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  • Summary: There will be more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into your gameplan. Through the regular season and off-season, new scenarios will keep things fresh as you weigh various risks and rewards to make theThere will be more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into your gameplan. Through the regular season and off-season, new scenarios will keep things fresh as you weigh various risks and rewards to make the right decisions for your team. Plus, Franchise will see improvements throughout the year via three Live Service updates. Our first live service update targeting September to release is one of your top requested features, Player Scouting. Keep an eye out for more Gridiron Notes as each Live Service update rolls in. The Yard is back with a new challenge-based Solo campaign. You can now visit new fields located on gorgeous beaches and beautiful mountain landscapes across the world, battle boss characters with unmatched NFL talents, and unlock celebrations and items for your avatar. Plus, a new ranked mode can allow for you competitive Yard players out there to test your skills against one another and earn rewards. Face of the Franchise returns - and this time with more customization. The mode lets you shape your story as a quarterback, wide receiver, running back, or (for the first time ever) a linebacker striving to reach NFL superstardom and become more than the game. You’ll start out prepping for the NFL and experiencing flashbacks to your most pivotal college football moments. You’ll then take the stage on Draft Day and begin the once in a lifetime NFL journey, playing every game of your rookie season, rising to the top all based on the choices you make. An all-new Player Class and progression system also lets you choose your skills, ratings, and unique attributes with even more customization options to realistically craft your avatar. You can also level up this year by sharing progression between The Yard and the all-new Face of the Franchise: Unite We Rise, so you never miss a beat. Superstar KO is back again in Madden NFL 22 with a co-op eliminator mode. You’ll be able to play quick games in unique stadiums with fan favorite house rules and icons of football culture. Authentic NFL teams, various stadiums and rosters will also be available for the first time. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Aug 20, 2021
    90
    The gameplay is still far from perfect, and I’d be interested to see how FIFA develops its machine-learning AI and if that would be accessible for Madden in the future. Hits can be brutally nasty using the Hit Stick and seeing different tackles, catches or sack-evading animations will leave you impressed.
  2. Aug 20, 2021
    78
    Madden 22 is a significantly better game than Madden 21. The gameplay is smoother, franchise mode has more layers and MUT will remain a powerhouse. However, while each of the three areas deliver on one had, they each have a drawback. Also, modes like Face of the Franchise and The Yard fail to deliver in a way that moves the needle. The good outweighs the bad overall, and you’ll likely enjoy Madden if you’re a fan of the series. Still, it feels like we’re one year shy of delivering the kind of complete Madden release that really breaks new ground for the series.
  3. Aug 19, 2021
    70
    With those yearly grievances aired, Madden NFL 22 is still a worthwhile pickup if you were on the fence. There's nothing that's painstakingly new in this year's release. However, next-gen technology elevates gameplay with more realistic player movements, while home field advantage is, finally, exactly that. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go draft Tim Tebow as my starting tight end.
  4. Aug 29, 2021
    70
    If we have to compare Madden NFL 22 to one of the two quarterbacks on its cover, the latter is more Tom Brady than Patrick Mahomes: he becomes thinner and more complete over time, but still idles like his last years. The game is running out of steam from a technical point of view, and the difference between the next-gen and the PS4 / ONE versions is not so obvious on the visual, especially as the online and solo bugs are still also common. On the other hand, Madden does not fall into the trap that made Opus 21 a failure, namely to give a second youth to Franchise and Career modes via cool additions (Momentums, coaching staff talent tree ... ). For the rest, we will wait for the real "slap" episode that the new generation of consoles deserves in the years to come.
  5. Aug 26, 2021
    69
    The addition of the momentum bar gives a new gaming experience to Madden NFL 22, but it's not an adjustment attractive enough to think EA Tiburon did a solid job. Graphically we have a game worthy of the next generation of consoles, but in practice it fails. It's time to offer a title with better physics instead of default animations.
  6. Aug 17, 2021
    61
    I always find a message within the selection of the Madden cover athlete, and in the picks of Tom Brady (arguably the greatest quarterback of all time) and Patrick Mahomes (arguably the most naturally gifted QB of all time), the message felt like a dual nod to Madden's age and enduring legacy as well as the promise of a bright future. However, even with the new stuff, I can't shake the sense of sameness in the experience of Madden NFL 22. The love of football keeps me playing, but there were no moments that made me think, "OK, we are in the next generation." That holds the series back while other games have passed it by. It looks like another year where "the leap" will have to wait — if it ever comes at all.
  7. Sep 2, 2021
    45
    A new year, a new part, but it is not really groundbreaking. The game has too few innovations and improvements compared to the previous part and the game also suffers from technical defects. In addition, the performance isn’t optimal on PS5. But credits where credit’s due, the improved Franchise mode is a great step forward, but corrupt savefiles are a shame though.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 352
  1. Aug 18, 2021
    10
    May i say omg next gen is where its at ok like wow im so love the homefield advantage you have to try i never seen q football game implementMay i say omg next gen is where its at ok like wow im so love the homefield advantage you have to try i never seen q football game implement something so sensual like no bs try it its a beast feature and the moving feels better a lil wierd but you'll get use to it madden really stepped up with this one played both versions and they are both great but next generation is beautiful Expand
  2. Aug 19, 2021
    1
    Would've gave a 0 but to be fair they did add some changes to franchise mode. Not much, but hey its something. Gameplay is the same brokenWould've gave a 0 but to be fair they did add some changes to franchise mode. Not much, but hey its something. Gameplay is the same broken animation based system. Face of franchise pretty much sucks again. If your completely new to madden sure play it and might have fun but if you played any other madden, just stick to that. Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2021
    0
    Until they rebuild Madden completely from the ground up, I will never purchase another copy from Madden.
  4. Aug 19, 2021
    0
    This game is absolute garbage! Toss all the bugs and glitches and broken mechanics aside, this game is not a good simulation football game. WeThis game is absolute garbage! Toss all the bugs and glitches and broken mechanics aside, this game is not a good simulation football game. We want a totally different on the field experience! Don't care about the pLaYeR rAtInGs, or the menus, or MUT, or superstar KO, or fAcE oF tHe FrAnChIsE! We want an on the field simulation NFL football game!! #NFLdropEA Expand
  5. Aug 22, 2021
    0
    Same copy and paste game for years now. They recycle features/gameplay mechanics from older games to make it seem like it’s new and it playsSame copy and paste game for years now. They recycle features/gameplay mechanics from older games to make it seem like it’s new and it plays better. And now they want $70 for next gen versions of the game. Let me say that again. $70…for a yearly released sports game that everyone can finally agree on by now is a roster update. Sports games in general should be treated as live service games with new dlc released each year for new rosters. But of course they will never do that because then they’d be losing money. Let’s hope ea loses its nfl rights sooner than later. Expand
  6. Aug 19, 2021
    0
    EA is a trash company. Madden is a trash game that has lived off MUT and predatory money making ways. They treat their consumers like a redEA is a trash company. Madden is a trash game that has lived off MUT and predatory money making ways. They treat their consumers like a red headed stepchild and sheep still go out of their way to defend the game despite the obvious copy/paste and massive amount of bugs and glitches. If it wasn't for the NFL license this franchise would be dead. Expand
  7. Aug 20, 2021
    0
    This game is terrible. They need to hire a new staff that understands physics and understands football. Also fire the game changers andThis game is terrible. They need to hire a new staff that understands physics and understands football. Also fire the game changers and testers because they are giving bogus feedbacks. For this game to slip through the cracks and released in the state it's in is totally unacceptable. Expand

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