With great-looking graphics and realistically modeled player movement, EA has hit the sports mark with Madden NFL.
Electronic Arts' John Madden Football for the Sega Genesis became an instant hit, and has found its way to just about every console machine around. Though the endorsement of football great John Madden probably had something to do with the game's success, it was most impressive for the way it mixed arcade-style action and near-perfect playability. Madden just felt right, and created a football experience few other titles have been able to match.
That tradition of football excellence continues in Madden NFL ‘96 for the PC. With over 100 teams and more than 600 players, there are almost unlimited possibilities for custom football action.
John Madden and Pat Summerall chat it up for Madden NFL '96.
EA Sports wanted to throw in all the extras they could for this PC version of the classic, so there's plenty of entertaining full-motion video, pre and post-game shows, and commentary throughout. The animated movement of the players was created by capturing the actions of professional football players in their respective positions, so the on-field action looks remarkably realistic from kick-off to the point-after.
With a playbook made up of more than 250 different offensive, defensive, and special team plays, and true-to-life stats for all the players, this is the football sim of choice for armchair coaches everywhere.