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  • Summary: Take the journey of an NFL superstar. Create a college quarterback and dominate the College Football Playoff, then impress the scouts at the NFL Combine. Find out where your story begins at the NFL Draft, and then fight to prove you belong in the league. Last long enough and you just mightTake the journey of an NFL superstar. Create a college quarterback and dominate the College Football Playoff, then impress the scouts at the NFL Combine. Find out where your story begins at the NFL Draft, and then fight to prove you belong in the league. Last long enough and you just might leave a legacy and even play in a few Pro Bowls. This new and customizable career campaign is all about you, with personalized playable scenarios, events, and dynamic challenges. The choices you make early on will affect how your career pans out. Expand

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Madden 20 Reveal Trailer - Face of the Franchise ft. Patrick Mahomes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Aug 8, 2019
    90
    Madden NFL 20 has reached an additional milestone thanks to the addition of significant new features. It remains the best American football experience.
  2. Jul 31, 2019
    86
    However it got here, it’s a distilled, slightly faster game that focuses on ironing out its rough spots rather than introducing anything that could cause new ones. And as much as we love the spectacle of an attempt at interactive story or the novelty of a quirky new side mode, enhancing the part people actually play could be of more long-term value.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 27, 2019
    80
    The unveiling of Superstar X-Factors had long-term fans of the series cowering, but happily they inject welcome freshness into a stalwart that had grown a tad stale. [Issue#166, p.86]
  4. Aug 5, 2019
    78
    Madden NFL 20 maintains important elements of previous deliveries, but it is still an experience of contrasts with successes and specific errors that may change in the future. Despite this, it is a good football game that will keep fans entertained throughout the season.
  5. Aug 14, 2019
    75
    Madden NFL 20 takes a step in the right direction and I really enjoyed the X-Factor additions to the series. While I still think some form of competition would force EA to make more drastic changes, I’m not optimistic with any developers taking a spin with the football genre (maybe the XFL?). If you haven’t caught the pigskin for a few seasons, Madden NFL 20 is the right route to run for this year. With the new consoles coming (most likely) next holiday, I’m looking forward to seeing what EA builds upon from Madden NFL 20 and brings over to next gen. For now I’ll enjoy taking the Broncos to the Super Bowl, while beating up the cover pretty boy, Mahomes (not bitter at all).
  6. Aug 9, 2019
    70
    The greatest show on turf gets a bit more personality with Madden NFL 20’s new X-Factor abilities. While this headline addition only applies to the sport’s biggest superstars, it injects new life into the on-field action. The new QB1 campaign may have potential in the future, but in its current guise it’s a step back from the Longshot story explored in previous entries, while the fan-favourite Franchise mode continues to see neglect. Ultimate Team is unquestionably the series’ underlying bread-and-butter, and with tons of new challenges to complete, it’s sure to become your new obsession as American football’s 100th season gets underway – just be wary of investing too much money into the mode.
  7. Aug 6, 2019
    40
    Simply put, Madden NFL 20 just isn’t all that enjoyable as a whole. Gameplay still has unfixed issues that have been prevalent for years and Franchise is still lacking the complete overhaul and player control it’s needed for years. Face of the Franchise is a total flop, serving as more proof that it’s time for EA to give up cinematic sports stories. Sure, Ultimate Team got some needed improvements and some X-Factors are fun to mess around with – but this year is more proof than ever that Madden needs a serious overhaul in nearly every aspect.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 348
  1. Jul 31, 2019
    10
    I swear people rate madden low don’t even play the game. It’s the best madden in a longtime. Form your own opinion don’t listen to these trolls.
  2. Sep 1, 2020
    4
    As a football fan, this is the only game I can go to. The game is okay. XFactors/Superstars are cool but they cannot hide the lack of love andAs a football fan, this is the only game I can go to. The game is okay. XFactors/Superstars are cool but they cannot hide the lack of love and knowledge for the sport that their fans have. Face of the Franchise mode started off so dope. There was some definite cheese talk but I was genuinely liking the story until it forgot about me and forced me to retire with nothing to show for it at 37. Oh I did get the repetive SuperBowl celebrations with those underwhelming commentators. You get MVP, break every record and the commentators will say the same effin things. You can go to Ultimate team and pay to win or grind these tedious challenges and get so little for them. Superstar KO is not what I was looking for. I just want a real football experience. PLEASE Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2020
    1
    they should just be honest and call it Madden Ultimate Team the game. MUT mode is ruining this franchise, they refuse to make improvements tothey should just be honest and call it Madden Ultimate Team the game. MUT mode is ruining this franchise, they refuse to make improvements to any other mode. Expand
  4. Aug 12, 2019
    0
    Horrible game... most animations make no sense, tons of bugs in the commentary. Online gameplay is a complete waste of your time with dullHorrible game... most animations make no sense, tons of bugs in the commentary. Online gameplay is a complete waste of your time with dull solo challenges Expand
  5. May 7, 2020
    0
    EA has been doing nothing to their game since 2016. The madden community is sick and tired of the ignoring of major issues/ lack of features,EA has been doing nothing to their game since 2016. The madden community is sick and tired of the ignoring of major issues/ lack of features, in favor of the virtual gambling targeted towards children in “Ultimate Team.” For a company that makes billions of dollars they basically release an updated roster dlc with only new features that change nothing about the horrific gameplay issues. There is no skill in this game it is all about running the “money” plays that are basically impossible to counter unless you yourself are running glitch plays. A sad fall from glory that was the 2k football games. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2019
    0
    I made an account solely to rate this game. Hands down the worst piece of **** game I’ve ever unfortunately spent my money on. BrokenI made an account solely to rate this game. Hands down the worst piece of **** game I’ve ever unfortunately spent my money on. Broken gameplay. Laggy menus. Awful online experiences. No upgrades to any game modes. Franchise is the worst time I’ve ever had playing a video games. Expand
  7. Feb 5, 2020
    0
    Same thing every damn year. Madden 08 had way more components than this and its been 12 years. Just let go of the damn license EA. You are aSame thing every damn year. Madden 08 had way more components than this and its been 12 years. Just let go of the damn license EA. You are a disgrace to gaming community and football. Expand

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