Madden NFL 22 was released on August 20, 2021, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It is the 32nd installment in the Madden NFL series and was developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts.
Madden 22 features a number of new features, including:
- Dynamic Gameday: This feature provides a more realistic and immersive game experience by taking into account factors such as weather, crowd noise, and player momentum.
- Next Gen Stats: This feature uses real-world NFL data to power new gameplay animations and stats.
- Improved Franchise Mode: Franchise Mode has been improved with a number of new features, including staff management, an enhanced scenario engine, and weekly strategy.
- Face of the Franchise: United: This mode allows players to create their own avatar and play through their NFL career. Players can now share their avatar progress and player class between Face of the Franchise and The Yard mode.
Madden 22 was available for pre-order on June 7, 2021. Pre-order bonuses included:
- 3-Day Early Access: Players who pre-ordered the game were able to play three days early on August 17, 2021.
- Tom Brady Gear Capsule: Players received a Tom Brady Gear Capsule, which includes a Tom Brady jersey, gloves, and cleats.
- Legend Athlete Capsule: Players received a Legend Athlete Capsule, which includes a random NFL legend player.
- Choice of 1 out of 32 NFL Stars: Players received a choice of one out of 32 NFL stars to add to their team.
- Choice of Brady or Mahomes Elite Item: Players received a choice of a Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes Elite Item.
- Exclusive Challenges: Players received exclusive challenges during the early access window.
- 27 Team Fantasy Packs: Players received 27 Team Fantasy Packs.
- Choice of Brady or Mahomes Curated Legends Pack: Players received a choice of a Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes Curated Legends Pack.
Madden 22 was released in three editions:
- Standard Edition: The Standard Edition includes the base game.
- MVP Edition: The MVP Edition includes the base game, 3-day early access, and additional in-game content.
- Dynasty Edition: The Dynasty Edition includes the base game, 3-day early access, additional in-game content, and a physical copy of the game.
Madden 22 received mixed reviews from critics. Some critics praised the game’s new features, such as Dynamic Gameday and Next Gen Stats. Others criticized the game’s lack of innovation and its persistent bugs.
Madden 22 is a solid football game with a number of new features. However, it is not without its flaws. If you are a fan of the Madden NFL series, then Madden 22 is worth a purchase. However, if you are looking for a truly innovative football game, then you may want to look elsewhere.