GOTW: Madden NFL 19

By Austin Durkin

Madden NFL 19 is a sports video game based around the professional game of football run by the National Football League (NFL). This game was released on August 10, 2018, to the Playstation 4, the Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Some improvements that can be seen immediately is the 4K and HDR capabilities that make this game look crisp and clean. EA Sports has also invented a new system for their games called Real Player Motion (RPM). This makes all the players in the game look more real when they move. Overall, however, the game isn't much different from the last two games made before it (Madden 18 and Madden 17). Every review that's been posted about this game by official sources is really good reviews. All of them are 7 out of 10 and 8 out of 10. There has not been a bad review yet (by official sources). Some outside sources of The Jungle have stated that this game matches its reviews rightfully so.

As of 2018, Madden 19 has not won any of the game awards, nor has Madden 19 been nominated for any said game awards. EA Sports actually won Best Sports Game Award 2018 and 2017 with FIFA 19 (2018) and FIFA 18 (2017), EA Sports’ other highly known sports game. Madden itself was actually on an awards streak for many years until 2010. Madden hasn’t won an official award since then. It keeps getting beat by NBA and FIFA games. There are also a couple other games that have beat it in passing years.

Madden 19 plays exactly like all other football games. Your goal is to score points by touchdowns, field goals, extra-point attempts, and the rare safety calls. You stop the other team by tackling them to the ground. This game is exactly how the NFL plays in real-life. The only difference is that it's in a video game.

From sources and viewing experience, I give this game a rightful 7 out of 10. This game is not for everyone since it's a fixed sports game. But it's very impressive for the category that it’s in.

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