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Madden NFL 20 Review

Madden NFL 20 is a gorgeous game, plays beautifully, and the new QB1 mode is a nice addition, but I couldn’t help but continue to think about what’s next for the franchise rather than fully embrace what we got in this year’s package

Madden NFL 20 Review

Madden NFL 18 Review

Stories in sports games. We’ve been talking about the idea for over a decade and it’s just in the last couple of years we’ve seen the two big sports developers (EA & 2K) start investing in it. Last year both FIFA (from EA) and NBA 2K (from 2K Sports) made stories a huge pillar in their annual releases. This year, EA Sports is following up the success of Alex Hunter in “The Journey” with Longshot, a new story mode in Madden NFL 18.

Madden NFL 18 Review

FIFA 17 Review

I’ve sunk nearly thirty hours into FIFA 17 already and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. The new engine increases the spectacle of the sport while still keeping true to the franchise. This is a great looking game and easily one of the best sports games of the year.

FIFA 17 Review

EA Sports UFC 2

At the end of the day, EA Sports UFC 2 does an admirable job of trying to create the complex world of UFC in a video game while still making it fun for the player. It’s not a perfect game by any means but a good game all the same.

EA Sports UFC 2

NBA Live 16

Summed up, NBA Live 16 feels like a game that has a lot of good pieces but it’s still looking for its James, Bryant, Durant or Curry to help get it to the next level. Until they find it, NBA Live will continue to be a middle of the road game of basketball.

NBA Live 16

FIFA 16

Bottom line, FIFA 16 is not a huge step forward for the franchise. The play on the pitch continues to get better and better and the refinements this year are all welcome. I especially was impressed with the overall flow of a match. It continues to get closer to feeling like the real thing while still being one of the most enjoyable sports games on the market.

FIFA 16

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

When I look back on my week with Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, I came away feeling like it was a launch title. It's missing the robust features and course set that video game golf enthusiasts have come to know. It has a lot of the mechanics down well enough but the game doesn’t have enough content to warrant the price tag. The career mode is bare bones and the course selection is dangerously low. Unless you just can’t do without a golf game this year, you’d be better off going purchasing a game from the Tiger Woods back catalog.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

FIFA 15

The teams at EA Sports are undeniably having a hard transition to the next-gen, but FIFA 15 has weathered the transition quite admirably. Of course we want everything to be perfect in each new game, but then how could they keep us coming back for more each year? FIFA 15 has made enough changes and improvements to warrant an upgrade, and has done so without any yellow or red cards. There will be nothing to complain about when you pick up this year’s best soccer game, other than needing additional controllers so everyone can play.

FIFA 15

EA Sports UFC

Its been a while since we've had a UFC game, so the good news is this is a pretty good UFC game. The bad news is there is still a good deal of room for improvement both in the career mode and on the mat. Regardless there is a ton of fun to be had in EA Sports UFC and if you're a fan of the sport this game is a worthy pick up for your new console.

EA Sports UFC

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

This is exactly what I wanted from 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. It’s a fully featured game of FIFA that has been branded beautifully for the World Cup. If you can’t wait for June for the World Cup then I’d highly recommend checking out this game, it’s really well done.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

NBA Live 14

Its a shame that the core basketball game still feels like it needs another couple of years of polish to even come close to its competitors. For now we are left with a solid lineup of features and a game of basketball thats just not worth anyones time.

NBA Live 14

Madden NFL 25

There was a clear focus on smoothing out the rough edges and making the best playing Madden of this generation. This focus has been sorely missing from the last couple of games and that allows Madden NFL 25 to leave this generation on a high note.

Madden NFL 25

NCAA Football 14

NCAA Football 14 feels like a great culmination of all the NCAA Football titles this generation. The new engine fixes a lot of the weird problems that occurred in the past few games and allows the running game to take center stage. I for one really enjoyed my time with NCAA Football 14 and find it to be a great swan song for this franchise on this generation of consoles. It makes me even more excited for what's to come from this franchise next year with new hardware behind it.

NCAA Football 14