IGN writes "Madden NFL Football on the 3DS reminded me of how I enjoyed sports games when I was a kid, and not in a good way. When I was young, I'd tear open that morning's issue of Newsday and pour over the box scores. My friends and I would create fantasy leagues for the MLB and NHL based on these box scores, keeping track of our stats by hand. Before long, my love of statistics combined with the video games I was playing. Early sports games on the SNES didn't have season modes, so I'd keep intricate stats of my own to make up for what titles like NHL '93 lacked."