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Madden NFL 16

Madden NFL 16

North American cover art featuring Odell Beckham Jr.


Developer(s) EA Tiburon
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series Madden NFL
Engine Ignite
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Release date(s)
  • NA August 25, 2015
Genre(s) Sports

Madden NFL 16 is an American football sports video game based on the National Football League and published by EA Sports for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.[1] The game was released on August 25, 2015.[2]

Contents

  • Development 1
  • Cover athlete 2
  • Soundtrack 3
  • Reception 4
  • References 5

Development

The game was announced in late April 2015 on the EA Sports website. On May 13, 2015, EA announced that, like Madden NFL 15, Madden Ultimate Team fans will be able to purchase the Madden NFL 16 Deluxe Edition, which will include the game along with $50 worth of Ultimate Team packs, for an extra $10. It was announced that EA will be working extensively on aesthetics, with new player spotlights, dynamic goals and achievements, and innovative on-the-field cameras. [3]

At E3 2015, EA unveiled many new gameplay features,[4] and a new game mode, Draft Champions.[5]

Cover athlete

EA decided not to have players vote for the cover athlete through a traditional bracket, but rather through collectible cards in Madden NFL Mobile, or through Ultimate Team on the console devices. On May 4, 2015, the four finalists were announced for the 2016 game cover: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. The two finalists were announced on May 12 as Gronkowski and Beckham Jr. On May 13, Beckham Jr. beat out Gronkowski for the cover of Madden 16.[6]

Soundtrack

In June 2015, EA revealed that EA Trax would be re-integrated into the game, having been absent in the previous three installments. The soundtrack was also available for streaming on Spotify.[7]

Artist(s) Song
A Thousand Horses "Travelin' Man"
Big Data feat. Dragonette "Get Some Freedom"
Blackberry Smoke "Holding All the Roses"
Brooke Candy “Rubber Band Stacks"
Don Broco "Automatic"
Fashawn feat. Nas & Aloe Blacc "Something to Believe In"
GOH vs. Sugarstarr feat. Redman & Method Man "I Used to Be"
Hermitude feat. Young Tapz "Through the Roof"
James Bay "Collide"
Jimi Charles Moody "House of Moody"
John Newman "Come and Get It"
Joywave "Destruction"
Los "Ghetto Boy"
Lee Brice "Sirens"
LunchMoney Lewis "Ain’t Too Cool"
Modestep & Teddy Killerz "Make You Mine"
NF "Intro"
No Wyld "Odyssey"
Nothing But Thieves "Ban All the Music"
Rag’n’Bone Man "Wolves"
Robert DeLong "Better Days"
Sigma feat. Labrinth "Higher"
The Cadillac Three “I’m Rockin’"
The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face"
twenty one pilots "Heavydirtysoul"
Viv and the Revival "Flash"
X Ambassadors "Superpower"
Xilent feat. Diamond Eyes "Animation"
Yelawolf "Fiddle Me This"
Youngblood Hawke "Knock Me Down"

Reception

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS4) 84.21%
(XB1) 85.60%[8]
Metacritic (PS4) 84/100[9]
(XB1) 85/100[10]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 8/10[11]
GamesRadar [12]
IGN 8.8/10[13]
Joystiq [14]
Polygon 9/10[15]
Hardcore Gamer 4/5[16]

Madden NFL 16 received positive reviews from critics, with many noting its improvements to the passing game, as well as the addition of the new Draft Champions mode.[17][16][18]

References

  1. ^ Futter, Mike (May 4, 2015). "Madden NFL 16 Platforms Announced, Cover Athlete Voting Starts Today".  
  2. ^ "Madden NFL 16 Launches on August 25". EA Sports. Electronic Arts Inc. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Madden 16 Deluxe Edition". EA Sports. Electronic Arts Inc. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  4. ^ https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/news/2015/madden-16-passing-game
  5. ^ https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/news/2015/madden-16-draft-champions
  6. ^ "Madden NFL 16 Cover Vote Comes to Madden NFL Mobile". EA Sports. Electronic Arts Inc. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Listen to the Madden NFL 16 Soundtrack". EA Sports. Electronic Arts Inc. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.gamerankings.com/xboxone/146595-madden-nfl-16/index.html
  9. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/madden-nfl-16
  10. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/madden-nfl-16
  11. ^ "Review: Madden NFL 16". Gamespot. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  12. ^ "Review: Madden NFL 16". GamesRader. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  13. ^ "Review: Madden NFL 16: Game Changer". IGN. 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  14. ^ "Madden NFL 15 review: Getting defensive". Joystiq. 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  15. ^ "Review: Madden NFL 16: Highlight Reel". Polygon. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  16. ^ a b Hannley, Steve (25 August 2014). "Review: Madden NFL 16".  
  17. ^ "Review: Madden NFL 16: Game Changer". IGN. 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  18. ^ http://www.gaming-age.com/2015/08/madden-nfl-16-review-for-xbox-one-and-ps4/
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