5 of the best football video games for consoles and handhelds
Football season is here, and do you know what that means? New officially licensed NFL video games to enjoy! These yearly releases, like a new Call of Duty game, have become something of a gaming tradition. While plenty of gamers get tired of a new game each year that is barely better than last year’s, fans come back year after year by the millions! But all of that aside, this year is special as the official 25th Anniversary of Madden games, and Madden 25. Here are a bunch of football games you can pick up at Amazon.
The yearly official offerings from the NFL, NCAA, and EA Sports are always a safe pick.
This 25th Anniversary release is a pretty big deal. The game itself is receiving lower reviews than usual due to a special DirectTV NFL Sunday Ticket package that didn’t really work. The game itself is solid, with all the updated rosters and playbooks, and side modes like Owner Mode, that you could want. It’s not super different from last year’s, or the one before that, but it’s exactly what fans expect, with plenty of small incremental changes and improvements to gameplay and graphics.
Is college football more your speed? Then you can check out NCAA Football 14. Similarly released each year, this latest iteration is actually stronger than you’d expect. The last couple NCAA games were kind of weak, and 14 is something of a return to form. There aren’t as many options for handheld football games, unless you’re talking iOS and Android apps, but there are a few. Madden NFL Football 3DS on the Nintendo 3DS is shockingly good. Seriously.
If you don’t mind a bit more fantasy in your football, check out unofficial (Non NFL/NCAA) options.
If you’re less interested in accurate rules, up to date rosters, and a highly realistic “TV Experience,” there are some alternative options. EA Sports actually has the official rights to produce NCAA and NFL games, which is a shame for the lack of variety that brings, but there are some alternate football games that have actually snuck through anyway! Both of these next options still have great gameplay and graphics, but offer more bone crunching physics and are just interested in fun more than realism. One of those is Backbreaker Football, one of the most innovative football games to come along in ages. Another is Blitz: The League II, which came out before EA’s monopoly on Football games. It’s kind of old, but a great option.
That concludes the list, but just for the record. Tecmo Super Bowl on the NES and SNES is the best football video game of all time. If you have the means, play it.
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