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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: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Aug 7, 2018
    92
    With its new and improved animations system, Madden 19 becomes the best in the series setting the bases of the path that the game will walk in the near future. The feel of real football in your hands is something unique, and the Longshot mode will make you feel that this game is worth.
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    90
    EA hit the mark in trying to renovate its football sim: graphics, gameplay, atmosphere and game modes are all in their best shape with the only exception of the Longshot mode, a bit too repetitive. If you skipped some Madden NFL games in the past in fear of the usual "more of the same", this one will definitely prove to be worth the buy.
  3. Aug 6, 2018
    85
    Whilst the gameplay is drastically improved to give the best Football yet, some technical issues in the story mode, along with repetitive practice scenarios mar the overall experience.
  4. Aug 13, 2018
    80
    Madden 19 is an excellent football game that improves on last year's entry in almost every way. There are problems, but there has never been a football game that more authentically represents the NFL than this in terms of presentation, controls, and depth.
  5. Aug 20, 2018
    80
    If you're looking for something that massively overhauls the Madden experience, you're probably not going to find it in Madden NFL 19. Instead, I see it as a generally solid dose of improvements and consistency, with an emphasis on tightening up the on-field product for better, more natural football action. It's got me looking forward to binging the next season, at the very least.
  6. Aug 13, 2018
    80
    Madden NFL 19 is more of an evolution than a revolution then, but what else did anyone expect? It’s a refinement of last year’s effort with further graphical prowess, more fluidity and a sprinkling of new features. It’s just a shame that its Longshot Homecoming mode is such a let-down.
  7. Aug 13, 2018
    60
    On the field it's still a fun game as always, but for the first time in a long time, it feels like little more than a roster update.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 19 out of 27
  1. Aug 21, 2018
    10
    Ignore all of the Negative Nancy delusional people and their outlandish reviews below. Madden 19 is the first Madden release in the last 5Ignore all of the Negative Nancy delusional people and their outlandish reviews below. Madden 19 is the first Madden release in the last 5 years that I have felt true money's worth value in, as well as it exceeding my expectations. The numerous running and player control enhancements made in this version of Madden have pushed the needle from some skill required to win H2H, to the player must learn and adapt to every challengers playstyle or you will be out schemed trying to make almost any tackle. Outside of substantial upgrades to the core game mechanics and controls, the visual enhancements firmly place Madden 19 into the top 5 visually aesthetic Xbox One X enhanced games currently out. I am playing Madden 19 on a 55" 4K HDR (Dolby & HDR10 Compatible) TV and it's visuals are stunning. If you're on the fence about buying this year's Madden, then your wasting time you could be playing this fantastic game. A+++++ Expand
  2. Sep 22, 2018
    9
    If ignore all the people who play this game and know nothing about football and still review the game. If you actually play the game and knowIf ignore all the people who play this game and know nothing about football and still review the game. If you actually play the game and know a thing or two about football you would no that this is actually a good game. The game play is excellent, when you play this game it feels like football. Franchise is still my favorite mode and the one I play the most, but I found myself playing a lot of ultimate team, as well as online. All in all a great football game and one I will play for the whole year. I really enjoy EA sports games, cannot wait for FIFA 19. Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2018
    8
    Overall this is a great game. The mode that I play the most is Franchise where I enjoy controlling a team from all aspects. I would like toOverall this is a great game. The mode that I play the most is Franchise where I enjoy controlling a team from all aspects. I would like to control only my player but the problem I have with that is you are unable to negotiate your contract. I think that would increase people's desire to play in that mode. The reason that I give this game an 8 instead of a 10 is that the Long shot story mode is terrible. I couldn't even bring myself to spend much time in it where as last year I had finished it within the week after I purchased the game. Another thing that is a little irritating is how the players run when they are sprinting. It looks like they are hunched over and just not natural. Expand
  4. Aug 16, 2018
    2
    Terrible... absolutely terrible. This game is clearly designed to generate millions in MUT mode through micro-transactions and that's all EATerrible... absolutely terrible. This game is clearly designed to generate millions in MUT mode through micro-transactions and that's all EA cares about. All other game modes have no polish whatsoever. There is so much wrong with this game, there are plenty of videos that can show you better than I can try to explain with words. Do NOT buy. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2018
    1
    This is the same game that came out last year, but with more micro transactions. The presentation sucks, everything about this game isThis is the same game that came out last year, but with more micro transactions. The presentation sucks, everything about this game is ridiculous. They say the player movement is better; it is not. The halftime show is ridiculous, and they leave out all the highlights that should’ve been important. They haven’t learned their lesson from Battlefront 2. And I have to buy the $80 version just to create my own team? Let them know with your wallets. Expand
  6. Aug 19, 2018
    1
    Garbage. Unbelievable how buggy this game is...players morphing everywhere and it is not fun at all. I am not buying it...gave it 10 hrs onGarbage. Unbelievable how buggy this game is...players morphing everywhere and it is not fun at all. I am not buying it...gave it 10 hrs on EA access hoping i would like it...nope. There are no improvements, EA i am done. Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2018
    0
    Complete and utter trash! These "devs" can't do anything right! Why are they still allowed to produce this "game"? It's become all about howComplete and utter trash! These "devs" can't do anything right! Why are they still allowed to produce this "game"? It's become all about how much money they can make off of microtransactions in Ultimate Team. I should've learned after the abomination that was Madden 18. It seems they're more content with updating the way players look and adding more celebrations (who the F cares about celebrations anyway? Out of ideas idiots?) than actually fixing the broken gameplay.

    I refuse to purchase another NFL game until the NFL realizes they need a new company developing them!
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