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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. JimA.
    Aug 26, 2006
    10
    Another great addition to the Madden series. EA makes some minor improvements that pay off. The game continues to get better, more realistic, and more fun every year.
  2. Slingblade
    Aug 25, 2006
    10
    This game should be rated 9.9. It' the best current gen Madden. The critics complain that it didn't improve enough to warrant a high score. But, compared to the 2005 edition, the highest scoring Madden, gameplay is more tight and the game is more fun to watch. For instance, QBs are able to throw on the run whereas in 2005, you'd more often get sacked from the "stop to plant This game should be rated 9.9. It' the best current gen Madden. The critics complain that it didn't improve enough to warrant a high score. But, compared to the 2005 edition, the highest scoring Madden, gameplay is more tight and the game is more fun to watch. For instance, QBs are able to throw on the run whereas in 2005, you'd more often get sacked from the "stop to plant feet" glitch. Also, animation upgrades are so well conceived that the motion is as fluid as real life. Sure, 2K5 had nice strings of animation, but the runners seemed robotic and looked like they were running on platform shoes. Not as if anyone needs a reason to buy this game, but if you're like me and are trying to judge if the good reviews for the 360 warrant upgrading to next-gen, I say wait a year - or at least 'til November for the PS3 to decide. EA Sports, listen to your biggest fans and add a halftime and post-game show, and pre-game intros and you'll have ALL Madden critics so happy they'll be washing your feet. Expand
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83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. It may still be the best gridiron option by default, but Madden 07 is a disappointing step backward on the Xbox. [Oct. 2006, p.77]
  2. 65
    If you played last years game, then it's almost impossible to justify purchasing Madden NFL 07.
  3. EA's challenge is not to simplify their simulation or stop adding detail, but to integrate those features so well that players can simply marvel at how advanced the game has become. The Superstar revisions are a step in the right direction, since they allow players to focus on the entire game one player at a time, but otherwise that's just not the case.