Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
Buy On
  1. Sep 9, 2013
    70
    At best, it's an incremental upgrade to Madden '13, and while it's a solid effort, it's hardly worth getting excited about.
  2. 60
    Instead of having the promised 25th anniversary, EA offers basically the same game again as last year with very few improvements and even some stuff made worse. This is not how the NFL deserves to be treated.
  3. Aug 26, 2013
    60
    It's a shame that EA Sports decided to make such a big deal out of the Madden anniversary this year. Putting that big "25" on the box cover ramps up expectations and may well make a standard baby-steps Madden sequel seem more disappointing.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 137 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 59
  2. Negative: 18 out of 59
  1. Aug 27, 2013
    10
    is there a point to having user reviews when people that don't like the franchise can ruin it's score by giving it a 3 or a 5, anyway this isis there a point to having user reviews when people that don't like the franchise can ruin it's score by giving it a 3 or a 5, anyway this is the best madden to date, they fine tuned the settings so i can actually have a competitive game on all madden difficulty, thanks cause i usually dominate on all madden difficulty. Full Review »
  2. QJB
    Aug 29, 2013
    9
    Madden 25 is one of the greatest installments of Madden out there. The Infinity engine has improved with the addition of Infinity Engine 2.0.Madden 25 is one of the greatest installments of Madden out there. The Infinity engine has improved with the addition of Infinity Engine 2.0. Owner Mode and Ultimate Team will keep you busy for many hours especially if you are gaming with friends or people that you know. The gameplay is fun but can be frustrating at times as the game is not perfect. Zone coverage/player awareness are two of the biggest issues for me along with the running game/blocking being somewhat overpowered even though the precision modifier was a great idea. I wish they gave more of a variety of camera angles when you are playing in connected franchise player mode along with more depth such as combine, pro day, draft, drills etc.

    The Good -
    Depth in Game modes
    Fun Factor
    Great Presentation
    Exciting Highlight Plays

    The Bad -
    Zone Coverage
    Player Awareness
    Blocking/Running Overpowered

    I gave Madden 25 a 9/10 because it is one of the best Madden Football games that I have played. We are coming to the end of this generation of gaming and I feel as if they have done all that it possible with the Xbox 360 and the PS3. I am looking forward to next generation and the bar will have to be raised a lot higher especially on the next installment of Madden after this transition period. I would recommend this game to any football/madden fan for the overall fun factor and wow moments in the game along with Owner Mode and Ultimate Team.
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  3. Aug 29, 2013
    0
    Madden 25 bring us the infinity 2. I don't care what the experts say.... It is worse than last year. IF REALISTIC Football is the goal it isMadden 25 bring us the infinity 2. I don't care what the experts say.... It is worse than last year. IF REALISTIC Football is the goal it is big a disappointment. I don't have faith in madden to ever bring their game to the level of fifa, nba 2k.... It's just a shame they have no competition. Madden every year sells their game based on all the HYPE at E3. They say every year all the flaws in the past and continue a mediocre game every year. What will it take to get 2K to get back into the competition? How many more years do we have to either put up with the hype and feel ripped off? I don't know but it sure makes me sad. Full Review »