Madden NFL Covers Through the Years
John Madden Football (1988)
The franchise launches on Apple II computers. The same game was improved and released on MS-DOS and Commodore 64/128 computers in 1989.
John Madden Football (1990)
Madden becomes more arcade style and is available on consoles such as Sega Genesis.
John Madden Football `92 (1991)
This is the one where the ambulances come on the field to take away injured players.
John Madden Football `93 (1992)
Go no-huddle and taunt your opponents with this iteration of the series.
Madden NFL `94 (1993)
For the first time, official team names and logos become available in Madden. Season mode also debuts.
Madden NFL 95 (1994)
Real player names are the highlight here. Plus, Madden hits the handheld gaming scene (Game Boy and Game Gear).
Madden NFL 96 (1995)
New features included create-a-player and classic teams.
Madden NFL 97 (1996)
Madden goes hi-rez with this first 32-Bit release on the PlayStation and Saturn game systems.
Madden NFL 98 (1997)
Madden debuts on the Nintendo 64 with stunning visuals.
Madden NFL 99 (1998)
Closet general managers were in heaven when Franchise Mode debuted this year.
Madden NFL 2000 (1999)
On-field celebrations were enhanced for this version.
Madden NFL 2001 (2000)
The first PS2 release for Madden featured player cards that unlocked secret game codes.
Madden NFL 2002 (2001)
Madden hits the GameCube and XBOX platforms for the first time.
Madden NFL 2003 (2002)
Madden hits cyberspace with online play.
Madden NFL 2004 (2003)
This version offers gamers an expanded franchise mode.
Madden NFL 2005 (2004)
Innovations include "Hit Stick" and "Create-A-Fan."
Madden NFL 06 (2005)
Control a player from his rookie year to retirement with Superstar mode.
Madden NFL 07 (2006)
The lead-blocking control proves to be a big hit.
Madden NFL 08 (2007)
Co-op play allows gamers to team up with their friends online to take on human or the CPU.
Madden NFL 09 (2008)
The first version to offer online, league game play, allowing up to 32 players to compete in an online, simulated NFL season.
Madden NFL 10 (2009)
PRO-TAK animation technology allows up to nine man gang tackles and fumble pile-ups to help players "fight for every yard."
Madden NFL 11 (2010)
This version features several new additions to the franchise, such as Online Team Play, Online Scouting and online attribute boosts for co-op play.
Madden NFL 12 (2011)
The release was delayed by two weeks due to the NFL lockout.
Madden NFL 13 (2012)
The first game in the series to have Kinect support as well as a new physics engine promoting real in game physics.
Madden NFL 25 (2013)
Precision Modifier unlocks the power, precision, and creativity of the NFL ball-carrier.
Madden NFL 15 (2014)
Camera-lock behind a selected defender to play the game from the defense's point of view.
Madden NFL 16 (2015)
All-new playmaking tools that highlight the battle for Air Supremacy.
Madden NFL 17 (2016)
New Ball Carrier UI Prompts help teach moves available to you, while the new Path Assist helps you navigate and anticipate down field. The New Defensive AI System is built on up to date NFL Strategies – such as Gap Play, Force Defenders and improved Zone Coverages.