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Madden 12 Screenshots Barge Their Way On-Screen

Felix Kemp
EA Sports, Games news, Madden 12, NFL

Madden 12 Screenshots Barge Their Way On-Screen

EA released a handful of new images for FIFA 12 today, and while I'm sure the British Isles appreciated the gesture, we're less likely to welcome new Madden 12 screenshots with as open arms. Because, let's face it, it's Rugby with armour. And before you all besiege our pages with furious comments, check them out first. Then castrate me.

I can't say I'm a huge fan of the Madden series and, whilst I'm sure a few of us have laid hands on EA's title, which enjoys huge success in America but is less popular abroad than, say, FIFA, which enjoys near global appeal. The screenshots show a variety of moments captured in-game, with heavily muscled and armoured players charging after and into the unlucky carrier.

The screenshots give us another glimpse at the Superstar Mode featured in Madden 12, allowing you to chart the path of one player to stardom over his career. Madden 12 is due for release in August. [Eurogamer]

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The Gamer  May. 30, 2011 at 21:53

Just to confirm in Superstar Mode you control the career of one player. It's been in Madden for at least three years now.

Dawson  May. 30, 2011 at 23:11

Some day, there'll be an English media opinion that isn't condescending as fuck towards American football. It's not "rugby with armour". Madden 12 looks pretty good. Hopefully, the franchise mode et al will be much improved, as 11's was identical to 10, very disappointing.

At least in the yank version, the contact is real, rather than a bunch of whiny prima donnas tripping over thin air and ganging up on authority when a decision doesn't go their way.

Slay  May. 31, 2011 at 09:28

Exactly, don't post something and then put it down when you don't know anything about it. Madden has a big cult following over here, and the games are unanimously the best NFL games out there, which can't be said for Fifa with soccer

Matt Gardner  May. 31, 2011 at 10:08


Madden has a following over here, but it's nowhere near as big as FIFA's. That said, our FIFA following cannot even begin to rival Madden's in the US. It's EA Sports' flagship franchise, and with good reason. You look at the development tech that goes into the Madden series and it's absolutely staggering, because it sells so well across the pond.

On a personal level, I'll always prefer the freer nature of rugby, but for me this is actually the best way to enjoy American football. You get all of the plays, all of the tactics, stats, spectacle and violence...and none of the huge lapses in action between downs and, most importantly, none of the ad breaks!

I got into the series with Madden 08, when they introduced Hit Stick 2.0, and the improvements each season have been great...Dawson's right though, 11 could have possibly done with more. Didn't buy that one.

@Slay: A little point, the Madden games are pretty much the ONLY American football games out there now, as 2K shut up shop after EA announced its exclusivity deal with the NFL, though there was Blitz...but that was back in 2007.


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