Madden 25

LQ: 8.2


Brain grade: 7.8
Fun score: 8.5

Game Type: ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: , , , , LWK Recommended Age: 6+ Thinking Skills Used: , ,

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Madden 25 is the 25th anniversary edition of the Madden football series. The game is available on console and mobile devises, with the latter version consisting of a series of solo challenges, head-2-head matches, and practice games for mode for single-player offensive and defensive football. Players can create their own teams by collecting player cards, which must be won in a variety of defensive, offensive, and special teams challenges. Although Madden 25 is free to download, players have limited gaming time. For example, players cannot even play a practice game without purchasing in-game currency. Therefore, in order to play for an extended period of time, players must use their own money to continue. The game is easy to learn, especially since an extended tutorial guides players through the new touch screen controls before they start their first game. There is no inappropriate content, but parents must monitor in-app purchases, making Madden 25 recommended for children ages 8 and up with parental oversight.


this game is good for kids who need help with:


Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

downloadFootball as a sport is a game that requires considerable forethought. The same forethought manifests itself in Madden 25. Although players begin with a very small selection of play choices (the rest must be purchased), they must choose each play carefully. It's very situational, and more often than not, players will have to call audibles at the line of scrimmage, upon the realizing that the opposing defense will likely prevent them from gaining yards. It's important that players think of a set of four downs as a whole, instead of four individual plays. When plays are chosen whimsically and individually, the chance for a big play increases, but it's not a great overall gameplay strategy -- and particularly bad for clock management.

Time Management

Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort.

download (2)It's often said that whoever controls the clock, controls the game. It's true. Traditionally, savvy Madden players will opt to run-out the clock, which maximizes their time playing offense. If Madden 25 players can maintain possession of the football, then they will keep the opposition from getting the opportunity to score. Players who tend to pass more will have a difficulty keeping the clock running, as incomplete passes stop the gameclock completely. Running the football is the best way to drain the clock -- but only if players can be sure they can get a first down. Players can utilize many different clock management strategies. Scoring on the two minute drill is one of Madden 25's crowning achievements. Players must remember that running out of bounds stops the clock -- a necessary move if players want to get as many opportunities to score as possible.


Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.

The CPU adapts to situational play. Therefore on 3rd and long and other obvious passing situations, the CPU will likely be in a nickel or dime defense, meaning they have more players in the secondary to prevent a completion. It is in situations like these where the defense is aligned in a way that will keep players from moving the ball, that it's a good idea to call an audible. There are a few default audibles (simple runs and passes), but players can customize their list of audibles to match their style of play, incorporating specific runs and passes they are particularly comfortable with. Players must constantly adjust their style of play to the amount of time on the clock, the position of the opponent's defense, and the score of the game.


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