Parents' Guide to

Madden NFL 11

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Popular football sim offers streamlined play and more.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 15+
This is a game to be played for many years.

This title has:

Great role models
age 8+

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Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (16 ):

This version of Madden is good -- very good. Along with the faster game (players also run faster, too), another big new feature is an online co-op mode for up to 3 versus 3 team play. You choose to play an offensive squad of players (such as a quarterback, running back, or wide receiver) or the defensive line (line backers or defensive backs) and work together for the team to succeed. The game's presentation has also been kicked up a notch, including improved player models for near photorealistic likenesses of NFL players, more realistic animation, new cut-scenes, and enhancements to the broadcast presentation. Gus Johnson now delivers play-by-play commentary in the booth alongside Chris Collinsworth. EA Sports also recorded authentic stadium chants and other distinctive sounds for each team, such as “Go Pack Go!” at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field or the Viking horn after a first down in Minnesota.

Quite simply, fans of the franchise will no doubt like what EA Sports has packed into Madden NFL 11, including new modes, tweaked controls, better production values, a streamlined playbook, and most importantly, great gameplay.

Online interaction: You can play online in all versions of Madden NFL 11 except the PS2. There is co-op team play in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, which can support open chat while playing with an optional headset microphone. Open chat can be unpredictable in terms of the language you might hear. Wii version supports regular online matches; and the PSP allows for 2-players WiFi play.

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