Parents' Guide to

Madden NFL 16

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

One of the better Madden offerings in years.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Great game

Great game

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (6 ):

If it's been a while since you picked up a football game, you're in for a treat. Across the board, improvements have been made in the areas of gameplay, interface, control, modes, and presentation. It builds upon last year's underrated Madden NFL 15, and the most significant update is in the new Playmaker controls, which give you more options in both offensive and defensive plays. Along with more options on where and how the QB throws the ball down the field, you'll have three options: a possession catch, a run after catch (RAC), and an aggressive midair catch (which is harder to pull off). The replay videos are now more fun to watch. Three new defensive moves earn you more Playmaker clout, as well. When it comes to new modes, the über-customizable Draft Champions is garnering quite a bit of buzz online -- and for good reason. Draft Champions brings fantasy football into a whole new direction, making it even more rewarding. As with Madden Ultimate Team, you're tasked with creating the best team possible through 15 rounds of draft picks.

Also in this new game is Skills Trainer, an optional mode with more than 60 tutorials and drills, all designed to teach tactics behind different passing and run concepts. Gauntlet mode also returns with all-new Boss Battles and Extra Life challenges. In other words, there's a lot of meat on the bone here. Football fans, Madden NFL 16 is worth the investment.

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