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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

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  • Review Score:9.5

    Better than ESPN in the areas that count.

    Madden's gameplay is more realistic and does not allow 1st downs every play. In ESPN online I find that games are very high scoring and getting 1st downs is way too easy. Madden's defense options are incredible; the offe... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.9

    ###Read this before purchasing####

    http://news.cnet.com/%27Madden+NFL%27+called+for+unnecessary+roughness/2100-1043_3-5347305.html?tag=nefd.top This details the critical flaw w/in Madden 2005 that makes online play nothing more than quater defenses vs ... Read Full Review

    0 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Great!

    Madden 2005 is better and rebuilt from 2004.. the franchise mode, is rebuilt.. the player animations are better, the sound is better.. over all just a better game then last years.. anyone who is a football fan should buy... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8

    Madden is an all right game, but it's starting to look old and dated.

    Madden football goes back a long time. It’s the only football that lasted on the PC. I’ve always had a love hate for Madden, I love the game, but just hate to listen to Madden. Now that I’m playing my sports game on th... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    Much of the same, but still a solid game!

    I have to say that the Madden line of football games is probably the best, and I think many would argue in favor of that. Year after year we get these quality games produced by EA. I think it is really hard to write ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    New Madden - Now with hotdogs

    The intrest for American Football is on the rise here in Denmark (where I live), but for many people its a challenge to understand all the rules. Add to this, that the sport is properbly more closesly related to real tim... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    Only one question..how to keep a great game sliding fourth in a positive direction

    Madden, as an overall, has been a majestic game for years, and hopefully moreso as years to come. There's only one question to be answered here, how does EA sports remain to strive in making their already amazing game b... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    Better then that Sega football game.

    I was one of those guys that liked ESPN football better then Madden 2004. For some reason, this year Madden blows ESPN out of the water. It shows really badly on ESPN that they rushed it out the door. While Madden's g... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    He could Go all the Way......Nevermind

    I just have one word said numerous times..................MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN MADDEN M... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2

    Best Madden Ever!!!

    Madden NFL 2005 is the best madden I have ever played. Not to many times does the stlye of madden change but for this game it takes football to a whole new level. The best part about it was the addition of the hit stick ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful