Madden NFL Football

Madden NFL Football
Logo for Madden NFL 3DS
Developer(s) EA Sports
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series Madden NFL
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
  • NA: March 22, 2011
  • EU: March 25, 2011
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player

Madden NFL Football (sometimes mislabeled as Madden NFL 3D[1]) is a sports video game for the Nintendo 3DS which was developed by EA Sports.[2] The game was developed by EA Sports North Carolina in Raleigh.[3] First images of the game were shown by IGN in February 2011.[4] The game was released as a launch title for the Nintendo 3DS on March 22, 2011 in North America (whereas the release date had been scheduled for March 27, at first[5]).


The game inherits features from past Madden games. Other than the traditional 11-on-11, the game also features a 5-on-5 mode, returning from Madden NFL 09 All-Play on the Wii. The 5-on-5 mode can also be used in Season Mode.[6] The game also features GameFlow, a feature from Madden NFL 11 where the AI automatically selects the play depending on the game situation.[7] Players also can select whether or not to include GameFlow, or play with an arcade version. Standard versions are also available.[8] From Madden NFL 10, also from the Wii, is Spotlight Moment, where the game goes into slow motion whenever a critical event occurs.[9][10] Also from the Wii games, players can Call Your Shots, where players press the Y button to call their own routes for the receivers.[11]


Aggregate scores
Review scores
Game Informer6/10[14]
Game RevolutionC−[16]
Giant Bomb[18]
Nintendo Life[6]
Nintendo Power6/10[20]
Nintendo World Report6/10[21]
USA Today[22]

The game was met with very mixed to negative reception upon release, as GameRankings gave it a score of 50%,[12] while Metacritic gave it 49 out of 100.[13]


  1. 1 2 "Madden NFL 3D [sic] Review". GameTrailers. March 29, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  2. George, Richard (December 22, 2010). "Top 10 3DS Games of 2011 (Page 4 of 11)". IGN. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. Sinclair, Brendan (November 10, 2010). "Madden NFL arriving for 3DS kickoff". GameSpot. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  4. "Madden 3DS Screenshots". IGN. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  5. McInnis, Shaun (January 19, 2011). "Madden NFL Football 3DS Hands-On". GameSpot. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  6. 1 2 Ingram, Chrisopher (March 31, 2011). "Madden NFL Football (3DS) Review". NintendoLife.
  7. nonCHILLant (November 13, 2010). "Madden 3DS to Launch This Off-Season". GoMadden. Archived from the original on November 16, 2010. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  8. "Madden NFL Football - Nintendo 3DS". GameSpy.
  9. "Madden NFL Football 3DS". 3DS Gamer. Archived from the original on April 11, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  10. Johnson, Stephen (November 10, 2010). "First Details Of Madden Football For 3DS Announced". G4TV.
  11. 1 2 Kelly, Kevin (March 23, 2011). "Madden NFL Football 3DS Review". G4TV.
  12. 1 2 "Madden NFL Football for 3DS". GameRankings. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. 1 2 "Madden NFL Football for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. Bertz, Matt (March 25, 2011). "Madden NFL Football". Game Informer.
  15. Price, Tom (March 28, 2011). "Review: Madden NFL Football". GamePro. Archived from the original on May 2, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  16. Cooper, Hollander (April 14, 2011). "Madden NFL Football Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  17. McShea, Tom (April 8, 2011). "Madden NFL Football Review". GameSpot. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  18. Navarro, Alex (March 30, 2011). "Madden NFL Football Review". Giant Bomb. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  19. Moriarty, Colin (March 24, 2011). "Madden NFL Football Review". IGN. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  20. "Madden NFL Football (3DS)". Nintendo Power. 266: 77. April 2011.
  21. Ronaghan, Neal (March 18, 2011). "Madden NFL Football". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  22. Snider, Mike (March 24, 2011). "Nintendo 3DS game review: 'Madden NFL Football'". USA Today.
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