Madden 19 review: Substance wins out over style, and that’s a good thing

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Madden 19
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Final thoughts and score

Madden 19, like most entries into the franchise, has a ton to offer. That means the folks at EA also have a lot of people to please. While it would be great if every game mode could get detailed overhauls with each edition of the game, it just isn’t a realistic scenario for a yearly title. While we think there was a big missed opportunity with Longshot: Homecoming, we’re intrigued by the adjustments to Franchise Mode and are excited to dive deep into roster building and customizable drafts. Improvements to the look and feel of the game, as well as the addition of Real Player Motion, make this the best looking, most realistic Madden gameplay to date. By focusing on substance this year, we are hoping EA can wow us with some style with Madden 20. Still, if the end result is the best looking, most realistic gameplay and perhaps the most customizable Franchise mode in the history of the franchise, well, hell, that ain’t bad.

Since to us, substance matters over flash, this is the best Madden yet.

Score: 8 out of 10

Disclosure: was provided with a free copy of Madden 19 for the purposes of this review.