Madden NFL 24 Reviews
While Madden NFL 24 is better than last year’s release, there are still some glaring shortcomings that hurt it, specifically with UI clunkiness, game mode access at times, and repetitiveness.
"Madden 24" is an enjoyable, polished ride that will please newcomers and veterans alike, but it doesn't necessarily deliver a transformative experience.
Madden NFL 24 is made for the returning fans. One title in a series that will continue to go for many years to come. You can see it in the features they've added, such as returning modes and iterative improvements on the presentation and gameplay mechanics. But technical issues compounded with an unintuitive user experience and unhelpful tutorials make it difficult for someone new to the sport to really sink their teeth into American Football. Still, the core gameplay is solid and fun to play—I just wish it were easier to get to.
Madden 24 is a game that has risen to the challenge and made it one of the most accessible and realistic American football games to date.
Despite all the positives and added-on fancy features, I can't recommend paying full price for Madden 24, as it feels like a slightly better version of last year's edition. But if you're a series veteran craving a Madden that promotes more player agency, EA has fine-tuned the football emulation to make it a better experience.
Overall, Madden 24 hits all the right spots with exciting gameplay, incredible graphics, and fun new game modes. It is extremely difficult to put the controller down regardless of its flaws.
Madden 24 takes some big steps forwards in terms of the underpinning technology, and it continues to play a good game of American football. For all those steps taken technically, it feels as those the rest of the game has stayed firmly in place, and there are far too many bugs to hinder the experience at launch.
Madden NFL 24 is the latest iteration of Electronic Art's popular Football game with a few new features this year. There are refinements to existing gameplay mechanics, the return of others, and the addition of crossplay (FINALLY). The game isn't perfect, but despite a few fumbles, Madden NFL 24 is a solid entry for those who enjoy the Madden series games.
The improvements to the fundamental gameplay in Madden 24 continue to pay dividends with some of the most authentic football the series has ever seen. But, like an ill-timed penalty, the dreadfully slow menus and funneling toward tedious minigames wipe out any forward progress and move the series backward overall.
Madden continues to improve on the field, but surrounding that attribute with worthwhile modes or features still eludes the franchise.
Madden NFL 24 feels like the most complete game since jumping to this generation.
You can't go wrong with Madden NFL 24 as the new superstar showdown mode is a compelling selling point for fans pining for arcade gameplay.
This goes without saying, but the many improvements, enhancements, and additions for Madden NFL 24 are exactly what the doctor ordered. It’s like the developer has finally listened to the fans and granted most of their wishes, and this installment will undoubtedly leave them satisfied and occupied until the next installment - including the new NFL season. On top of that, you’re guaranteed jaw-dropping and the most authentic NFL footballing experience you’ve ever come across. And if you’re a current-gen owner, you’ll truly reap the game’s benefits.
New animations and improved AI make Madden NFL 24’s on-field action the best it's ever been, but everything that happens off the field is a slog of dated modes and laggy menus that brings everything around it down.
Madden NFL 24 aims for a safe play instead of truly revitalizing the series. While controls, animation, visual design, and quality of life improvements are welcome, this entry is more of an incremental upgrade over Madden NFL 23 than a refreshing overhaul of the series. It'll be up to fans to decide whether small improvements are worth the extra cash. Newcomers, however, might find more value in it.
After seeing so much change in Franchise Mode from Madden NFL 22 to 23, expectations were high for Madden NFL 24. While some things are what fans wanted from the Madden franchise in 24, it seems like time was truly against the game as glitches are more rampant than last year and things simply seem half finished. While we assume that things will get fixed as the year goes by, it might be time for Madden to look at trying to complete a game before putting out another one.
Madden NFL 24 gets the job done in the same way it always has, even if there's nothing major to get excited for, it's still getting better.
No matter what nominally noticeable technical changes are happening under Madden 24's hood, they don't represent the gargantuan changes needed to bring the NFL series in line with various yearly sports game competition.
Thanks to modes like Franchise and Superstar, Madden NFL 24 manages to stream fun, even for those who won't even play online or bet on Ultimate Team. It's a shame that EA Sports' efforts to improve gameplay result in issues that actually hurt it, like the animations. You often see visually awkward moments where the game is clearly transitioning sharply between animations. Improvements in this aspect and in the latency in the menus would help Madden NFL 24 immensely.
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As of right now, Madden 24 is a massively offensively slanted fun game and fun is all you really want from a video game at the end of the day.