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The Best 'Madden NFL' Games Ever

Updated October 26, 2020 39.6k votes 7.5k voters 151.6k views36 items

List RulesGame must be part of the Madden NFL series.

List of the best Madden games, ranked from greatest to worst. 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 all the various Madden NFL video games throughout the years 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 classic games from Madden NFL 07 up to Madden NFL 21. 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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  • 1
    Madden NFL 08

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

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    Madden NFL 2004

    Cover athlete: Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons

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    Madden NFL 2005

    Cover athlete: Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens

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    #673 of 1,377 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans#106 of 108 Licensed Games That Actually Live Up To The Source Material

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    Madden NFL 11

    Cover athlete: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints

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    #74 of 93 The Best American Football Games of All Time#8 of 16 The Best Xbox 360 Football Games

  • 5
    Madden NFL 07

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

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    Madden NFL 12

    Cover athlete: Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns

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    Madden NFL 10

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

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    Madden NFL 25

    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 06

    Cover athlete: Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles

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    Madden NFL 09

    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 2003

    Cover athlete: Marshall Faulk of the St. Louis Rams

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    Madden NFL 15

    Cover athlete: Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks

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    Madden NFL 16

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

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    Madden NFL 20

    Cover athletes: Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs

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    Madden NFL 2002

    Cover athlete: Daunte Culpepper of the Minnesota Vikings

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    #556 of 1,220 The Best Sony Playstation 2 Games#7 of 19 The Best PlayStation 2 Football Games

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    Madden NFL 13

    Cover athlete: Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions

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    Madden NFL 2001

    Cover athlete: Eddie George of the Tennessee Titans

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    Madden NFL 17

    Cover athlete: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots

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    Madden NFL 2000

    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 99

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

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    Madden NFL 18

    Cover athlete: Tom Brady of the New England Patriots

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  • 22
    Madden Mobile

    Cover athletes: Richard Sherman (2014)
                               Odell Beckham Jr. (2015)
                               Rob Gronkowski (2016)
                               Von Miller (2016)
                               Antonio Brown (2017)
                               Tom Brady (2018)
                               Antonio Brown (2019)
                               Terrell Davis (2019)
                                Patrick Mahomes (2019)

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    Madden NFL '95

    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

    Cover athletes: John Madden

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    Madden NFL 98

    Cover athletes: John Madden

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