The Average Gamer

Why The Madden NFL Series Is So Popular in America

Madden 25

It is no secret that the NFL is the most popular sport in the United States.  It is either one of those things that you absolutely love or can’t stand.  The Madden NFL series is exactly the same way.  This article will go over a few reasons why you should (or shouldn’t) buy Madden 25.

At their core, Madden games are nothing more than a dressed up chess game.  People like to enjoy the fact that they are playing a virtual version of a sport they love but in reality, all it comes down to is understanding what your opponent wants to do and understanding that the whole game, your opponent is trying to do the same thing to you.  Much like chess, if you don’t understand the rules of American football, you won’t be able to compete at a high level and therefore you’ll find the game to be incredibly boring.  However, if you do understand the game, it can be extremely gratifying.  There is nothing more satisfying than outsmarting your opponent in a crucial situation.

Madden 25 has one of the coolest fan bases of any video game.  Communities such as the forum make the game fun for all levels of players.  Playing in tournaments or leagues with people you know makes Madden 25 so much more fun than playing against a trash talking 13 year old on a headset who won’t shut up about the imaginary relationship he has with your mother.  All of the popular video games have annoying people like this (and Madden is no exception) but the difference is with Madden games, you have a way to avoid it.

Possibly the biggest reason why so many people play Madden NFL each year is because the learning curve isn’t all that steep.  It is one of the simplest sports video games because after every play, you stop and reset.  Should you need it, you have 40 seconds to pick a play and look at the defense before you decide what to do.  There are also strategy guides to help you get better.  They don’t involve complex understanding of the game.  It will usually be something simple like, “You put your fastest player in this spot, you wait until he is open and you throw him the ball.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Madden NFL video games.  It hasn’t achieved that kind of success and longevity by trying to appeal to everyone.  EA Sports knows its target audience and works hard to make them happy.  That makes for a game you either love or hate.  You will know which camp you are in after about 30 minutes playing.

Madden NFL 25 is out on 30th August for PS3 and Xbox 360.