- Summary: Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL gameday come to life in the most photorealistic game to date. Play each matchup to your specifications byMadden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL gameday come to life in the most photorealistic game to date. Play each matchup to your specifications by selecting from three new Play Styles or play the best real world match ups each week in Play Now Live! With the introduction of even more ways to play, coupled with your modes, Madden Ultimate Team and Franchise, this is Madden like you've never seen before.… Expand
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E3 2017: Madden NFL 18 - Longshot Official Trailer
Sep 7, 2017So, is it worth buying two years in a row? The answer is probably a bit of a cop-out. No, it’s not. But, this is only because annually released sports sims never are. But – and this is a big “but” – Longshot is different, and it’s an experience worth having. MUT has never been more engaging, while online is packed with modes and runs great. Madden has never been friendlier to new players, and, who knows? Like me, you might learn something new about football.
Aug 25, 2017If you are holding out hope for wholesale changes and improvements, I think that is probably a little unrealistic based on the annual release cycle and you will come away disappointed. Personally I look forward to the fresh roster updates, appreciate subtle tweaks to a series that I have been playing yearly for more than twenty years and thoroughly enjoyed the two major modes additions.
Aug 24, 2017This years Madden has some pretty groundbreaking change. Considering previous titles and features, this is one of the more packed feature setsThis years Madden has some pretty groundbreaking change. Considering previous titles and features, this is one of the more packed feature sets in probably a decade. MUT squads, Longshot, and Play Now Live, all together with a new engine make this the most desirable Madden in years. Definitely worth acquiring.… Expand
Sep 14, 2017Madden NFL 18 Longshot
Making me care for something I otherwise wouldn’t
Madden 18 calls itself the madden for everyone... and after hearingMadden NFL 18 Longshot
Making me care for something I otherwise wouldn’t
Madden 18 calls itself the madden for everyone... and after hearing such great things about its story mode I put this statement to the test... and I wasn’t disappointed…
Longshot is essentially a 4 hour interactive movie where you play as Devin Wade, a former Texas Longhorn Quarterback who walks away from football after his father dies and comes back for redemption... as he sets out to get drafted by the nfl…
And some execs come knocking to give you the opportunity of a life time to join their reality show longshot to get you out into the public eye, get coached by a legend and increase your shot of getting drafted
I personally have no interest in football period… but I loved practically every moment of this campaign
There is a dash of gameplay here but for the most part youll be making dialog choices improving or decreasing your standings in the eyes of nfl scouts.. As anything you do or say can perceive how the public sees you…
though your choices in the game are a bit of an illusion... your standings are effected… but the game still sets out to tell you its story with minor tweaks based off of what you choose, wit h3 alternate endings based on these choices and your in game performance…
These are the parts, surpsise.. I didn’t like that much…
There are multiple choices questions and quick time events to boost your performance and iq score…
which I didn’t mind too much, but every once in a while you’re thrown into a game to come back from an upset, or sometimes just throw down on the field with different rules tied to runs, passes, and downs…
thankfully the game does a great job at helping football noobs like myself understand what to do, spoon feeding your scenarios before you have to actually play a little bit…
and how you do in these moments effect your chances of getting drafted..
These moments are enjoyable and a nice break from the story...
But they aren’t deep and I can understand madden fans being disappointed with the story…
But as a game for everyone as it claims... I was completely fine with how little playing you actually end up doing here…
I sorta started to get the feel of being a star quarterback…
but the system even with its arcade feel never quite clicked with me…
I had a hard time throwing the ball to the right person without that person then just dropping…
and playing defense I was just awful locking myself in defense stances... I still managed to get through these sections and get lucky a few times to come out on top boosting my scores...
The story here though, the characters, the writing, the comedic moments, the ups the downs, its all great..
Its compelling from start to finish
everyone has a bit of charm to them, from your best friend, to the slimy producer
I enjoyed the entire supporting cast...
This really was a great experience…
Is Madden 18 worth picking up just for this touching story mode though?
I believe so.
And luckily for you if you’re a fan of storytelling but not so much football... sports games end up in the bargin bin way quick... so if oyu see a sale snatch it up..
But hopefully EA wises up and releases this as a standalone
I give Madden NFL 18’s Longshot
an 8.5/10… Expand
Aug 23, 2017I've played NCAA or Madden just about every year since Madden '01. I've seen many of the changes and retracting those changes and thenI've played NCAA or Madden just about every year since Madden '01. I've seen many of the changes and retracting those changes and then implementing the old as new again. So is Madden. This is one of the worst Maddens in recent years for Franchise mode. Please keep in mind I only play franchise mode offline, so my review is tailored to that. PS4 Pro is my console.
