Granted, it's an old game. But still. Even judging it just from when I first played it back in the day, it's awful. The Madden franchise starting declining around the time of this games release, and for good reason. It picked back up in 2009 but by then they had worked out the kinks of next gen titles, which was the largest problem with this game. The games release was pushed for the Xbox 360 and it shouldn't have been. Many glitches and just overall game play flaws. The game has some serious kinks but can be played for about 2 hours before wanting to bang your head on the wall, smash, drown, and burn this game. In a nutshell, this is the worst piece of garbage I've played since "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Which literally made me throw my NES back into my basement and smash the game with a small hammer.
Ea took Madden, parked it on a street in a ghetto neighborhood and in the morning after it was completely stripped they took it back wrapped it up and sold to 360 users as a football game. This game is missing so many elements that the original Xbox had in it , it was ridiculous!!! and then they charged $10 more for it. This game is horrible, I would rather play "10 Yard Fight " on the 8 bit Nintendo.