Rated 9 out of 10 by MackDaddy big improvements from last year
this game is significantly better than last years version which seemed very "last generation" even though it was supposed to be "next generation". this years version definitely is next generation in regard to graphics which are excellent and to me the foundation for the quality of any game. also definitely improved are defensive tactics and play like targeted tackling and pass defense. there is also improved defensive line play allowing for d-lineman to make moves to get past the o-line. this element has been very neglected in past madden games. the offense is essentially the same but with a couple improvements like reading and exploiting mismatches. the overall game play (physics, AI, etc) is slightly better but has always been a strength of madden games so there was not much to improve in my opinion. it looks like they also brought back the ability to play an offline season and control all 32 teams which i really missed last year. overall a noticeably improved version over last year and i look forward to wasting many an hour playing!
Rated 7 out of 10 by rjpe Still getting burned..
First off, I am a veteran Madden player and I don't believe that I am that bad of a player. Just an FYI for anyone that wants to hate on me.
Ok, Madden 15, Defense is the only thing that I am hating on. I STILL can't play defense, just like in Madden 25. I can't stop the run, my defenders leave receivers wide open, and I dislike the new pass rush moves.
Why make me press more buttons to get to the QB, I liked using the right stick to swim and bull rush. But now I have to time a X or an A PEFECTLY depending on my players rush or swim stat, or I won't get off the lineman...
Now that I've hated on Defense I'll throw a little praise to the game. I like the new way to develop players, but, I still don't have a practice squad to put the young guys on. (Now back to the hate) Instead, after the preseason I have to cut the young ones that won't play. Allow me to still develop my young players while they still within my practice squad... Is that so hard to achieve...
I am totally disappointed (again) about the defensive side of this game. I've already found this game not fun because I am giving up so much to opposing offenses...
Rated 9 out of 10 by Gnasty Pure Addiction
This game blew my mind. First off I am not a hardcore Madden fan. I've played a few games over the years, but have always been an NCAA fan. Unfortunately this year I didn't have a choice, but due to Madden 15 I'm sure to fill my football craving. I've always been a huge Dynasty and Franchise mode player and in the last few years sports titled have slowly edged away from my favorite game mode. Now I know why. After starting a My Ultimate Team I instantly became hooked in the game mode. MUT has to be one of the most addicting modes I've ever played. The structure to the challenges is great, completing sets is extremely exciting and opening up a new pack brings me back to my days as a kid just hoping to find another jersey card. My only two complaints is like every sports game the commentary gets old and I can't say I respect Richard Sherman all that much. But the graphics are amazing and the game play is great! This game is amazing, appropriate for all ages and overall just a great time. It's one of the few games I can say that I wish I would have preordered so I would have got the Ultimate Edition. I just can't get enough.
Rated 7 out of 10 by cboland06 Worth the money
Game is very good, especially Madden Ultimate Team. A lot of options to choose from when it comes to players. Remember to buy low, sell high. GP is a good style to start out with. Connected Franchise is well done, except for the fact that it could use the "off the field element" that other past Madden games had to give the player the option of choices that would affect the support of their fans (i.e. getting in fights on and off the field or doing a lot of good deeds for charity). Don't just make it about what happens on the field and then you have the off season and then it's back to the grind. Incorporate the human element into the game to give the players choices about how they spend their money and their time.
Rated 1 out of 10 by phillwood worst madden i have ever played
I bought madden 15 for 360 and i had loads of fun gameplay was good ratings were a little bad, but that was ok.The graphics were bad but still the gameplay was nice I could run the ball well get out the pocket and juke a lot. When I picked this up just garbage, Running was a pain I was always getting picked off. The defense for cpu was unreal and my defense was terrible even if had a lot of good players. To top it all off there were only two new features that i actually thought useful. It was always stressful to play and boring and I enjoyed madden 13 more than this cause at least in that I could pick my captains. Overall terrible game try again next year ea.
Rated 8 out of 10 by johndoe30 gotta have a football
If you like football you should get this its also better when using kinect some people giving this game bad reviews all because its not what they want or they brought it the first day and want the game to be perfect this game is good yes EA needs to add more things and make players look even more realer
Rated 6 out of 10 by matthewwww ideas
this game is fun, you can put alot of time into it if you really want too. but i think they should bring back some of the old things, like the pro bowl, where u can have your own crib. etc. make it a little more realistic, put some more time into it. i have every single madden game ever made. please bring back 2k games. throw some blitz the legue playing actions into it. more excitment, more people that will play, also more money you will be getting (;
Rated 0 out of 10 by Mikey1556 Madden 15 needs more !
First let me state madden is a great game but i have gotten board very fast playing it. I think it should consist more player emotion like yelling, arguing to players, pushing and shoving , and etc I think every one wants too see madden go back to the aggressive stage. Make us feel proud when we in a playoff game or a over time game. I know the commentary will repeat but at least have it being a exciting repeat. Let us have more freedom of customizing our players, let us have the one sleeve and option. A big one give more of a life like feeling too the connected franchise. Do what 2k14 does like give a story line and more life like situations like getting traded if not good enough make us that and you'll have a perfect madden.
Rated 2 out of 10 by TEN245 Very Upset and Dissapointed
This review is made just as a warning to any people wanting to buy this game for the reasons i did which is to Play with friends in Team Play or Community mode. After watching IGN's review of the game and looking up the details i assumed TEAM PLAY is in Madden 15 which it is not so i just bought the Xbox One and Madden 15 for no reason i am returning this game immediately as it is of no use to me i hope i helped someone not waste 60 dollars like myself. It just blows my mind that EA would not include such a popular gamemode that has beeen in the series for years. But beyond that, the graphics are good but that is the only improvement just stick to Madden 25 i know i will.
Rated 8 out of 10 by GrimReapor Perfect upgrade to next generation
I was very disappointed in EA Sports when they released Madden 25 on the next generation consoles. I was expecting this big upgrade from 360, but all I got was basically the same game, with a different cover. Madden 15 was (in my opinion) the first real sports game that made me feel like I was there in the game. The graphics are phenomenal, it literally looks like I'm looking at the real life players. The only thing I don't like is I think that defense (preferably the d-line) is a little OP. Don't get me wrong, I love the defensive upgrade, now I can actually play defense with out wanting to shoot my brains out, but I think EA overpowered it a little too much.