Madden NFL 15
PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Release Aug 26, 2014
Madden NFL 15 was the 2014 release of the ongoing Madden NFL series, the best-selling EA Sports title in the United States. The Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman took the cover, beating out players like The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick and The Colt’s Andrew Luck for the coveted spot. Like previous games in the series, Madden NFL 15 was a best-seller and took the second spot for top-selling games of 2014. Madden NFL 15 focuses on realistic football gameplay, including sophisticated playbooks and statistics, as well as a responsive voice commentary system to make the game feel authentic.
The latest entry in the series switched up its defensive play—which many players found lackluster in previous versions—to make it as interesting as the offensive mode and keep players engaged. Enhanced AI allows players to set plays and expect their AI teammates to execute them as planned, freeing up the player to take more creative and aggressive moves.
Madden NFL 15 received mostly positive reviews from critics and was praised for its graphics, gameplay, and overall improvement over earlier entries in the series, though some critics found the commentary wanting.