Madden NFL 2005

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8.5
very good
 
CRITICS SCORE
8.4
(10 ratings)
GAMER SCORE
8.6
(447 ratings)

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
88/100
score

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.

IGN review logo
95/100
score

The defensive improvements alone are worth the price of admission, but when you add to that the expanded franchise mode, you realize just how different this year's game not only looks but feels.

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.
Madden NFL 2005 sold more than 1.35 million copies within the first week Biggest First Week in 15-Year Franchise History

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:
Suitable for Persons Ages Six and Older
 
Game Info
Platform:PC
Release Date:9/21/2004
Publisher:Electronic Arts
Developer:Budcat Creations
Genre:Simulation
ESRB Rating:E
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