Game Overview: Madden
Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Playstation, Xbox, PC
Genre: Sports Simulation
Release Date: Annual Fall Release
- Madden is a 1v1 “Sports Sim”, meaning the game is simulating a real-life sport (professional American football in this case).
- As this is a simulation game, there are no “otherworldly” or unrealistic abilities that can be used in the game.
- Officially licensed by the NFL, the game allows players to compete as any professional team/player currently active in the National Football League.
- Competitive matches follow the standard, real-world ruleset established by the NFL. The team with the most points at the end of 4 quarters wins.
- Games are split into 4 quarters. Each quarter is simulated in a faster time (avg. 5 minutes per quarter) to keep games at a reasonable length.
- As a 1v1 competitive game, competitors will control all the players on the football field, having autonomy over a single player at any given time.
- Just like a head coach or offensive/defensive coordinator, competitors will call plays (i.e.) run, pass, zone defense, etc. and can utilize real-time audibles before the snap.
- Competitors will need to utilize real-world strategies on offense and defense. A good knowledge of how football works will result in higher rates of success in Madden.