Madden is one of the longest running game series and doesn’t look to be showing any signs of slowing down. Last year’s edition completely revamped the game’s physics engine and that was improved upon much further in Madden NFL 25 this year. The Madden series had long been in the favor of the quarterback, with upgrades almost every year to ensure more realistic pocket presence, but Madden NFL 25 finally looks after the running back with the new Run Free system, which makes for the best control of the running back position ever. Not to mention that the game provides an abundance of different game modes to keep you busy, including the very involved Connected Franchise and Owner Modes.
Many complain that Madden’s annual release is nothing more than a full priced roster update, but Madden NFL 25 proves that to be far from the truth. This year added an upgraded physic’s engine with brand new collision technology that allows you to feel each and every hit, while still feeling like the Madden you know and love. With many of the new additions, Madden NFL 25 is a dream for fans of the series, especially those fans of the offensive side of the ball.
Building on the excellent release last year, Madden 25 takes it even further, especially with gameplay. EA stepped up their game with the run this edition as it allows for the most consistent and realistic controlling of a running back I’ve ever played in a football game. I’ve been playing the series since the early 2000’s and there is no doubt in my mind that this is the best iteration I’ve played in the series so far. With the fantastic mix of gameplay changes and Connected Franchises, I know this game will be constantly in my console over the next year. This game is the pinnacle of Madden on the current generation of consoles with the smoothest gameplay by far. – Dean James, Reviews Editor