This is by far the BEST DAMM MADDEN to date, at last they have come with a game that gives you a reason to sit in front of the set all day/nite, the new superstar mode is great and the training actually helps, not to mention that on punts and kick returns they really do block this time unlike 06. This is the one to rent first and then KEEP IT. GO BENGALS!!!
Madden 07 is pretty much the exact same game as Madden 06. The only differences are subtle and not that impressive. What these games have going for them is that new players enter the league every year and gamers want to play with accurate rosters. As Patriots fan, I wanted Laurence Maroney and Reche Caldwell on my team, and Deion Branch off! This made the game worth renting; Heck, I may even buy it. There are other little things like getting to be the blocker for your run plays, and the 1st person camera view in Superstar mode, but it is basically fundamentally unchanged. I gave it an 8 rating for one simple reason. Madden games are the best football games out there, and I want the new one every year.
NFL Hall of Fame mode. That's all you're going to need. While it's been fun in the past to create yourself and rack up tons of stats, this mode is finally going to make all of that really feel worthwhile. By allowing you to track your progress and giving a checklist to mark your accomplishments, you feel like you're actually in the game and actually rushing for 2000 yards every year. I also love the fact that you can only control your player when you are on the field. This brings a level of realism for you're created character that wasn't there before. While the franchise mode is still good and the graphics are great, considering these are the final gasps of the PS2, the Hall of Fame mode will keep you playing this Madden a lot longer than previous versions.