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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 84
  2. Negative: 69 out of 84
  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. Aug 12, 2018
    5
    Bring 2k football back! It sucks that Madden is the only choice gamers have but thats the world we live in today smh
  3. Sep 1, 2018
    4
    This years iteration of Madden feels like yet another step back for the franchise, with Longshot failing to improve and build on last yearsThis years iteration of Madden feels like yet another step back for the franchise, with Longshot failing to improve and build on last years release, gameplay wise the game feels no different, and the even more insidious microtransactions that have infested Madden make this a game that should be avoided. Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2018
    0
    The exact. same. game.

    Franchise mode is trash, no improvement except a guy walking around on his cellphone... EA sports truly is losing
    The exact. same. game.

    Franchise mode is trash, no improvement except a guy walking around on his cellphone...

    EA sports truly is losing it's touch when 2005, 2010 and 2014 series of Fifa, Live and Madden were better than current releases.....
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  5. Sep 19, 2018
    0
    When a game is released on annual basis with the same content and skin, it is nothing more than a cash grabber. EA's sport games have becomeWhen a game is released on annual basis with the same content and skin, it is nothing more than a cash grabber. EA's sport games have become its cash life support, and the creator doesn't need to care about the quality because there are always fans who are willing to buy. Maybe there are players who enjoy this product, but it doesn't deserve to be called a game. Expand
  6. Aug 15, 2018
    0
    Madden has to change. How this game can continue to release annually is a joke. They need to focus more on other modes besides Ultimate Team.Madden has to change. How this game can continue to release annually is a joke. They need to focus more on other modes besides Ultimate Team. If they don't want to change the game then it should be free with how bad the microtransactions are in this. Long Shot is boring and more of a bad movie than game. Connected Careers is awful and has not changed in years. Customization is very lackluster in this game as well. I haven't even mentioned the gameplay which also has not changed. Players still look bad when moving and the tackling is just not good. Players falling all over each other It plays and look clunky, but unfortunately its the only NFL licensed game. So I assume until EA gets some competition the game will be a disaster. Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2018
    0
    Im honestly just sick of it. Its all about spending more money on your mut team and if that's not bad enough if you look for a madden 19Im honestly just sick of it. Its all about spending more money on your mut team and if that's not bad enough if you look for a madden 19 youtube video its nothing but pack openings (just another way for EA to influence you to spend more money on packs and it got me) from kids that got the game earlier then my 79.99 pre order so their teams are already stacked. So if you run into them online your screwed. The other game modes are just a joke as well. Expand

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