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  • Summary: Experience first-hand what it's like to Fight for Every Yard in Madden NFL 10. With the all-new Pro-Tak animation technology, players have more control over the outcome of each play. Whether driving a receiver towards the first down, or battling for a fumble at the bottom of a pile, the play won't end until the whistle blows. Add to that the most immersive broadcast presentation and online innovation to date, and Madden NFL 10 captures the authenticity and emotion of the NFL like never before. Pro-Taks's all new animation technology provides unprecedented control over the outcome of every play. Drag defenders towards the first down marker, including up to 9-man gang tackles, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and evade the rush with all-new quarterback avoidance actions. Enhanced play at the line of scrimmage features a new blocking system that allows the quarterback to step into the pocket and gives the defensive line more control over the rush. Authenticity - Referees peeling players off a fumble pile, the chain gang rushing in to measure for a key first down, and all-new player equipment ensure that if you see it on Sunday, you’ll see it in Madden NFL 10. Fight for Online Dominance - Delivering the most comprehensive online offerings in franchise history, Madden NFL 10 includes new modes to satisfy the competitive and cooperative football gamer. New TV broadcast-style presentation and cinematic cameras bring the suspense and intensity of the NFL to your living room. Enhanced Franchise Mode - Run each aspect of an NFL franchise: draft players, sign free agents, manage the salary cap - just like a real GM. Enjoy all of the action throughout the league via a new, network inspired highlight show. The most customizable version of Madden NFL to date. Alter gameplay options to adjust the experience to your liking. A revamped play calling system and menu takes you to kickoff faster than ever before. Speed up online matches with accelerated clocks, streamlined presentation and more. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. 94
    A fantastic addition to the series, and quite possibly the best football game ever created.
  2. It seems that Madden has finally caught up to the new generation. Madden NFL 10 is a hit, and football fans everywhere will rejoice at what it has to offer.
  3. Following FIFA's path, EA improved Madden keeping in mind the most important thing: the gameplay. It is deep, interaction is great, the action bring to an experience that you can feel in any other sport title of the publisher. There wasn't the hurry to find something new with Madden, but the work done is great anyway.
  4. It's hard to argue with the general direction the series has taken, and most players will be happy with the end result, but if you're hoping for a game where true skill always determines the winner there is some disappointment to work through.
  5. Madden NFL 10 is a great game but does not really offer enough over last years version. It may be the best American Football game out there but original it isn’t.
  6. EA should take a page out of FIFA's book here: focus on the game. Every iteration - pre-alpha onwards - sit down and play a full game, 15-minute quarters. If it feels 'right', then you're on the right path.
  7. Madden NFL 10, like every installment, makes further strides toward looking as glossy and polished as any high-definition Sunday-afternoon football broadcast. Which could be to blame for the series’ ongoing stagnation. Watching football and playing football are dramatically different, and over the last 21 years, EA seems to have forgotten that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. Dec 16, 2013
    9
    In my previous review, I bashed this installment. mentioning it was better than the Wii version, but not by much. I based that review purely on the Superstar mode, which I still believe isn't the best. But after playing franchise mode, I take back everything I said about the game. It really brings you back to the old Madden. (Old as in 2004-2008) It's very Nostalgic to long time players whom have played the newer Maddens. Expand
  2. Jul 11, 2011
    8
    Great game. Definitely better than 09 and the earlier games. Movement is good, the overall flow of the game is good. There is some issues with the momentum and how you can go for a tackle facing the opposite direction and it will teleport your character to the ball carrier sometimes. Great game overall. Expand
  3. Sep 23, 2010
    8
    The usual detractors will claim nothing has changed, but this is as close to a revolutionary shift in direction that Madden has received in nine years. And it works. Expand
  4. Dec 11, 2012
    8
    This is a very fun, fast paced, action packed game, but not your typical shoot'em action. It is very fun, but there are little features from the previous maddens that bring this down a little like just giving your character stats instead of playing the game and seeing how good the PLAYER is. The superstar menu is boring just like a regular menu and doesn't have the little things like personas or pro-bowl ballots. The multiplayer doesn't work either because EA is to cheap to keep anything up for long. I bet they're preparing to shut down Battlefield Bad Company 2' s servers down right now, which is still a really good game. Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2010
    6
    Way way to slow. Madden 10 I have to say is pretty sloppy on Xbox and Wii. The franchise mode is terrible and the gameplay is crappy, madden moments is pretty cool though. Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2011
    6
    It's pretty standard. Not much different from all of the other games. The multiplayer is pretty bad because you will get disconnected from lobbies too much and it's not too enjoyable. I also don't like you can't play 2v2. The superstar mode is just horrible. My ego is always big headed and they will start you as a starter even if you're a rookie, which I suppose would be funner than not playing at all. It's just not really too realistic. It's an OK football game and probably the best for it's time, but not very good. It's a buy if you want a football game, but it's far from amazing. Expand
  7. Sep 30, 2011
    0
    Madden 10 is over all the best madden ever, but playing against the computer in madden mode is a complete joke!!!!!!! wide receivers can't catch the computer intercepts almost ever throw!!! it totally ridiculous Expand

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