Best Madden Games

The Top Ten

1 Madden NFL 12

The 5 on 5 and the special balls were very fun. I play the wii version and think that it is the best I have played

I like the mini games in madden NFL 12 and overall good game

Play the wii version!

Yay this is cool cat game

2 Madden NFL 2005

First year of the hit stick!

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.

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.

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

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.

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

4 Madden NFL 08

Madden 08 is the best way to get the Madden 08 experience.

It's Awesome Baby!

By a poop head

It's got the most comments, must be the best game.

5 Madden NFL 10

I have played the game and it's just plain fun

Best game play and play choosing options

Soundtrack on this game PERIOD

I like steelcity

6 Madden NFL 2004

My personal favorite Madden. Franchise mode was fantastic. No other team has played like like 2004 Atlanta Falcons. Roll out and throw a deep pass or tuck it and run for 20+ yards with Vick, it was so hard to defend against but it was possible.

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

7 Madden NFL 2003

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

8 Madden NFL 25

I played years of franchise mode every winter in my basement

The best madden game to date. Just feels super fast compared to the other ones and the canton greats are a great addition


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.

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.

Its madden season and I voted for this game for no reason

10 Madden NFL 11

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

Two words: Drew Brees

Best soundtrack. It be fun

Drew Brees is on the cover.

The Newcomers

? Madden NFL 20

Best game of the decade

With superstar factors and abilities it’s way more fun

The Contenders

11 Madden NFL 09

Last madden game with john madden I loved his comentary

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.

12 Madden NFL 06

The best madden period

Def should be #1


Superstar mode... mic drop

13 John Madden Football

The original is by far the best because you can actually do stuff. It is a video game after all. I know the other ones are more realistic but this is more fun because you actually have a lot of control over your guy

14 Madden NFL 16

Just like the one comment. Madden 16 was the Madden I played before 19.

Best madden game

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

15 Madden NFL 98
16 Madden NFL 18

Best game!

It's the best!

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

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 the best madden ever. Why so low?

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

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.

19 Madden NFL 17

Last year using Ignite engine. I feel it's smoother and less crappy than 18 and on.

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

21 Madden NFL 20

I think madden 20 is the best madden because of the quality and because the x-factors and overall I just think it's the best.

Probably the easiest game

I would say it should be higher, not the best, but at least top fifteen because of the new x-factors. I love the x-factors

Best in years

22 Madden NFL 2000

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

23 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!

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 Madden Football 64

Loved this game couch coop

Not even a thing - xXkillermachineXx

Nvm I thought it meant 1964 - xXkillermachineXx

i think - xXkillermachineXx

27 Madden NFL 2006

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

28 Madden NFL 95

Great game

29 John Madden Football '92
30 Madden NFL 2001
31 Madden NFL Football 3DS

It is actually better than madden 17 18 19 not 20 though

Who doesn't love a good 3DS game?

32 Madden Mobile

God like both

It is sooo confusing easily the worst madden out of all of them

33 Madden NFL 99
34 Madden NFL 97

The best I think

35 Madden NFL 96
36 John Madden Football II
37 John Madden Duo CD Football


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