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Madden NFL
Madden NFL
07 is an American football
American football
video game based on the NFL that was published by EA Sports
EA Sports
and developed by EA Tiburon. It is the first in the video game series to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Wii
Wii
consoles and the last one to be released on the Game Boy Advance. Former Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
running back Shaun Alexander
Shaun Alexander
is on the cover. This is the last game to feature NFL Europe
Europe
in the series.

Contents

1 Features 2 Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
and Wii
Wii
versions 3 Soundtrack 4 Reception

4.1 Critical reception 4.2 Awards 4.3 US sales

5 References 6 External links

Features[edit] Just as in previous titles in the Madden NFL
Madden NFL
series, Madden NFL
Madden NFL
07 makes a few additions to the general game play.

Lead Blocker Control: After selecting a running play, the player will be able to cycle through the offensive players as they get into position at the line. The player can choose the athlete to control when the ball is snapped, and the game camera will zoom in on the fullback, tackle, guard, center, tight end, or wide receiver selected. With this feature, it is now possible for the player to open up a path for a running play, as the computer controls the halfback and tries to slip through the gap created. This feature also appeals to Madden players who do not wish to use computer assistance in any way, shape, or form. This feature allows the player to manually block with their fullback, tackle, guard, center, tight end, or wide receiver and quickly switch to their halfback to manually slip through the gap created, thus eliminating any computer assistance during the gameplay.[3] Highlight Stick: Players can now move the right analog stick in any direction to see an animation where the smaller running backs will duck, spin, or squirt out of a tackle. It is also possible to string such evasive moves together, piecing together a juke left with a hop step backwards (down on the right analog stick for Ps2 and Xbox or down on the C stick for gamecube) to elude defenders. The Truck Stick animations still exist for the bigger backs, but also feature more variety of running moves with the addition of the Highlight Stick. For example, using the Highlight Stick with Tiki Barber, a smaller back not known for trucking, utilizes an array of moves to avoid and squirt out of tackles. Juking and Spinning: Players can now choose two types of both Jukes and Spins to avoid would-be tacklers. For the PS2, players can either do a cut move to the left or right using the L1 or R1 buttons respectively, or a wider juke to the left or right by flicking the Right Analog stick left or right respectively. For a quick spin to elude a tackler the player simply taps the circle button. For a stronger spin which could possibly break a tackle, simply hold down the circle button. FreeMotion Controls: The Wii
Wii
version of Madden NFL
Madden NFL
07, which was developed at EA Canada
EA Canada
rather than Tiburon, features a unique control scheme that has been completely redone to complement the motion sensing capabilities of the console's Wii
Wii
Remote and Nunchuk controllers.[4]

Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
and Wii
Wii
versions[edit] The seventh generation version of Madden NFL
Madden NFL
07 featured the Superstar Mode and Franchise but the Tony Bruno Show was absent in this game possibly due to a contractual issue, but he was in the Wii
Wii
and PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
versions. The Xbox 360
Xbox 360
and PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
version also did not allow the player to edit the players appearance or attributes or change the numbers on their jerseys, but the Wii
Wii
version and PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
version did. Though, the Xbox 360
Xbox 360
version did allow one to create a player. The franchise mode is not as deep as the previous generation versions, as Owner Mode is not present. Fantasy Draft and Two-Player co-operative play are missing as well. Also this game would be the last appearance of the NFL Europe
Europe
teams in the Xbox version, next gen games came without the league teams.[5][6] Soundtrack[edit] The soundtrack features 35 songs from various artists such as Audioslave, Rise Against, Lupe Fiasco, Cord, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Trae. Reception[edit] Critical reception[edit]

Reception

Review scores

Publication Score

DS GBA GC PC PS2 PS3 PSP Wii Xbox Xbox 360

EGM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5.67/10[7] N/A 7.67/10[8]

Eurogamer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7/10[9]

Game Informer N/A N/A 8.25/10[10] N/A 8.25/10[10] 7.75/10[11] N/A 7.75/10[12] 8.25/10[10] 7.75/10[13]

GamePro N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.5/5[14] 4.5/5[15] N/A 4.25/5[16] 4.5/5[14] 5/5[17]

