GameTrailers: "Madden 25 isn't much of showcase for the franchise's storied history, but that's probably for the best -- it's clear more time was spent fixing the things that needed fixing rather than building new additions on a shaky foundation. The physics, animations, and AI are among the best this series has seen since its inception. The level of customization and flexibility offered to players is another bright spot, with users able to freely share rosters, sliders, and playbooks with the community. The interface is striking, and setting up online matches and leagues is seamless. While the changes may seem more like a layup over the crossbar than a Lambeau Leap, it still is, as Madden would say, one heck of a game."