Madden NFL 11
This is the best football game out there. Well this is the best football game if you don't have Madden 12. Get this game! Online gameplay is terrible though!
You can't make it completely real! It's Great
I hate the people that complain that this game isn't realistic. This is as close as you are going to get for a while. What do you expect. Why I rated this a 10 is because others rated it so low. I would probably give it an 8.5 for real, but I love this game and it is my most played. I'm not a hardcore gamer, but when I get home from work I like to sit down and play madden. It's much better than Halo and those games. The audabling feature was changed, made it better but also kinda worse. The way the players react to getting hit is incredible. I mean the guy will limp if he hurts his leg. Come on! In my opinion this is the best Madden thus far, but they really messed one thing up. They made it so 5 year olds could play. Everything is over-explained and basically makes the offence dominate. I don't know what the other commenter was talking about when he said "I can't break tackles" I can't usually get tackled. But put it on a harder setting and you are good to go. CHANGE ONE THING FOR ME!!!!! RESTART BUTTON DURING GAME IN SUPERSTAR MODE!!!!!!!!!
Doesn't live up to Madden Hype
This game is pretty ridiculous in terms of a sports game. I say this because it means that a sports game is one you play excessively or over a long period of time. Not just one you can rent or get from Gamefly. The things that disappointed me most were that they offered costly downloads as a new option. That's not really an option for someone who doesn't have much money. The other thing; the gameplay is not the same. In game when you select a play, someone gives you advice and talks to you. I'm not sure if you can turn this off but the majority of madden gamers wouldn't prefer this. Other thing they wasted too much time trying to shorten the games by making a "Gameflow", and you can just rush through games. That's great. If you crave football games get either 08, 09 or 10. ESPN NFL 2k5 was the best one I played, but EA sports thought it was excellent and bought rights to the NFL game industry. This game isn't worth 60 dollars, nor your time if you were a big fan of the older madden games.
what's new on madden 11?...not much at all. The hit stick isn't the same, no big hits (haven't seen a helmet pop off yet), ultimate team (which is cool but just a way for EA to make money, you have to buy players with coins that are acquired by playing with the cruddy team you start with or buying coins with Microsoft points), nice 3 click kicking which is harder than the last few years, BUT a very big downfall onside kicks are recovered by the kicking team waaaay too much, which means when you play online most people kick onside almost every kick off! This year was almost the same as Madden 10 the game isn't bad, but it definitely isn't good. I wish the NFL didn't sell out to EA so there would be a choice of NFL games, and us die-hard football fans weren't forced to buy Madden. If i would have known the game wasn't that good I would have waited til it went on sale. Like it or not i know either way I would have bought it because I love football. So I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but if your like me you will buy it anyways because football is awesome, and we have no choice.
I will think that madden is going to be the most realistic game up to date. I wish they could give all the glitches away so the game wont freeze up like 2 seconds. Also I think when you win a game when the people come up to talk to the quarterback or the coach u should be able to talk back and say and just keep on talking until u want to quit. Also when you shake the other teams coach hand u should be able to say something. I think that would be a good feature and it would look and feel more realistic. Also like when u complete a mlb game u go into the lokerroom they should add that to madden. Also another good feature in the begging of the game when u see the quarter back getttin warmed up u should be able to control that person. That would also be a good feature. Also i think u should be able to talk to the fans before and ending of the game. That would be so awesome. But these are some of my decisions that i think if u put these features in the game people will want to buy the game.
This is the best madden of all time. Madden 10 was great and this new madden only adds to its greatness. A lot of people are complaining about the new gameflow system but i think its really cool. I never knew what to pick for defense anyway and this does it for you and makes playing so much quicker. On offense i still pick most of my plays but sometimes use the gameflow. And if you dont like it just turn it off and quite whining. Also these are the best graphics I have seen for any xbox 360 game. The new commentator GUS JOHNSON is a beast. He really adds a lot to the game. His dramatic and intense commentations really add to the realistic feel of the game. The music is also top notch, it really gets you going for some bonecrushing hits. The online play works really well too. You can play just head to head or play 3v3. The 3v3 is pretty sweet, each person controls certain players like QB, HB, WRs, ect. and you can talk via headsets and set up sick plays. All the favorite game modes are back and Franchise is as good as ever and maybe better, but there are a few new surprises. All in all I had a ton of fun playing Madden 11 and I plan to keep having fun with it for quite some time. GO CHARGERS!!!
Not the best game in the world
This game is mostly just a hoax it is an insult to all of us hardcore gamers who want more with M12 We get what we want finaly our dreams have become a reality the real question is what wil madden 13 be like what will the gameplay be like? The one thing i always look forward to is playing ncaa football and importing my RTG into madden or my draft class. So what im saying is madden 11 isnt the best game out there i know some of you liked NFL 2k but its gone so now this is all we got unless some guy is going to make a change in our game life the perfect title would be NFL Football 13 or what ever year it is so thats just my thoughts on the game i mean overall id give it a 6 (Average) its nothing special i mean 2k football was way better i wish they would make madden and 2k combine but we all know that wont happen because EA and 2K are big time Rivals kinda like a jets patriots kinda thing or a Ravens Steelers you get the point so i was just expressing my thoughts on the game so i hope this really long review was helpful to all you madden Fans ( if there are any)
Be careful buying this game preowned
Buying preowned may require you to pay $9.99 to EA sports to enjoy all online features as the code that comes with the game is a ONE TIME use code and would have likely been used by the previous owner. Gamestop doesn't mention this.
this game takes some skill
In this game most people dont like the fact that the defense is so hard and that the offense is so easy. The things is though that defense isnt easy. Defense is the this stopping the offense if the defense is bad then the offense can score all day. This is how football is played for the offense to score and the defense to try and stop them. The graphics are great little odd seeming but i really like them though. Also yes the announcers do sound really strange and need some work. not going to lie they really annoy me everytime you return a kick and they go and he was tackled AT THE 19!!!! and now they will start this drive from THE 19!!!!! like the 19 is some some like crazy sacred word but anyway this game is great. also another flaw is the audible system how you have to click like quick pass and all with A what if im playing someone on split screen and i want to fake them into thinking i audibled well now i cant unless i change the entire formation. all in all this game is great and i definately recomend any madden game
What Did They Do?
Wow, this is a pretty terrible year for Madden and football games. This game is like Frankenstein, they've messed with the innards a little too much this time. This game doesn't feel like madden, it feels like your at an arcade playing some mediocre quick-paced football game. The announcers sound terrible, like it was recorded in 1995 or something. The graphics aren't great, animations are strange. The whole game is completely jerky and has bad performance. It's like they decided to try and make an unrealistic football game instead of realistic. There are some okay things, like having auto sprint. But overall, this is a big step backwards and looks like a low-budget game where quality isn't important. I'm just glad I decided to rent it before buy it, too bad we're all stuck with this until next year. Hopefully they will actually make a good game next year.