Football season is officially underway as Madden NFL 18 is now on store shelves. Electronic Arts’ football sim features a ton of new features this year ranging from an engine overhaul to three gameplay styles. Players can pick the game up at retailers for $59.99.
“With Madden NFL 18, old fans, new fans and casual fans alike will all find something that appeals to them in this year’s edition of the game,” said Madden NFL 18 Executive Producer, Seann Graddy. “Every year we try to push Madden NFL further than we did the year before and this year with Tom Brady on the cover who has embodied the Longshot story in his career, Frostbite, MUT Squads, new gameplay mechanics and more, we’re giving fans the greatest NFL gaming experience ever.”
One of the biggest new features is a cinematic story mode called Longshot. You can view what I thought about it by reading our official Longshot review:
Electronic Arts isn’t the first company I think of when I think about taking risks with established franchises, but I’m hopeful that Longshot will get them to do more experimentation in the future. It’s a story of personal growth, friendship and overcoming your own demons in a football wrapper, and it’s absolutely a success. As weird as it is to say, one of the year’s best stories is found in Madden NFL 18.
For even more on the game’s addition, check out our Madden 18 review. Here’s a snippet of what I had to say in my Madden NFL 18 review:
Madden NFL 18 is an impressive leap forward for the series. Not only is Longshot an ambitious and fantastically told story, it’s one that isn’t limited to pre-existing football fans. There’s also more ways to enjoy the game than ever before, as there are several play styles that will mold the game into either a more realistic or arcade-like experience depending on what the user desires. EA Tiburon has set a new high bar for the series, that they’ll have to work towards reaching every year going forward. For now, though, NFL fans can enjoy one of the best sports games that Electronic Arts has ever put out.
Madden NFL 18 is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.