Madden NFL 15

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 49 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2014

Madden NFL 15's defense revamp goes a long way toward reviving the excitement of football.

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7 / 10
Aug 28, 2014

Madden 15 a step forward, then, yet still a year behind schedule. There's a good game here, but there's still work to do to bring it up to the level of many of its sports game peers.

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Aug 20, 2014

A new coat of paint, a ton of actionable analytic data, solid improvement in the trenches, and the extension of two popular modes makes Madden NFL 15 a winner.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2014

There are definitely things to enjoy in every phase of the game, even though as a whole it isn't extraordinary

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7 / 10
Aug 25, 2014

Madden 15 is a beautiful football game, but its biggest achievement stems from much improved defensive mechanics that make both sides of the ball fun to play.

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Polygon

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2014

This is the first time since Madden NFL 10 where I've had that a-ha moment where all I want to do is go play Madden, and it's not because of some role-playing device in the career mode, or a nifty collection of throwback uniforms, or the fact there was a military flyover before the Super Bowl...It's because the gameplay is focused to raising my knowledge and skill rather than accommodating or minimizing the lack of it.

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Aug 26, 2014

It's got its share of holdover problems, but Madden NFL 15 at least represents a positive step forward for this series.

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Aug 21, 2014

Madden NFL 15 is an enjoyable football game on the surface, but it's dragged down by a thousand little issues, including a poor interface, odd glitches, the inability to skip certain cutscenes, and more. As nice as it is to see it take a step forward in terms of accessibility, it still has a ways to go before catching up with the likes of FIFA and NBA 2K.

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Aug 20, 2014

Madden NFL 15 is a solid title that's actulaly one of the better editions to date.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2014

Madden NFL 15 brought to you by the NFL's classist, uncaring, voracious appetite for profit and general moral failure as a multi-billion dollar business built on the backs of broken, mostly forgotten workers™ takes its existing defensive framework and makes it not suck. This lets me hit quarterbacks more and release the aggression that wells up when I see any of the in-game advertisements. The rest is Madden 25, but less hideous.

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