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  • Summary: Gameplay in Madden NFL 19 was developed with two primary objectives: 1. Player Control across the field; 2.Immersive NFL Experience from start to finish. To achieve these objectives, EA's goal is to deliver the most significant animation upgrade in Madden history. Madden NFL 19 introduces aGameplay in Madden NFL 19 was developed with two primary objectives: 1. Player Control across the field; 2.Immersive NFL Experience from start to finish. To achieve these objectives, EA's goal is to deliver the most significant animation upgrade in Madden history. Madden NFL 19 introduces a package of features known as Real Player Motion – featuring authentic player movement, more player control and responsiveness, and player signature behaviors that will immerse players into the NFL each and every game. [Electronic Arts]
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Madden NFL 19 - Official Reveal Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Aug 7, 2018
    92
    With its new and improved animations system, Madden 19 becomes the best in the series setting the bases of the path that the game will walk in the near future. The feel of real football in your hands is something unique, and the Longshot mode will make you feel that this game is worth.
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    90
    EA hit the mark in trying to renovate its football sim: graphics, gameplay, atmosphere and game modes are all in their best shape with the only exception of the Longshot mode, a bit too repetitive. If you skipped some Madden NFL games in the past in fear of the usual "more of the same", this one will definitely prove to be worth the buy.
  3. Aug 6, 2018
    85
    Whilst the gameplay is drastically improved to give the best Football yet, some technical issues in the story mode, along with repetitive practice scenarios mar the overall experience.
  4. Aug 13, 2018
    80
    Madden 19 is an excellent football game that improves on last year's entry in almost every way. There are problems, but there has never been a football game that more authentically represents the NFL than this in terms of presentation, controls, and depth.
  5. Aug 20, 2018
    80
    If you're looking for something that massively overhauls the Madden experience, you're probably not going to find it in Madden NFL 19. Instead, I see it as a generally solid dose of improvements and consistency, with an emphasis on tightening up the on-field product for better, more natural football action. It's got me looking forward to binging the next season, at the very least.
  6. Aug 13, 2018
    80
    Madden NFL 19 is more of an evolution than a revolution then, but what else did anyone expect? It’s a refinement of last year’s effort with further graphical prowess, more fluidity and a sprinkling of new features. It’s just a shame that its Longshot Homecoming mode is such a let-down.
  7. Aug 13, 2018
    60
    On the field it's still a fun game as always, but for the first time in a long time, it feels like little more than a roster update.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 19 out of 27
  1. Aug 21, 2018
    10
    Ignore all of the Negative Nancy delusional people and their outlandish reviews below. Madden 19 is the first Madden release in the last 5Ignore all of the Negative Nancy delusional people and their outlandish reviews below. Madden 19 is the first Madden release in the last 5 years that I have felt true money's worth value in, as well as it exceeding my expectations. The numerous running and player control enhancements made in this version of Madden have pushed the needle from some skill required to win H2H, to the player must learn and adapt to every challengers playstyle or you will be out schemed trying to make almost any tackle. Outside of substantial upgrades to the core game mechanics and controls, the visual enhancements firmly place Madden 19 into the top 5 visually aesthetic Xbox One X enhanced games currently out. I am playing Madden 19 on a 55" 4K HDR (Dolby & HDR10 Compatible) TV and it's visuals are stunning. If you're on the fence about buying this year's Madden, then your wasting time you could be playing this fantastic game. A+++++ Expand
  2. Sep 22, 2018
    9
    If ignore all the people who play this game and know nothing about football and still review the game. If you actually play the game and knowIf ignore all the people who play this game and know nothing about football and still review the game. If you actually play the game and know a thing or two about football you would no that this is actually a good game. The game play is excellent, when you play this game it feels like football. Franchise is still my favorite mode and the one I play the most, but I found myself playing a lot of ultimate team, as well as online. All in all a great football game and one I will play for the whole year. I really enjoy EA sports games, cannot wait for FIFA 19. Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2018
    8
    Overall this is a great game. The mode that I play the most is Franchise where I enjoy controlling a team from all aspects. I would like toOverall this is a great game. The mode that I play the most is Franchise where I enjoy controlling a team from all aspects. I would like to control only my player but the problem I have with that is you are unable to negotiate your contract. I think that would increase people's desire to play in that mode. The reason that I give this game an 8 instead of a 10 is that the Long shot story mode is terrible. I couldn't even bring myself to spend much time in it where as last year I had finished it within the week after I purchased the game. Another thing that is a little irritating is how the players run when they are sprinting. It looks like they are hunched over and just not natural. Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2018
    2
    This game is clearly a step back. Worse preforming animations, who cares if it looks better, if it ruins the gameplay? Franchise mode has niceThis game is clearly a step back. Worse preforming animations, who cares if it looks better, if it ruins the gameplay? Franchise mode has nice additions in player progression and positioning, but otherwise is a copy and paste from last year. Same relocation locations and teams, the is my biggest grip. How the hell can they have the same teams every single year!!! There must be like 10 people total that make this game because they literally use the exact same layout for everything and just slightly alter the graphic interface. It really should be criminal that we pay $60 for 20% new 80% what we bought last year. Do not buy this, hopefully horrible sales will lead to changes. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2018
    1
    There is seriously no reason to buy this game, what's new? It's looks nicer. I can't even remember what's new about this, no joke. I gave it aThere is seriously no reason to buy this game, what's new? It's looks nicer. I can't even remember what's new about this, no joke. I gave it a 1 because it kind of works but not really with all the animation glitches. BUT YOU AND I ARE SUPPOSED TO PAY 100 DOLLARS FOR A ROSTER UPDATE AND A DECENT ROSTER WHICH MAY BE 3 TIMES AS MUCH BECAUSE LOOTBOXES. EA IS EVIL, DO NOT BUY THIS ROSTER UPDATE OR ANY OTHER EA SPORTS GAMES AT ALL. Hopefully 2k will make football games again with both the aaf being an alt to the nfl, or just go with the XFL, which 2k already has a partnership with WWE, but for now it's just more damn waiting. Expand
  6. Aug 19, 2018
    1
    Garbage. Unbelievable how buggy this game is...players morphing everywhere and it is not fun at all. I am not buying it...gave it 10 hrs onGarbage. Unbelievable how buggy this game is...players morphing everywhere and it is not fun at all. I am not buying it...gave it 10 hrs on EA access hoping i would like it...nope. There are no improvements, EA i am done. Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2018
    0
    Complete and utter trash! These "devs" can't do anything right! Why are they still allowed to produce this "game"? It's become all about howComplete and utter trash! These "devs" can't do anything right! Why are they still allowed to produce this "game"? It's become all about how much money they can make off of microtransactions in Ultimate Team. I should've learned after the abomination that was Madden 18. It seems they're more content with updating the way players look and adding more celebrations (who the F cares about celebrations anyway? Out of ideas idiots?) than actually fixing the broken gameplay.

    I refuse to purchase another NFL game until the NFL realizes they need a new company developing them!
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