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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

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  • Summary: Gameplay in Madden NFL 19 was developed with two primary objectives: 1. Player Control across the field; 2.Immersive NFL Experience from start to finish. To achieve these objectives, EA's goal is to deliver the most significant animation upgrade in Madden history. Madden NFL 19 introduces aGameplay in Madden NFL 19 was developed with two primary objectives: 1. Player Control across the field; 2.Immersive NFL Experience from start to finish. To achieve these objectives, EA's goal is to deliver the most significant animation upgrade in Madden history. Madden NFL 19 introduces a package of features known as Real Player Motion – featuring authentic player movement, more player control and responsiveness, and player signature behaviors that will immerse players into the NFL each and every game. [Electronic Arts]
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Madden NFL 19 - Official Reveal Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 13, 2018
    90
    Madden NFL 19 is a fantastic entry into the long-running series. The new Player Movement System and air collision system lead to far more fluent gameplay and animation while MUT comes in better than ever. The MUT challenges are enjoyable and offer a great way to start building your team and a new emphasis on training and chemistry allows for more strategy. New or returning, Madden NFL 19 is a must buy for football fans.
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    86
    A very good football simulation with an embarrassing story mode.
  3. Aug 7, 2018
    84
    Madden NFL 19 feels like an improvement in many of its elements, from the gameplay to the various game modes, while offering stunning visuals on PC with good performance.
  4. Aug 31, 2018
    77
    For newcomers, Madden NFL 19 is a bumpy start for their new favorite hobby, with veterans benefiting from the ongoing uptrend.
  5. Aug 1, 2018
    75
    Madden 19 offers a fascinating single-player story, but the rest of the game largely falls into the same tropes you experienced a decade ago.
  6. Aug 20, 2018
    75
    For those who enjoy Madden, I think it's definitely worth a buy over the console versions, particularly if EA Sports can fix the jittery over-60fps gameplay. Most of us like the flexibility that PC gaming offers just in the options alone. Once the few bugs are ironed out (including Madden having issues connecting to EA servers, repeatedly), I think the game will be absolutely brilliant. They have made a great attempt at a comeback on PC, it just ends up being marred by some minor glitches which can prove immensely frustrating.
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  1. Aug 1, 2018
    Madden 19 looks fantastic on PC. The bump in resolution, frame rate and post-processing effects makes for a smoother and more visually striking experience. More than ever, Madden 19 on PC looks at first blush like live television footage.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 19 out of 26
  1. Aug 14, 2018
    10
    Ignore the noise. Madden 19 on PC is leaps and bounds better than Madden 08 PC in every way I can think of. 19 on PC is the same version ofIgnore the noise. Madden 19 on PC is leaps and bounds better than Madden 08 PC in every way I can think of. 19 on PC is the same version of the game as Xbox and PS4, but with faster loading times and moderately better graphics than the "next-gen consoles." It plays smoothly at 4K60 maxed out and even on my old rig with a 5 year old mid-tier GTX 660Ti 3GB, it plays very well with everything maxed at 1080p. There are even mods already being worked on in the first week of official release. In regards to gameplay, this is easily the best it's been since Madden 2004. If you want to nitpick minor clipping in super-slow-mo instant replay, and build a YouTube channel off that, then go for it. But at speed, live, this game excites far, far more than it disappoints.

    If you have stutter, update your driver and make sure to switch it to DX11 in the settings menu.
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  2. Aug 11, 2018
    6
    Madden is back.

    The game is visually appealing and plays pretty well though I do have a few jitters here and there with what seems to be
    Madden is back.

    The game is visually appealing and plays pretty well though I do have a few jitters here and there with what seems to be FPS drops even though it is showing 100+, this shouldn't be happening on my system. The real motion running is very fun and makes you feel closer to the action, but once again the AI is pathetic. They drop easy catches, run into traffic, don't follow routes, miss tackles etc.(Standard Madden issues that have never been resolved)

    As normal with EA, their main focus is micro-transactions and MUT does it's best to persuade you to part with additional money, even though they are charging £55 for the base game and £70 for the HoF edition. (Origin Access Premier would be wise if you plan on playing other EA games, as you get 50k coins in MUT) On the whole, I find MUT to be packed with content and coins can be earned very easily, so as of now, there is no real need to part ways with real money to upgrade your team.

    Franchise mode is still very bare and wish it had the level of content/management 2K brings to the NBA series.

    Longshot is EA trying to create a B movie and is not worth your time unless you want a few custom uniforms for MUT in the end.

    Overall, I think it's a fairly good return to PC and I am so glad to be able to play Madden again, but I would like to see more content in the game and a bigger focus on the other game modes, we all know EA make their billions from Ultimate Team, but it would be nice for some of that be invested elsewhere in the game.
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  3. Sep 13, 2018
    5
    I give this a 5 as it's just and average game and Madden experience. I only play on pc and haven't played Madden in years so I wanted to pickI give this a 5 as it's just and average game and Madden experience. I only play on pc and haven't played Madden in years so I wanted to pick this up so I'd have a football game again. There is almost no difference between this game and the last Madden I played except for a graphics update. They've done nothing innovative or worthwhile with the franchise and I won't be buying another Madden in the future. Expand
  4. May 18, 2019
    1
    Worst madden I have ever played. I got it on sale for 14.99 9 months after its release because I havent played one in 5 years and even withWorst madden I have ever played. I got it on sale for 14.99 9 months after its release because I havent played one in 5 years and even with the discount it wasnt worth the buy. The animations are the worst I have seen, even after all the patches in any video game and cant believe it was released the way it was. Expand
  5. Jan 17, 2019
    0
    The worst madden game yet imo. You can't play defense no point in even trying really, on offense you can use the same quick slant and driveThe worst madden game yet imo. You can't play defense no point in even trying really, on offense you can use the same quick slant and drive right down the field which is so boring and if you try to throw something else the cpu defender will pick off everything. It doesn't matter if your wr beats him deep somehow he will get magic speed and pick it off or borderline run over your wr to catch it, no flags ofc lol what a joke! I have more fun in simming franchise than i do actually playing the game. Expand
  6. Aug 24, 2018
    0
    even the madden back to pc after 10 years this game is a joke the NFL should stop the exclusive NFL contract and allow other companies to makeeven the madden back to pc after 10 years this game is a joke the NFL should stop the exclusive NFL contract and allow other companies to make a football game with NFL license ea only care about the ultimate money, the franchise mode still like a 2009 game if you compare how deep is franchise mode on nba2k18 Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2018
    0
    Don't pay attention to those PAID reviewers this game is trash.

    Bad animation Cheesy story mode Pathetic catches Screentearing (IN
    Don't pay attention to those PAID reviewers this game is trash.

    Bad animation
    Cheesy story mode
    Pathetic catches
    Screentearing (IN 2018!!!!)
    Microtransactions for a $60 game no surprise from EA
    EA Ultimate team is worth $800 million? lol
    Ugly textures
    Lazy Highlights
    Characters having the same face in character creations (Im dead serious)
    Pathetic presentation starting games.
    EA's Executives stole 46 million from people and went on retirement.
    Halftime report doesn't show you the best moments you had.
    Our favorite gaming journalists sucking EA's balls again suckering everyone to buy this piece of trash.
    Every year sports games are getting worse and worse since 2013 or heck back in 2006 but it got better since then but in 8th gen consoles plz don't buy sports games from EA.
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