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8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 7551 ratings
  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)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:9.1

    Every year it gets better!

    Gameplay: It's another Madden game that is always coming with great gameplay. It is fun just to play with friends and even against the AI, but that can be very easy at times. Even on the harder levels. The gameplay is de... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Madden NFL 2005

  • User Rating:6.7

    Please Read!!! This year the NEW "agile running system" of NCAA 2005 was NOT included in Madden 2005!!! This is almost incomprehensible! Once NCAA 2005 introduced the new "agile running system" which revolutionized EA... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Awesome, fluid and incredibly fun. An amazing football game.

    Madden has the best running game of any football game...period. It's much more satisfying to pick a handful of yards in Madden '05 than it is to do the same in ESPN 2k5-mostly because there is an unparalleld amount of cu... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

    Why is every one on this ESPN vs Madden trip? With ESPN at 19.99 and as low as 15.99 in some stores you can own both! Yes ESPN is a prettier much better presented game(no doubt a better value) but after a while the pre... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2

    I have never been a big fan of the sports genre, but that has not stopped me from enjoying Madden 2005 for the Xbox. Initially I was skeptical of the game. My past experiences with football games (NFL 2001 and NCAA Foo... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Madden NFL 2005, continues Maddens historic legacy--to sum it up for you, its quite simply one of the best.

    EA's extremely popular pro football franchise Madden NFL 2005 has been the top selling football game for 15 years, and counting. This year EA has tough competition from only one competitor, Visual Concepts highly acclaim... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8

    This is the second year I have bought ESPN football and the third year I have bought Madden for the XBOX. I have played Madden for years (ever since the original came out), so I know how the series has evolved since its... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4

    A step in the wrong direction

    Its a sad year for Madden fans. In their call to "Fear the D" EA sports forgot to "Fear the Passing Game". I was first hooked on Madden 2003, with its solid controls, motion, and hot route friendly offenses. I always had... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    The Good and Bad of Madden 2005

    I waited to write this review until I had been able to play it for a couple of weeks. So here it goes. The Good: Franchise mode - It keeps getting better and better each year. I really like the player personaliti... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    Ok, So I just became a complete member(finally!) So listen up for this review of Madden '05. First off the buzz for this game was crazy. When i picked it up on release day the crate-o-Maddens that had arrived were hand... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1

    The overall feel of the game is excellent, but the biggest problem for me is that after playing ESPN football 2005 - there just seems to be something missing. Usually an added feature is only worthwhile in a sports game ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful