Tag: Madden Nfl
News EA Sports Fumbled the Save Files of a Massive Number of Madden NFL 23 Franchises
Dropped the ball
EA Sports has lost the progress of a large number of Franchise mode save files in Madden NFL 23. While it’s possible to play the game entirely offline, it’s recommended you take advantage of the publisher’s servers in order to speed up certain activities, like simulating games. You can, of course, also invite your friends and...
News Pro Players Put Madden NFL 23 Through Its Paces on PS5, PS4
Want to see some unedited footage of Madden NFL 23? How does around 20 minutes played by pro players suit you? This is a pretty sanitised piece, so you’re not going to hear much negative feedback from TDBarrett and Cleff, but it showcases some of the new features well, like stand-up tackling and precision passing. As you’d expect, the...
News Madden NFL 23's Franchise Mode Sounds Incredible on PS5, PS4
Lots to dig into
The meat of any single player sports game is its Franchise mode, and it’s an area where Madden NFL has long been lagging behind its competition. To its credit, though, EA Sports committed to improving the experience a few years back, and has been iterating on its offering ever seen. Madden NFL 22 saw some pretty nice improvements...
News Madden NFL 23 Introduces FIELDSense on PS5, Touches Down 19th August
Just hits different
It wouldn’t be a new EA Sports announcement without some head-scratching buzzwords, and Madden NFL 23 is all about FIELDSense this year. This is not to be confused with FIFA 22’s previously introduced HyperMotion motion capture technology, which we’d expected to tackle the gridiron this year – but it seems like the...
News Madden NFL 23 Celebrates the Life and Legacy of John Madden
All Madden Edition mimics original John Madden Football box
As was perhaps predicted following his passing in December 2021, football icon John Madden will be the cover star for Madden NFL 23. The legendary coach turned broadcaster is synonymous with both football and sports video games, and three unique box arts will depict key moments from his...
News EA Sports Rebrands Madden NFL 22 for Big Bo Jackson Promo
Tecmo Bowl cheat code and real-life Raiders running back Bo Jackson has taken over Madden NFL 22, as part of a mid-season ‘Bo Knows’ promo inspired by the NFL and MLB legend. The update, available now, spans all facets of the game – and even replaces the traditional cover stars Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, at least temporarily...
News Madden NFL 22's Revamped Scouting Releases on PS5, PS4
Dig into the details
A fairly large part of Madden NFL 22’s pre-release hype cycle focused on the changes that EA Sports is making to the game’s Scouting system in Franchise mode. This was, at launch and in previous entries, fairly rudimentary. You’d get a handful of points each week which you could spend to reveal further information about...
News Madden NFL 22 Adds Tottenham Hotspur Content Ahead of the London Games
This weekend the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets will descend on London for a seasonal match-up that will put one of the two teams on at least two wins – although, given the state of these franchises, we wouldn’t be surprised if they both found a way to lose. The game – the first of a two-part series – will be played at the...
News Madden NFL 22 Will Be Free-to-Play on PS5, PS4, for Season Kick Off
Run it back
Football is back this week, with the season kick off pitting the Dallas Cowboys against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And to mark the occasion, EA Sports is making Madden NFL 22 free-to-play across the PlayStation 5 and PS4. Starting 9th September through 12th September, you’ll be able to download the American football simulation and play...
News Represent One of Ten Colleges in Madden NFL 22's Superstar KO
Back to school
We’re going to have to wait a little while longer for the return of EA Sports College Football, but until then, Madden NFL 22 is hoping to warm you up with the addition of ten prestigious programs to its Superstar KO mode. You’ll be able to represent the likes of Clemson, LSU, and University of Florida, as you partake in the new...
News Madden NFL 22's EA Play Early Access Kicks Off on 12th August
EA Play subscribers will be able to pass rush an early access trial of Madden NFL 22 from 12th August, and for Ultimate Team players there will be exclusive challenges reserved for the pre-release period. Those of you who dig into the popular team building mode will be able to complete time-limited challenges focusing on cover stars Tom...
