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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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Madden NFL 19 - Official Reveal Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Aug 14, 2018
    90
    An incredibly complete package and is among the best sport sims you can play currently.
  2. Aug 1, 2018
    90
    A stunning return to form for the annual football franchise – and one of the finest all-round Madden packages in years.
  3. Aug 8, 2018
    85
    This year’s mastery of the Frostbite engine offers an impressive visual experience with players represented close to reality. Visually and audibly its a success. At the same time, improvements in important game modes, Franchise and Ultimate Team, guarantee weeks of fun that will be driven by the start of the regular season and endless interaction with the community. Madden NFL 19 is a satisfying experience, one of the best entries in years. But is it like winning a game with a Hail Mary pass? Not yet, but it's close to happening.
  4. Aug 5, 2018
    80
    You’re right to be sceptical of EA Sports’ buzzwords by now, but Madden NFL 19’s headline Real Player Motion really does result in a more fluid game of football. The presentation may be familiar, but the game feels great on the field, and that consequently enhances all of its headline modes. Longshot: Homecoming may be short, but Tiburon’s teen drama is well-presented and well written, while Franchise mode includes some oft-requested features, like draft classes. Ultimate Team, meanwhile, continues to be a grind – but it’s an addictive one that’s made all the more compulsive by the roster of gameplay improvements made elsewhere.
  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 20, 2018
    75
    Another step forward, even if it isn't exactly a big one. Real Player Motion and a couple of other subtle improvements ultimately outweigh the dragging Longshot mode and some strange happenings on and off the pitch.
  7. Aug 20, 2018
    60
    The attention paid to solo players in MUT and some Franchise improvements are certainly noticeable and deserve credit. However, when the game is littered with a multitude of glitches, a weak story mode and no other big notable changes, it makes Madden’s price tag more difficult to justify.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 79
  2. Negative: 66 out of 79
  1. Aug 8, 2018
    10
    I’m absolutely in love with this game. Haters are already hating, but that always happens. The addition of the following positions with theirI’m absolutely in love with this game. Haters are already hating, but that always happens. The addition of the following positions with their own unique ratings has really improved the experience: power halfback, slot wide receiver, rush left end, rush right end, rush defensive tackle, sub package linebacker and one or two others that I can’t think of at the moment. The graphics and player animations are completely overhauled. Strategy is upgraded. If you like football, and you aren’t a negative Nancy, buy this game. Expand
  2. Aug 12, 2018
    5
    Bring 2k football back! It sucks that Madden is the only choice gamers have but thats the world we live in today smh
  3. Nov 19, 2018
    4
    Probably the last game I'll purchase from EA Sports. It's like a web of advertisements to give them more money that it ruins the game. I likeProbably the last game I'll purchase from EA Sports. It's like a web of advertisements to give them more money that it ruins the game. I like to play games to escape being hounded by money at every turn. Already paid ~$80 for the pre-release, and wish i could have it back. This business model is bad for games, and won't support it.
    On a happy note, it's fun to play against my friends.
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  4. Sep 23, 2018
    0
    This game is the drizzling
  5. Aug 16, 2018
    0
    Madden hasn’t been innovative since they gained the exclusive NFL rights, players don’t move realistically, it just looks like roboticMadden hasn’t been innovative since they gained the exclusive NFL rights, players don’t move realistically, it just looks like robotic football. NFL 2K honestly looks more realistic in the way players move and play, I don’t know what Maddens developers do all year long to justify putting out a game that is almost identical year after year.

    Creating a player gives you a choice of a couple of generic faces based on which skin tone u select. No facescanning or sculpting, no selecting hairstyles, facial hair noting.

    Franchise mode hasn’t been fun since the Madden was on PS3.

    The graphics are good but gameplay is so similar year after year that this game is so stale it holds little replay value.
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  6. Aug 15, 2018
    0
    Madden 19 is an absolute disgrace. Last year's game was bad and this is actually worse. I'm a Franchise mode player and I would rather chewMadden 19 is an absolute disgrace. Last year's game was bad and this is actually worse. I'm a Franchise mode player and I would rather chew on broken glass than this. I can't wait for 2k to come out instead. 0 out of 10. Game is terrible. Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2018
    0
    Im honestly just sick of it. Its all about spending more money on your mut team and if that's not bad enough if you look for a madden 19Im honestly just sick of it. Its all about spending more money on your mut team and if that's not bad enough if you look for a madden 19 youtube video its nothing but pack openings (just another way for EA to influence you to spend more money on packs and it got me) from kids that got the game earlier then my 79.99 pre order so their teams are already stacked. So if you run into them online your screwed. The other game modes are just a joke as well. Expand

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