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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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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 33
  2. Negative: 25 out of 33
  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 16, 2018
    9
    Madden 19, the newest installment of Madden for the Xbox One has so far definitely lived up to the hype for me. For $60 Madden 19 isMadden 19, the newest installment of Madden for the Xbox One has so far definitely lived up to the hype for me. For $60 Madden 19 is definitely worth the purchase, in fact, I actually went all out and put $71 into the game and purchased the hall of fame edition. With the hall of fame edition I was able to receive extra bonuses to start this year’s edition of Madden Ultimate Team. I think Madden comes out at a perfect time of the year, right before Call of Duty, Battlefield and FIFA. It is a perfect way to spend some time before the rest of the big games hit the market for the year.
    My new favorite feature is the fan favorite celebrations. Getting into the end zone is always the end goal but being able to now rub it into your opponents face by using your favorite celebrations that you see on game-day so very rewarding.
    The new year of Longshot lets you make your own decision and play through games on your road from high school to the NFL. It is a great new feature implemented a few years ago that gives you complete control of your own destiny. It is a great first person few of the hardships and excitement of rising to the top in the NFL.
    Ultimate team on Madden though is where I spend the majority of my time. You start from scratch and have to grind your way through many grueling solo challenges to upgrade your team. To even get any of the big names of the bat you would have to spend some money. Once you have completed some solo challenges and upgraded your team, it’s time to test yourself online against some of the best. By making your way through seasons you can put yourself on top of the madden world.
    Exhibition allows those people who maybe don’t have Xbox Live the ability to play offline with their friends. If you do however have Xbox Live you can play head to head with friends online, all across the country. Exhibition always you to practice and has set drills to help you increase your skill level quickly.
    Overall I think Madden 19 is definitely worth the money, if you are as addicted to Ultimate team and the EA franchise this is a game you can’t pass up.
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  3. Aug 17, 2018
    4
    IMO, the main mode that matters is Franchise Mode. MUT is a money grab. Longshot is a playable movie. Career mode has no depth.

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    IMO, the main mode that matters is Franchise Mode. MUT is a money grab. Longshot is a playable movie. Career mode has no depth.

    If you buy this game for Franchise mode, prepare to be disappointed. I skipped Madden 18 and Madden 19 is a slight improvement over 17. Everything is basically the same. There are improvements in player motions/animations. There are changes in schemes/archetypes. And you can create draft classes. But overall franchise mode lacks so much depth when compared to NBA 2k. Trading could be more realistic. Stats could be more advanced. Why has Madden never tracked past team history when looking at player cards? You never know where players played in the past. No record of past super bowl champions? Not ability to customize current team jerseys logos ect..? All of this kind of stuff can be done in 2k MyLeague/MyGM. Madden franchise mode needs to get to this level. Otherwise it is some new rosters/animations (which is a given). And maybe a small gimmick feature like creating a draft class.

    Some other things that suck. The soundtrack is by far the worst in all of Madden. Not everyone likes hip hop. There needs to be variety. Why does my QB always fumble? This was the same issue in 17. What is the point of negotiating contracts if players won't budge from the original recommended numbers? Might as well just auto sign players. Why can't we auto scout? This gets tedious.
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  4. 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
  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 7, 2019
    0
    The game sucks balls! There are 4 game modes and most of them aren’t fun. The play now is only fun with friends at your house. Franchise isThe game sucks balls! There are 4 game modes and most of them aren’t fun. The play now is only fun with friends at your house. Franchise is bland and very repetitive. Long shot, the story mode, is the most boring **** I’ve ever played. And ultimate team is pay to come win and is filled with spammers. The CPU on your team is retarded. It seems like they don’t know what to do. As if the developers never fix anything from the previous game. The only thing they fixed from Madden 18 is the graphics. And they barely look better. 0/10 not worth $60. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    0
    Again, Madden, who's number one focus is MUT. They remove systems then add them in years later and call them new. As long as we gamersAgain, Madden, who's number one focus is MUT. They remove systems then add them in years later and call them new. As long as we gamers continue to support it it will never change! Let us make a real change. Expand

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