Best Madden Games

The Top Ten

1 Madden NFL 12 Madden NFL 12 Product Image

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

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

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

The worst of the Madden Curse

2 Madden NFL 2005 Madden NFL 2005 Product Image

Best overall Madden, besides you, can build in all the drafts and even build a team in college and then import it to madden 05.

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 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..

3 Madden NFL 07 Madden NFL 07 Product Image

Probably the most fun mini-games and hit sticks where awesome I played this every day when I was younger

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.

4 Madden NFL 08 Madden NFL 08 Product Image

I loved the game just because of the pass game and the defense

It was my favourite game growing up, and although Madden 12 was a much needed improvement, it was also when EA decided to introduce Ultimate team which is just the worse.

Scott hates this website

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

5 Madden NFL 10 Madden NFL 10 Product Image

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

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

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

6 Madden NFL 2004 Madden NFL 2004 Product Image

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.

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

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

This year played FAST and you could block kicks!

7 Madden NFL 2003 Madden NFL 2003 Product Image

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

8 Madden NFL 25 Madden NFL 25 Product Image

Madden 25, what did we travel through time? ( Yeah I mean It was pretty alright)

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 Madden NFL 15 Product Image

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

Deepest franchise mode of the current generation

10 Madden NFL 11 Madden NFL 11 Product Image

Was the best Madden in all aspects, the Franchise Mode was the most fun to play and I honestly wish I could still play this game now. It was so fun and I played it for years after it was out.

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

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

The Contenders

11 Madden NFL 09 Madden NFL 09 Product Image

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

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

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

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.

12 Madden NFL 06 Madden NFL 06 Product Image

The best madden period

Should be number 1

Superstar mode... mic drop

I never played it

13 John Madden Football John Madden Football Product Image

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 Madden NFL 16 Product Image

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

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

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

15 Madden NFL 98 Madden NFL 98 Product Image
16 John Madden Football '93 John Madden Football '93 Product Image

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.

17 Madden NFL 18 Madden NFL 18 Product Image

This is the best one yet because of longshot

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

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.

18 Madden NFL 13 Madden NFL 13 Product Image

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.

I actually love this game, it dealt real

It is cool and easier to make kick returns

19 Madden NFL 20 Madden NFL 20 Product Image

I love Madden 20 b/c I get to play with Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley

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.

In my opinion this game is the best on PS4 for me and is really addicting.I got it for 25 since it was on sale.

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

20 Madden NFL 17 Madden NFL 17 Product Image

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

The greatest madden of all time

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

Only one I have

21 Madden NFL 19 Madden NFL 19 Product Image

I love Madden 19 because I get to play with Daniel Jones/Saquon Barkley

One of the worst all time, period!

Not that good

Best graphics of all time and amazing ratings for players

22 Madden NFL 2000 Madden NFL 2000 Product Image

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

23 Madden NFL '94 Madden NFL '94 Product Image

Best Madden of All-time

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 Madden NFL 09 All Play Product Image

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 John Madden Football '92 John Madden Football '92 Product Image
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