Madden NFL 2005 Xbox

Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. The implementation of the Hit Stick (use the right analogue stick for some hard hitting defensive plays) is a nice touch and the rest of the game's mechanics have received a subtle overhaul to ensure it plays better than ever.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. AdamV.
    Apr 29, 2005
    10
    04' was better, but still great.
  2. Arthur
    Apr 29, 2005
    10
    I've had this game since about when it came out, but I need to say something. This game is the best football you can play. Defensive I've had this game since about when it came out, but I need to say something. This game is the best football you can play. Defensive playmaker makes this the only football game you can completely control your D. The offense is the most balanced it has ever been. All you EA haters out there, try this game and you will never go back to the 2k series. Full Review »
  3. AdamL.
    Feb 11, 2005
    10
    Great game but ythey need to have more penalties and challenges in ranked games.