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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 128
  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 26, 2018
    5
    It’s Madden. Was it worth the money if you own the previous years version? No, however.... it’s Madden. Small tweets to franchise, MUT andIt’s Madden. Was it worth the money if you own the previous years version? No, however.... it’s Madden. Small tweets to franchise, MUT and controls that are hardly noticeable. The background screens are pretty cool but hardly innovative. Every year I say I won’t buy madden and every year I buy it and get about 2 hours of satisfaction before regret kicks in.... this year was no different.

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  3. Sep 18, 2018
    2
    Made an account just to say how trash this game is. Online mode still riddled with cheating/broken mechanics. Deflected passes go 10 yards andMade an account just to say how trash this game is. Online mode still riddled with cheating/broken mechanics. Deflected passes go 10 yards and get caught by players. Gang tackles miss. Same old crap every year, don't know why I buy it. Passing anywhere but vertical or over the middle works. Anything to the outside has a LB jump 10 ft in the air to pick the ball. CBs still warp... its just frustrating thay EA has nobody to compete against. 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. Aug 24, 2018
    0
    I think it plays better than 18 but not saying much. Franchise got a coat of paint if that, still severely lacking. Lots of bugs that needI think it plays better than 18 but not saying much. Franchise got a coat of paint if that, still severely lacking. Lots of bugs that need attention. MUT supersedes all and this game will not be better util that changes. Expand
  6. Aug 7, 2018
    0
    Madden NFL 19 is great game ever i playing.. Real Player motion feel so smooth and fluid.. defense playing pretty very well.. graphic lookMadden NFL 19 is great game ever i playing.. Real Player motion feel so smooth and fluid.. defense playing pretty very well.. graphic look amazing on player model and helmets and field grass.. Franchise Mode is very good with Players Archetypes with skill points, new depth positions and schemes fit.. Expand
  7. Sep 30, 2018
    0
    Franchise mode is bland, empty, and lacks basic features that were in 10 years ago that have been removed. Very basic features such asFranchise mode is bland, empty, and lacks basic features that were in 10 years ago that have been removed. Very basic features such as historical stats, full coaching trees, in depth coaching development, and an engaging scouting system are noticeably lacking. This mode is almost the exact same as it was in Madden 15. Thats not even accounting for gameplay, which is an unrealistic, frustrating, scripted mess. This game is a disaster, and EA should be absolutely ashamed of themselves for letting this hit the shelves. Expand

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