GodisaGeek: "So, another year, another excellent effort from EA Tiburon, who continue to push things forward. There is always room for improvement with any game – and here there are a few niggles: the poor crowd visuals, dull commentary, perhaps even a slightly unfair advantage for the player who wields the best running back. There should have been more John Madden, too; even a bit of his commentary would have been extremely welcome. But these are small potatoes when you see how well everything else stacks up.
Despite the switch toward ground-based offences yielding the best results, the passing game is as great as ever. The career modes are terrific fun and, as with most of EA’s oeuvre, there is enough gaming here to keep you entertained for at least another year. And there is no denying that the physics and physicality are seriously impressive – if the Infinity 2 engine is able to deliver so impressively, then we are eager to see how the Ignite Engine will make a difference when sports games start to arrive on the next generation of consoles." 9/10