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  • Summary: With enhancements to the passing game, defensive improvements, and expanded online options, Madden NFL 06 takes you onto the field and into the locker room like never before. The new "QB Vision Control" lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws withing yourWith enhancements to the passing game, defensive improvements, and expanded online options, Madden NFL 06 takes you onto the field and into the locker room like never before. The new "QB Vision Control" lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws withing your quarterbacks unique field of vision. "QB Precision Placement" allows you to put the ball exactly where you want it. Lead the receiver to an open area, throw it behind him so he can come back to it or throw a jump ball and let him go get it. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. The graphics are great, the new gameplay mechanics are nice, and the playcalling interface is a fantastic change.
  2. There are some things missing from the game. No pre-season camps, a very basic Franchise mode, and the fact that you can't do small and meaningful things like challenge a play on the field! That I still don't get.
  3. 80
    If you're the type of player who just wants to play the nicest looking football game in history, buying Madden NFL 06 is a no-brainer.
  4. Game Informer
    78
    I wanted this game to give me a reason to stop playing the current-gen version of Madden - but it hasn't. [Jan 2006, p.142]
  5. If anything, you should at least rent to see what you are willing to let go just so you have the visually superior version of the game.
  6. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    70
    Occasionally shallow, its presentation is nonetheless faultless. [Issue #2]
  7. At the casual level you're more likely to be wowed by the visuals and less likely to notice the omissions and gaffes; still, it's hard to overlook the fact that the older Madden games for the Xbox/PS2 actually offer more than this supposedly "next generation" title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 18 out of 25
  1. JustinJ.
    Nov 23, 2005
    10
    this game is da bomb.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Dec 29, 2005
    9
    After reading reviews on this game I was a little worried. I have to be honest, this is the best football game I've ever played. After reading reviews on this game I was a little worried. I have to be honest, this is the best football game I've ever played. Aesthetically it is phenomenal. Gameplay is flawless. Very tough to think that this is a launch title. The game shows the power of the Xbox360 unlike some of the other launch titles. Expand
  3. BryanM.
    Sep 18, 2007
    6
    It is not as bad as everyone says. shure it don't have the stuff the ps2s verson has but it is just like madden 07 without the $20 It is not as bad as everyone says. shure it don't have the stuff the ps2s verson has but it is just like madden 07 without the $20 dollors more for it. if you where like me and where waiting for Madden 08 to come out. and you wanted a 360 football game. you picked Madden 06 becuase it was only $10 and still was like 07. Expand
  4. D.C.
    Nov 17, 2005
    2
    I am highly upset at this so called product that EA Sports and XBOX 360 put out called Madden 06. This has to be one of the worst footballI am highly upset at this so called product that EA Sports and XBOX 360 put out called Madden 06. This has to be one of the worst football games I have ever played, and the sad thing is this is the only NFL game we are going to see this year. I'd rather play Madden 06 on the first XBOX. The game play is horrible. Get this you can't even challenge a play, WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? Pardon my language, but I'm pissed. One because this Madden sucks, almost as bad as Madden 96 the first one for the first Play Station. But the good thing about that was we had Game Day to turn to, this year we're screwed thanks EA. You selfish bunch of pigs, someone needs to cancel your NFL contract. Don't waste your time with Madden on XBOX 360 this year, I'm just going to hope and pray they get their Sugar Honey Ice Tea together and wait this one out. Trust me I know a good game and this is not it, if anyone feels differently you're probably the people who LOVES Blitz " the League". The 2 rating is for the cool cut screens. Expand
  5. CraigL.
    Nov 26, 2005
    2
    Is it me, or does the game feel unfinished? Where are all of the features? Where is the gameplay? This might be the worst Madden game of all time.
  6. RobS.
    Jan 1, 2006
    1
    I have every Madden game back to Sega. This is the first step backwards. Why am I paying more for higher graphics....big deal. I want more I have every Madden game back to Sega. This is the first step backwards. Why am I paying more for higher graphics....big deal. I want more features and instead lost features. I hope they fix this in August. Anyone who woul give this game a 9 or a 10 needs to play Madden 05 and compare. Expand
  7. JesseM.
    Jan 12, 2006
    0
    this game was horrendous. Camera angles were just awful. Graphics were superb though. Gameplay was brutal. This game was just horrible. Much this game was horrendous. Camera angles were just awful. Graphics were superb though. Gameplay was brutal. This game was just horrible. Much better for the original Xbox. Expand

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