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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

  • Review Score: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

  • Review Score:8.6

    Overall a solid football game. The defensive changes are intriguing but not game-altering as they should have been.

    Every incarnation of this venerable series has to come up with something different. Something engaging and novel, something to draw in new blood but keep its old and faithful fans coming back. This year, the defensive si... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.3

    Ok, here is the deal. I own ESPN but I wanted to see the MADDEN to go with the hype. First off the games graphics (XBOX) is not great at all put next to ESPN. Next the sound. How old is John Madden? It's the same thing o... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.7

    I;ve been a madden lover ever since madden 2000 and ever since I saw that espn nfl 2k4 look and played better than espn is my thing. The gameplay for madden 2005 is average, i do like the prior to snap stuff. But, Espn's... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    Here's my in-depth comparisson of Madden NFL 2005 vs. ESPN NFL 2K5

    Gameplay Offense I start with the running game, and compare the moves. Turbo Madden - You just hold a to go faster. ESPN - There is the tap and the charge, with the tap you tap a repeadeately to go fast. With... Read Full Review

    2 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Football's finest hour

    alright lets get to it where espn failed to deliver madden does, i know madden is a old fat man who eats entirely way to much chicken and dosent get enough exersise, and yes he is not as hip to dip as ESPN. But the man k... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.4

    Did not like this game..Same as 2004

    This game was no different from 2004 accept you create a crowd..Wow! Big. I highly Recommend ESPN 2k5 its cheaper and way better. The Madden 2005 is like an Arcade. The graphics havent changed since 2001 and people are s... Read Full Review

    0 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Good solid game But...

    This game is a really good game, and I have been reading many reviews on numerous web sites, and a lot of what people are complaining about seems to be a bunch of whining, and some is very true to point. First off the g... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    "Tthe quality and care that EA puts into its games every year comes through in Madden 2005"

    Through out the years the Madden franchise has always bean known as the best football franchise in the history of sports gaming, the quality and care that EA puts into its games every year comes through in Madden 2005. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    After buying NFL 2K4, I decided to give Madden a rent...

    I haven't played Madden since 03, so I decided to rent it. I am glad that I did. I didn't like the overall feel of the game, but the franchise options are pretty good. I still like ESPNs overall presentation, sound and g... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Best NFL Football game! But it could be better.

    Madden 2005 is a very good football and it lives up to its hype. The best part of this game is that it is very is to get into, after one or two games it becomes very especially for newcomers to the Madden series. This is... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful