Parents' Guide to

Madden NFL 10

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Excellent football game for players of all ages, skills.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 7+

A fine game

A great football game but not as great as the orignal

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 10+

May be too easy.

We have this for Wii. My 10 year old son thinks it is too easy. We have to figure out how to make it more challenging.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (12 ):

While not flawless, Madden NFL 10 is one of the better football offerings in recent memory. While it falls just short of pigskin perfection, Madden NFL 10 won't disappoint finicky football fans thanks to its tighter controls, high production values, and new modes including an online co-op option (tackle the CPU together on the same team) and an impressively deep franchise mode, now supporting up to 32 friends with real NFL scheduling and live drafts -- all manageable from your console, on a PC, or via a downloadable iPhone app. Some of last year's fun features are back, too, such as the Madden Test hologram drills. And for younger children, the Wii version makes playing the game simple with something called "point and pass" as well as other extras including an all-new, four-player party mode.

But Madden NFL 10 still needs work in its defensive Artificial Intelligence (which is inconsistent at best) as well as play-by-play commentary (it sounds bland or repetitive), but overall is an extraordinary game that should yield many weeks -- nay, months -- of football fun for the entire family.

Online interaction: The game adds a number of online modes but be aware that kids could chat with others online using a headset and might hear inappropriate language.

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