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  • Summary: Gameplay in Madden NFL 19 was developed with two primary objectives: 1. Player Control across the field; 2.Immersive NFL Experience from start to finish. To achieve these objectives, EA's goal is to deliver the most significant animation upgrade in Madden history. Madden NFL 19 introduces aGameplay in Madden NFL 19 was developed with two primary objectives: 1. Player Control across the field; 2.Immersive NFL Experience from start to finish. To achieve these objectives, EA's goal is to deliver the most significant animation upgrade in Madden history. Madden NFL 19 introduces a package of features known as Real Player Motion – featuring authentic player movement, more player control and responsiveness, and player signature behaviors that will immerse players into the NFL each and every game. [Electronic Arts]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Aug 14, 2018
    90
    An incredibly complete package and is among the best sport sims you can play currently.
  2. Aug 2, 2018
    90
    Necessary changes to gameplay and Franchise Mode make it feel fresh and the improved visuals help complete the updated experience. There are still some issues with gameplay on the defensive side of the ball, but having the Real Player Motion helps in adding new ways not only to move the ball down the field, but celebrate. Longshot: Homecoming is an entertaining sequel while Madden Ultimate Team introduces new ways to play. Hardcore Madden fans will appreciate the changes this year and skeptics need to give it a try before judging this as just another roster update.
  3. Aug 1, 2018
    89
    Most importantly, Madden 19 has finally cracked that slightly repetitive feel that can make it tough to go on, game after game. With Real Player Motion delivering a fluid on-the-field experience, and Franchise mode customization offering another level of realism, Madden is in a great place.
  4. Aug 1, 2018
    80
    Madden NFL 19 offers an accessible Ultimate Team mode, a welcome player progression change, and minor gameplay tweaks that make the game ever so slightly more realistic. Longshot: Homecoming, however, is an unmitigated disaster.
  5. 80
    While the new foundational changes are awesome and it’s more fun than ever to play Madden, it almost feels like it isn’t enough in comparison. It especially stings that the Longshot sequel feels so unsure of itself, despite its high production values. It’s easy enough to recommend Madden 19 to sports fans, but if I’m trying to get someone new started, it feels like last year’s game is required reading to get the most out of this year’s entry.
  6. Aug 6, 2018
    80
    Madden 19 is a great football game. In the basic gameplay is better and feels much more intense. There are also more resources to take advantage of and various ways to enjoy it. If you have been outside the series for a while, or want to enter, it is a good starting point.
  7. 70
    The changes and tweaks to Madden NFL 19 aren't enough to make it a must-buy, but it's still a solid entry in its own right.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 30
  2. Negative: 18 out of 30
  1. Aug 7, 2018
    10
    Madden NFL 19 is great game ever i playing.. Real Player motion feel so smooth and fluid.. defense playing pretty very well.. graphic lookMadden NFL 19 is great game ever i playing.. Real Player motion feel so smooth and fluid.. defense playing pretty very well.. graphic look amazing on player model and helmets and field grass.. Franchise Mode is very good with Players Archetypes with skill points, new depth positions and schemes fit.. Expand
  2. Aug 7, 2018
    10
    kp70724, Man stop complaining and whining about other people's reviews who like this game, Please get a life and do something else insteadkp70724, Man stop complaining and whining about other people's reviews who like this game, Please get a life and do something else instead come here and complaining about people review.. Geez.. Please leave now Expand
  3. Aug 7, 2018
    8
    Madden 19 is noticeably better than 18 when you play it. It is not perfect but it is more fun to play. The player movement is more responsive.Madden 19 is noticeably better than 18 when you play it. It is not perfect but it is more fun to play. The player movement is more responsive. Seeing the entire field when passing is better, they must have improved the cameras a bit because now when my QB is in the pocket, I just feel more comfortable seeing which receiver to throw to. The running is tougher but I like that. The A.I. is much more intelligent now as now teams really do play more like their real life counterparts. I played against Steelers and they ran the ball much more than the pass happy Patriots. Also the DBs in this game for the first time ever in a Madden game, do not drop the ball. Now if a QB makes a bad throw more than likely DB will come down with Interception. Graphics are significantly better. Most importantly, Madden 19 does not feel repetitive like 18. I feel like this will be a game even 6 months from now, you will still want to play. Expand
  4. Aug 16, 2018
    4
    Longtime Madden fan and has been waiting for more than a decade waiting for an Actual customization option and they give us this copy andLongtime Madden fan and has been waiting for more than a decade waiting for an Actual customization option and they give us this copy and paste a piece of **** I'm disappointed in EA first you ruined star wars and Mass Effect (I platinumed all the 3 mass effect games on my ps3) games for me, then you ruin the franchise I love ever since I was a kid... You fill it with **** microtransactions as though it was a mobile game...Screw this game I'm done with you EA I'm done with your games, the only game I may give a chance is anthem..knowing you, you will probably flop the **** out of it like ME: A Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2018
    1
    I pre-ordered Madden and played it day 1. After loading into the main menu, the FIRST thing i noticed was that the only menu tile that had anyI pre-ordered Madden and played it day 1. After loading into the main menu, the FIRST thing i noticed was that the only menu tile that had any color or distinction was MUT mode. This is EA/Madden's microtransaction mode where you can buy players to build an imaginary team to play against AI versions of other people's imaginary teams. On the main menu, every other game mode tile was grey with with simple black text. This should tell you all you need to know about what game modes EA and Madden prioritized.

    On day one, i fired Madden up and played as much MUT as i could before i realized I wasn't having fun and i wasn't willing to pay the money required to have fun. I'd already spent $60 for the game!! I then tried the other modes and there is NO improvement from past years. It almost seemed like an afterthought to EA. Even the online head to head mode seems barebones. I refunded on day 1 and will be putting my $60 towards something else.
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  6. Aug 16, 2018
    0
    PARENTS: DON'T BUY THIS FOR YOUR KIDS. IT'S ALL ABOUT BUYING MORE FEATURES AND SPENDING MORE MONEY! THIS GAME IS TRASH! ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!PARENTS: DON'T BUY THIS FOR YOUR KIDS. IT'S ALL ABOUT BUYING MORE FEATURES AND SPENDING MORE MONEY! THIS GAME IS TRASH! ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!

    Updating the rooster on Madden 16 would be a better experience then this awful excuse for a micro-transaction mining software! I have played mobile games better than this game. When will EA understand that we want a full-featured football game. All you need to know about this game is that the menu is a grey wasteland with the exception of the colourful MUT option. EA should rename this to "Micro-transaction Football 19."
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  7. Aug 15, 2018
    0
    Madden has to change. How this game can continue to release annually is a joke. They need to focus more on other modes besides Ultimate Team.Madden has to change. How this game can continue to release annually is a joke. They need to focus more on other modes besides Ultimate Team. If they don't want to change the game then it should be free with how bad the microtransactions are in this. Long Shot is boring and more of a bad movie than game. Connected Careers is awful and has not changed in years. Customization is very lackluster in this game as well. I haven't even mentioned the gameplay which also has not changed. Players still look bad when moving and the tackling is just not good. Players falling all over each other It plays and look clunky, but unfortunately its the only NFL licensed game. So I assume until EA gets some competition the game will be a disaster. Expand

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