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  • Summary: Offensive and Defensive line play is the foundation of Madden NFL 25. Lineman are more than just physical, they are intelligent. Coupled with the ability to make 4x more decisions per second, 300 new blocking interactions create the most realistic running lanes for the ballcarrier andOffensive and Defensive line play is the foundation of Madden NFL 25. Lineman are more than just physical, they are intelligent. Coupled with the ability to make 4x more decisions per second, 300 new blocking interactions create the most realistic running lanes for the ballcarrier and passing pockets for the QB. Offensive lineman will dynamically sort and shift assignments based on threats and angles, starting with intelligently identifying the center of the defense, the “Mike”, countering the over 3x new defensive line moves and the latest blitz packages. Authentic double teams, blitz pick-ups, and line shifts showcase line units working together as one, highlighting the most physical and intense battles in the NFL.

    In Madden NFL 25, feel the anxiety of the crowd as you step up to the line on 4th and goal. Watch your teammates and coaches erupt with excitement as you blaze down the sideline for a game-changing score. Hear Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and new sideline reporter Danielle Bellini follow everything about your career. From injuries to accolades they’ll bring your career to life.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 27, 2013
    86
    Madden's debut release onto next-gen is impressive and a solid first step.
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    83
    I will be the first to admit that Madden NFL 25 is not a perfect football game, but the overall package and satisfaction you will receive from game to game is so overwhelmingly genuine that you will be willing to overlook its faults and realize that this is just about as good as it gets for virtual football.
  3. Nov 27, 2013
    82
    That feature alone is not worth upgrading if you already have the game on 360 or PS3. Madden NFL 25 is a ton of fun on its own, but certainly not worth the double dip. If you held out this long, go ahead and grab it.
  4. Nov 15, 2013
    76
    The next-gen versions add more detail pretty much everywhere, but in the end it makes me have to fight for control of my players and worry about little things that aren’t that interesting.
  5. Dec 19, 2013
    73
    Madden 25 has some new aspects but also the same faults of the past, showing how the lack of competition is not good to Electronic Arts products.
  6. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    Pass protection that depicts an offensive line truly working together is a long-awaited improvement that series fans will love, and there are tangible dividends in learning the running game, provided you invest the time.
  7. Nov 22, 2013
    60
    Madden NFL 25 doesn't represent enough of a leap forward to make it either a technical showpiece for your new console, nor a more exciting football game than what EA already put out a few months ago.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Dec 31, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Ok so I was pretty upset when I figured out that I had to get a new Madden for the XBOX1 but if you get this you will not be disappointed. Pros. 1.Realistic ness is out standing. 2. Offense is no more so over powerd. 3. Defense and Offense don't over power each other. 4.Quick release.
    Cons. 1.To many fumbles. 2.well actually that is the only con so overall a very good game I recommend you get it.
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  2. Dec 5, 2013
    9
    Perhaps no sports game is more criticized by gamers year to year like the Madden franchise. Hell, I'm one of it's biggest critics. As a 2KPerhaps no sports game is more criticized by gamers year to year like the Madden franchise. Hell, I'm one of it's biggest critics. As a 2K fan, at times it's been hard to swallow what EA feeds us, and the expectations always exceed what we get. Still, I waited for the next gen version of this year's game with much apprehension, but also much excitement. Thankfully, EA Sports has delivered on the best Madden yet, even though there is still some improvement needed.
    GRAPHICS (8): Graphics in Madden 25 are definitely improved, in some areas more than others. The stadiums are incredible, with every detail in tact. The field itself looks great, and yes, you can actually see the individual blades of grass and it's awesome. The player models are near perfect replicas of their real life inspirations. However, most player's faces are nowhere near authentic, and coaches are hit and miss. Some look just like the real thing, some still look like an alien. Also, the referees don't look great, either. But the fans in the stands do look great, so that's also an advancement. Overall, a step up but still not consistently good enough to be called great.
    PRESENTATION (8): Again, presentation is a mixed bag. The menus look amazing, the intro package for all 32 teams is really awesome, and there are a lot of nice touches that make you feel like it's real NFL football. Still, some things need improvement. The commentary, while still good, still has a ways to go. While the call of the game is good, there are almost no references to your past games or where you stand in the playoff race. That's inexcusable for a next gen game. Presentation has come a long way in Madden, but there is still work to be done.
    GAMEPLAY: This is where Madden 25 really shines. Animations look great, the running games feels more real, the defenses are smart, making Madden 25 the most difficult Madden ever, and your quarterback can complete every pass there is. No broken patterns, no money plays, nothing is given to you. There are way too many interceptions, but I'm to the point where I'm OK with that because it punishes you for poor decisions, making the game that much tougher. The alternative is a game that is too easy and never challenges you. Overall, I feel like this is the most polished Madden ever.
    CONTROL (10): Controls are excellent in Madden 25. The running game especially feels good. Passing also feels authentic, and rushing the passer seems to be more effective than in recent years.
    FUN: Football games are always fun, and Madden 25 is no exception. In my time with the game, I have won plenty and I have lost plenty, and the game continues to challenge me to get better. And that's a lot of fun.
    FINAL SCORE (9): Madden football has come a long way. At times, the series has stunk. But I feel like EA has made great strides in the series and we are finally starting to get the football simulation we always dreamed of. There is still a lot of work to be done, especially in presentation, but Madden on Xbox One is a beautiful game with a lot of potential to deliver the ultimate football video game in the near future.
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  3. Dec 26, 2013
    8
    Most people will say the running game on 360 is more fun. After having now spent equal time on both versions, I'd say it's a tie. Xbox OneMost people will say the running game on 360 is more fun. After having now spent equal time on both versions, I'd say it's a tie. Xbox One has better player animations on scoring plays and TD dances. It also requires that you learn the Precision moves whereas 360 running was a very simply and effective one-cut running mechanic. The crowd is more animated in Xbox One and the stadium graphics are better, but I do miss the overhead blimp camera shots that opened every 360 match-up. All in all, the games are equally good. Although I hoped the Xbox One were better, it's still a satisfying game especially for a $10 upgrade. Get the sliders and roster updates. There's a cool roster called WikiLegends that has nearly a hundred mostly accurate historical players. Makes it worth using every team in the game since they're nearly all teams are within 5 in overall point rating from one another. Expand
  4. Mar 29, 2014
    7
    It's a decent entry into the franchise it still plays well and the A.I is improved with some new things going on. Some graphic improvement,It's a decent entry into the franchise it still plays well and the A.I is improved with some new things going on. Some graphic improvement, but no too much, the crowd still looks silly. Hopefully going forward with the new consoles there will be more improvement. Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2013
    6
    Very dissapointed. If you own this for current-gen, it is not worth getting for next-gen. It is pretty much the same exact game with slightlyVery dissapointed. If you own this for current-gen, it is not worth getting for next-gen. It is pretty much the same exact game with slightly better graphics. Nothing special. Expand
  6. Jan 26, 2014
    5
    Madden 25... Oh my god what a disappointment Madden 25 is. Madden 25 promised us great control, great mechanics, and overall just a greatMadden 25... Oh my god what a disappointment Madden 25 is. Madden 25 promised us great control, great mechanics, and overall just a great game. However, none of that was given. The control is unresponsive. I press B, nothing happens! And in the end, I get sacked. When when I try to move forward, It takes so long! I stand still and when I want to move, nothing. it is just hard to control itself as well. It feels like I am trying to control a retarded imp on ice! The mechanics suck. It is SO hard to throw and get a completion because the QB is inaccurate. And if that doesn't make it worse, the AI sucks. I throw the ball to the receiver, and he doesn't even try to catch it. He just moves forward! And overall, the game is not even good. 2013 was not EA's year at all! I really hope to see the best of EA this year. And I hope Madden 15 is at least good. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2014
    0
    This is the worst game ever!!!! Whenever you play a game, it is already predicted and is very glitchy even with a new Xbox One. When you makeThis is the worst game ever!!!! Whenever you play a game, it is already predicted and is very glitchy even with a new Xbox One. When you make a deep pass, it never gets caught LITERALLY! They only let you win the game if you use super packs, and super packs are $25 each!!!! Expand

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