-The new Frostbyte engine sucks. To, me I can really only tell a difference in the lighting, not much else. In exchange for that, we get MAJOR performance issues, and again this is on the PS4 Pro. The game will randomly freeze for a few seconds during a play, which is game-breaking to me. Needs hotifixing immediately. This happens fairly often and is very frustrating.
-The Frostbyte engine may also be responsible for funky animations this year. I'm encountering more scenarios this year where what happened on the field does not match what happened under the hood.
-Not much new in Franchise mode this year. Some minor things like auto-scouting college prospects and regression have been added back. Owner mode is in dire need of an update. For example, the Bears have a trainer whose regression trait is "bad". Why wouldn't I fire him immediately like in the real NFL? Why are there no coaches other than head coach? Why is the owner mode the same as it has been for 15 years, whereas NBA 2k owner mode is much more robust?
-Even more commentary said out of context than last year. I'm not sure if the move to the new engine caused this or what. Not very much new commentary either.
-No notification in game who was injured. Commentators oblivious to this. Injury notifaction has been in past Maddens, not sure why it's not it's not implemented in this year's version.
-Halftime show/post game wrap up is still poor compared to 2K sports games and real NFL broadcasts.
-Legacy bugs were not fixed, like your depth chart rearranging from the the splash screen still does not stick.
-Run game is undertuned on the inside and off tackle. Over-tuned run plays on the outside for some plays, broken on others (again). I don't know if this is because the game expects you to use more play maker moves and less follow your blocks or what, but it doesn't feel good unless I use only "cheese" runs with base slider settings.
-Kicking/Punting has been made harder this year. If you go outside the limits of the meter, expect an auto-shank at 50+ yards, a needed change.
-Pass interference is called at a more realistic rate, while holding and illegal block in the back calls are slightly less frequent.
-Away from the ball injuries are now actually possible in game and do happen, just like standard injuries.
-QB accuracy has been reduced on the medium-low end. I was playing as the Bears rookie QB and 1/4 passes were just complete ducks that were uncatchable balls, some lead to interceptions. More RNG interceptions are not fun, especially since you have limited control over it. Granted, the animations are quite over-exaggerated so it makes your QB look like a wild-armed pitcher sometimes.
-Still a solid game of football and the only NFL one out there.… Expand
Jul 7, 2018How do you give a -10000000000000000000000000000000000000000/10 rating. Gameplay is the worst in football game history, season mode isHow do you give a -10000000000000000000000000000000000000000/10 rating. Gameplay is the worst in football game history, season mode is atrocious I actually saw the browns go 7-9 IN THERE FIRST SEASON!!!! Often insanely glitchy QBs won't move or it shows just grass 90% of the time and that does not include the 1000s of glitches online! I'm not buying madden 19. Edit: I just played atari 2600 football even worse than this game… Expand
Dec 27, 2017The game is requiring me to press the button to throw multiple times before the game reacts, but by the i have already been sacked. When IanThe game is requiring me to press the button to throw multiple times before the game reacts, but by the i have already been sacked. When Ian runnig with the ball, or running to takle someone, my chacter will randomly freeze, causing me to lose the game. I am also upset that whenever the ball is hiked, my character will move in random directions, which makes me miss a tackle.… Expand
Sep 13, 2017I created this account to give this game a 0. Game-play wise, nothing really changed from last year. However, they did remove draftI created this account to give this game a 0. Game-play wise, nothing really changed from last year. However, they did remove draft champions being free to play, and made it pay to play through Ultimate team. Note, I only play online. However, every year fans ask for more stuff in franchise mode and every year EA does little to nothing to it and then tries to monetize the game more. The big thing they added this year was a story mode. What a joke. I won't touch that pile of crap game mode for 1 second. Again though, I play online only. That is why draft champions was so fun, and now I cant play it unless I wanna pay an additional like $3-5 for each goddamn game of it. EA is a bloodsucking money hungry machine. Unfortunately every year their sales do well so they continuously keep on the same path of "lets see how we can monetize the game more." I mean FFS its already $60, I'm not putting in any money to Ultimate Team. Screw that, and you remove a good F2P game mode and make it P2P. The only big thing added again, was story mode, no thanks. I wish I didn't pay the $60 every year just for updated rosters, but it keeps me entertained for several weeks throughout the season. At least they didn't screw the actual game-play like they did in madden 25. Jeez that was real garbage too.… Expand
Oct 9, 2017Terrible they just pump out MUT item after item and leave CFM in the dust. Save your money. This game hasn't changed in years. Getting as badTerrible they just pump out MUT item after item and leave CFM in the dust. Save your money. This game hasn't changed in years. Getting as bad as 2K with the pay to play initiative. Need more customization for the users who don't want to put in more than the $60 the game isnt worth… Expand
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