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  • Summary: There will be more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into your gameplan. Through the regular season and off-season, new scenarios will keep things fresh as you weigh various risks and rewards to make theThere will be more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into your gameplan. Through the regular season and off-season, new scenarios will keep things fresh as you weigh various risks and rewards to make the right decisions for your team. Plus, Franchise will see improvements throughout the year via three Live Service updates. Our first live service update targeting September to release is one of your top requested features, Player Scouting. Keep an eye out for more Gridiron Notes as each Live Service update rolls in. The Yard is back with a new challenge-based Solo campaign. You can now visit new fields located on gorgeous beaches and beautiful mountain landscapes across the world, battle boss characters with unmatched NFL talents, and unlock celebrations and items for your avatar. Plus, a new ranked mode can allow for you competitive Yard players out there to test your skills against one another and earn rewards. Face of the Franchise returns - and this time with more customization. The mode lets you shape your story as a quarterback, wide receiver, running back, or (for the first time ever) a linebacker striving to reach NFL superstardom and become more than the game. You’ll start out prepping for the NFL and experiencing flashbacks to your most pivotal college football moments. You’ll then take the stage on Draft Day and begin the once in a lifetime NFL journey, playing every game of your rookie season, rising to the top all based on the choices you make. An all-new Player Class and progression system also lets you choose your skills, ratings, and unique attributes with even more customization options to realistically craft your avatar. You can also level up this year by sharing progression between The Yard and the all-new Face of the Franchise: Unite We Rise, so you never miss a beat. Superstar KO is back again in Madden NFL 22 with a co-op eliminator mode. You’ll be able to play quick games in unique stadiums with fan favorite house rules and icons of football culture. Authentic NFL teams, various stadiums and rosters will also be available for the first time. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Aug 19, 2021
    85
    It’s clear more time with next-gen hardware has paid off. Madden NFL 22 looks and feels like a step back in the right direction for the series. The core gameplay remains largely unchanged but almost every mode in this Madden experience sees a noticeable bump. Everything from the drastically improved facial animations to a robust new feature set in Franchise mode, Madden NFL 22 quickly erases the stench that Madden NFL 21 left at launch.
  2. Aug 16, 2021
    80
    Madden NFL 22 injects some much needed improvements into a series that was dangerously close to growing stale. Coupled with some big changes to core modes, Madden NFL 22 elevates itself into one of the best from the long-running series.
  3. Aug 27, 2021
    80
    As well as some smart on-field tweaks, Madden's marquee mode sees notable improvements after some notable neglect.
  4. Aug 20, 2021
    70
    Madden 22 has begun to address some major issues, and while it hasn’t fixed or updated everything, the dynamic on-field abilities and improved game modes make the future look a little brighter for the franchise.
  5. Aug 29, 2021
    70
    If we have to compare Madden NFL 22 to one of the two quarterbacks on its cover, the latter is more Tom Brady than Patrick Mahomes: he becomes thinner and more complete over time, but still idles like his last years. The game is running out of steam from a technical point of view, and the difference between the next-gen and the PS4 / ONE versions is not so obvious on the visual, especially as the online and solo bugs are still also common. On the other hand, Madden does not fall into the trap that made Opus 21 a failure, namely to give a second youth to Franchise and Career modes via cool additions (Momentums, coaching staff talent tree ... ). For the rest, we will wait for the real "slap" episode that the new generation of consoles deserves in the years to come.
  6. Aug 24, 2021
    67
    If you haven’t picked up Madden in a few years, there’s nothing glaringly wrong with this year’s release and I would recommend it. On the other side of the coin, if you’re a diehard and you play every year and might even have the free next gen release from last season, I’d say this year is a safe skip and just download this season’s roster.
  7. 50
    All in all, Madden NFL 22 is ultimately disappointing. Even after all these years, it still feels like EA is coasting on its exclusive rights to NFL simulation football.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 213
  1. Aug 18, 2021
    10
    May i say omg next gen is where its at ok like wow im so love the homefield advantage you have to try i never seen q football game implementMay i say omg next gen is where its at ok like wow im so love the homefield advantage you have to try i never seen q football game implement something so sensual like no bs try it its a beast feature and the moving feels better a lil wierd but you'll get use to it madden really stepped up with this one played both versions and they are both great but next generation is beautiful Expand
  2. Aug 19, 2021
    1
    I played the Trial and with Ea play and the gameplay is really bad but it’s not a zero because they added coaching staffs and gameplaning
  3. Aug 30, 2021
    0
    To say playable would be generous. Sure you can "play" the game, but you will be more likely to quit before finishing your first game thanTo say playable would be generous. Sure you can "play" the game, but you will be more likely to quit before finishing your first game than having an enjoyable experience. Actually an enjoyable experience might be more rare than the computer correctly simulating a game. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2021
    0
    The graphics are beautiful on next gen. Gameplay is slightly better. I’m afraid this is the best EA can do with this engine. It’s always goingThe graphics are beautiful on next gen. Gameplay is slightly better. I’m afraid this is the best EA can do with this engine. It’s always going to be buggy no matter how nice it looks and what they implement. New interface looks decent and some improvement to franchise. Long way to go before they have the same depth other sports games have. Face of the franchise and the yard are a waste of resources. Ultimate team is an even bigger cash grab this year. It’s pay to win. Wait for the game to be free to play if you have gamepass. Or buy it on sale. Not worth $70. And ultimate team isn’t worth your time or money. Update It’s worst then I thought. Franchise doesn’t work. Modes that no one plays get updates while franchise is ignored yet again. Worst madden ever released. If they didn’t have the exclusive rights madden would become nba live. Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2021
    0
    Same game different cover. This game has not improved since they switched over to the Frostbite engine. There are more bugs than the entireSame game different cover. This game has not improved since they switched over to the Frostbite engine. There are more bugs than the entire cast of A Bug's Life. Gameplay is animation based so the events through a game are scripted. This game really should be a free-to-play game since they make most of their money through MUT (Madden Ultimate Team) anyways.

    EA really doesn't care about the football community. The NFL also needs to be help accountable for exclusively licensing their brand to this company.
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  6. Aug 19, 2021
    0
    Horrible gameplay, they don’t care about making a good game at all. They don’t listen to what the fans want.
  7. Nov 21, 2021
    0
    This game is so garbage do not waste your money or your time nothing has been fixed for about 10 years this will be the last Madame that IThis game is so garbage do not waste your money or your time nothing has been fixed for about 10 years this will be the last Madame that I spend my money on it’s getting ridiculous how the players just defy logic and physics somebody’s dudes have a speed rating of 50 and throw the ball in the next thing you know they’re able to defend a receiver that has a speed rating of 90 the weather at these people use these glitch defenses that never get fixed we’re down distance in personnel don’t matter whatever they put them on a defense it’s just gonna happen because of the preprogrammed animations some of these passes somebody’s passes they get intercepted are beyond physics they move faster than the boulders which is impossible. Expand

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