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  • Summary: See every nuance of a player’s face, equipment, and clothing as the line blurs between the players in the game and their real-life counterparts. Up to 4x the texture resolution breathes new life into stadiums, crowds, the field, and even the ball itself. Combined with high-fidelitySee every nuance of a player’s face, equipment, and clothing as the line blurs between the players in the game and their real-life counterparts. Up to 4x the texture resolution breathes new life into stadiums, crowds, the field, and even the ball itself. Combined with high-fidelity animations that deliver smooth, authentic-looking player interactions, Madden NFL 25 promises to deliver Next Definition visuals.

    All-new Player Sense unlocks the human element in Madden NFL. For the first time, players scan the field, anticipate situations before they happen, and maneuver with instincts and awareness. The ability to make up to 50x as many contextual calculations brings intelligent ballcarriers and defenders to life, as they sense obstacles and react on the fly. Ballcarriers leap over fallen players, blitzing linebackers slide past teammates on their way to the QB, and so much more, combining the physical aspects of football with the mental.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 20, 2013
    95
    Some may find that it’s too realistic, but I believe that Madden purists won’t be able to get enough of it.
  2. Nov 18, 2013
    86
    This new Madden perfects the classic formula. With the best visuals for the series ever, and near-flawless gameplay aided by powerful hardware, Madden 25 for the PS4 will satisfy Madden aficionados and casual sports gamers alike.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Mar 3, 2014
    85
    Whether you're a rookie or an in-the-know veteran, this is an enjoyable package. [January 2014, p78]
  4. 75
    The running game is traditional, and NFL enthusiasts will dig into the experience with a gridiron fist. The common issues with past Madden games still linger, but the pros are beginning to outweigh the cons for the first time in a while.
  5. Apr 13, 2014
    70
    Madden NFL 25 is the best American football game on the market. Mainly because it's the one and only. Even with this series EA seems to have fallen asleep, focusing more on the reaffirmation of the good aspects of the past rather than the introduction of something new.
  6. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    For each anomaly, like a poor facial render of a head coach, there's a subtle detail, like a wide receiver who tries to keep both feet in the field during a catch.
  7. Nov 22, 2013
    60
    Madden NFL 25 doesn't represent enough of a leap forward to make it either a technical showpiece for your new console, nor a more exciting football game than what EA already put out a few months ago.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 37
  2. Negative: 14 out of 37
  1. Nov 17, 2013
    10
    With the next generation of gaming consoles being released, it's time to pick up and play the next generation of Madden. I have been playingWith the next generation of gaming consoles being released, it's time to pick up and play the next generation of Madden. I have been playing Madden NFL Football going all the way back to Madden 1992 on the Sega Genesis. With each new system that's been released over the years, the first game I always pick up is Madden.

    With Madden NFL 25 for the PS4, this game is much more than a graphics update. It looks and feels like a completely different game than it does on the XBOX 360. Not only are the graphics top notch, gameplay has been much improved as well. If your game plan is using the running game first like mine is, you will notice just how much the offensive line blocks better than it ever has before in the game. Believe me, I took full advantage of finding holes and following my blockers to run for big gains.

    As far as graphics go, you will be hard pressed to find a better looking sports game. The players look like themselves and the football fields look incredible. If you took the time, you could count each blade of grass on the field. My only disappointment is there's still no baseball diamond in September and October in Oakland. Since the were included in the PS2/XBOX versions of the game, I thought for sure that they would be included in next gen Madden but they aren't. Maybe next year.

    My biggest pet peeve in the Madden Series is no longer a problem. The sidelines and crowds are move alive and interactive than ever. For years, both the sidelines and the crowds looked liked zombies. That's no longer the case. Players now interact with each other, Coaches interact with other Coaches as well. Coaches now wear headsets like they do in real life games. The crowds come alive when the home team makes a big play. Even Oakland Raiders Coach Dennis Allen celebrated when the Raiders score a come from behind game winning touchdown.

