7. Madden NFL 09
This was the first Madden I brought on the next -gen and it was worth it. First of all, they change the players’ models from everybody was buff and ripped to a more realistic bodies. The gameplay was smoother than the previous installment. Also, they added that helped the game such as user-controlled celebrations, EA Rewind, and Madden Moments. If you want more details, check my full article on it
6. Madden NFL 17
Madden 17 is one of best Maddens I ever played in recent years. After dealing with crap from EA Sports, we actually get good. There are couple of glitches and features that need to be add to next year’s installment. However, you should give this a try, it’s worth it. Here’s the link for my review of the game
5. Madden NFL 99
This was the first Madden I played as a kid and I love it. From being the first Madden features 3-D models, Madden NFL 99 revolutionized what we see in football today. A cameraman from NBC stated that the SkyCam in XFL and NFLwas inspired from Madden 99 replay camera. Also, this Madden is the first to include Franchise mode.
4. Madden NFL 07 (PS2)
This is one of the few video games I played that old generation is better than the new generation. When I compared the PS2 version to the PS3/Xbox 360 version, it had more and better features. For example, in the NFL Superstar mode for the PS2, there are more drills, roles, and customization you can do for your player. Also, gameplay and presentation is much better. It’s more smoother and faster compared to the PS3 version which feels more stiff and slow.
3. Madden NFL 2003
This is one of my favorite Maddens to this day. From the addition of Mini-Camp to the Soundtrack, Madden NFL 2003. They improved on the gameplay efficiency for both offense and defense. As I stated before, they added a new game mode called Mini-Camp where you play various mini games based on the player’s position. It’s very addictive.to play. This Madden also introduce EA Sports Trax for the first time and it’s very good soundtrack with hip-hop and rock.
2. Madden NFL 2005
Despite ESPN NFL 2K5 overshadowed this game, Madden NFL 2005 is one of the greatest football video games of all time. Introducing the Hit Stick, Madden 2005 improved the defense by tenfold. From better intelligence to more controls such as defensive hot routes, this game is made for defense. The franchise mode gets an improvement with the Tony Bruno Radio Show. With the Collector’s Edition, you get more mode such Madden Moments where you play the greatest moments in NFL History. My game mode from the Collector’s Edition is Madden Classic where you play the old Maddens from Madden ’93 to Madden ’98.
1.Madden NFL 2004
Even though Madden 2005 is one of the best football games of the all time, Madden NFL 2004 is one of the greatest sports video games of all time. Being on every single top 10 lists on sports video games, Madden 2004 is revolutionary. This introduced the playmaker system into the game which allow players more adjustments before and during the play. Also, it introduced Owner’s Mode into the franchise mode. It allow players to play as a owner to adjust prices on tickets and concessions, promoting their and rebuilding and relocating their team. The main thing people remember from Madden NFL 2004 is Michael Vick. Michael Vick on Madden 2004 is considered one of the greatest video game characters of all time. He was unstoppable with his 95 speed. Nobody couldn’t stop him (except for law enforcement). This is why when playing Madden 2004, you can’t pick the Falcons.