Madden NFL 23 review: Aging veteran

Madden NFL 23: Specifications

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S.
price: $60 – $70 (varies by platform)
Release date: August 19, 2022
Type: Sports

The annual Madden franchise finds itself in a unique situation with Madden NFL 23. John Madden, the legend of American football on and off the field, passed away just before the start of 2022. As such, this year’s game is the first Madden title since his death. EA Sports obviously wanted to pay tribute to the man, and the company did very well. However, the rest of the game seems to meander through the movements.

Madden NFL 23 sure feels like an authentic NFL experience, thanks in large part to the presentation and commentary during each game. However, player control feels mundane, and fits the same “Old Madden” stereotype that plagues the franchise every year. FieldSense’s new technology – Madden 23’s big innovation – is great when it works, but frustrating when it doesn’t. Unfortunately, the latter is often the case.