News Madden NFL 22 Outlines Post-Release Scouting System Overhaul
Adding depth to drafting
For the first time in years, EA Sports is investing in Franchise mode in Madden NFL 22, and it’s making some massive improvements to the mode. One oft-requested update, Scouting, will be added post-release in a September live service update – and it sounds like a big improvement. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys...
News Madden NFL 22's Face of the Franchise Depicts Your Rise to Stardom
This year's denser mode detailed
Madden NFL 21’s story was a car crash, but EA Sports is giving Face of the Franchise one more run in Madden NFL 22. The mode will once again see you start out at college before getting drafted to the NFL, and you’ll be able to select from a variety of different classes to determine your personality on the turf...
News Madden NFL 22 PS5 Gameplay Trailer Details the New Game Day Experience
Are you Madden, bro?
Madden NFL 22’s big new gameplay feature this year is what it’s describing as Dynamic Gameday – and unfortunately for PlayStation 4 owners, it’ll only be available on next-gen consoles. The idea is that the title aims to better capture what it’s like playing in a real-life NFL game, so if you’re away from home and...
News Madden NFL 22 Completely Transforms Franchise Mode on PS5, PS4
A big W
EA Sports regularly gets criticised – and rightly so – but Madden NFL 22’s rebuilt Franchise Mode is shaping up to be something special. The publisher announced a commitment to its most popular single player mode prior to the release of Madden NFL 21, and in fairness to the firm, it looks like it’s delivered. This year’s game is...
News Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes Headline Madden NFL 22 on PS5, PS4
Releases on 20th August
Madden NFL 22 will launch a deep shot to the PlayStation 5 and PS4 from 20th August, and here’s your first look at “enhanced” next-gen gameplay footage. The American football sim’s headline new feature, Dynamic Gameday, promises to transform the experience across all modes. “Whether installing a weekly game plan in...
News Madden NFL 22 PS5, PS4 Reveal Targets 17th June
Madden NFL 22’s cover athlete – alongside, we assume, first gameplay details – will be revealed on 17th June. A teaser trailer uploaded to the franchise’s various social media accounts show a goat and a kid, which would seemingly corroborate rumours that quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are set to front this year’s...
News Madden NFL 21 Coming to EA Play Next Week, Star Wars Squadrons in March
Flag on the play
Update: EA has announced more of what it has in store for its EA Play subscription service over the coming months, with Star Wars Squadrons also set to join the vault in March. There’s no word on when the dogfighting title will be available for members to download, but it’ll follow Madden NFL 21, which is slated for 2nd March...
Soapbox The Long, Painful Path to My First Madden NFL 21 Online Win
I like American football games (I’m even trying to collect every one ever made); I’m not very good at American football games. While I can generally hold my own against the computer, I’ve long endured a painful relationship online, getting my ass kicked at every opportunity. I have won matches in previous instalments, but nursing an 0-14...
News Madden NFL 21 Tips Kansas City Chiefs for Super Bowl LV
Mahomes to overcome Brady
The build-up to Super Bowl LV has been interesting to observe. The Kansas City Chiefs, with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback and offensive weapons like Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, are the favourites – but you just can’t rule out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Brady, with six rings, knows how to get the job done, and...
News Madden NFL 21 Will Host This Year's Pro Bowl
It's in the game
For those of you who don’t know, the Pro Bowl is an annual exhibition match designed to celebrate the best players from the NFL each season. It sees the top stars and coaches from the NFC and the AFC duking it out in a one-off game, and historically takes place on the weekend before the Super Bowl. This year, of course,...
