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Madden NFL 21

Electronic Arts, EA Tiburon
Aug 28, 2020 - PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

18%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
68 / 100
IGN
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
USgamer
3 / 5
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
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Madden NFL 21 Trailers

Madden 21 | Official Gameplay Deep Dive | PS4, Xbox One, PC thumbnail

Madden 21 | Official Gameplay Deep Dive | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Madden 21 | Official Reveal Trailer | PS4, Xbox One, PC thumbnail

Madden 21 | Official Reveal Trailer | PS4, Xbox One, PC


Madden NFL 21 Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Madden NFL 21

It's still good to have Madden back on PC, but a stagnant odor is creeping in.

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Despite the fact that Madden NFL 21 features arguably the best core gameplay the series has ever seen and the introduction of a fun, albeit novel, new mode in The Yard, the continued neglect shown to classic Franchise mode, lack of innovation across the board, and technical issues leave this gridiron mismatch coming up short.

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A stale series stuck in its own Groundhog Day almost redeems itself with The Yard and will entertain casual football fans, but mediocrity seeps into almost every mode in another backwards step for the franchise.

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The series' most stylish entry ever thanks to The Yard and player customization, but these new features come without the substance required to contend for football glory.

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Despite meager upgrades this year, Madden NFL 21 still delivers solid on-the-field action for football fans

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Madden NFL 21 has an excellent new game mode that's great for short spurts, but the series staples don't move the needle.

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Madden 21's gameplay takes some appreciable steps forward as the generation comes to a close, with The Yard providing some casual fun. The experience is marred by an abnormal number of bugs though, and the single-player modes remain a major sore point. Ultimately, it's able to pick up a few yards on the way to the next generation of consoles, but just a few.

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Madden 21 has the components to be a solid, if utterly by-the-numbers entry in the franchise. However, a raft of bugs and glitches serve to undo the game's atmosphere at every turn.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Madden 21 Gets Its Third and Final Franchise Update

Madden 21 Gets Its Third and Final Franchise Update

Madden annually takes criticism from the franchise community for a perceived lack of improvements, so the team has set out to make some bigger strides with Madden 21's post-launch support. The third such update is now available.

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Enter The Gungeon and More Highlight Stadia Pro Games for February

Enter The Gungeon and More Highlight Stadia Pro Games for February

The next wave of Stadia Pro games has been revealed, with three new games hitting the library on February 1 for all subscribers.

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The Next Xbox Free Play Days Event has Been Announced

The Next Xbox Free Play Days Event has Been Announced

Xbox has announced that a Free Play Days event will take place this weekend

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The NFL Pro Bowl Will Be Played In Madden 21 This Weekend

The NFL Pro Bowl Will Be Played In Madden 21 This Weekend

With COVID-19 still a threat, especially to large groups, the NFL has found a creative way of delivering the NFL Pro Bowl to fans this weekend - by playing it in Madden.

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