Best Madden Games

The Top Ten

1 Madden NFL 12

Madden 12 and Madden 11 were my personal favorites, but 12 gets a slight edge.

Most balanced, fluid gameplay of all the Maddens. Has immense replayability

100% the best hands down. An all-time video game classic.

The worst of the Madden Curse

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2 Madden NFL 2005

Best because of the great teaching aspect. The Create-a-Player/ Team is the best EVER because of the variety and realism of player faces.Franchise Mode is addictive. This game should seriously be re-made for Xbox One.

Best ever because it was the last one that had to compete

Madden 2005 has the most in-depth franchise mode in the series.

Madden 2003-2005(on PC w/ Xbox controller)
Is alive and well with EVERY mod for rosters
Of a lot of whole seasons.
Like the 1992 season and the 2016 season etc..

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3 Madden NFL 07

Maybe it's my childhood bias, but whether it be the in-depth create-a-player or franchise, this game has not been topped.

Smooth, fluid and easy to pick up and play. I've played a lot of Madden games in my time, but this has to be the best one in my opinion.

Most enjoyable mini games, soundtrack was great, and the hit sticks were great.

Superstar mode was great around this time, it was nearing its peak hear, including franchise mode AND create-a-team was still a thing!

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4 Madden NFL 08

There's a madden just for me!

My love for Madden 08 can be lethal, especially during the holidays.

There's a madden for everyone and this is the madden for me

I ate here!

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5 Madden NFL 10

I like this game because the Steelers are the best and they will be always be the best

Actual great graphics for its time, soundtrack is straight fire, truly reflective of how amazing the NFL was

Spent so many hours on this game, played Franchise Mode for 27 seasons and didn't buy another Madden until Madden 13.

I think that madden 10 and 11 have better graphics than madden nfl 13 and 25

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6 Madden NFL 2004

This year played FAST and you could block kicks!

Last year of awesome soundtracks.
we hate you EA

Playmaker controls were a great addition. Plus owner mode was loads of fun

I love mick vick because he's the fastes guy on the field

7 Madden NFL 2003

I love how easy the menus allow you to control Teams, Coaches, and Players.

8 Madden NFL 25


This Madden just feels faster to me. Faster players, faster gameplay, faster games in general. It didn't have those weird arrow things and Connected Franchise is extremely fun. You can control up to 32 players, and retire at the right time instead of staying in the game forever. Say your old player retires and you make a new one. You don't start from the beginning, you start from where your previous player ended! I got all the way to 2029! (In very very late 2017.) I played Madden 12 and it is no where NEAR as good as this one. This should be number 1 and Madden 18 number 2.

Twenty five?

The last Madden in which you could draft players from NCAA Football 2014!

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9 Madden NFL 15


With Better Graphics. Better Gameplay. And Better Updates.
This Game is One Thing Better.

New defense features and mechanics allow fans to confront their rivals with an arsenal of new pass rush moves, new open-field tackling mechanics, two new defensive cameras and more. For the first time, you can determine exactly when the ball-carrier is in your tackling range, and choose either a conservative tackle or try for a high-risk, high-reward aggressive take-down. Further, new mechanics to jump the snap, cajole blockers off-balance and disrupt the backfield make it more interesting to play as a defensive lineman or blitzing linebacker. What's more, enhanced defensive AI means that your teammates will better know their assignments and be in position to make a play, allowing players to be more aggressive, with the knowledge that their teammates have their back. This Sure Will Be The Greatest Madden Yet Besides It’s Madden season once again, and there is now a reason to celebrate.

It's more realistic than all the other maddens. The referee's make better call's. The graphics are better too my favorite game ever.

Deepest franchise mode of the current generation

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10 Madden NFL 11

While it has been many years, the gameplay seemed more realistic than many other years...

Best soundtrack. It be fun

Drew Brees is on the cover.

I think Madden 10 was amazing. 11 pretty much took that, and made it even better. Perfect Soundtrack as well

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The Newcomers

? Madden NFL 20

The best game of all time highkey.


The Contenders

11 Madden NFL 09

I love the fact that it has the rad and blue people make it more than just regular madden

Brett Favre

Best video game of all time. Superstar mode was amazing. Nothing tops this game.

Holy $#! + There's a Madden 09?!

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12 Madden NFL 06

Def should be #1


Superstar mode... mic drop


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13 Madden NFL 16

I love this game! I got it last year!

I Love this game it was the last game I ever played before 19 came out and I love madden 19 as well

Best madden

This Madden has exciting players, draft champion, and other unique stuff in the game. One of the best Madden games of all time.

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14 John Madden Football
15 Madden NFL 98
16 Madden NFL 18

Huge graphics improvement. I feel like madden would really benefit from a story mode like the one in 2k.

This is the best one yet because of longshot

Good one. Longshot is fun.

It has Tom Brady on the cover, so that's a bonus. Haven't played it sadly, I've only played 13, 09 and 12. I'm missing out! I need a PS4.

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17 John Madden Football '93

I had this game in my Sega genesis it was so fun because it feautured the 8 best teams ever at the time, like the 72 Dolphins, 85 bears, 78 Steelers and so on. An all time favorite.

This game got me in football videogaming, an all Time clasic.

18 Madden NFL 13

This was my starting Madden game so I really do like it

I actually love this game, it dealt real

I played this game, and immediately wanted to get rid of it. Played Madden 06 later that year and I loved it, but the game broke right after my first game.

The only good thing about the new Madden NFL 16 is that it brought back the good soundtrack that Madden NFL 13 took away.

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19 Madden NFL 17

Simply the most balanced gameplay. Ultimate team at it's best as well.

Only one I have

I think ea finally figured it out after 5 years of bad games. First good madden since 12


20 Madden NFL 19

Hate football. Love this?

One of the worst all time, period!

My favorite game - xXkillermachineXx

Best Madden I've ever played

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21 Madden NFL 2000

I just think it deserves to be here as it was the first to have player on the cober

22 Madden NFL '94

Best time ever playing it with my dad! He’d run up and down the field with Barry Sanders and destroy my cowboys, he’d let me punch him, I was so mad but now it’s funny, fond memories and creepy madden teeth!

23 Dick Vitale's "Awesome, Baby!" College Hoops

? why is this higher than some real maddens? this isn't even a madden - xXkillermachineXx

best game

It's Awesome, Baby!

Scott the Woz was here

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24 Madden NFL 09 All Play

Bedt MADDEN ever in my opinion. 5 on 5 was great, and my favorite player was on the cover. Love this one the most and probably always will!

25 Madden NFL 2002

Pharaoh March theme song... best ever

best game

26 NCAA Football 14

Best video game ever

27 Madden NFL 95

Great game

28 Madden NFL 2001
29 Madden Football 64

Not even a thing - xXkillermachineXx

Nvm I thought it meant 1964 - xXkillermachineXx

i think - xXkillermachineXx

30 Madden NFL 2006

Best game especially on PC great franchise mode except for the non inflating salary cap.

31 John Madden Football '92
32 Madden NFL Football 3DS

Who doesn't love a good 3DS game?

33 Madden NFL 99
34 Madden NFL 96
35 John Madden Football II
36 Madden NFL 97


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