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  1. 10 (2017)
  2. 9 (3690)
  3. 8 (985)
  4. 7 (337)
  5. 6 (106)
  6. 5 (85)
  7. 4 (40)
  8. 3 (37)
  9. 2 (30)
  10. 1 (224)

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  • User Rating 8.6

    If you're a fan of the Madden series, you'll still probably get enjoyment out of this year's version, but like me, you'l

    Rated on January 02, 2006 by CTOCTOCTO

    Madden's graphics remain a bit above average, but perhaps because it's catering to the consoles, it's just not that impressive anymore, and I think the days when I used to consider Madden to have abou...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    It's the same as 2004, just a few extra features for the professional control jockeys....

    Rated on September 16, 2004 by BucketSmith

    The graphics, as usual are fantastic, and there are some environment enhancements over 2004 (if a late game, as the game goes on, the sun goes down, etc.). The ambient sound has been improved, and the...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Excellent game! What more do you want?

    Rated on September 16, 2004 by xelalex24

    I played this game non stop since it came out. Barely got any sleep. Took a day off of work. Locked the wife and kids in the basement. (Ok, I'm just kidding about my last remark.) This game is exce...

    2 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.4

    Lousy - Just loaded on new AMD 4200, ASUS MB, 1 GB Ram, 7800 GT, and it locks in franchise. No help yet from EA Sports!

    Rated on January 06, 2006 by mcamn7

    Initially I enjoyed this game very much, the franchise in particular, but now that I have built an AMD system and attempted to transfer my franchise to it the game just freezes. I can't even create a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2

    how about espn football for pc

    Rated on September 29, 2004 by terminus

    This is last years version with a few more whistles.........the one thing I loved in this years version that was lacking on the pc in last years version.....is the fact that I can be all the teams ......

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    My custom team!

    Rated on September 30, 2004 by smorbrod

    The game looks and plays a little better than 2004 in my opinion, things like create-a-fan and the radio features are nice but nothing spectacular. What is missing is the ability to take my custom ma...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.8

    My custom team is GONE -- years of play wasted! Go with ESPN!

    Rated on October 11, 2004 by AudbuAL

    The only thing worse about a development team removing a beloved feature is them doing it and then fibbing about the reason. The EA website says the custom team removal from franchise mode was because...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    If you're a football fan, you'll love this.

    Rated on February 21, 2007 by cowboydb59

    Okay, it's your basic Madden game, nothing more, nothing less. A few new features were added that year, but really there was no distinct way to tell it apart from '04 or '06. But what in the heck i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3

    Madden 2005 not so Madden on PC

    Rated on November 19, 2004 by dobbs3x

    O.K. this is a review on the PC version on Madden 2005. This will be a simple yet imformative review of the game. First the game plays just like the Playstation version especially if using a gam...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6

    It's not a sports game, it's an RPG with a sports theme; the only RPG I enjoy for that matter.

    Rated on January 09, 2005 by ZeR04U

    I have long been a fan of Madden games. Since Madden 96 on the Super nintendo I have enjoyed the greatness of the gameplay. I am also a huge football buff so that probably adds to something as well. E...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.