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  • Summary: There will be more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into your gameplan. Through the regular season and off-season, new scenarios will keep things fresh as you weigh various risks and rewards to make theThere will be more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into your gameplan. Through the regular season and off-season, new scenarios will keep things fresh as you weigh various risks and rewards to make the right decisions for your team. Plus, Franchise will see improvements throughout the year via three Live Service updates. Our first live service update targeting September to release is one of your top requested features, Player Scouting. Keep an eye out for more Gridiron Notes as each Live Service update rolls in. The Yard is back with a new challenge-based Solo campaign. You can now visit new fields located on gorgeous beaches and beautiful mountain landscapes across the world, battle boss characters with unmatched NFL talents, and unlock celebrations and items for your avatar. Plus, a new ranked mode can allow for you competitive Yard players out there to test your skills against one another and earn rewards. Face of the Franchise returns - and this time with more customization. The mode lets you shape your story as a quarterback, wide receiver, running back, or (for the first time ever) a linebacker striving to reach NFL superstardom and become more than the game. You’ll start out prepping for the NFL and experiencing flashbacks to your most pivotal college football moments. You’ll then take the stage on Draft Day and begin the once in a lifetime NFL journey, playing every game of your rookie season, rising to the top all based on the choices you make. An all-new Player Class and progression system also lets you choose your skills, ratings, and unique attributes with even more customization options to realistically craft your avatar. You can also level up this year by sharing progression between The Yard and the all-new Face of the Franchise: Unite We Rise, so you never miss a beat. Superstar KO is back again in Madden NFL 22 with a co-op eliminator mode. You’ll be able to play quick games in unique stadiums with fan favorite house rules and icons of football culture. Authentic NFL teams, various stadiums and rosters will also be available for the first time. Expand
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  1. Aug 29, 2021
    70
    If we have to compare Madden NFL 22 to one of the two quarterbacks on its cover, the latter is more Tom Brady than Patrick Mahomes: he becomes thinner and more complete over time, but still idles like his last years. The game is running out of steam from a technical point of view, and the difference between the next-gen and the PS4 / ONE versions is not so obvious on the visual, especially as the online and solo bugs are still also common. On the other hand, Madden does not fall into the trap that made Opus 21 a failure, namely to give a second youth to Franchise and Career modes via cool additions (Momentums, coaching staff talent tree ... ). For the rest, we will wait for the real "slap" episode that the new generation of consoles deserves in the years to come.
  2. Sep 13, 2021
    60
    Madden 22 takes some leaps in certain modes such as Franchise, but takes some gigantic steps backward or maintains inconsistent levels of gameplay in others. While Face of the Franchise loses much of its “underdog story” vibe, Franchise has taken steps forward, while for every MUT improvement, there’s a new on-the-field annoyance. Another year stuck in place, then, but there’s still fun to be had for those looking to score plenty of in-game touchdowns – just don’t expect any huge yardage gains for the franchise as a whole here.
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  1. Nov 18, 2021
    10
    Not as bad as everyone says. I spent more than a dozen hours in the game with pleasure.
  2. Aug 22, 2021
    2
    I have been a subscriber to "Origin Premiere" and then "EA Play Pro" since their debut. I have always thought it was a good deal since II have been a subscriber to "Origin Premiere" and then "EA Play Pro" since their debut. I have always thought it was a good deal since I typically purchase the yearly Madden, and I would get to try out any games EA put out throughout the year. I have canceled my subscription.

    Madden 22 is such an utter disappointment in so many ways. The graphics, if updated, are negligible. The franchise mode interface is exactly the same, except it clearly copy and pasted the UI from NHL 21 and simply changed the text for NFL. Lazy.

    Glitches and bugs galore. I have, several times, had a player get injured and the game lock up and now allow me to substitute another player in or keep the injured player in the game. I have to force "crash" the game with alt+f4. I have had several instances of the game simply closing itself both mid-game or in a menu.

    In franchise mode, I was playing the Buccaneers that week, and the player to watch was Tom Brady. Pretty reasonable. Until I looked at the stats that were highlighted and it was tackles, sacks, and tackles for loss. Tom Brady plays Quarterback and is 45 years old, EA. I don't think he sees many snaps on defense anymore.

    The last point, I suppose, was announced. "Current gen" consoles will not have the "next gen" features of Madden 22. Okay, somewhat reasonable. The Playstation 4 and Xbox One (even the "X" variant) are nowhere near as powerful as the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. However, I did not assume this would leak into the PC version of the game. My computer is more than twice as powerful as any console available. You're saying it can't handle your "next gen" updates? Squiggly lines for routes and some cutscenes? Really? Okay, so your logic is that not every has a powerful computer. Hardware detection is pretty commonplace in most games. Even simpler, there is a "Settings" menu that already exists in the game. Yes, you put that there. It would seem pretty simple to have a selection asking if you would like to implement the "next gen" elements with a warning that some PCs may not be able to handle it.

