Madden NFL 07 Xbox 360

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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 andWith 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. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 44 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. A lineman-sized improvement over last season...The brisk, refined on-the-field play and assortment of playing modes overpower the somewhat choppy online play, the pesky kicking meter and the handful of other nits.
  2. Pretty much an unqualified success. It provides a strong primary gameplay mode, something that’s complex and yet easy to get into, while still rounding out the game with enjoyable minigames.
  3. But at least gamers on the Xbox 360 get a couple of cool features that others don’t get this year like Live Opponent and Madden Gamer Level.
  4. 80
    Animations and movements look awesome, gameplay is changed in a good way and the durability is improved by the Live franchise mode and by making your own superstar. If you’re a fan of Madden it’s a must-have, even though it’s not entirely perfect.
  5. 80
    The addition of Superstar mode alone makes Madden a worthy purchase for fans of the series and the online component really seals the deal. If EA can fix the lag and perhaps give next-gen gamers all the same features that their older console brethren have we will certainly be in for a treat.
  6. Game Informer
    78
    I feel what we have here is a lot of spectacle that doesn't stand up well to the scrutiny. [Oct. 2006, p.104]
  7. If the fatigue bug had been fixed the way EA promised it would be, and the game had the same options that other versions had, I’d give the game the same score I gave last year's version: a 7. As it stands, with the lack of features, the lack of innovation with the game play and the higher price tag; I don’t feel comfortable giving this game anything higher than a 5.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 100
  2. Negative: 39 out of 100
  1. FMottier
    Aug 22, 2006
    10
    Big jump from last year to this year. I especially thought the audio was immersive and really does a 5.1 system justice. Fun experience.
  2. Andyman
    Sep 7, 2006
    10
    I'm now really glad I passed on the 360 version of 06! Madden NFL 07 is a phenomenal game, in virtually every respect. It's the I'm now really glad I passed on the 360 version of 06! Madden NFL 07 is a phenomenal game, in virtually every respect. It's the next-gen football game I've been waiting for. There are so many nice little touches that really make this game head and shoulders above its Xbox/PS2/GC predecesors. The CPU-controlled players on my team finally help me out instead of looking like they're in the Special Olympics! Gotta love it! Expand
  3. SteveS.
    Oct 10, 2006
    10
    People who give this game a 0 for one little mistake are missing the true beauty of this game. I've been a Madden fan for 8 years now, People who give this game a 0 for one little mistake are missing the true beauty of this game. I've been a Madden fan for 8 years now, and I have thoroughly played each of the games, and I can honestly say this year's madden on 360 has the best gameplay. Sure it's missing some extra features and content, but the gameplay, graphics, and overall fun, are flat-out superior to any other Madden that has been made. Great buy. Expand
  4. JustinF.
    Apr 18, 2007
    5
    I've been playing Madden since 02, and although 07 has great graphics and a cool new superstar mode, it lacks in areas. Being on the 360 I've been playing Madden since 02, and although 07 has great graphics and a cool new superstar mode, it lacks in areas. Being on the 360 you would think it would go through a major overhaul. I enjoyed NCAA 07 much more. The controls seemed more responsive. Also, if I am going to pay $60 for a game, I want the ability to create a player and max out his stats if I want to. It seemed on this one, even with the lead blocking controls, I had to unlock a Hall of Fame running back with 99 overall to have a decent running game. If things don't change, I will be going to NFL 2K8. Expand
  5. JohnG.
    Dec 24, 2006
    4
    4 for the graphics...other than that, this game is just another slap in the face by EA. completely agree with Michael W, last good game was 4 for the graphics...other than that, this game is just another slap in the face by EA. completely agree with Michael W, last good game was undoubtedly 2k5. I had been playing maddens since 93 for the the genesis, until 2004 where i pretty much just gave up on football video games. i gave 2k5 an unbiased try, hated it at first due to having to completely relearn buttons, etc, but as soon as i did, i was blown away at how much more REALISTIC it was. I have come to realize that madden has simply come to be made for and appeal to kids that want to score 50 td's a game with 0 punts. there really is no defense. I loved tecmo bowl but we have the technology to simulate real football so why this?? when did madden turn into blitz. Ea did a terrible diservice to the people that supported madden for all these years and put madden on the pedastal its currently on by starting this monopoly. honestly its simply rediculous. Expand
  6. JoeM.
    Jul 4, 2007
    3
    I actually thought this game was pretty good when i got it ...then as i went throughout the features i was dissipionted, i mean you cant even I actually thought this game was pretty good when i got it ...then as i went throughout the features i was dissipionted, i mean you cant even create a team which is a fun features to me only being 13...i think that the xbox 360 producers are lazy as helll every year i keep saying to myself that maybe they'll bring back the features from the ps2 maddens ..those were what every body liked ...good gamplay, amzing/alot features, and the fun of the game .....bring all of it back . and this whole deal with the superatr mode ...y cant i pick my own play ....i think that ea took away all of our control in this game...i mean last years madden for the 360 ..y even bring it out ...that was the most aweful game ive ever experienced.....i think ea needs to get off there a** and do some more work Expand
  7. BobbyB.
    Sep 5, 2006
    0
    Madden 2007 for XBox 360, is the worst Madden I have seen since the early 90's. You can't make substitutions for your second string Madden 2007 for XBox 360, is the worst Madden I have seen since the early 90's. You can't make substitutions for your second string players. I would think, spending close to $500 for the game and system, you would be able to manipulate your team playbook and substituations. The thing that really burns me is that when you unlock these stupid ass historic players, you are stuck with them forever. You go into franchise mode and all other teams pick up these 99 rated players and I have no control over that. I rated this game a BIG FAT ZERO just to make up for the people rating a 10...because they just don't know....the 40 yard dash is cool! along with mini games to create yourself...that's about it. Expand

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