EA Sports Madden NFL 17

Last updated date: May 11, 2019

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8.6

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 117 expert reviews, the EA Sports EA Sports Madden NFL 17 placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.2
13 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
4,458 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Gameplay is smooth and engaging, with realistic graphics. Addition of a Practice Squad is a great way to bring new players up to speed. Electronic download is handy, eliminating the need for a physical disc.
- BestReviews
Madden has finally found its comfort zone between the tackles, and offense and defense have reached a great balance. The community’s gameplay wishes were granted with a new focus on Franchise mode, led by the Play the Moments feature.
- IGN Southeast Asia
August 18, 2016 | Full review
EA Sports moved on from Jim Nantz and Phil Simms to tap the talents of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis as the primary commentators for the game, and it was the best decision the developer have made with the series as it pertains to presentation.
- Forbes
Improvements to defensive running complement the established passing game
- GameSpot
August 23, 2016 | Full review
Also fun are things like negotiating with players whose contracts are expiring, and scouting players for the draft.
- Polygon
August 22, 2016 | Full review
Additions to Franchise mode greatly increase replayability
- Games Radar
August 19, 2016 | Full review
Skill moves now vary based on a players' skill ratings – for example, the Redskin's DeSean Jackson is excellent at juking – so there's more of an incentive to look at players' stats and use their power move.
- Push Square
August 29, 2016 | Full review
As the season progresses, you’ll often find the two of them remarking over how certain players have improved or how your team has changed over time.
- God Is A Geek
August 25, 2016 | Full review
Great fun to play on your own and heaps of fun to play with friends (hey the end zone animations are fun
- Impulse Gamer
September 17, 2016 | Full review
On the contrary, Madden NFL 17 boasts improved AI across the board, superior graphics, practice squads, and other additions that make it an overall better package than Madden NFL 16.
- Game Rant
Speaking of smoothness in-game, the new locomotion physics systems in 17 feel more fluid, and I dig the gamey "precision" button (LT).
- Destructoid
September 12, 2016 | Full review
Of Madden NFL 17's few surprises, one of them comes in the form of special teams. When it comes to the Madden franchise as a whole, it’s a bit like being at a family barbeque.
- Game Revolution
August 19, 2016 | Full review
What Madden NFL 17 does do well is attempt to bring people back to the franchise as it has gotten more complicated with each passing year.
- Attack Of The Fan Boy
August 18, 2016 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Play-by-play commentary is annoying and tone-deaf to in-game team changes. Gamers are mixed about the addition of in-game purchases. Too many cutscenes and extras take away time from just playing football.
- BestReviews
Davis’ commentary is okay, as he does have player-specific lines that tell stories of yesteryear, but that comes with the drawback that I was already hearing repeated lines in the second game I played.
- IGN Southeast Asia
August 18, 2016 | Full review
Injuries are obviously a major part of football. Madden 17 definitely addresses this aspect of the sport, however there are still notable limitations on this front.
- Forbes
Significant play-call bug hinders the offense
- GameSpot
August 23, 2016 | Full review
You’ll probably want to mute the announcers
- Games Radar
August 19, 2016 | Full review
Also, the way players fall to the ground after a tackle is bizarre.
- God Is A Geek
August 25, 2016 | Full review
Mostly, the issue with the Madden franchise has been finding that perfect balance between gameplay and game features.
- Game Revolution
August 19, 2016 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Take your team all the way in Madden NFL 17 and put yourself at the center of your team’s Championship run in Franchise mode, delivering all-new ways to play and more decisions to make. Driven by the most balanced gameplay yet, the deepest commentary in Madden NFL franchise history, along with fun and fresh ways to play modes such as Ultimate Team and Draft Champions, Madden NFL 17 is the most complete Madden…ever. GAMEPLAY: Ball-Carrier Feedback System: New prompts and path assist help identify defensive threats and recommend special moves to elude any defender. Pass & Rush Counters: Simplify play-calling on defense. Think you know what your opponent is going to do, but don’t know the defensive formation to stop it? Decide to defend the pass or run and let your defense do the rest. Featuring the most realistic defensive AI to date, grounded in current NFL strategies, all-new “Gap Play” puts your defenders in the box, in position to stop the run up the middle, while your zone defense delivers on pass coverage. Special Teams: Welcome the excitement of special teams back to Madden NFL. The ability to ice the kicker matches the challenge in today’s critical field goal attempts, while new elements of risk and reward through trick plays and blocked kicks can now change the outcome of any game in one play. FRANCHISE: Play the Moments: Experience Franchise faster than ever. Jump into game-defining plays, drives and situations that matter to you, speeding up your experience and delivering more fun. Is your team in a rebuilding year? Get back to the playoffs and win that championship quicker with the all-new Play the Moments. Game Planning: Know your opponents’ tendencies every week, then pick the right drills to attack and counter those tendencies in game. This new level of strategy delivers more variety and more fun when preparing for your next opponent, whether it’s a user or a computer simulated player. Once you’re in game, expect to see a team boost for plays you’ve practiced, helping you earn that critical score or a defensive stand to secure the win. Big Decisions: Big moments come to you, with the right information at the right time. Do you start your star QB with a lingering injury or go to your unproven back-up with a playoff spot on the line? Big Decisions begins a new direction in your career mode, delivering more strategy, more control and more fun. Community Requests: Several Madden NFL community’s top requested features round out Franchise Mode with the addition of the practice squad, full-player editing, and the in-game ticker that keeps you updated with scores from around the league. PRESENTATION: Commentary: Madden NFL 17 delivers our most authentic commentary in Madden NFL history with the addition of an all-new, in-studio team featuring Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis. With access to the team year-round, commentary has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, providing players with unprecedented depth and analysis. With the ability to provide content updates throughout the NFL season, experience fresh and dynamic commentary all season long! Cameras Focused on You: New, authentic broadcast cameras put you at the center of the story, creating a more immersive experience from practice all the way to the Super Bowl. Sounds of the Game: In-game audio has never sounded so real, from hits to crowd reactions and everything in between. Almost every sound in the game has been re-designed and re-recorded at the world class Pinewood Studios.

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