As a sports game, Madden NFL 20 isn't necessarily a bad game. The gameplay flows at a good pace and playing basic one-on-one matchups with your friends is just as fun as ever. It's really the constant repetitiveness that hurts Madden.
Madden NFL 20 is a solid entry with plenty of new additions.
Madden NFL 20's new superstar players and control refinements make its moment-to-moment gameplay the best the series has seen this console generation, but areas like Franchise have been left behind.
The casual fan will find plenty to enjoy but diehards will see Madden 20 as just another facelift to a franchise that knows how to succeed but struggles to innovate.
Madden NFL 20 clears the roster and properly initiates the rebuilding phase for football's first franchise.
The football is fun – helped by gameplay improvements and the X-Factor and superstar abilities. Unfortunately, the limited nature and lack of progress in the franchise and career modes is very clear
Madden 20's new story mode is a disappointment, but the on-field action is better than it's ever been.
Size and speed always carry the day, but Madden gives you new ways to use them
While many of the annoying glitches and wonky AI will hopefully get patched out of Madden NFL 20 there still isn’t a good reason to recommend it if you have purchased any recent years of the game.
Madden 20 provides another year's worth of well-crafted gridiron action. It's a shame to say goodbye to Devin Wade and the Longshot narrative, but QB1 does a decent enough - if short - job of framing your own rise to fame. The rest of the package is as slick and smooth as you'd hope. Should you upgrade? If you're an avid fan, you probably already have. For everyone else, both Madden 18 and 19 still play a fantastic game of football.
I'm having a lot of fun with Madden 20, and readily admit it is improved from last year's game, which I didn't hate. However, my fun is regularly curtailed by an inexplicable limitation in almost every mode. Madden 20 gets a lot more right than it gets wrong, but it still won't let itself be great.
Madden NFL 20 is the worst major sports league video game out there.
Madden 20 is back. As every summer, football fans have the opportunity of enjoying their favorite sport in a virtual way. In this case, EA brings us an iteration which has enough new additions to keep us playing for several hours. In the bad side, we will miss some important modes as Longhorn and more news in franchise mode.
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Madden 20 does very little in this year's game to impress, but it doesn't do anything that truly disappoints. What it offers is a competent and refined football experience with a stellar presentation and plenty of modes to play.
Madden NFL 20 is a great American Football game, and whilst it's better than last year, some of the mainstay modes could do with an overhaul.
The greatest show on turf gets a bit more personality with Madden NFL 20’s new X-Factor abilities. While this headline addition only applies to the sport’s biggest superstars, it injects new life into the on-field action. The new QB1 campaign may have potential in the future, but in its current guise it’s a step back from the Longshot story explored in previous entries, while the fan-favourite Franchise mode continues to see neglect.
Overall the game is great to play with some improvements on last year's iteration.
Madden NFL 20 manages to iron out some nagging issues, making gameplay better than it has ever been. Ultimate Team sees deep refinement, but online play needs some work. Madden NFL 20 feels like a game made for existing Madden fans.
EA Sports Madden franchise finds itself stuck in cruise control, or dare I say resting on its laurels.
Madden NFL 20 has reached an additional milestone thanks to the addition of significant new features. It remains the best American football experience
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