Best Madden Games

The Top Ten

1 Madden NFL 12

I love creating teams and putting them in franchise mode all the time it's the only madden game I actually spend a lot of time on because it brings the creative side of me in football out I also replace all the real teams with custom teams which is hella fun

Best madden game I love rebuilding in franchise or doing madden moments and it was the last madden with create a team!

The worst of the Madden Curse

Best madden ever! Still playing on my ps3. The only reason my ps3 still gets any screen time lol.

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2 Madden NFL 2005

The radio show was the best feature! All the other maddens missed this.

Great Game, the birth of EA sports radio, which I like very much. How can it not be number 1. The newer versions have too many new gadgets which make it confusing to play.

Best madden ever.

Madden 19 sucks

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3 Madden NFL 07

Looked like a great game but I didn't get the chance to play it because the disc didn't work when I first got it.

First madden I ever bought for myself and still play it 12 years later. Love this game - Jonerman

Soundtrack 10/10 and amazing career mode.

Nice graphics, real 7th gen gem game.

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4 Madden NFL 08

Scott hates this website

Out of all the madden games I ever had I played this one the most! Heck I even played it after 09 was released!

Too me this is probably the most underrated Madden game of all time 2007 was actually my favorite NFL season of all time so getting to play this game and re-create it is always a nostalgic feeling for me

I mean, it's better than Dick Vitale's Awesome Baby College Hoops.

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5 Madden NFL 10

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

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

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

10 has better graphics than 16!?! HAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAA! lol

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6 Madden NFL 2004

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.

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

More realistic and it's cool

Twenty five?

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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.

This game gets better and better as I explore the game modes


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10 Madden NFL 11

This game the best franchise mode in like history. Also including the extra point. And a simple passing game and running game so in my opinion this the best Madden game.

The game play is the best, graphics, and franchise mode keep making this Madden and just update the announcers

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

Drew Brees is on the cover.

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The Newcomers

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

It's Awesome, Baby!

Awesome Baby

The Contenders

11 Madden NFL 09

Creativity and gameplay was awesome. Hit stick! If you played franchise mode long enough, teams would go bankrupt and were relocated or replaced with new ones.

I think this year has the best graphics and the realest to football than any other year.

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

Madden 09 is the best

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12 Madden NFL 06

Should be number 1

Superstar mode... mic drop



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13 Madden NFL 16

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

Best game way better then 15 & 25 & 17

Aggressive catch was broke - MattCozadd

This game is just awesome I just got it and philedelphiea is great

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

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.

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

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17 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


18 Madden NFL 13

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.

It is cool and easier to make kick returns

I actually love this game, it dealt real

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19 John Madden Football '93
20 Madden NFL 19

Not that good

Best graphics of all time and amazing ratings for players

Horrible game

It’s good all the haters suck

21 Madden NFL 2000
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 Madden Football 64
24 Madden NFL 09 All Play
25 Madden NFL 2006

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

26 Madden NFL 2001
27 Madden NFL Football 3DS

Who doesn't love a good 3DS game?

28 John Madden Football '92
29 Madden NFL 2002

best game

30 Madden NFL 95

Great game

31 Madden NFL 99
32 Madden NFL 96
33 John Madden Football II
34 Madden NFL 97


35 Madden NFL 09

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

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2. Madden NFL 25
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