Tecmo Bowl vs NFL Blitz: Top Non-Madden Football Video Games of All-Time

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The Madden franchise’s uncanny ability to extend its branding makes the EA Sports staple the most innovative titan in the realm of football video games. But also, its never-ending attention to detail and simulated excellence is somewhat laborious. There was an age when kids didn’t need a perfect pixilated rendering of Ben Roethlisberger’s face to have a good time.

With a nod to when games existed for cheap thrills, I present the top five non-Madden football video games. And because it’d be boring and easy, this list also omits EA Sports’ college football counterpart franchise. Apologies in advance to “Jeff George’s Spiral and Moan: No New Friends.”

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  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Joe Montana Football on Sega was so much fun. Post pattern for the score.

  • Matt Miller

    I only object to the restrictions “Top Non-Madden” and “Top football.” Blitz is the best video game in existence bar none for all of the reasons outlined above.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

    Man, I used to love playing NFL Quarterback Club!I also remember how revolutionary the Dreamcast was and I never thought it would get any better.

  • Dana Watts

    I spent more time playing Temco Super Bowl than any other console game. This shouldn’t have been close.