Game Revolution N/A N/A B[18] N/A B[18] B−[19] N/A N/A B[18] B−[20]

GameSpot 7.7/10[21] 6.5/10[22] 8.1/10[23] 7.8/10[24] 8.1/10[23] 7.9/10[25] 7.6/10[26] 8.4/10[27] 8.1/10[23] 7.9/10[28]

GameSpy N/A N/A N/A 4/5[29] 4/5[30] 4/5[31] 4/5[32] 4.5/5[33] 4/5[30] 4/5[34]

GameTrailers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.7/10[35] N/A 8.7/10[36]

GameZone 7.2/10[37] N/A 7.9/10[38] 8/10[39] 9/10[40] 8.2/10[41] 8.5/10[42] 8.7/10[43] 8.6/10[44] 8.8/10[45]

IGN 6/10[46] 7.5/10[47] 8.3/10[48] 8.3/10[49] 8.3/10[50] 8.3/10[51] 8/10[52] 8.5/10[53] 8.3/10[49] 8.5/10[54][55]

Nintendo Power 7.5/10[56] 7/10[57] 9/10[58] N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.5/10[59] N/A N/A

OPM (US) N/A N/A N/A N/A 9/10[60] 6.5/10[61] 8/10[62] N/A N/A N/A

OXM (US) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7/10[63] 8/10[63]

PC Gamer
PC Gamer
(US) N/A N/A N/A 85%[64] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

The A.V. Club N/A N/A N/A N/A A−[65] N/A N/A N/A A−[65] B−[65]

Detroit Free Press N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3/4[66]

Aggregate scores

GameRankings 70%[67] 63%[68] 82%[69] 80%[70] 84%[71] 76%[72] 80%[73] 80%[74] 82%[75] 81%[76]

Metacritic 70/100[77] 68/100[78] 82/100[79] 80/100[80] 84/100[81] 76/100[82] 78/100[83] 81/100[84] 83/100[85] 80/100[86]

The game received "generally favorable reviews" on all platforms except the DS and Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Advance
versions, which received "average" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[77][78][79][80][81][82][83][84][85][86] AllGame
AllGame
gave the PS2 and Xbox versions each a score of four stars out of five and said of the entertainment, "The Madden gameplay has always been spectacular and it gets better with the new offensive line and running back controls."[87][88] IGN
IGN
gave the 2D edition of the Mobile phone version a score of 4.5 out of ten and called it "a mess" and "a let-down and a bad call for all involved."[1] However, the same website gave the 3D edition of the same version a score of eight out of ten and called it "a far superior product over the 2D edition -- it's the only download you should consider if you want at some mobile Madden."[2] In Japan, Famitsu
Famitsu
gave the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
version a score of one six, one eight, one six, and one seven, for a total of 27 out of 40,[89] while also giving the Xbox 360
Xbox 360
version a score of one seven, one eight, one seven, and one five, for the same total of 27 out of 40.[90] Awards[edit]

The Wii
Wii
version of Madden NFL
Madden NFL
07 won GameSpot's award for Best Traditional Sports Game and for Best New Control Scheme of 2006. The reason cited for this selection, particularly in light of other versions that feature more detailed graphics and online play capability, is the Wii
Wii
version's FreeMotion controls, which provided a fresh take on play mechanics that the editorial staff felt had grown stale after years of minimal year-to-year adjustments.[91] It received GameSpot's Award for Best Original Game Mechanic for the FreeMotion controls used in the Wii
Wii
version.[citation needed] It was named the "Best Sporting Game of 2006" on G4's television series, X-Play.[92] It was named the "Game with the most Game" on the Spike Guys' Choice Awards on June 13, 2007.[93] It was named BB&B's Sports Game of the year on August 22, 2006.[citation needed]

US sales[edit] In December 2006, all versions of Madden NFL
Madden NFL
07 combined sold 1.9 million units, making it the best-selling title that month in the United States.[94] Overall in 2006, the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
version of Madden NFL
Madden NFL
07 sold 2.8 million units, making it the best-selling video game that year in the US,[94] while the Xbox 360
Xbox 360
version sold 1.1 million units in the US.[94] References[edit]

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External links[edit]

EA Official website Madden NFL
Madden NFL
07 at MobyGames

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