Madden NFL 16

Rating Summary

Based on 54 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 54 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2015

Madden NFL 16's new throwing and passing game ramps up the risk, reward, and realism in new, exciting ways.

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Aug 25, 2015

With a focus on the fundamentals and an eye for simulation-style football, Madden NFL 16 maintains the franchise's upward trajectory. Football fans have a solid title in their hands this season.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2015

This year delivers the kind of football moments we've wanted for a long time from the franchise. A clear step forward

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8 / 10
Aug 25, 2015

EA's juggernaut sports series delivers its 2015 installment with finesse and prowess, making it worth the attention of both fans and newcomers.

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Polygon

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2015

Madden 16's hard-earned successes feel that much more satisfying.

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Sep 10, 2015

For the second year in a row, Madden makes smart, interesting changes that genuinely improve the experience.

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Aug 25, 2015

Madden NFL 16 takes another clear step forward this year, featuring some fantastic additions to the passing game and an excellent new mode. After being maligned for so many years, Madden now has a clear sense of momentum that should carry it through the rest of the generation. Absent the bugs and balance issues, which should be addressed soon via patch, this is the best Madden I've played in a decade.

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2015

The insistence towards microtransaction-laden Ultimate Team and the new fantasy football-cribbed Draft Champions modes is useless. Throwing, catching, and defending throws have seen some welcomed, long-ignored additions that get a couple yards closer to faithful simulation. You can decide if that's enough.

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Aug 24, 2015

[Madden NFL] 16 has been one of the best in recent history and it's a delight to see EA continually cook up new ways to serve an old dish.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2015

Madden continues to improve upon its solid foundation with worthwhile additions like Draft Champions. Most importantly the offensive changes bring more strategy and depth to the core gameplay that makes this one of the more engaging Maddens in recent years.

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