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Madden NFL 22

Electronic Arts, Tiburon
Aug 20, 2021 - PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia

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Madden NFL 22 Trailers

Madden 22 | Dynamic Gameday | All Access Deep Dive Trailer thumbnail

Madden 22 | Dynamic Gameday | All Access Deep Dive Trailer

Madden 22 | Franchise | All Access Deep Dive thumbnail

Madden 22 | Franchise | All Access Deep Dive

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Madden 22 | Official Reveal Trailer | Gameday Happens Here

Madden NFL 22 Screenshots

Critic Reviews for Madden NFL 22

Madden NFL 22 takes a small and unimpressive first step into the Xbox Series X and PS5 generation, with even its better new ideas hobbled by poor execution.

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Madden 22 goes for broke on improving Franchise mode after years on the backburner, and it mostly works, even as it comes at the expense of most other modes in a pandemic-struck year.

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There's some mild improvement on last year's game but the Madden franchise still feels lost, with too little depth and too many bugs.

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The atmosphere enhancements are welcome additions, and the on-the-field action is largely sound, but Madden NFL 22 suffers from technical issues that hold it back

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With meaningful additions on and off the field, Madden NFL 22 marks a recent high point for the series, but technical issues get in the way.

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Madden 22 is a clear step up over last year's entry in the long-running series. Improvements to Franchise mode, gameplay enhancements that feel authentic, and a taut, competitive game of football all make this a year worth re-joining the roster for – assuming that they can get on top of the technical hang-ups.

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Madden 22 is a significantly better game than Madden 21. The gameplay is smoother, franchise mode has more layers and MUT will remain a powerhouse. However, while each of the three areas deliver on one had, they each have a drawback. Also, modes like Face of the Franchise and The Yard fail to deliver in a way that moves the needle. The good outweighs the bad overall, and you’ll likely enjoy Madden if you’re a fan of the series. Still, it feels like we’re one year shy of delivering the kind of complete Madden release that really breaks new ground for the series.

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Madden NFL 22 is an upgrade from the last few entries in the series. The new momentum mechanic, addition of Quality/Performance Modes, and some changes to Franchise genuinely make it feel like a step forward. However, the game fails to skirt around some of the same issues that’s held it down for years. A poorly executed Face of the Franchise, and an Ultimate Team mode that’s pretty much more of the same stop the game from being the endzone celebration that it could be.

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