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Madden NFL 18

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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 25, 2017
Xbox OneAug 25, 2017

Developer: EA Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genre: Sports

Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap delivering the greatest looking Madden of all time with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL gameday come to life in the most photo realistic game to date.

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What's New in Madden NFL 18

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Madden 18 - Longshot - Official Reveal Trailer

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Madden 18 - Official Teaser Trailer


8.6 / 10.0

The shift to the Frostbite Engine definitely lets Madden NFL 18 look fantastic, and Longshot makes great use of that to tell a short but powerful against-all-odds story. MUT Squads also opens up a new way to play with more than two players. But beyond that, the underwhelming feel of gameplay improvements and lack of much of anything new within Franchise, Madden NFL 18 sails wide-right in the final seconds. That said, being a much better-looking version of a solid football game with a great new story mode makes it at least a significant improvement, even if it's more incremental than we'd hoped from a new game engine.

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Madden 18 shines brightest with its new Longshot mode, but the lack of improvements elsewhere makes this year's Madden offering an incremental – but still highly-playable – update.

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8.3 / 10.0
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Madden 18's benefits don't immediately jump out at you, but they are worth exploring

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9 / 10

An intensely personal story mode, graphical upgrades, and frequent updates make Madden NFL 18 one of the series' best games in recent memory.

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Recent News

Madden NFL’s Longshot comes back with a more intense sequel

Madden NFL’s Longshot comes back with a more intense sequel

Devin Wade, the hero of Madden NFL 18, returns to prove himself again

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