Madden 20 Looks to Impress Players

Madden 20 hits the stores on August 2nd.

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Madden 20 hits the stores on August 2nd.

Will Shokoff, Staff writer

Year in and year out football fans around the country wait anxiously for a special date in August. Madden 20, one of the most famous video games, came out this year on August 2nd at a price of $54.99. 

Patrick Mahomes, the star quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, earned the cover the game. Mahomes won the MVP award last season. Fans everywhere bought the game over the summer and have mixed views about it. The madden creators have changed the player ratings, updated rosters, included game modes such as ultimate team, franchise mode, and more. The game allows for friends to play against each other in head to head matchups, as well as online against random opponents. However, the majority of people that play the game enjoy playing against friends since it is much more intense. 

Senior Josh Quick, who has been playing Madden for as long as he can remember, claims that this Madden is his favorite of all time. 

“I was not sure if I was going to buy Madden this year, but I am really happy I did,” Quick said, “Typically, the graphics each year are pretty solid, but this season they are really good. My favorite thing to do is to challenge my friends to play against me because we all are trying to be better than one another, which makes the game really exciting and crazy.”

Other people have found the game not worth the money and time. For many players who are not as successful in the game, it can be very frustrating and stressful. The first time I played the game, I hated it. After playing it more though, I began to like the game so much that I was playing almost every night. 

Senior Milan Jain, a big Giants fan, does not like the game as much as others. “I think the new madden definitely has better features than previous ones,” Jain said, “the amount of fumbles caused and how easy it is to throw interceptions is a reason I don’t like as much as I used to.”

Madden attracts a lot of popularity as many clips of gameplay are posted on social media. The game is very interesting to play because so many crazy things can happen. From my experience of playing, the game is truly never over until it’s over. The game creators have added more plays for each team, included more ways to score on offense, and new strategies while playing on defense. On offense, there are moves like hurdle, juke, and spin. My favorite move is the spin since it always works when your ball carrier is in open space. 

One of the parts of Madden that is always talked about by players is the soundtrack each year. Every year the game has a new list of songs, but I think this year’s songs are the best. Some examples of songs they have are “Magic” by: Lil Skies, “Back Up” by: Don Toliver and Wiz Khalifa, “No Game” by: Token, and many more as well as a song by Snoop Dogg. 

Overall, this madden compared to previous ones, is much better. The game has become much more realistic, which is really exciting since it makes you feel like you are playing in an NFL game. The game is only becoming more popular as the NFL season begins to get more and more intense, and in my opinion Madden 20 is worth the money.