Madden NFL 06 (Xbox 360)

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Madden NFL 06 (Xbox 360)
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Genre: Sports
Platforms: Xbox 360
Release Date: August 8, 2005
Xbox 360:
NA: November 16, 2005
EU: December 2, 2005
Developer: EA Tiburon
Exient Entertainment
Publisher: EA Sports
Franchise: Madden NFL


Madden NFL 06 is a football video game developed and published by EA Sports released in 2005.

It is one of the launch titles for Xbox 360. On Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube, the game is consider as being about as high quality as Madden NFL 2005, however, the Xbox 360 release is very poorly received. This page will only cover the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Why It Sucks

  1. The engine was rebuilt from the ground up, and the development of this version was almost completely entirely focused on graphics. This causes a great number of problems with the game which are explained below.
  2. It was heavily rushed for release in time for the launch of the Xbox 360, another factor resulting in many of the game's problems.
  3. A lock at 30 frames per second.
  4. There is only three modes to play. Play Now, an obviously now defunct online play, and an incredibly bland franchise mode. See point 9 below.
  5. Despite how much of a visual upgrade was made over the previous generation, there is still a lot of issues with stiff and jerky animations.
  6. Slow, clunky, and watered down on the field gameplay (you can't even challenge plays)!
  7. False advertising: A great number of features EA promised at E3 2005 are absent.
  8. A great number of features present in the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of the game are missing.
  9. Franchise mode is extremely paper-thin, on par with the Madden NFL games on the original PlayStation, with no owner mode, player editing, mini-camp, or even an ability to scout rookies prior to the draft.
  10. No Create-a-player, practice, or Superstar modes.
  11. No mini-games.
  12. No AI Michaels or John Madden for commentary.
  13. The engine introduced in this version of the game would obviously go on to be used in the future installments on this generation, which have felt similarly terrible to play. This means this port essentially doomed the Madden NFL franchise forever.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. It has several songs not found in other consoles' versions

Reception

This version has a Metacritic score of 74, the lowest of all the versions of the game on Metacritic, with reviewers heavily critiquing the removal of gameplay features.

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Comments


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Ultisonicate15

19 months ago
Score 2
Someone please help me complete this page with an infobox, I can't.
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BlazePlastic2003

19 months ago
Score 1
Believe me, I will. ;)
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Ultisonicate15

19 months ago
Score 2
Thank you!
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Ultisonicate15

16 months ago
Score 2
Probably the worst/most disappointing sports game ever, if not that, certainly up there.
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ZephanieDimaranan

7 months ago
Score 0
And now, Madden 20's Ultimate Team mode is worse than past MUTs in terms of it's content.
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ZephanieDimaranan

16 months ago
Score 2
Needing to make an AGW article of the PS2/XB/GCN versions
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Ultisonicate15

16 months ago
Score 1
The 360/PS3 generation brutally slaughtered every EA Sports game (Madden, NHL, FIFA, NBA Live, NCAA Football). They revamped the game engine and it was an absolute disaster. If you are wondering why Sports games have been getting worse and worse every year for such a long time, this is why.
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Ultisonicate15

16 months ago
Score 1
Of course, the microtransaction/Lootbox/UT shit they've been stuffing into every single one made these days as well.
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Cassie Grandstaff

7 months ago
Score 0
This game is official bullshit.
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BlakeIsHere458

2 months ago
Score 0
Just as good as Sonic '06.

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