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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 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  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. 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.
  5. 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.
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  2. Negative: 9 out of 10
  1. Aug 13, 2019
    5
    This is the best new gen madden so far however that is not very hard to achieve first I will go list out the positives and negatives.This is the best new gen madden so far however that is not very hard to achieve first I will go list out the positives and negatives.

    Positives
    +Superstar X factors make playing different teams feel different and allows players like Brady with poor physical abilities really feel elite.
    + Franchise player progression is much more fine tuned and development traits matter for low overalls (a player can sit on the bench and get better and wont regress so you don't need to start higher dev players right away)
    +Face of the franchise is better than long-shot (needs a lot of work and is still shallow however)
    +Scenarios give a reason to keep veterans in franchise for mentoring purposes ( This with progression allows you to draft for the future instead of just getting day one starters)
    +Bigger differences in player ratings (you will now have starters with ovr in the 50s, drafting a overall in the 60s is a decent pick)

    Negatives
    - AI is poor (in goal line situations will play one on one coverage with a small db against your star rezone threat receiver)
    - Presentation is still awful (It was better back when they didn't have a halftime show, play 2k5 and watch their halftime show it boggles my mind how EA dosn't do better)
    - Sliders need adjusting (don't understand how community sliders come out a week after the game and play leaps and bounds over the default exp)
    - Face of the franchiser face generator is mind bogging only in face of the franchise)
    -cpu draft logic is better but still bad will never see someone trade-up to draft a qb will see early first round qbs drop into the late first and sometimes even 2nd round)
    -Too many fumble
    -Bad run logic (cpu running backs cut in terrible places)
    -Way to buggy (I have had WR routs run backwards behind the line of scrimage, ai qb will often run backwards for 20+ yard sacks,and numerous others)

    There are some other things but I will wrap it up for now, I don't play ultimate team however I imagine it is just a micro transaction grind-fest like always. My honest recommendation would be to wait until later in the year where EA updates the game and gets rid of some of these bugs if you want to get it at all. Cant believe they released it in this state. All in all it is a decent football game that is held back by being way too shallow. Keeps introducing new things like face of the franchise however are not developed enough to make a staple mode. EA madden is like drafting a QB the next draft class always looks stacked and way better but always ends up as mediocre as the current year.
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  2. 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
  3. Aug 23, 2019
    0
    Visual Review:
    Intro
    https://youtu.be/CSFMjGJcgvo

    Gameplay:
    https://youtu.be/bg3sHu062To
  4. Sep 7, 2019
    0
    Can't even change the **** video settings. This might be the laziest PC port I've ever seen. Not even playable if I can't even change theCan't even change the **** video settings. This might be the laziest PC port I've ever seen. Not even playable if I can't even change the **** settings. Expand
  5. Aug 9, 2019
    0
    Terrible. Literally the same recycled garbage as last year. They use terrible microtransactions and the same bad stuff is in the game.
  6. Aug 9, 2019
    0
    Utter garbage. Ea just keeps trying to find way to implement their new loot box mechanics called consumer money extraction mechanics. DontUtter garbage. Ea just keeps trying to find way to implement their new loot box mechanics called consumer money extraction mechanics. Dont buy this crap. Dont be part of the problem. Expand
  7. Aug 27, 2019
    0
    Same game, same old trash. There have been no resources invested, there is no improvement for the better.

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