Pre-Order Bonus Pre-order Madden NFL 18 today and receive up to £10+ in additional value including an Elite player from your favourite NFL team and five Squad Packs in Madden NFL 18 XBOX ONE Ultimate Team, the complete NFL team-building mode where you build, play and win with your ultimate team of today’s NFL superstars and legends. Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL gameday come to life in the most photorealistic game to date.
Play each matchup to your specifications by selecting from three new Play Styles or play the best real world match ups each week in Play Now Live! With the introduction of even more ways to play, coupled with your modes, Madden Ultimate Team and Franchise, this is Madden like you’ve never seen before. For more information visit: easports. com/madden-nfl New Ways To Play Powered By Frostbite Madden Like You’ve Never Seen Before.
See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL game day come to life in our most photorealistic game to date. All-new firework displays, player run-outs and stunning weather elements deliver Madden like you’ve never seen before. Play Now Live! Play the best real-world NFL match ups each week! Take the field with your favourite team or play the best weekly matchup using live updates containing the latest rosters, custom commentary and up-to-date stats from NFL.
com then continue your season all the way to the Super Bowl from Play Now. Gameplay Target Passing: For the first time ever, no longer are you tied to throwing at your open wide receiver. Throw to who you want, in the exact spot on the field with all-new Target Passing, giving you, ultimate control over where the ball is thrown.
Play Styles: Play the game you want by selecting from three new and unique play-styles catering each matchup to your specifications: Arcade - Action packed excitement filled with spectacular plays and scoring with limited penalties. Simulation - True to player and team ratings using authentic NFL rules and gameplay. Competitive – Your stick skills are key, earn big rewards for your skill or receive bigger penalties.
Coverage Assignment: Know your job in pass coverage with an on-screen, real-time UI system informing you of your coverage assignment in pass defense. Coach Adjustments: Customise the AI to fit your game plan and make situational changes to your strategy on the fly as the game demands it. Favorite Ways To Play MUT Build, play, and win with your ultimate team of todays’ NFL stars and legends.
Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) is the complete NFL team-building mode using your favorite NFL players from the past and present. Play games, collect rewards and upgrade your team with daily, fun and engaging content updates including legendary NFL players exclusively found in MUT. Continuously craft your squad to elite status on the road to building your Ultimate Team dynasty.
Create your Dynasty. Play weekly full game matchups or get through a season quickly by playing as just the offense, defense, or key moments from the game. Grab the reins and control your teams’ operations from signing free agents and making trades, to scouting and drafting players, your decisions build your dynasty.
Join up with other players and battle through the season in a fully connected league experience. Choose to play and manage your Franchise from your smart phone using the Madden Companion App.
Madden NFL 18 is also available on PS4.
In the end, football fans can’t go wrong with Madden NFL 18. Yes, there are a few hiccups, such as the lack of interactivity in Longshot and a steeper difficulty curve for newcomers, but none are related to the core gameplay mechanics which improve year over year. The visuals are stunning, the animations are more lifelike, and the level of control in the passing and running game is unparalleled. Though EA Sports is only competing against itself in terms of the NFL, they continue to evolve.
Madden 18 marks an unusually large shakeup in a series that, due to its annualized releases, rarely features much more than small, iterative changes.
The shift to the Frostbite Engine definitely lets Madden NFL 18 look fantastic, and Longshot makes great use of that to tell a short but powerful against-all-odds story.
To the hardcore fan, Madden NFL 18 will be an inconsistent experience. For every change or improvement made in the form of Frostbite or MUT Squads, there's a raw aspect or a neglected aspect, such as the Franchise's inconsequential tweaks, the presentation shortcomings in Longhot or the irritating loading screens. If you are new to the franchise, on the other hand, this is a solid sports game.
Madden 18 is a rewarding and highly enjoyable game that offers its players a chance of glory and a free reign over how they want to become a franchise legend.
Finally! A football game that literally anyone could play, but that does not mean everyone will enjoy it.
Madden NFL 18 marks a second consecutive year of Madden football in a holding pattern. Features and additions to this year's game either just don't feel noteworthy, or miss the mark entirely.
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