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Madden NFL 25 [PS4] Review: The Greatest Madden to Date - Stealthy Box

"Earlier this year, [Stealthy Box] reviewed Madden NFL 25 on PlayStation 3 and was left with the impression that EA Sports had put the majority of its focus on the Ignite Engine and next-generation Madden for PlayStation 4. With the launch of the PlayStation 4 yesterday, [Stealthy Box] put this theory to the test and dove into Madden NFL 25 head first for roughly 20-25 hours." - David Wales

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23Breach3899d ago

Boo hiss, Madden is the Call of Duty for Bros before Call of Duty was for bros

pedrof933899d ago

The equivalent of FIFA/PES, here in Europe.

3-4-53899d ago

uhh PES is awesome though, & fifa is good as well

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Boody-Bandit3899d ago

Madden is COD in one respect. People either hate or they like it but as usual the haters are the most vocal.

solid_snake36563899d ago

I have the frickin game and it sucks big time.

Psychotica3899d ago

I have the game and I really like it..

Ketzicorn3899d ago

It's got some frustrating gameplay elements(ballerina interceptions) and EA lying about the crowds(there 10 of the same model in almost every section with the same movements) and the sidelines are still atrocious(cutscenes are not the same as interactive sidelines) but all in all I think it is a good step in the right direction as a lot of elements were improved.

SolidDuck3899d ago

I have it on ps4, I agree I think it's the best madden yet. But I would still like to see big improvements in the coming years. It's far from perfect.

jmc88883899d ago (Edited 3899d ago )

I can't seem to find the regular franchise mode, where you can control ALL the players, not just the one retired player you pick to redo his career... on one side of the game (off or def). So you 'simulate' the other side of the ball, and if you play as a QB, you don't control the RB, nor do you control the receivers before or after the catch. Really weird.

The game looks a good bit better then the 360/PS3 versions, but still looks last gen. Like they upped the textures a bit, added more player animations, and raised the resolution. But still falls short of what next-gen should look like. A good jump, but a good jump from a lower level, still means overall you're in a lower place then it should be.

It's a cool game, but you can really tell that this is the 1st madden game in 6 years to be 1080p...aka the last PC version Madden 2008.

They simply got stagnated and now don't know what to do for next-gen.

It's also a reason why NBA2k14 looks next gen and NBA Live doesn't. Because NBA2k14 kept pushing the bar with the PC version every year, and so when they decided to make a next-gen version they already had a bunch of competencies of what was needed to achieve a next-gen game.

EA Sports is starting next gen from scratch. But that's what exclusive rights and narrowing focus to the same hardware for nearly a decade will do.

Still though it's the best Madden game in years, so if you're like me and have been waiting for a Madden game that represents a decent upgrade for once, this is it.

Ketzicorn3899d ago

For controlling all the players in a franchise do connected careers as a coach or Gm.

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Madden NFL 25 New Gameplay Features for PS5, Xbox Series and PC Revealed, Closed Beta Kicks Off

EA has revealed the Madden NFL 25 new gameplay features incoming for the PS5, Xbox Series and PC versions, as the closed beta kicks off today.

GamerRN34d ago

Is there anything they can really do to fix this franchise?

just_looken34d ago

Though i agree the truth is that it always sells well and then millions are made in ultimate team.

GamerRN34d ago

Because there is no competition

just_looken33d ago

@GamerRN

There was a CFL game to be tossed out crashed and burned but there is other football games just none are official nfl stuff.

CobraKai33d ago

NFL Gameday and NFL 2K really pushed Madden to be better

badboyz0933d ago (Edited 33d ago )

NFL gamers need to boycott which is very easy with the social media age we live in until than no. EA has a monopoly you want a better product to end the monopoly. get on twitter trending daily to the NFL.

FIELDMARSHALL_P33d ago

Man I quit playing madden back in 2004 that was my boycott because I just got tired of the same thing, updated rosters. My boys still play Madden I'll pick up the sticks every now and then when I'm chilling at their houses but at my house, EA gets none of my money for Madden.

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Madden 25 Is Set To Release On August 16th With Lots Of Pre Order Perks

EA Sports subtly announced the Madden 25 release date in their EA Sports College Football 25 announcement. The standard edition of Madden 25 will release on Friday, August 16th 2024. You can get early access starting on Tuesday, August 13th 2024 if you purchase the Deluxe or MVP editions of the game or if you […]

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CobraKai65d ago

Is Madden still a big deal? I remember how huge it was to have a console launch with a Madden title. Now it seems like no one cares

CrimsonWing6964d ago

I’m pretty sure Madden games sell like crazy at launch still.

Walalon33d ago

It's the CoD of Sport Games with FIFA

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All 13 Madden NFL Super Bowl Predictions and Results