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MADDEN NFL 10 by EA SPORTS Review

By Andrew Nesvadba, on September 10, 2009


MADDEN NFL 10 by EA SPORTS
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PROS

  • Fully featured console game.
  • Smooth and robust controls.

CONS

  • High learning curve.
  • Commentary is rudimentary.

VERDICT

Madden NFL  has all the features you could want or need with multiplayer and jersey/roster updates on the way. A must buy for sports fans.


  • Full Review

Lately, Electronic Arts have been the kind of company to take a bit of a risk by trying new publishing schemes that had been considered taboo by other major companies. Madden NFL 10 isn't just a watered down port of their football franchise, it's a full featured video game that almost defies belief in its depth.

Plays are selected through the usual setup of slide and tap menus, but the plays themselves are something to behold. Once the ball is snapped, the player can quickly switch between players on defense or run/pass the ball to clearly highlighted receivers. Advanced maneuvers are activated by a slo-mo button, giving you access to dives, spins, jukes and sprints to deftly complete your play.

From the varied stadiums complete with team logos to the smoothly animated players themselves, you'd be forgiven if you thought that this was a game that belonged on the PSP. While there are some cheats in the model design, with only a few body types varied in skin color, they still read clearly in their intent and actions.

There's just not enough time to cover all the features you'll get in Madden NFL 10, but if you'd find it in a console version of the game, you'd probably find it here. Commentary, team management, training and seasons; there's a seriously complex game here and while much of the iPhone community may not be interested, gamers interested in something with more flesh to it will be overjoyed.

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