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  • Summary: Offensive and Defensive line play is the foundation of Madden NFL 25. Lineman are more than just physical, they are intelligent. Coupled with the ability to make 4x more decisions per second, 300 new blocking interactions create the most realistic running lanes for the ballcarrier andOffensive and Defensive line play is the foundation of Madden NFL 25. Lineman are more than just physical, they are intelligent. Coupled with the ability to make 4x more decisions per second, 300 new blocking interactions create the most realistic running lanes for the ballcarrier and passing pockets for the QB. Offensive lineman will dynamically sort and shift assignments based on threats and angles, starting with intelligently identifying the center of the defense, the “Mike”, countering the over 3x new defensive line moves and the latest blitz packages. Authentic double teams, blitz pick-ups, and line shifts showcase line units working together as one, highlighting the most physical and intense battles in the NFL.

    In Madden NFL 25, feel the anxiety of the crowd as you step up to the line on 4th and goal. Watch your teammates and coaches erupt with excitement as you blaze down the sideline for a game-changing score. Hear Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and new sideline reporter Danielle Bellini follow everything about your career. From injuries to accolades they’ll bring your career to life.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 27, 2013
    86
    Madden's debut release onto next-gen is impressive and a solid first step.
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    83
    I will be the first to admit that Madden NFL 25 is not a perfect football game, but the overall package and satisfaction you will receive from game to game is so overwhelmingly genuine that you will be willing to overlook its faults and realize that this is just about as good as it gets for virtual football.
  3. Nov 27, 2013
    82
    That feature alone is not worth upgrading if you already have the game on 360 or PS3. Madden NFL 25 is a ton of fun on its own, but certainly not worth the double dip. If you held out this long, go ahead and grab it.
  4. Nov 15, 2013
    76
    The next-gen versions add more detail pretty much everywhere, but in the end it makes me have to fight for control of my players and worry about little things that aren’t that interesting.
  5. Dec 19, 2013
    73
    Madden 25 has some new aspects but also the same faults of the past, showing how the lack of competition is not good to Electronic Arts products.
  6. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    Pass protection that depicts an offensive line truly working together is a long-awaited improvement that series fans will love, and there are tangible dividends in learning the running game, provided you invest the time.
  7. Nov 22, 2013
    60
    Madden NFL 25 doesn't represent enough of a leap forward to make it either a technical showpiece for your new console, nor a more exciting football game than what EA already put out a few months ago.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Sep 4, 2021
    10
    Best Gameplay of any Football game ever. Compared to madden 22 this game is amazing
  2. Apr 14, 2022
    9
    I think that this game whether being the first game or not in the madden series following the jump to xbox 1, is the best game of itsI think that this game whether being the first game or not in the madden series following the jump to xbox 1, is the best game of its generation. Compared to the depth of the ps2 and original xbox maddens, heck even the ps3 and xbox 360 maddens, it is lacking although it still has decent features but I miss create a team a lot. In terms of gameplay, this game is the best madden game ever. It has the most realistic gameplay, the war in the trenches is great, and the presentation is light years ahead of madden 22. Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2013
    8
    I played a decent amount of Madden 25 on Xbox 360 and enjoyed the overall experience. Madden 25 on Xbox One is a great start on next-genI played a decent amount of Madden 25 on Xbox 360 and enjoyed the overall experience. Madden 25 on Xbox One is a great start on next-gen consoles and is an improvement on the 360 version.

    The line play is the biggest difference in my opinion. Running through holes created by your offensive lineman is an enjoyable experience as you can see them actually work hard. Previously, offensive/defensive lineman lacked tenacity and technique. Go into the instant replay mode on next-gen Madden and just watch the interaction...it is the real deal.

    I still feel interceptions need to happen more often. There are way too many dropped interceptions by the secondary in the game. However, I have not messed around with the sliders to tweak that part of the gameplay.

    Another great addition is seamless online play. I think this might have to do with a combination of better servers and 60 FPS. I have already played 10+ online games without any lag. I didn't have too many issues with the 360 version. However, there was always slight lag that would make it very difficult to kick full strength or make a tackle in the open field. This is now fixed and creates a great experience online.

    I purchased Madden 06 on Xbox 360 eight years ago and it was a disaster. I am really excited to see where this series goes because it is off to such a great start.
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  4. Feb 25, 2014
    7
    This has been the lowest score i have ever given to a madden game before and i hate to do it. But EA Sports Tiburon really did not give me aThis has been the lowest score i have ever given to a madden game before and i hate to do it. But EA Sports Tiburon really did not give me a choice in the matter. Madden NFL 13 was so absolutely amazing to me because of all the work that they did and the changes they made. I loved 13 and played the crap out of it. However madden 25 or 14 i hate how they did that btw its basically just a rehash of last year with improved animations and a new game mode and I'm sorry but i feel like the animations could have just been a patch they weren't enough for me to be happy with my $60 dollar purchase. Also i own Madden NFL 14 for both my 360 and my one and to be honest the graphics don't look that much better at all and just upset tremendously by it. EA was so focused about making it ready for the next generation that they did a piss poor job improving last years game! and in my opinion it was a waste of an effort because i didn't see anything even redeeming in the graphics. Madden NFL 14 would be the worst sports game on the next generation if it wasn't for the fact the NBA Live 14 had to be such an embarrassment . Next year will be my 1 decade of buying madden consecutively and i am really hoping that they do something big for it because this year wasn't! Expand
  5. Jan 20, 2015
    7
    It's a descent game. The defensive play seems a bit better, but as for offense, huge holes open up In The run game, but the running backs goIt's a descent game. The defensive play seems a bit better, but as for offense, huge holes open up In The run game, but the running backs go down like nothing. Also the players on the sidelines don't react to the game at all, and what the announcers say doesn't make sense half the time. Also they say the same things over and over. Average madden game. Expand
  6. Jan 25, 2014
    6
    This is the same game i played on Xbox 360, but with better graphic. If you already bought it for last gen then your not missing much byThis is the same game i played on Xbox 360, but with better graphic. If you already bought it for last gen then your not missing much by skipping this game. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2014
    0
    This is the worst game ever!!!! Whenever you play a game, it is already predicted and is very glitchy even with a new Xbox One. When you makeThis is the worst game ever!!!! Whenever you play a game, it is already predicted and is very glitchy even with a new Xbox One. When you make a deep pass, it never gets caught LITERALLY! They only let you win the game if you use super packs, and super packs are $25 each!!!! Expand

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