GameStyle writes: "Another year and another update for the Madden franchise. Gamestyle supposes that this is where were supposed to insert some pithy quip about how regularly EA update their sports titles. Or, in our own inimitable British style, about how American Football is Rugbys poor cousin. But we wont. Instead, well focus on the difficult task of trying to review a game where the majority of changes from its predecessor are small and incremental.
Indeed, so successful and long-lived has the franchise been that Madden has become totally dominant and is the only option for American Football fans wanting to play the game at home. Almost every iteration is hailed as the greatest American Football game to arrive on the current crop of consoles, only to inevitably and predictably fall by the wayside when the following year's offering arrives."