News Madden NFL 21 Adds SpongeBob SquarePants Stadium, Challenges, Clothing
Gameplay challenges inspired by Nickelodeon show
Update: As promised, EA Sports has released an update for Madden NFL 21 which goes further than we ever anticipated with the SpongeBob SquarePants content. As of today, you'll find a new arena in the yard: SpongeBob Reef-Top. This is, as you'd expect, packed with references to the Nickelodeon show...
News Madden NFL 21 Makes Some Adjustments to Franchise Mode
Back when Madden NFL 21 was under the microscope last year, EA Sports promised that it was committed to improving the popular Franchise Mode over the course of the season. Now as we near the NFL playoffs, the developer is rolling out a major update for the title that will make some minor but appreciated tweaks to the campaign. The headl
News Madden NFL 21 Throws a Quick Pass to PS5, Upgrade Available Now
Ahead of schedule
Just like FIFA 21, the PlayStation 5 upgrade for Madden NFL 21 is also available now. The next-gen version weighs in at 50.46GB, so it’s smaller than its PlayStation 4 counterpart, which bloated to around 70GB with patches installed. Obviously this next-gen version brings with it some major tweaks, like the integration of Next...
News Madden NFL 21 Improves Gameplay with NFL Next-Gen Stats on PS5
EA Sports has finally detailed Madden NFL 21 for the PlayStation 5, and its headline feature is the integration of NFL Next-Gen Stats. You may have heard about this while watching NFL broadcasts for the past five seasons. For those of you who don’t know, there’s a lot more going on with each player’s padding than protection from...
News Madden NFL 21 PS5 Trophies Emerge, And EA Sports Couldn't Even Update the Icon
You’ve just got to laugh, haven’t you? Madden NFL 21 has completely missed the PlayStation 5’s launch after the PlayStation 4 version secured Metacritic’s worst ever user score, and despite being due out on 4th December, we’re yet to see it in action. Well, now the Trophies have rolled out on Sony??
News Madden NFL 21 Cuts to PS5 from 4th December, Free PS4 Upgrade
Rushing in fashionably late
Madden NFL 21 won’t be rushing to the PlayStation 5 in time for launch, but it will still reach the Endzone before Christmas, as EA Sports has attached a 4th December release date to its next-gen football game. While the playoff brackets should be starting to take shape by then, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the...
News Will FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21 Be PS5 Launch Games?
EA Sports saying nothing
Two games we would have bet our vintage New York Giants jersey on being ready for the PlayStation 5’s release: FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21. But we’re now just three weeks away from the console’s launch in North America, and we haven’t heard a peep since the summer about the next-gen sports simulations. In fact,
News Madden NFL 21 Celebrates a New Season of Football by Going Free-to-Play This Weekend
A new season of football is almost upon us, and one that’s set to be unlike any that have come before it. Freshly minted Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes and his Kansas City Chiefs will kick off against DeShaun Watson’s Houston Texans this week, and in order to celebrate you’ll be able to play Madden NFL 21 all weekend for free...
News Madden NFL 21 Adds Quarterback Colin Kaepernick As Free Agent
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been added to Madden NFL 21 for the first time since 2016, after EA Sports reached out to the player directly in order to secure rights to his likeness. The two-time WAC offensive player of the year is available as a free agent in Franchise mode, where he commands an 81-overall...
News Madden Embraces NFL Street with The Yard
New mode is all about backyard football
Madden NFL 21 will follow in FIFA’s footsteps and incorporate its own adaptation of the street-focused Volta football mode named The Yard. Inspired by backyard football, this brand new option introduces its own rules and progression, challenging you to develop your own avatar in 6v6 matches where the centre...
News Madden NFL 21 Devs Comment As #FixMaddenFranchise Trends
But it has very little to say
EA Sports has commented on a social media campaign which trended earlier this week, as fans registered their dissatisfaction with Madden NFL 21’s improvements to the popular Franchise mode. Earlier this week, the publisher released a blog post outlining the additions and improvements
News Snoop Dogg to Star in Madden NFL 21's Rags-to-Riches Campaign
High school prospect to superstar
Snoop Dogg will make a cameo in Madden NFL 21’s revised Face of the Franchise mode, which will see you work your way up from high school prospect to bonafide NFL superstar. As part of a blog post, EA Sports has revealed how the campaign will expand upon last year’s effort, as you start out playing backup...
