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  • Summary: Madden NFL 17 Franchise = Take your team all the way and put yourself at the center of your team’s Championship run in Franchise mode, delivering new ways to play and more decisions to make. Added features include the practice squad, full-player editing, and the in-game ticker that keeps youMadden NFL 17 Franchise = Take your team all the way and put yourself at the center of your team’s Championship run in Franchise mode, delivering new ways to play and more decisions to make. Added features include the practice squad, full-player editing, and the in-game ticker that keeps you updated with scores from around the league. Know your opponents’ tendencies every week, then pick the right drills to attack and counter those tendencies in game. This new level of strategy promises to deliver more variety and more fun when preparing for your next opponent, whether it’s a user or a computer simulated player. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Oct 27, 2016
    90
    Best combo of ideas and execution the NFL has seen. [Issue#179, p.79]
  2. Aug 25, 2016
    88
    Madden NFL 17 turned a corner. While it hasn't overhauled its entire system to the point that it looks like a game-changer, the little aspects make the follow-up more polished. Kudos to EA Sports to stepping up its game.
  3. Sep 9, 2016
    85
    Madden NFL 17 is more immediate, more accessible and funner. Franchise Mode is deeper and really complete now. Madden NFL 17 is a turning point for the saga.
  4. Aug 24, 2016
    80
    If Franchise mode is your bag, then yes, you’ll want the new model. The upgraded run mechanics and countless small improvements certainly keep it a step ahead of Madden 16. But those looking for a game-changing, highlight-reel play should hold off. EA has moved the needle again, but not the final score.
  5. Sep 18, 2016
    80
    If you love NFL this will be a great addition to your collection with the depth available and the control given.
  6. Sep 1, 2016
    80
    Madden NFL 17 is an incredible game of football, however it feels like the safest step forward in a while.
  7. Sep 1, 2016
    70
    Madden NFL 17 isn’t leaps and bounds ahead of what EA Tiburon was able to accomplish last year, but it builds on a very solid foundation with only a few hiccups and annoyances to speak of.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 55
  2. Negative: 32 out of 55
  1. Aug 25, 2016
    10
    Holy Sh*t, i just played a game. I threw a touchdown pass... like is this real life. I thought i was an nfl QB for a second. Mind blown.Holy Sh*t, i just played a game. I threw a touchdown pass... like is this real life. I thought i was an nfl QB for a second. Mind blown. Genius. You did it EA, take my money! Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2016
    9
    Last year's game was one of the best Madden releases in a long time and they made it better this year.

    Every year people say this is the
    Last year's game was one of the best Madden releases in a long time and they made it better this year.

    Every year people say this is the same game...because it is the same game. What do you want? It's a football simulation game. They build on it incrementally. If you can't tell the difference in gameplay this year from last year you are delusional.

    Franchise Mode is much better. EVERYTHING is streamlined and smoother. Trades are easier to negotiate, the draft classes more realistic with hidden gems in the later rounds, and players who won't make the cut in early rounds. Free Agency is packed with superstars like it was in the previous years. You can edit ratings you disagree with or create superstars.

    The running game is improved (and more challenging) the AI on Defense seems smarter most of the time.They finally call penalties other than holding and offsides. Even though PI is clearly a generated event with an animation as are INTs sometimes. It's getting better, NOT worse.

    The new play by play guys and dialogue are worth the $60 alone. It appears the dialogue is getting updated every so often through a DL so it stays fresh. Phil Simms and Jim Nantz were the worst.

    The level of customization to the gameplay is practically unparalleled in any other sports game. 2K would never let you edit players, have gameplay and xp sliders in Franchise Mode. EA isn't jamming microtransactions into every game mode (just MUT).
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  3. Mar 9, 2017
    8
    New commentary brings a better feel to the games presentation over the bland commentary of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. Has finally included aNew commentary brings a better feel to the games presentation over the bland commentary of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. Has finally included a practice squad feature. Also they made the franchise mode menus more streamlined. However the news feed is hidden which I found to be a disappointment. The gameplay is mostly the same from Madden 16 and there is the issue where running and pass rushing seems more challenging because of the AI somehow gaining superhuman pocket awareness even at lower difficulties. Would recommend if you are coming from M15 and below Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2016
    3
    Franchise sucks!!! You can edit everything this year is what they said, right. No...Edit the years and they still show up as players have toFranchise sucks!!! You can edit everything this year is what they said, right. No...Edit the years and they still show up as players have to be resigned. When editing a player it is soooo slow. Come on Madden Team at EA, you have to know that and fix it. To edit money of a big contract takes an hour for 1 player. You can't see all free agents because it takes you to Big Moments and you have to look at 5 or 6 players. I want to see all the free agents. This game sucks and I'm a big Madden fan. It looks great playing but everything else is horrible. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2016
    2
    I'm a die hard Madden fan but this game by far is the worst Madden ever!!!!!!! Pass defense is pretty much non existent. Don't let it be aI'm a die hard Madden fan but this game by far is the worst Madden ever!!!!!!! Pass defense is pretty much non existent. Don't let it be a 50/50 ball you're defending against any receiver because the receiver will always come down with the ball no matter how many defenders are covering him. Crossing routes will always work no matter what defense you pick. Every other QB drop back is a fumble. The AI is completely dumbfounded most of the time and will either run the other way or don't do anything but stand there. The super tackles where you can just press X and the defender warps to the ball carrier and bring him down. This game just sucks. EA Sports get it to together Expand
  6. Dec 10, 2016
    0
    Worse than madden 17. Many mechanics need to be changed and Draft Champions is worse. They also are charging way to much for their packs inWorse than madden 17. Many mechanics need to be changed and Draft Champions is worse. They also are charging way to much for their packs in the store. Bad job on EA's part of this game. Expand
  7. Aug 23, 2016
    0
    EA has succeeded in making this the worst madden to date! literally 20 fumbles in 1 game ...are you serious wtf is the logic here. terribleEA has succeeded in making this the worst madden to date! literally 20 fumbles in 1 game ...are you serious wtf is the logic here. terrible game play, graphics get no better than last year. only thing that is improved is the announcers other than that this is the biggest waste of 60 bucks I could think of and that includes giving homeless crackheads money. and don't get me started on all the exploiting already going on **** ridiculus! Expand

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