    If you are looking for a great sports game to go along with your PlayStation 4, I suggest you give Madden NFL 25 a shot. Getting your video game football fix has never been better.
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  2. Nov 28, 2013
    9
    As both an avid football fan and gamer, I have been eagerly awaiting Madden's release on next gen systems for a very long time. Now that theAs both an avid football fan and gamer, I have been eagerly awaiting Madden's release on next gen systems for a very long time. Now that the game is finally here I can safely say that I am not disappointed. At first I had mixed feelings about the release, but the more time I've spent with it, the more I've enjoyed it. When I first started playing I, the graphical jump didn't seem that drastic. The player models were pretty similar, albeit much crisper. The animation set also seemed like a nominal step forward after last years release. However, after several hours of playing, the details really began to jump out at me. The lighting effects are what's most noticeable and really make the game much prettier to look at. The way light reflects off helmets, jerseys and skin looks much more natural than it does on PS3 or Xbox 360 (the helmet reflections in particular go a long ways). The animation set also proved to be much larger than I originally believed. The game improves on Madden 13's enhanced physics engine, and many of the tackles feel unique and natural. EA devs also touted their individually rendered blades of grass in the preview trailers leading up to the game's launch. While I originally laughed off this addition, when comparing next gen fields to their current gen counterparts, the difference is very noticeable. While that alone is obviously not a reason to buy the game, this small enhancement adds a lot to the already solid presentation value. The one disappointing aspect of the visuals to me was the crowd. It still feels static and there are many repeating character models. The less time spent looking at fans the better, especially when the on field product looks as good as it does.
    The game not only looks better, it feels better. From your very first snap, the improved running physics are noticeable. Users now have a lot more control of their running back as they try and hit gaps and evade defenders. The offensive and defensive line play was the other highly touted tweak to gameplay. While it's not as noticeable while playing, over time I learned to truly appreciate the changes they've made in this aspect of the game. It's effects are most noticeable in replays (which look better than ever btw), as it takes time and some attention to detail to realize its impact as you play a game. In terms of game modes, it features all that you would expect from Madden. It fleshes out connected careers (which is now named connected franchise) by adding owner mode along side the coach and player modes, but really it just catches up to where the game was before Madden 13. If you have a few friends to start on online season with, I would highly recommend it.
    As I think is the case with every Madden, realistic scores and stats don't happen from the moment you start the game. I've spent a while adjusting my sliders to produce the most realistic results, but now that I have I'm very satisfied with the product EA has delivered. With my gameplay now matching the greatly improved visuals, I can safely say this is the best Madden release in years, quite possibly ever. I've shared many fan's criticisms of the game with its recent entries but this years title illuminates almost all of them. If your a football fan, this year's Madden is a "must have".
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  3. Nov 21, 2013
    9
    They didn't just dirty uniforms and cut up grass they also added Contextual Awareness which makes every player on the field react to theirThey didn't just dirty uniforms and cut up grass they also added Contextual Awareness which makes every player on the field react to their surroundings. Gone are the days where players simply run around on a field like they are the only ones on it. You will be impressed to see things like tip toe animations down the sideline as well as receivers hand fighting their way through crowded space over the middle of the field.

    Where Madden NFL 25 really shines is from the gameplay enhancements. Zone coverage has improved immensely as defenders read and react to plays like their NFL counter parts. The greatest change to Madden NFL 25 Next Gen is the offensive & defensive line interaction. The fight in the trenches will immediately immerse you into a gaming experience you have never felt before playing any other football game to date. The battle between offense and defense is set on every single play and it brings you one step closer to feeling the emotion of Sundays.

    The double team pass blocking, worked on by former NFL player Clint Oldenburg is what makes this game Next Gen. Hands down the offensive line double teams have created the realistic experience that gamers crave. A issue thats plagued the game for years is users rolling around with QB's and still throwing perfect passes. Clint and company has changed that forever. You better stay in the pocket and climb that ladder or else you won't be completing many passes!

    Madden NFL 25 has improved in a ton of areas and is a must buy. It's the most authentic football gaming experience ever created.
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  4. Mar 20, 2014
    7
    Overall Madden 25 is a solid game. My major gripe with this franchise is that there's little change overall between each game. I'd love to seeOverall Madden 25 is a solid game. My major gripe with this franchise is that there's little change overall between each game. I'd love to see more and more customization with each game, and you'd think that'd happen, but unfortunately it just hasn't with recent Madden installments. Madden 25 certainly does not break that chain. Mechanic wise it's good, the only issue I've run into is that I wish there was at least an option for user controlled player tackle assist. By this I mean "more suction" to the player you wish to tackle. I can't tell you how many times my user controlled player has simply brushed up against an opposing player rather than tackling or even tripping up the opponent. Other than that there's not much to complain about mechanic wise. If you're a football fan, Madden 25 is a great pick up. If you're a football game fan, it's solid and average at best. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2013
    5
    Graphically no improvement from previous games other than higher resolution. textures etc. all the same, the grass during play just looks likeGraphically no improvement from previous games other than higher resolution. textures etc. all the same, the grass during play just looks like green paint. New crowd animations but they look like ps2 characters yet the presentation always tries to show them off. Mechanics have been changed but feels like for the worse. Caution online competitors as lots of bugs that can wreck a game. Yes probably "The best madden ever' but there is so little innovation going on at EA with this game it's a joke. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2020
    4
    Madden 25 is an embarrassing game. PS4 wasn't made for this bull. Go play older Madden games, Madden heads.
  7. Nov 24, 2013
    0
    Hexagon first down markers and side line player animations pulled from NCAA 14 along with the create a coach whose shoulders glitch throughHexagon first down markers and side line player animations pulled from NCAA 14 along with the create a coach whose shoulders glitch through his shirt this is complete trash DON'T BUY IT!! Try and rent it like I did but its trash none the less! Expand

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