Madden NFL 2005

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Game Overview

Madden NFL 2005 introduces the Hit Stick, which gives players the ability to turn a game around with a crucial tackle and delivers the power to take control of the game from the defensive side of the ball like never before. Along with all-new defensive...

The Bottom Line

Force the action on defense in Madden NFL 2005. New defensive tools allow you to make more plays and be in on all of the action. The all-new Hit Stick lets you lay the big hit to turn the momentum of the game in your favor. By giving players the ability to turn a game around with a crucial tackle, the Hit Stick delivers the power to take control of the game from the defensive side of the ball like never before. Along with all-new defensive pre-play controls and defensive AI enhancements, the defense now has a diverse arsenal of weapons available. With the new Storyline Central, you get the inside scoop around the league from radio host Tony Bruno, along with local and national newspapers, to help you make critical franchise decisions.

Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo

In many ways, Madden 2005 is just a bit too much like last year's Madden for comfort--but it's still a truly excellent game of football all around.

GameZone review logo

Madden NFL 2005 doesn't really take this game to a whole new level but it does slightly rise above the amazing "ESPN NFL 2K5."

IGN review logo

I love certain aspects about ESPN, the presentation, VIP, the highlights, but when it comes down to it, the things I like best about Madden are its franchise mode and, most importantly, its gameplay. And in the end, isn't that what it's all about?

Game Features

The Only Complete Game: Madden NFL 2005 is the only pro football video game that lets you play both sides of the ball. New Hit Stick: Change the momentum of a game by using the right analog stick to make a huge hit or force a turnover. New Defensive Playmaker Control: You are now in complete control on "D". Modify pre-snap assignments, including double teams and player-specific match ups, for any defensive player on the field. New Storyline Central: Now your games are impacted by the stories that surround your team. New Fan Presentation: Your team's crowd is now customizable with new Create-a-Fan. New EA SPORTS Online: Take on the best Madden players online. Improved EA SPORTS Fair Play keeps the playing field level.
EA Sports' Chip Lange and Nathan Fahrenthold Discuss the Premium Pass Package for Madden NFL 2005 "It's a great extension of the Madden product"

Game Specs

Custom Soundtrack, HDTV 480p, In-Game Dolby Digital

Communicator Headset

87 blocks


Franchise, Mini-Games, MultiPlayer Co-Op, Practice, Tournament, Versus

Online Features
Content Download, Friends, Online Multiplayer, Scoreboards, Voice


ESRB Game Ratings

ESRB Rating of "E"
This game is Rated: Everyone
Content is most suitable for children ages 6 and up. This game may contain some cartoons or fantasy characters and potentially mild violence or language.
Content Descriptors:
Suggestive Themes
Game Info
Platform:Microsoft Xbox
Release Date:8/9/2004
Publisher:Electronic Arts
ESRB Rating:E
Game Quality Ratings
Difficulty: Medium

Recent Customer Reviews

Madden NFL 2005: It's football time; once again it's on!

It isn't the best value of all the 2005 sports games, but for me it's the most fun.
Published 3459 days ago by kjell1979

#1 Football Game Ever!

Stop wasting time. Get off your computer and go buy this game!!!
Published 3473 days ago by renjay427

Madden NFL 2005 - Go Ahead and Buy It Unless...

The bottom line is that ESPN NFL 2K5 is more than twice as cheap as Madden. Read my conclusion to...
Published 3541 days ago by vadimio

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