After 25 years of gameplay experience, Madden NFL 25
does a fairly good job of once again offering new features to go with its tried and true methods. This yearís big improvement by and large comes two-fold, yet works hand-in-hand with each other. The improvements to physics-based movements on both offense and defense in the Infinity Engine 2 makes players truly have total freedom of movement and interaction. This improvement allows for some outstanding player controls dubbed the Precision Modifier.
At its surface, the Precision Modifier basically is an enhancement of the controls weíve come to use in recent years, like the juke, dive, jump, spin, and truck. By holding an additional button, you can now perform more powerful moves, but can also string together a two-move combo for things like jukes and spins. (Read more below in the Game Mechanics section.)
Madden NFL 25 also brings a few fan-requested features, one of which is the ability to control all 32 teams in Connected Franchise (formerly Connected Career). Other enhancements to this mode of play include the ability to choose how you want to start your career by choosing the best team/fit for your player and the ability to increase your XP much faster to help work toward a starting role more quickly. You can also control your team as the Owner, including things like relocating the team or building a new stadium.
Ultimate Team has been a hub for building a team of superstars to compete against others hoping to build the greatest franchise of all time. Here you can deal with your trading cards for players again, but also enter into a 10-game season with playoff repercussions. One thing that still remains is the ability for micro-transactions. Unfortunately, this continues to mean that those willing to pony up more money have a greater chance of adding superstars to their rosters. Congratulations on buying (and not earning) your championship, fellas.