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GF Rating
7.7

5017 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

I Expected so much more

posted by xr4ticlone (FORT COLLINS, CO) Sep 26, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

Overall, the game is decent. Definitly not the best football game that I have ever played by far however. The Graffics and Gameplay are much improved from last year's game but we still get the same lame comentary as the other games. They continue to use the same phrases over and over and how in the world do they not know how to say Tim Tebow's name? The franchise mode is very boring as there is no season groth and decline in players as well a very poorlly done offseason mode. Their new free agency mode where you make bids on players is crazy. I don't think you only get 2 min to sign a player. Souting is also lacking as I still have yet to figure out why they have question marks in front of all of the stats on rookies. A 40 time is a 40 time, it does not fluxuate as much as they make it seem.

All that aside, the aspect I was most disapointed in is their become a superstar mode. There really is not much to it and you cannot change a camera mode. You use the same one as you would to play a regular game. That means you can't even see the wide out unless he runs into the screen.

Overall I expected much more and it seems to me that Madden has continued its decline over the years as NCAA has continued to get better.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Just Another Year

posted by TheGangsta (MILWAUKEE, WI) Sep 25, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

This years annual release of EA Sports' Madden franchise boasts new features, new mechanics,new game modes but still seems to fall short of being better than last year.

Madden 2012 seems to stick to what got them to the game,the graphics are basically the same with a few tweaks here and there.
The controls are still the same and so is the gameplay, minus the awful rewind feature.
Online is still the same and with a couple of new additions for die hard madden fans. I guess Franchise mode has had more attention than anything given there are quite a few changes here most will enjoy.

Overall Madden 2012 is what it is a good sports game, the question is it better than last year's? Remains the debate and only the fans can answer.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Madden is still Madden

posted by SkaVeNgeR (CHICAGO, IL) Sep 25, 2011

Member since Jan 2005

Without any competition whatsoever its hard to determine if Madden is the best simulation football experience since it's the ONLY game of its kind. This year's edition has made some upgrades with player tackling, franchise, and several other areas. There are still some issues with mechanics. For example, if you've got a few steps on a defender and you throw the ball ahead of the WR, the defender can still bat the ball down and in some plays get an INT. It's impossible and down right irritating. The player tackling has been improved in the sense that you can hit a player being gabbed already but on the back end of that, you can chase a guy down and yank him back which is unrealistic. They also have pretty much eliminated breaking tackles for a big gain. You can break them, but will most likely get tackled right after. The AI still makes very dumb moves which allows big plays or causes you to miss big plays (not playing the coverage correctly on defense, linemen won't block, etc.). It has a realistic feel overall despite some of the flaws that they continue to work on. I give it a 7 out of 10 because it is really good football game but still has some work to do to be a complete simulation.

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