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  • Summary: Madden NFL 11 promises to redefine the way you experience the game of football. SIMPLER: From 350 plays down to 1, the all-new GameFlow system puts you in the helmet of an NFL quarterback to execute an authentic, situational game plan, one play at a time. QUICKER: 60 minute game timesMadden NFL 11 promises to redefine the way you experience the game of football. SIMPLER: From 350 plays down to 1, the all-new GameFlow system puts you in the helmet of an NFL quarterback to execute an authentic, situational game plan, one play at a time. QUICKER: 60 minute game times reduced to as little as 30 minutes; spend more time on the field and less in the playbook. FULL games, HALF the time. DEEPER: Madden NFL 11 includes all-new 3-on-3 Online Team Play, improved animations, more intuitive controls, and Madden NFL Ultimate Team...all to the play-by-play of Gus Johnson. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. I went into this game as a skeptic. Madden NFL 11 made me a believer.
  2. It may sound like a broken record of past years, but the 2011 version of Madden truly is an improvement over its predecessor. Though it's not by a lot, it is absolutely enough to warrant a day-one purchase, especially if you're one of those who skipped last year's game.
  3. Simply put the best Madden ever. There I said it. The absolutely hardcore Madden players might not love the new Gameflow-system. But for everyone else it does what is says: it makes the game flow. Buy this if you have even the slightest interest in the sports. It is sharper, better and more fun than any other Madden game.
  4. This year's version of Madden doesn't take a huge stride forward, but it does take a few steps in the right direction. If Gameflow can be improved, and the defense is given the same level of attention offense received this year, Madden NFL 12 could be amazing.
  5. As much as I want Team Madden to tighten the screws on its franchise modes and ship the game in a state that plays more like real football before altering in-game settings, it's impossible to deny that Madden NFL 11 simply plays a better game of football than its predecessor.
  6. What I've taken away from my time with NFL 11 is a new appreciation for the sport itself. It's genuinely exhilarating stuff.
  7. Despite some minor flaws, Madden NFL 11 doesn't disappoint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 38
  2. Negative: 10 out of 38
  1. Sep 7, 2019
    10
    One of the best madden games put out there, this one was a classic. Without a doubt top 3 at the very least.
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    9
    This is the BEST Madden ever. The running game is much improved and the hit sticking is much more realistic. Great physics and improvedThis is the BEST Madden ever. The running game is much improved and the hit sticking is much more realistic. Great physics and improved graphics combined with accurate player models make this game an almost perfect football simulation. My one complaint is that EA STILL has not been able to figure out Multi year draft pick trading in Franchise mode. Even if they just do two years at a time it would be a big boost. Expand
  3. May 23, 2020
    9
    Great Madden, the gameplay felt smooth and without animations tons of great game modes like play now (with AFL teams), franchise mode thatGreat Madden, the gameplay felt smooth and without animations tons of great game modes like play now (with AFL teams), franchise mode that feel better than madden 20, madden moments, practice, mini games, virtual trainer, be an NFL superstar, a great soundtrack, create a team, the menu looks amazing and the select a team screen is the best of any madden, only thing keep it from being a 10 is the fact that it doesn’t have some of the feature a game like madden 07 had Expand
  4. Aug 11, 2010
    8
    When Madden comes out every year, there isn't a whole lot of room for improvement, and I always find myself picking it apart. For a sportsWhen Madden comes out every year, there isn't a whole lot of room for improvement, and I always find myself picking it apart. For a sports fanatic and video game fanatic like myself you have to deliver the full experience which is tough to do. What Madden did this year was to simply make it a more casual game, one that you can just pop in and play when you are needing some football in your life, and although they have to appeal to the casual sports fan, they also have to stay loyal to there gamer fans who want nothing less than to make the experience as authentic as possible, I feel like although this years game is more realistic, it seems to be watered down a whole lot everything is too simple. Madden 09 delivered what I was hoping for, these last two years have been a little bit of a bummer but overall it's still Madden and it's still a solid title, it's not bad, it's just not a breakout year for EA instead it's "just another Madden". Expand
  5. Aug 18, 2010
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a wonderful new addition to the Madden series. New game modes, graphics, and updates made Madden a better game. In-fact, one of the great reasons to get this game is that there are new key additions to the visual gameplay. The game shows everything from players celebrating, or stomping off the field. However, there aren't anything else besides that, Besides the few tweaks, every year is the same thing. That's why i give the game a 7 out of 10. Expand
  6. Jun 2, 2013
    5
    Quite honestly I'm not a sports fan, but I do watch the NFL, this game just feels like a cash grab to me. The A.I. is either running for theQuite honestly I'm not a sports fan, but I do watch the NFL, this game just feels like a cash grab to me. The A.I. is either running for the ball or just standing around doing nothing. The commentary is good, but it gets annoying when they say the same thing over and over even when you're playing as a different team. Even when the game plays good, I'm already bored to death. EA is just money hungry with this franchise and should just stop making these games. They obviously don't want to except the fact that the customers make the company. Expand
  7. Aug 20, 2010
    0
    Oh I am soo dissapointed yet again with this game. It honestly gets worse each year. The gameflow makes it feel like an arcade game likeOh I am soo dissapointed yet again with this game. It honestly gets worse each year. The gameflow makes it feel like an arcade game like Blitz or something and no longer an NFL simulation. It is far to easy at default settings. I have turned them up but haven't found a sweet spot yet. The online play is laggy and there are no provisions to prevent poor online sportsmanship. Do yourself a favor, get NCAA 2011 instead. At least rent before you buy and make you own decision. I hope 2K games or anyone else gets an NFL license soon. Once Madden got that they got lazy and quality has been getting consistently worse. By the way, I am selling my copy should anyone want it in spite of my warning. Expand

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