Parents' Guide to

Madden NFL 07

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Not much new, but sure to be a big hit with kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

A Realistic Portrayal Of The NFL

The latest installment of the very popular Madden series of football games is not much of an improvement of the previous titles in the series.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
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Despite some innovations and small changes that allow players a finer degree of control over maneuvers, Madden 07 still has some problems. Corporate sponsorship of things like drive summaries and player-of-the-game awards are familiar from real football, but come off as gratuitous in the game. Likewise, the EA-staple of a background soundtrack of punkish and hip-hop songs, complete with pop-ups identifying the song and artist, feels awkwardly tacked on.

Yet the biggest complaint many gamers might have is that they've seen the basic Madden football game before. This latest iteration will hold most appeal to football fans and those players eager to delve into the up-to-the-minute online community for contests against real humans.

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