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Description

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.


Screenshots

Madden NFL 06 Windows Player Management, where rosters and players can be viewed and edited
Madden NFL 06 PlayStation 2 Not only can players be created, fans can be created too
Madden NFL 06 Windows I hate IQ tests
Madden NFL 06 PlayStation 2 The title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Aug 08, 2005 5 out of 5 100
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Sep, 2005 9.25 out of 10 92
Operation Sports Xbox Aug 18, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Aug 08, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameZone GameCube Sep 09, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Action Windows Sep 20, 2005 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Sep 09, 2005 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Xbox Aug 08, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox Sep 13, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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.

Lawsuit

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.

Awards

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