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  • Summary: Gameplay in Madden NFL 19 was developed with two primary objectives: 1. Player Control across the field; 2.Immersive NFL Experience from start to finish. To achieve these objectives, EA's goal is to deliver the most significant animation upgrade in Madden history. Madden NFL 19 introduces aGameplay in Madden NFL 19 was developed with two primary objectives: 1. Player Control across the field; 2.Immersive NFL Experience from start to finish. To achieve these objectives, EA's goal is to deliver the most significant animation upgrade in Madden history. Madden NFL 19 introduces a package of features known as Real Player Motion – featuring authentic player movement, more player control and responsiveness, and player signature behaviors that will immerse players into the NFL each and every game. [Electronic Arts]
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Madden NFL 19 - Official Reveal Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Aug 14, 2018
    90
    An incredibly complete package and is among the best sport sims you can play currently.
  2. Aug 1, 2018
    90
    A stunning return to form for the annual football franchise – and one of the finest all-round Madden packages in years.
  3. Aug 8, 2018
    85
    This year’s mastery of the Frostbite engine offers an impressive visual experience with players represented close to reality. Visually and audibly its a success. At the same time, improvements in important game modes, Franchise and Ultimate Team, guarantee weeks of fun that will be driven by the start of the regular season and endless interaction with the community. Madden NFL 19 is a satisfying experience, one of the best entries in years. But is it like winning a game with a Hail Mary pass? Not yet, but it's close to happening.
  4. Aug 5, 2018
    80
    You’re right to be sceptical of EA Sports’ buzzwords by now, but Madden NFL 19’s headline Real Player Motion really does result in a more fluid game of football. The presentation may be familiar, but the game feels great on the field, and that consequently enhances all of its headline modes. Longshot: Homecoming may be short, but Tiburon’s teen drama is well-presented and well written, while Franchise mode includes some oft-requested features, like draft classes. Ultimate Team, meanwhile, continues to be a grind – but it’s an addictive one that’s made all the more compulsive by the roster of gameplay improvements made elsewhere.
  5. 80
    While the new foundational changes are awesome and it’s more fun than ever to play Madden, it almost feels like it isn’t enough in comparison. It especially stings that the Longshot sequel feels so unsure of itself, despite its high production values. It’s easy enough to recommend Madden 19 to sports fans, but if I’m trying to get someone new started, it feels like last year’s game is required reading to get the most out of this year’s entry.
  6. Aug 20, 2018
    75
    Another step forward, even if it isn't exactly a big one. Real Player Motion and a couple of other subtle improvements ultimately outweigh the dragging Longshot mode and some strange happenings on and off the pitch.
  7. Aug 20, 2018
    60
    The attention paid to solo players in MUT and some Franchise improvements are certainly noticeable and deserve credit. However, when the game is littered with a multitude of glitches, a weak story mode and no other big notable changes, it makes Madden’s price tag more difficult to justify.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 125
  1. Aug 8, 2018
    10
    I’m absolutely in love with this game. Haters are already hating, but that always happens. The addition of the following positions with theirI’m absolutely in love with this game. Haters are already hating, but that always happens. The addition of the following positions with their own unique ratings has really improved the experience: power halfback, slot wide receiver, rush left end, rush right end, rush defensive tackle, sub package linebacker and one or two others that I can’t think of at the moment. The graphics and player animations are completely overhauled. Strategy is upgraded. If you like football, and you aren’t a negative Nancy, buy this game. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2018
