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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: 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: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 16 out of 23
  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 16, 2018
    9
    Madden 19, the newest installment of Madden for the Xbox One has so far definitely lived up to the hype for me. For $60 Madden 19 isMadden 19, the newest installment of Madden for the Xbox One has so far definitely lived up to the hype for me. For $60 Madden 19 is definitely worth the purchase, in fact, I actually went all out and put $71 into the game and purchased the hall of fame edition. With the hall of fame edition I was able to receive extra bonuses to start this year’s edition of Madden Ultimate Team. I think Madden comes out at a perfect time of the year, right before Call of Duty, Battlefield and FIFA. It is a perfect way to spend some time before the rest of the big games hit the market for the year.
    My new favorite feature is the fan favorite celebrations. Getting into the end zone is always the end goal but being able to now rub it into your opponents face by using your favorite celebrations that you see on game-day so very rewarding.
    The new year of Longshot lets you make your own decision and play through games on your road from high school to the NFL. It is a great new feature implemented a few years ago that gives you complete control of your own destiny. It is a great first person few of the hardships and excitement of rising to the top in the NFL.
    Ultimate team on Madden though is where I spend the majority of my time. You start from scratch and have to grind your way through many grueling solo challenges to upgrade your team. To even get any of the big names of the bat you would have to spend some money. Once you have completed some solo challenges and upgraded your team, it’s time to test yourself online against some of the best. By making your way through seasons you can put yourself on top of the madden world.
    Exhibition allows those people who maybe don’t have Xbox Live the ability to play offline with their friends. If you do however have Xbox Live you can play head to head with friends online, all across the country. Exhibition always you to practice and has set drills to help you increase your skill level quickly.
    Overall I think Madden 19 is definitely worth the money, if you are as addicted to Ultimate team and the EA franchise this is a game you can’t pass up.
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  3. Aug 8, 2018
    9
    Madden NFL 19 for Xbox one is what a football game SHOULD be. It's not the rehashed same formula game that has been released year after year.Madden NFL 19 for Xbox one is what a football game SHOULD be. It's not the rehashed same formula game that has been released year after year.

    Pros:

    Movement system is amazingly detailed and revamped

    MUT mode is absolutely amazing and the AI challenges are fun.

    Longshot single player game (to the people complaining, name one other football game that has a story?)

    Graphics on the Xbox one X are the best Graphics on a game yet.

    Multiplayer as always is a riot and fun.

    Cons:
    Music is all rap crap.
    A glitch here or there however it just came out so expect patches.

    If you have skipped the past few Madden NFL Games and/or are an avid fan, I highly Suggest getting this game.
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  4. Sep 22, 2018
    2
    This game is clearly a step back. Worse preforming animations, who cares if it looks better, if it ruins the gameplay? Franchise mode has niceThis game is clearly a step back. Worse preforming animations, who cares if it looks better, if it ruins the gameplay? Franchise mode has nice additions in player progression and positioning, but otherwise is a copy and paste from last year. Same relocation locations and teams, the is my biggest grip. How the hell can they have the same teams every single year!!! There must be like 10 people total that make this game because they literally use the exact same layout for everything and just slightly alter the graphic interface. It really should be criminal that we pay $60 for 20% new 80% what we bought last year. Do not buy this, hopefully horrible sales will lead to changes. 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 24, 2018
    1
    Do not buy this game! Too many glitches and the franchise mode is bare bones!
  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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