Madden NFL 10 Wii

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. While you're still playing a regular old game of football, the variety of ways that you can play that game is grand and makes this a terrific title for casual football fans of any age.
  2. If you're a football fan who loves simulation and fine-tuning his team to strategic perfection, you're going to want to stick with the tried and true Madden formula on 360 or PS3. If you're looking for a fun game to play with some friends who aren't really all that interested in football or are relatively new to football, then Madden Wii is a good buy.
  3. 85
    Madden 10 on the Wii is enough of its own game that it feels like a fresh entry into the Madden franchise. It's like the supplemental reading to a literature course. It isn't a huge concern if you don't cover it but it provides a different perspective on the same subject.
  4. Tibruon has finally created a game specifically for the Wii that doesn;t seem like a hastily prepared port.
  5. The Wii version of Madden is still cutting its own way through the American Football games with its own style and ideas.
  6. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    82
    For those who fancy some non-serious gridiron action it's worth a look. [Nov 2009, p.98]
  7. 82
    Madden 10 is a fun Wii game - It just isn’t one I see many current Madden players getting into over a true-to-NFL offering. EA will grab new fans with this year’s Wii game, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it also pushes away old fans in the process.
  8. Madden NFL 10 for me is exactly the type of football game I want to play for the Wii. Nothing too heavy or serious in the controls or gameplay modes that could turn away non-gamers and some hardcore gamers.
  9. Madden 10 for the Nintendo Wii is very stylized version of their long running gridiron franchise. With original graphics, solid sound, and very Wii centric gameplay, there is no doubt that this game has made some drastic changes on this console.
  10. The game proved itself to be accessible and enjoyable to everyone, regardless of any previous experience of the sport, with the hard-and-fast Showdown take on gridiron offering immediate gratification, and the Huddle-Up and Road to Superbowl modes giving plenty of scope for matches other than the traditional head-to-heads.
  11. Nintendo Power
    80
    That EA is making a concerted effort to create something unique for Wii is admirable, but at the end of the day, I'd rather play Madden NFL 09. [Sept 2009, p.89; score increased from 7.5 on Oct 2010, p.92]
  12. 80
    The game may not have the depth that some are looking for, but regardless, it'll still provide loads of fun.
  13. It’s not a perfect game, mind you, but it’s a breath of fresh air that reminds you how invigorating a game designed for – and not around – the Wii can be.
  14. All in all, I enjoyed Madden '10 on the Wii and can definitely say that it's the best version for casual fans.
  15. Nintendo Gamer
    79
    For anyone who doesn't 'get' in-depth gridiron action but wants in on the fun. [Dec 2009, p.60]

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#23 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Apr 27, 2016
    4
    A fresh feel to the long running football series offers some fun min-games, but is ultimately too shallow and too cartoon-ish for a genreA fresh feel to the long running football series offers some fun min-games, but is ultimately too shallow and too cartoon-ish for a genre where realism is key to success. Full Review »
  2. Apr 27, 2013
    7
    Decent sports game for the Wii. Found it pretty stupid you had use codes to unlock more game modes. The game also froze multiple times when IDecent sports game for the Wii. Found it pretty stupid you had use codes to unlock more game modes. The game also froze multiple times when I was in the middle of a superstar game. I will give the game props for it's fun and intriguing 5 on 5 mode. Full Review »
  3. Sep 16, 2010
    4
    Ughhh... this game reaks its terrible compared to other maddens the only thing i liked to do was madden showdown everything else was reallyUghhh... this game reaks its terrible compared to other maddens the only thing i liked to do was madden showdown everything else was really bad. My friend always used to play the game and would suck me into playing it with him and it was just awful, more like really boring actually. Full Review »