Gallery Madden NFL 21 Screenshots Showcase Raytraced Helmets
A nice detail
Let’s hope these Madden NFL 21 screenshots are truly representative of the PlayStation 5 version of the game, because it looks ridiculous. Our favourite detail so far – aside from the rain lashing down on new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady – is the way EA Sports is using raytracing to reflect entire stadiums on the...
News FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21 Will Use PS5's Controller to Heighten Immersion
Feel next level
If you buy FIFA 21 or Madden NFL 21 for the PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free – and here’s what publisher EA Sports has in store for us. Both titles will use the new DualSense controller to provide “rich and responsive haptic feedback” that promises to let you “feel the rhythm...
News EA Sports to Extend Madden Partnership with NFL
Roughing the passer
EA Sports is on the cusp of extending its partnership with the National Football League, securing its position as the sole creator of “NFL-themed realistic action simulation video games” through the 2025 season. It’ll also have an option to further that deal through the 2026 season, taking the series up to Madden NFL 27 at...
News Madden Bowl Champion Plays Punter in QB Position, Doesn't Throw a Single Pass
Wins with a shutout
In a result that must leave EA Sports more than a little red-faced, professional Madden NFL 20 player Raidel ‘Joke’ Brito won the Madden Bowl 2020 Championship this weekend – using a roster without a quarterback in it. The e-sports superstar used Washington Redskins punter Tress Way to hand the snaps off, as part of a...
News Watch Six Seconds of Madden NFL 21 Next-Gen Gameplay
Into the endzone
Is it gameplay? Probably not, but that’s what EA Sports is describing this six-second look at Madden NFL 21 to be, so we’ll take the publisher’s word for it. Much of this trailer taken from Microsoft’s big Inside Xbox showcase centres on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes but we are treated to a teensy glimpse of...
News Kansas City Chiefs to Beat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl, Reckons Madden NFL 20
49ers are going Mahomes
Iron-armed Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will bust through the San Francisco 49ers’ stubborn defence to win this weekend’s Super Bowl, believes Madden NFL 20. EA Sports has been collating data and running predictions based on its ranking data all week, and you can get a behind-the-scenes from what the...
Hands On Madden NFL 20's Superstar KO Mode Channels NFL Blitz
Big plays, big prizes
One impressive Aaron Rodgers drive aside, last week’s NFL season opener between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers was a fairly mundane affair. While there’s plenty to appreciate about the defensive game, the reason we all tune in to football every Sunday is to see the big plays – and that’s what Madden NFL 20’s...
E3 2018 Saquon Barkley Rips Through a Stubborn Defence in Madden NFL 19 Trailer
Madden NFL 19’s reveal trailer goes big on New York Giants’ rookie running back Saquon Barkley, as it rattles off some clichés while showing Eli Manning handing off to his new man. There’s not a whole lot to glean from this cinematic footage really, and there was even less meat to the title’s on-stage presentation: Pittsburgh...
News Madden NFL 19 Enters the End Zone on 10th August
Terrell Owens snatches Hall of Fame cover
Madden NFL 19 will kickoff on 10th August on the PlayStation 4, with EA Sports promising an improvement on the “success of last season”. Six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Terrell Owens will front the Hall of Fame Edition, which will retail for $79.99 in the United States, and will include early access (7th...
Feature Mad About Madden - Then and Now
It's (still) good
With the United States bracing itself for its annual football frenzy in the form of the elaborately named Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend, we’re avoiding predictable prophecies regarding likely victors, and instead looking a little closer to home. While the game of American Football has always remained something of an underground...