Rated 5.7 out of 10 by 225
Rated 2 out of 10
by ColeTrain1121 Not the Madden I expected.
I have played Madden for year an I have loved them. They really have been great games. I can't say that this year. The Madden Moments graphics, and play now are amazing. I really enjoyed both parts of that. I really can deal with only have the instrumental music in the background or even the new layout. What I can not put up with is the fact that they made this Career Mode garbage. Really if you are any kind of Madden fan you can actually agree you loved the fact that you could transfer you NCAA roster over allow you to pick up your favorite players for next year. This is not true anymore. You also appreciated the fact that you were not forced to practice every time that you play or that you are not playing some Elder Scrolls game were you have to use XP to level or or make players better. I also can not deal with the fact that it has become so difficult to trade player that I think I might need to call in Stephen Hawking to help me figure it out. If Madden is smart and does not want to lose anymore players they will switch back next year to the original plan. If not like many people that have listed reviews before me Madden better prepare to lose a lot of money next year.
Rated 1 out of 10
by THEDEAL Madden 13-ONLINE PLAY ONLY?? and u have to pay????
me and my friends foe over ten years have played Madden royaly, but once again you disabled any kind of game modes were you can play w/you friends in person. I know u think the internet is the way to go. But when it comes down to it, bragging rights only matter when u see the person u playing infrony of you!!!!! IM SCHOCKED YOU WOULDNT let us play more than one controlled player/coach for season modes. yeah great, im 7yrs old and love playing sport games by myself???? whats happened at EA. i hope a petion will be filed. as for game, i refuse to by after buying it every year. il just wait to FiFa 13 comes out.........
Rated 9 out of 10
by tanerial86 good times
its time to get down and gritty touchdown ive been waiting for this for a long time coming an finally its here yes
Rated 3 out of 10 by iNKAHOLIC So disappointed in EA and this game.
EA has completely ruined this game. My opinion, do not waist your money if you are a big Madden fan in the past. There is no Franchise mode, you can not edit roster at all and i mean at all, not even changing a jersey number, you can not create a player for your career, just play now is all. The game is still ok for online play but single player is seriously ruined. Career mode is stupid. you cant control both sides of the ball if you play as a player and not a coach and that means leaving the computer ai to run your offense if you are a defensive player or letting it control your defense if you are a offensive player and lets just say the ai is horrible. I know its hard to believe the kids that go on and on about how bad it is but believe me, i am 29 and have been playing madden for years and EA has tried something new with 2013 and ruined the single player experience. I have had it for 2 days and i am trading it in today. Single player, dont waist your money, Online player, its ok.
Rated 8 out of 10 by blah93 great game for sports fans
great game had it a few days before release and still playing it almost daily. i really enjoy playing friends online and offline however i do not enjoy connected careers at all EA sports should of stood with the regular franchise mode. i am having too much problems trying to figure things out in connected careers for example i love to create my own team or own players and put them to compete in franchise mode and with this new connected careers i can no longer do that. overall the game is great and well worth your purchase the gameplay is great the graphics are good enough but ea needs to add tattoos to players and better looking hair. another thing i am a bit disappointed in is there is no soundtrack available just plain old football theme instrumentals which i don't mind if they at least allowed you to have a custom soundtrack like mlb the show (ps3 users) well thats about it like i said its a great game but i just can't overlook the minor issues i have with it.
Rated 2 out of 10 by ronmd24 Worst Madden ever
I am updating my initial review. Upon further playing Madden 13, it is worse than my original analysis. It seems as if their emphasis is mainly online modes (head to head and franchise). Which not everyone can or does play online. Like most people, I mainly play franchise mode. There is no franchise mode. You have to practice every week and meet team goals. I do like being able to progress players mid season or every week. But you have to complete tasks to do so. Also, you cannot use updated rosters in Connected Careers. They have a separate roster for that. They are bringing back fantasy draft, according to EA's website. But this is an overall disappointment. Also, the best receivers in the game will drop easy passes. You can complete passes down field this year but it has to be perfect because the DBs will intercept it. Madden has been good the past few years but this a major disappointment. I hope that 2K sports releases it's football game this year so that I won't have to buy Madden because it's the only football game.
Rated 3 out of 10 by RedDrargons317 EA tricked me again...
As always EA says this is a different game. Yea it is a bit different BUT it still has the same problems. The players are not as stiff BUT the slightest touch can knock your player down...annoying. The player movement is about the only thing they seemed to change. The one thing they didn't change is the picks. Yes a LB can pick off a pass BUT when a LB jumps like he's Durant and picks you off...c'mon man. Another thing is I love how when there is 14 seconds and I trying to smash the X button so I can pick another play, doesn't happen. I'm watching players walk around the field. EA also said there are no predetermined plays...right I believe that one. EA just makes a couple of tweaks every year and tell people IT'S A NEW GAME. It's the same thing every time. I'm done with EA! This is the last time I will be buying Madden. They have been going down hill for awhile. Madden, Live, and Battlefield. All use to be great games....NO MORE! 2K all the way.
Rated 2 out of 10 by adrew11 Huge let down
The actual game play on the field is MUCH better than previous years. Unfortunately, EA ruined the game by changing franchise to Connected Careers. EA made this a game for the casual gamer that isn't a football fan (an attempt to bring in new fans). Connected Careers lets you control ONE coach or ONE player. You can no longer control multiple teams from one console. You can no longer import rosters from NCAA. You can no longer conduct a fantasy draft. You can no longer alter ANYTHING on the rosters. These things could almost be overlooked, but you can't make a trade for any halfway decent players on Connected Careers because the computer will refuse to trade anyone younger than 28 years old or with overall rating of 80. This game was made for online users only (offline users don't get the same updates). I've had the game about a week and I am already bored with it. If you only play a single game at a time, this is the game for you.
Rated 9 out of 10 by JIOHN Best Madden Yet!!!
I got this game the first day it came out. I started to do a franchise untill I relized there was no franchise. When i started playing the acual game long passes were impossible and I couldn't stop throwing ints. I thought this game sucks and I just wasted 60 bucks, but after a few days of playing the game and getting used to the new features I loved it. I found out connected career mode is better than franchise ever was and the passes and runs are very relistic. The graphics are better than I have seen on any game and the physic engine does nothing but make it feel like a real NFL game. The hits are powerful and you have more control than ever on the style of team you have, The Nfl draft on the game is great and the players rookie ratings are far more realistic. I just can't say enough on why this is ten times better than madden 12. This is by far the best madden yet and it will be very hard for EA sports to top this next year.