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Release Date: August 26th, 2014 Movie Release Year: 2015

Madden NFL 15

Overview -

Each year a handful of games standout across the different consoles with Madden usually being on the top of the list. After celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2013, EA Sports looks to piggyback on Madden 25 with a few tweaks and improvements being introduced to this year’s version. Defense appears an area of emphasis for what is already a solid foundation. Last year, EA Spots improved the offense and, following a defensive minded Super Bowl Champ, now turns their attention to the defense in the hopes of giving gamers a well-rounded and realistic experience.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
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Audio Formats:
Dolby Digital 5.1
Release Date:
August 26th, 2014

Video Review


'Madden' is picture perfect even on the 360 minus a few glitches, which are to be expected. The player’s movements are realistic and sharp and the animations have been ramped up so every hit and every juke feels distinct and powerful. The graphics are what you would expect for a current version of Madden and while there is no doubt that the Xbox One version is superior, 'Madden NFL 15' is pushing the very limits of current gen hardware.

Audio Review


The audio is less of highlight. While the commentary does the game justice, it does lack a bit of variety or a realistic feel. Where’s the excitement? We have been spoiled by the commentary in other EA Sports titles and 'Madden’s audio is almost an afterthought. The home screen also lacks music or a playlist, something sports is always synonymous with.

Final Thoughts

For someone who doesn’t wait in line for 'Madden' every year, I was very impressed and would consider doing that next year just to see how much better it can get. The game itself is addicting, especially the very in-depth career mode and Ultimate Team. For most 'Madden' players, the new version is almost a rite of passage for the beginning of the new NFL season. For the rest of us wondering if it is a worthwhile upgrade from last year, the answer is yes. The defensive changes, coupled with last year's offensive changes, make for the best all-around NFL offering to date, and 360 owners will be pleased to find another year of love from the folks over at EA Tiburon. 'Madden NFL 15'will tide you over very well..... at least 'til next year.

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