and all, but it wasnt nearly as fun as madden 06. I would suggest madden 08 over this game any day. Expand

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