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Madden NFL 18

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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 25, 2017
Xbox OneAug 25, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

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

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Madden NFL 18 doesn't shake up its gameplay but the new story mode is a success.

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