David Pierce: If you have any positive feelings toward football whatsoever, odds are high that you’ve played Madden football games. Madden’s been around since 1988, and has over the last 23 years become a favorite among athletes and fans alike. Madden NFL 12 is the latest in the series, and brings with it some notable improvements and tweaks, both to the gameplay itself and to the gaming experience. The game is more realistic than ever, and more accessible to non-obsessives than ever—which has some consequences obsessives might not like. Overall, however, it’s a gorgeous, fun-to-play game that should keep even the most ravenous Madden fans happy, and a clear Editors' Choice pick.