    5
    It's really about what you'd expect from a Madden game. There's nothing really new or revolutionary about it, and it delivers the expectedIt's really about what you'd expect from a Madden game. There's nothing really new or revolutionary about it, and it delivers the expected experience. I'm personally not a fan of Madden Ultimate Teams, and the story was rather painful to slog through, but franchise mode and exhibition mode have always been the bread and butter of the Madden franchise, and they continue to deliver the mindless entertainment of Maddens past. Expand
  3. Aug 18, 2018
    2
    I've been a Madden Player for a few years and i think this is the last one i will buy. My favorite mode to play is franchise and no matterI've been a Madden Player for a few years and i think this is the last one i will buy. My favorite mode to play is franchise and no matter what difficulty you play on, its impossible. Running the ball is simply not an option as right when you get handed the ball, you barely have any time to move and the RB is so slowwww. No matter who you use, they're incredibly slow. Passing is always inaccurate no matter how easy the rout is and wide receivers drop almost every pass I dont use MUT or even bother with the so called "story mode" which has atrocious acting and just a boring plot overall. Extremely disappointed in the cash grab company that is EA. Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2018
    0
    I KNEW IT I KNEW IT!!! HOW DOES THIS GARBAGE HAVE "realistic animations" DEANDRE HOPKINS WHO IS BY FAR THE BEST PLAYMAKER IN THE LEAGUE HAS AI KNEW IT I KNEW IT!!! HOW DOES THIS GARBAGE HAVE "realistic animations" DEANDRE HOPKINS WHO IS BY FAR THE BEST PLAYMAKER IN THE LEAGUE HAS A -1000 IQ AND LETS THE BALL BOUNCE OFF HIS HELMET!!! AND PEOPLE MAKE 10000000 YARD PASSES WITH 10 PEOPLE ON HIM!! AND IF I WAS A NEGITIVE NANCY WELL I FOUND A PLUS IN NBA 2K18 ITS ANIMATION IT WAS SMOOTH AND OUTSTANDING BUT BACK TO TOPIC. IT IS LACKLUSTER IN EVERY SINGLE WAY YOU SEE IN THIS UNENJOYABLE WORTHLESS TRASH THAT THEY SHOULD BE PAYING YOU 100,000,000,000 DOLLARS FOR PLAYING IT MUT IS NOW IDIOTIC I SPEND 80$ OF MY OWN MONEY AND I HAVE TO PLAY FOR A LIMITED TIME 80$!! JUST LET ME KEEP PLAYING I BOUGHT THE GAME WITH A 20$ ADD ON! AND THE DRAFT CLASS MODE BARELY EVEN WORKS!!! I DON'T KNOW HOW EA KEEPS DOING IT BUT THEY MAKE THE WORST GAME OF ALL TIME WORSE!! NBA 2K18 LOOKS LIKE A WONDERFUL MASTERPIECE WITH THE GREATEST MYCAREER OF ALL TIME WITH AMAZING GAMEPLAY AND THAT GAMEPLAY OF 2K18 WAS HORRIBLE!!! YOU CAN RUN COVER 6 WITH DOING A AUDIBLE ON THE LBS AND D-LINE AND THEY WILL GAIN A 30 YARD PLAY DEFENSE IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLAY!!! FRANCHISE MODE "immerses" ME BY SHOWING THE SAME 3 ANIMATIONS OF MY COACH FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE!!! THIS GAME IS BROKEN AND IT DESERVES A NEGITIVE RATING!!!!! Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2018
    0
    Another money draining franchise which is not worth revisiting. Take Madden 2010, put on nice graphics and other additional **** charge 60$Another money draining franchise which is not worth revisiting. Take Madden 2010, put on nice graphics and other additional **** charge 60$ and make additional money from buying packs. This is the prime example of the games nobody should buy. Expand
  6. Aug 15, 2018
    0
    How the hell is this game getting 10/10!? Even if this was a free to play game, the microtransactions would still be ridiculous. But no, theyHow the hell is this game getting 10/10!? Even if this was a free to play game, the microtransactions would still be ridiculous. But no, they charge **** 80 DOLLARS!! FOR THIS **** There's barely a game to play. Everything about the singleplayer has been downsized so they can spend more time on figuring out how to rape your wallet. Do not buy. Expand
  7. Mar 11, 2019
    0
    All they care about is ultimate team and not the gameplay. This is not a simulation game but a game based off of animations.

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