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The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever 

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List Rules Game must be part of the Madden NFL series.

List of best Madden NFL games, ranked from best to worst with cover art when available. If you think the coolest Madden NFL game to play isn't as high as it should be then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top. Are you and a friend arguing over what the greatest Madden NFL game of all time is? Use this list of fun to play Madden NFL video games to see how many people would agree with you and end the squabble once and for all. Be sure to share this full list of iconic Madden NFL games by clicking one of the social media icons on the top or bottom of the page.

This list is made up of games like Madden NFL 07 and Madden NFL 08. If you're wondering, "What are the greatest Madden NFL games?" or "What is the best Madden NFL game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.
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Madden NFL 2004 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons

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Madden NFL 2005 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Madden NFL 08 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans / Luis Castillo of the San Diego Chargers (Spanish language version)

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Madden NFL 12 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Madden NFL 10 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals

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Madden NFL 07 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks, John Madden (Hall Of Fame Edition)

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Madden NFL 06 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles

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Madden NFL 09 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers / Brett Favre of the New York Jets (alternative cover) / Roberto Garza of the Chicago Bears (Spanish language version)

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Madden NFL 11 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Madden NFL 25 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Cover athlete: Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions (Xbox 360 and PS3)
Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (Xbox One and PS4)

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Madden NFL 15 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Cover athlete: Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks

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Madden NFL 2003 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Madden NFL 16 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants

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Madden NFL 13 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions

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Madden NFL 2002 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: Daunte Culpepper of the Minnesota Vikings

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Madden NFL 2001 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Madden NFL 17 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Cover athlete: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots

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Madden NFL 20 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Cover athletes: Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs

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Madden NFL 2000 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: John Madden with Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions in the background / Dorsey Levens of the Green Bay Packers (European PAL version)

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Madden NFL 18 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Cover athlete: Tom Brady of the New England Patriots

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Madden NFL '95 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: John Madden with Erik Williams of the Dallas Cowboys and Karl Wilson of the San Francisco 49ers in the background

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Madden NFL '94 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Madden NFL 98 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Madden NFL 99 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Cover athlete: John Madden / Garrison Hearst of the San Francisco 49ers (PAL version)

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Madden NFL 19 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever
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Cover athletes: Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys for the Hall of Fame Edition