Review: ‘Madden NFL 25′ amazes againWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
In “Madden NFL 25,” Electronic Arts (EA) amazes again with extensive gameplay modes, a new owner’s mode, new content sharing options, and improved graphics/mechanics in several available formats. The title commemorates the 25th version of the game since the groundbreaking 11-on-11 for the Apple II computer and later the PC and game consoles. The “Madden NFL” games series is also known as the NFL’s “33rd Franchise” due to the authentic gameplay, Barry Sanders edged out Adrian Peterson for his appearance on the cover. “Madden NFL 25″ is currently on PlayStation 3, covered in this review, and Xbox 360 with a special anniversary edition also available on both (includes unlock codes for DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket services through the TV or on computers, tablets, and mobile devices – depends on service availability).
This review covers the standard PlayStation 3 version, which includes the new owner game mode where players manage one of the 32 professional football franchises. Day-to-day operations in the role-playing mode of the owner cover high profiles tasks like choosing a new stadium to increasing the fan base or even setting concession prices. The online game modes let players enjoy gameplay with others as a player, coach or owner. The new Madden Share feature allows sharing of the content roster and playbooks plus players can also save and share highlights (up to 10) of their most memorable plays.
The Infinity Engine 2 graphics experience is sharp while the all-new force impact system yields more realistic hits and many entertaining actions. The new stumble recovery feature even gives players the chance to fight for extra yards after a big hit. The defensive features help players get back into a play after missing a tackle.
The Ultimate Teams are an important element, but it a good idea to know how each special player fits into your playing own style before finalizing a team because team chemistry factors into the success. The anniversary editions include special player packs for every regular season week (17). Ultimate team items will carry over to the upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions (on launch date).
Be sure to try the skill trainer for practicing and mastering the run free option, which feature 30 new moves and special combination moves to impress and defeat the competition. Published by EA and developed by EA Tiburon, “Madden NFL 25″ celebrates professional football in every possible way with players receiving the gift of seemingly endless experiences, customization, and options (****, rated E for everyone). Other available versions on iPhone and iPad with a Google Play version coming soon.
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