    I just find it very hard to believe that one of, if not THE biggest AAA game developer in the world can't put together a team that can functionally assemble a simulation NFL game. You have had the exclusive license since 2006. You have a monopoly on anyone who would want to work on this type of game. Let them do their job, EA. I do not blame the developers, I blame the publisher here. Madden has clearly turned into nothing more than a yearly cash grab for the higher ups at EA.

    Pathetic.
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  3. Mar 5, 2022
    0
    EA should be ashamed. A billion dollar franchise has no innovation year after year. Ultimate team has ruined this game
  4. Aug 26, 2021
    0
    I have to be honest here, this game has continuously had a plethora of bugs and tech debt items that have always increased over the years.I have to be honest here, this game has continuously had a plethora of bugs and tech debt items that have always increased over the years. The 22 version might just have more bugs and issues than any version of the game in the past. This thing was not at all ready for release to the public. Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2021
    0
    Firstly, I do consider this game an improvement over Madden 21, 20, and 19. In fact, its the best madden in roughly a decade. That doesn'tFirstly, I do consider this game an improvement over Madden 21, 20, and 19. In fact, its the best madden in roughly a decade. That doesn't make it good. In fact, it makes it insulting. I got the game on PC, and I have looked up this issue many, MANY, times and haven't gotten an answer. I have the same exact HUD from Madden 21 while in-game. I also don't get any homefield advantage things. So, really, it plays *literally* like a roster update from Madden 21. How do I know this? Well I played Madden 21 with Madden 22 ratings and yes, its the exact same. Although I will say, it was very nice to get two L's made into W's when I lost 17-21 and 21-24 but those scores were nicely converted to 28-7 and 24-3. How kind of the game.

    Wait. I just looked at a review. The PC version is... not next gen? You're telling me my 2070S with an i9 isn't up-to-par with a PS5? Jesus. I just got scammed. The Origin store page didn't even tell me I wasn't getting the full version.

    Anyways, running in this game is so dependent on animations I had Joe Mixon get 'tackled' after a yard, but rode animations forward for about 15 until he 'broke free' and ran it for a touchdown.

    Still the annoying jumping animations that cut routes short, stop momentum, and kills plays. I'll have a wide open drag route being run and the receiver will jump forward 10 yards for a -5 yard gain.

    The AI thinks it knows more than me. I had a receiver catch two balls, then was taken out via auto subs for a quarter in a half. When I try to sub him back in, I can't. Won't let me.

    Franchise Mode isn't different. its not. Its just more visually appealing. Scouting is the same (heard there is an update coming but since I'm on PC I don't think I get it), and you have coaching trees instead of boxes. All they did was take those traits and made them into a tree, added a currency, and took some traits and put them onto the coordinators.

    If I could, I'd refund. I can't. Origin only allows refunds after 24hrs, which isn't very smart or fair because it took me 9hrs and 48 hours from first launch to properly get a feel for this game. Its awful. Animations and scripting ruin this game. Here's my favorite story.

    Joe Burrow with a clean pocket, launching a pass to Ja'Marr Chase who is open down the middle, is put into 'under pressure' but still throws a dart to Chase which adjusts his body, puts his hands on the ball, but the corner 5 yards behind him teleports, takes the ball from his hands, and runs away. Game over.

    I bet money if you check the code on this game, its 5+ years old.

    Avoid it like the plague, especially if you're on PC. Its quite literally a scam for us PC players.
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  6. Aug 22, 2021
    0
    I solely made an account to say how horrible this game is. 4 billion made from this game and they can't even give us the next gen version onI solely made an account to say how horrible this game is. 4 billion made from this game and they can't even give us the next gen version on PC. Please explain how a company cannot make time for this when they 1.2 billion last year on MUT alone? The game is the exact same copy and paste from Madden 21, and Madden 21 was awful as well. The franchise mode has virtually no updates and you can see beneath the new skin the game is running the old model. They just pasted new colors on top of the old model and called it a day. No physics based engine when football is primarily physics based. The scenarios are few and lackluster, the most interesting being; Eagles signing Colin K and benching Hurts; Khalil Mack retiring during his prime by game 3 from the bears. The exact same celebrations/animations/commentary/cinematography as always. The game play is somehow worse, defenders stand around like deer in head lights, receivers will let balls fly off their heads. WR's will catch the ball mid air to only volleyball it 25 feet down the field for an interception. You can tell all around 5 minutes went into this mode. Forget FOF, go watch a youtube video for 15 minutes of a play through and you will probably have a better experience. Receivers do not populate, auto sets difficulty to rookie, jags will draft you but call you Trevor Lawrence. The cut scenes Resident Evil 1 on the PS1. Nothing you do matters at all, the choices and outcomes are entirely predetermined. The entirety of the game itself is predetermined, the animations, the catch rate, the engine itself is not made for football. I'm very happy to see the 4 billion spent well, hats off to you guys Expand
  7. Jun 13, 2022
    0
    Only 4 positive, 2 mixed and 101 of negative reviews. Holy moly.
    It's just not that game everyone likes I guess

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