Madden NFL 06

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The football masters are back once again and ready to blow you away with some of the best features ever.

All new major passing offense and passing upgrades like the all new QB vision.

Brand new single-player mode lets you experience the life of an NFL player by earning one of more than 60 Personas ranging from MVP to Movie Star.

New robust (online) features: share files via your EA Locker and instantly find a solid match-up with improved matchmaking. Also check your EA SPORTS Fantasy Football stats in game.


Madden NFL 06 PlayStation 2 The title screen
Madden NFL 06 PlayStation 2 The graphics in some of the in-game cut scenes contrast to the game graphics
Madden NFL 06 Windows Coin toss
Madden NFL 06 Windows Madden Bowl 2005

Alternate Titles

  • "疯狂橄榄球2006" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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TalkXbox Xbox Aug 14, 2005 92 out of 100 92
Daily Game PlayStation 2 Sep 05, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Sep 06, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91 Xbox Sep 17, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Operation Sports Xbox Aug 18, 2005 9 out of 10 90
1UP GameCube Aug 07, 2005 9 out of 10 90 Xbox Sep 01, 2005 89 out of 100 89 PlayStation 2 Sep 09, 2005 17 out of 20 85
Game Freaks 365 Xbox Aug 13, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpy GameCube Aug 09, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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EA cover curse

Donavan McNabb in the 2005 season opener suffered a sports hernia that would eventually require surgery. He decided to hold off on the surgery until a groin injury in the tenth game of the year ended his season.


On 28th November 2005, Pernell Harris sues Electronic Arts over the NFL Superstar mode in Madden NFL 06. He claims to have met with the company in 2003 to discuss his game Heart of a Champion, in which players guide an athlete from high school to professional football. He accuses EA of breaching an "implied in fact contract" by using those features without compensation and violation of a confidentiality agreement.

Server shutdown

On 1st September 2007, EA closed their servers for multiplayer games, for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows, PS2 and PSP versions.


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    • 2005 – PC Sports Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
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