Football

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 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

Madden NFL 16

And let’s face it EA Tiburon has been doing a bang up job on the field. Madden has never played better. The game is smooth, strategic, and a lot of fun. If you slept on last years’ game or are just ready for some football, Madden NFL 16 is another great entry into the series.

Madden NFL 16

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

NCAA Football 12

There is no doubt that NCAA Football 12 is a great game of college football. What it isn’t however is a huge upgrade from last years game. If your looking for a new feel to the Road to Glory mode then this is definitely one you want to check out. Otherwise there isn’t enough new here to make this a must purchase.

NCAA Football 12

Madden NFL 11

This year I think the storyboard ideas for this year’s game sounded great and some of them turned out to be quite solid additions. However I really feel like as great of a game of football Madden NFL 11 is, they missed some of the core competencies that has kept this a great game of football for all these years. Madden NFL 11 is a great game of football, the best of the series so far, but its not without a few minor draw backs.

Madden NFL 11

NCAA Football 08

With all the things said and done, there is however still a lot of room for the franchise to grow. It has done a great job of moving in the right direction in this game, but you still feel it could have been much more in the future. However if you’re a fan of the series and need your college football fix for the year, this game is a great option for you.

NCAA Football 08

All-Pro Football 2K8

There is no denying that even with its flaws, All-Pro Football 2K8 is a good solid football title that has some really interesting concepts. For the first time without the NFL license, there were some good ideas but I do feel there is a long way to go for the franchise to be able to truly compete once again. However if you have been counting the days since the last NFL 2K title then this is still a game worth checking out.

All-Pro Football 2K8

Arena Football: Road to Glory

However this time next year I would think that if EA puts the time in that a true Arena Football game needs, then we could see fantastic results. Unfortunately, Road to Glory feels to much like last year’s game with the improvements only doing so much.

Arena Football: Road to Glory

NCAA Football 06

NCAA Football 06 is a great game, and since it is the only college football game, it is definitely a great purchase for you. The game plays much better then last year’s game, and overall have a great look and feel to it that most people are just going to love. If you have the 2005 version and are wondering whether to upgrade, I would say the gameplay improvements are enough to warrant such an upgrade.

NCAA Football 06

World Tour Soccer 2005

Let’s hope that 989 Sports does some strong developing for the 2006 version so we can see this title compete for the top soccer titles. If you’re wondering if you should purchase World Tour Soccer 2005 I would have to give you the thumbs down and say that right now there are just better soccer titles out there to choose from.

World Tour Soccer 2005