Madden returns for the '07 season and makes it's debut on the PS3, all while failing to bring anything new into the mix.

User Rating: 6.6 | Madden NFL 07 PS3
Madden has had a huge impact on the way we think about football games and video games in general. Its outstanding gameplay has made a generation of gamers clamour over it every time it releases, but after playing this year's version, that may change. The gameplay is virtually unchanged, with the exception of changing where the sprint button is located and making the truck stick have more purposes than just trucking people over. Overall it is too formal for a casual gamer that is not a fan of the NFL to pick up and play. It lacks the arcade feel of all other pro football games.

Visuals are good, but slightly more muddy that the 360 version of the game. Lighting and contact made on the field is as accurate as it gets.

The worst thing about Madden is that it's the only football game with an NFL license, so EA doesn't need to put everything they have into the game to make it the best it can possibly be. This is shown in the bad playbook selection screen where you opponent has the ability to look at your play and adjust his selection to your's. The Superstar Mode offers a fun, innovative gameplay and is the only real addition to the game. Even though Superstar Mode is fun, it doesn't replace the fun simulation fans used to have in the franchise mode, which is oddly missing.

Overall it's as good of a game as it has been for the last few years, but offers no great new features and even lacks some of the old ones. I would not even spend $30 it now costs. Wait until '08 comes out and see if it recaptures our love for the game, or simply buy NCAA '08 or All-Pro Football 2K8 for some real arcade-style football.

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