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 graphics in some of the in-game cut scenes contrast to the game graphics
Madden NFL 06 PlayStation 2 Not only can players be created, fans can be created too
Madden NFL 06 Windows Coin toss
Madden NFL 06 PlayStation 2 The game modes menu

Alternate Titles

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

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Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2005 9.25 out of 10 92
Yahoo! Games PlayStation 2 Aug 08, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) GameCube Aug 08, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
Cheat Code Central Xbox Aug, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Aug 09, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Xbox Sep 09, 2005 17 out of 20 85 PlayStation 2 Sep 09, 2005 17 out of 20 85
PC Powerplay Windows Sep, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Game Freaks 365 Xbox Aug 13, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Oct 10, 2005 7 out of 10 70


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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.


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