Madden Game Overview

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Developer: Electronic Arts

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform: Playstation, Xbox, PC

Genre: Sports Simulation

Crossplay: No

Price: $60

Rating: E for Everyone

Madden 101

  • 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. Good knowledge of how football works will result in higher rates of success in Madden.


  • You will find a guide on how to build a custom match for Madden HERE.
  • View our Console & PC Overview HERE.