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  • Summary: Take the journey of an NFL superstar. Create a college quarterback and dominate the College Football Playoff, then impress the scouts at the NFL Combine. Find out where your story begins at the NFL Draft, and then fight to prove you belong in the league. Last long enough and you just mightTake the journey of an NFL superstar. Create a college quarterback and dominate the College Football Playoff, then impress the scouts at the NFL Combine. Find out where your story begins at the NFL Draft, and then fight to prove you belong in the league. Last long enough and you just might leave a legacy and even play in a few Pro Bowls. This new and customizable career campaign is all about you, with personalized playable scenarios, events, and dynamic challenges. The choices you make early on will affect how your career pans out. Expand
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Madden NFL 20 - 19 Minutes Of Career Mode Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Aug 1, 2019
    80
    he new QB1 career mode--which includes a barebones NCAA football experience--overall feels like a half-baked idea that doesn't deliver anything meaningful or interesting. When it comes to the on-the-field action, however, the new X-Factor and Superstar abilities shake up the familiar gameplay formula to give seasoned players and newcomers alike a fresh way to scheme plays and orchestrate strategy on both sides of the ball.
  2. Aug 7, 2019
    80
    Thanks to the MUT and Franchise gamemodes, the game offers a great density and an immersive experience, with a solid technical aspect. Unfortunately, the story mode, this year, isn't better than the Longshot mode that we saw on last year's edition.
  3. Aug 5, 2019
    75
    I like aspects of Madden 20 like the addictiveness and slightly easier progression of Ultimate Team, the way players feel, and the new abilities. But too much remains stagnant and unchanged. It’s like expecting a few free agents to change the course of an entire organization when there are key areas the franchise needs to have addressed yesterday. Instead, its roster has gotten old fast and the problems are mounting.
  4. Nov 11, 2019
    70
    Madden NFL 20 is not a promised breakthrough, just a good enough game with some novel ideas, dumb defensive AI and the abysmally awful Face of the Franchise.
  5. Jul 30, 2019
    70
    Will hardcore Maddenites have a blast with all the new gameplay toys they have at their disposal? Absolutely. Do I think casual Madden fans need to rush out and buy this edition? Probably not. Madden 20 is a fine game, but it’s definitely an iterative version that doesn’t do enough to stand out from last year’s game.
  6. Jul 30, 2019
    40
    Madden NFL 20 is the worst major sports league video game out there. Despite some despicable microtransaction design, NBA 2K is an exponentially better representation of its real-life counterpart and has an ever-improving Franchise mode that offers real depth and year-over-year growth. MLB: The Show is the blueprint of excellence for which other sports titles should be judged. Save your money for a series that still respects its fans. 4/10 butt fumbles.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 16 out of 18
  1. Apr 24, 2020
    10
    EA needs to release all their sports games on PC don't know why they stop back in the day .last time I played Madden on PC was 09 this gameEA needs to release all their sports games on PC don't know why they stop back in the day .last time I played Madden on PC was 09 this game has some flaws but still excellent Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2019
    3
    The core football experience - most importantly the AI logic that dictates blocking, coaching strategy, and receiver coverage - is simply notThe core football experience - most importantly the AI logic that dictates blocking, coaching strategy, and receiver coverage - is simply not up to snuff. It might look like a game of football from afar, but it just doesn't play like one. Factor in EA's constant obsession with trying to get you to spend money in Ultimate Team - a mode that numerous governments are looking into as a devious ploy to get kids hooked on gambling - and you have a very poor football game that doubles as a slot machine. Expand
  3. Aug 11, 2019
    1
    Really, Why even try anymore. Same game no improvements. Graphic look good, but game play is total garbage. This isn't NFL football. Clearly,Really, Why even try anymore. Same game no improvements. Graphic look good, but game play is total garbage. This isn't NFL football. Clearly, they make this game just for MUT. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2020
    0
    I got the game basically for free (I have Origin Plus) and i still felt ripped off. To be fair, i don't play MUT so I can't tell you if thatI got the game basically for free (I have Origin Plus) and i still felt ripped off. To be fair, i don't play MUT so I can't tell you if that part of the game is any better, but the franchise and QB1 modes are **** terrible. Nothing about QB1 makes any sense or has any depth, and the franchise mode's only 'new feature' is the scenario generator that sucked so bad it had to be disabled by patch. Expand
  5. Aug 13, 2019
    0
    The game play and AI in this game is TRASH. The whole animation driven game play is broken, there is better physics and AI in Madden 08 on PC.The game play and AI in this game is TRASH. The whole animation driven game play is broken, there is better physics and AI in Madden 08 on PC. Do yourself a favor, look up the footballidiot mods w/ 2019-2020 rosters for madden 08 PC and play that instead. WOW 1 year and they added pro bowl and special player attributes. It is laughable really. MUT is all this company cares about now. MUT is a cash-grab micro tran garbage and anyone who enjoys giving EA more money is hopeless. All features and modes mean nothing if the game play isn't there. Zones still don't work, animations still glitch out and defy all physics. Ratings of players don't matter, the game play is a big dice roll of animations. This game is the same year after year and i'm sick of it. This is what happens in America where you can have a monopoly because of a contract. No competition, no improvements, no cares. Do not give this company your money. Expand
  6. Aug 13, 2019
    0
    It's sad EA figured out they can maximize their profits by putting little resources into the game, and making millions of $$$.

    Madden 20:
    It's sad EA figured out they can maximize their profits by putting little resources into the game, and making millions of $$$.

    Madden 20:

    Again the same presentation, no important new features for CFM, Commentary remains the same and gets annoying, No more referee on the field, OB1 is a joke and poorly executed, Replays are again awful, old gameplay bugs still not fixed etc etc.

    This is the worst AAA videosportsgame since years. I wonder the NFL doesen't care about high quality products?

    Don't buy it (Get it when price drops), it only have minor changes and little better gameplay. CFM /QB1 is stale and superficial when you are an offline player and it misses standard features from PS2 days this is a no go.
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  7. Sep 19, 2019
    0
    So bad in so many ways. From the unsackable QB glitch, to un-branchable animations leading to players who can't be tackled and AI in ZoneSo bad in so many ways. From the unsackable QB glitch, to un-branchable animations leading to players who can't be tackled and AI in Zone Defense that is so dumb and easily exploitable, I had to give this game a zero. At first, I was excited when Madden came back to pc for the first time since '08, but now I'm just mad i spent 60 bucks and gave up like 70 GBs of SSD space. Also, I get constant stuttering during gameplay unless I go into task manager and set the Madden20.exe process to Realtime. I have 2 GTX970s in SLI and a i5-4670k with the game installed on a Samsung 860 EVO SSD, so it should perform well. Absolutely unacceptable for AAA title from a giant publisher. Sad days for sports video games in general. Expand

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