Madden NFL 18 Predicts the Winner of Super Bowl LII
It also featured Create-A-League mode but it never caught on. Madden NFL was the 2nd highest selling game in There are multiple modes of game play, from a quick head-to-head game to running a team for a whole season or even multiple seasons.
Online play, which was a new feature for Madden NFL in this version there are also mini-camp challenges was only available for users of the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox console, or a Microsoft Windows PC until early Also, starting with Madden NFL , EA Sports created the new Playmaker tool, using the right analog joystick found on each of the adjustments previously unavailable in prior installments of the franchise.
Prior to the Playmaker tool, the Player could only call one of four available "hot routes. When the quarterback has the ball the Playmaker Tool can be used to make receivers alter their routes mid-play. When running the ball on offense, the runner can control the direction in which the blocker is going. Defensive alignment adjustments, however, were not available leading to obvious imbalance in favor of the Offensive player.
Similar to the offensive Playmaker Tool, the defensive Playmaker allows the player to make pre-snap defensive adjustments. EA Sports further utilized the right analog joystick on defense by creating the "Hit Stick", an option on defense that allows the controlled player to make big hits, with a simple flick, that increases the chances the ball carrier will fumble.
Also introduced for the first time is the "Formation Shift. For example, if you call a run play up the middle out of a goal line formation, you could then call a formation shift and make your players spread out into a four wide receiver formation while still in the same running play.
The problem with this new function was that EA also added a fatigue penalty for the defense causing defensive players to get more tired each time there was a formation shift. This led to players on offense calling multiple formation shifts each play making the defensive players too exhausted to keep up and force them to substitute out of the game until they are fully rested.
This led to more imbalance that could only be fixed by turning off fatigue. It features Tony Bruno as the host, who often interviews players and coaches about how the season is going and also has quiz questions in which fake listeners call in to make attempts at answering football-related questions.
It included mock interviews of famous NFL players and coaches throughout the in-game season. Some fans have criticized EA Sports for not including new features to the 'programming' as the radio became stale after only two seasons in franchise mode, but the feature drew acclaim for adding content to the Franchise menu.
Lastly, also saw the introduction of multiple progressions during franchise mode. Previously NFL players in Madden would only progress or regress at the end of each season. Now at the end of Week 5, 11, and 17 the game would use a program to "progress" players based on their performance in addition to end of season progression.
This feature allows the offensive player to lower his shoulder and break a tackle, or back juke to avoid one. Another new feature is the Superstar Mode , which allows the player to take control of a rookie, and progress through his career.
EA also introduced the QB Vision feature in the installment. With this feature, a cone of spotlight emits from the quarterback during passing plays, simulating his field of vision. To make an accurate pass, the quarterback must have his intended receiver in his field of vision.
Passing to a receiver not in the cone reduces pass accuracy significantly. The size of the quarterback's vision cone is directly correlated to his Awareness and Passer Accuracy rating; Brett Favre and Peyton Manning see nearly the entire field at once, whereas an inexperienced quarterback such as J. Losman or Kyle Boller sees only a sliver of the field. Also, EA sports added the Smart Route.
This means that when pressing a hot route to the corresponding receiver, you put the analog stick down and the receiver will run to the first down, and you can throw him the ball. While current gen Madden remained the same with the exception of a "Smart Route" and "QB Vision", this was also the first year Madden was released on the next-gen Xbox It was completely stripped down, almost every change made in the previous gen was wiped away.
With the Highlight Stick, users can have their running backs perform different running moves and combos, instead of just bowling over defenders.
Truck Stick features still exist for bigger backs, but not for smaller backs who would never realistically use them anyway. Instead, more agile backs perform acrobatic ducks and dodges to avoid tackles. Randy Moss , for example, is a Go-To-Guy, allowing him to make amazing one-handed grabs. Peyton Manning is a Franchise QB. It also includes new skill drills, Hit Stick 2. Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young is on the cover. Madden NFL 09 was released on August 12, Citing business concerns, EA chose not to release it on the PC platform.
The game was also the first of the series to incorporate a Madden IQ. The Madden IQ is used to automatically gauge your skills through a series of mini-games consisting of run offense, pass offense, run defense, and pass defense.
At the end of each of the drills, the player receives a score ranging from rookie to all-Madden. The final Madden IQ is a mixture of those scores which is used to control the game's difficulty.
Madden NFL 10 was released on August 14, It featured Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu  Compared to previous iterations, Madden NFL 10 has been extremely transparent with its development efforts, maintaining a weekly blog updates as well as a constant presence on various message boards.
Madden 10 has several new features including the PRO-TAK animation technology, which allows up to nine man gang tackles and fumble pile-ups to help players 'fight for every yard', in this year's tagline. Madden 10 also features an in-game weekly recap show called The Extra Point.
Madden 10 offers a series of multiple play packages. This allows for more options to score. This version features a completely overhauled rating system for players, featuring new categories such as throw on the run and specific ratings for short, medium, and deep passes.
Madden NFL 11 was released on July 27, moved up from its original release date of August 10, for promotional reasons  , and features Drew Brees on the cover. It features several new additions to the franchise, such as Online Team Play,  Online Scouting  and online attribute boosts for co-op play.
Madden NFL 12 was released on August 25, The release was delayed by two weeks due to the NFL lockout ,  and features Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis on the cover. However, there is a limited edition in which the cover features St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk. Madden NFL 13 is the first Madden game to be released on the PlayStation Vita , and is also the first game in the series to have Kinect support as well as a new physics engine promoting real in game physics.
Some of the new CCM features included player contracts, the ability to trade draft picks, a salary cap, and up to 30 seasons worth of gameplay. In early , EA Sports announced that the next installment of the Madden series was released on August 27, As this installment is the 25th anniversary of the series,  the game is called Madden NFL 25 , instead of Madden NFL 14 with the year like the previous versions.
The "New School" finalist was Adrian Peterson. The game featured "dramatic all-new camera angles, as well as dynamic pre-game and halftime features. EA decided not to have players vote for the cover athlete through a traditional bracket, but rather through collectible cards in Madden NFL Mobile , or through Ultimate Team on the console devices.
On May 4, , the four finalists were announced for the game cover: On May 13, Beckham Jr. It was released on August 25, Madden NFL 17 was released on August 23, Madden NFL 18 was released on August 25, T edition was also announced. Likewise, non-NFLPA players such as Thurman Thomas during his playing career do not appear in the game, instead being replaced with generic placeholders.
Some competitors, such as the Blitz: The League series, have elected to continue, seeking to distinguish themselves through innovative gameplay while others, such as the NFL 2K series, have ceased production. The simulator was off by just 27 for Brady's number of passing yards but was right on with number of touchdown passes he would throw.
For more than a decade, Electronic Arts has played simulators to predict the year's Super Bowl results. The simulator runs on artificial intelligence built into the game. It's accurately predicted 9 of the last 12 Super Bowl outcomes. None, however, have been as accurate as Super Bowl For more than two decades, the Madden franchise has been a staple on game consoles, and has historically sold exceedingly well.
What might be more impressive is Madden had him finishing with yards and four touchdowns. He actually finished with passing yards and four touchdowns. Just seven yards off. More impressive than the score.
Edelman had eight receptions for yards. He finished with nine catches for yards. All right, that last one might not have actually occurred.