Madden NFL 22 features a revamped franchise mode, minor gameplay improvements and a successful story mode, but the NFL simulation is still growing stale.
For Madden NFL 22, EA Sports’ long-running series needed an overhaul. In some ways, it got one, but the longtime NFL simulator still feels a little too familiar. While the latest installment offers noticeable improvements to many of the game’s aspects, it’s still just a repackaged version of the same old franchise.
EA’s new “game-changing” feature for Madden NFL 22 is Dynamic Gameday, which isn’t as substantial an addition as it could be. As for gameplay, Madden NFL 22’s tackling and pass-catching is a step up. The Face of the Franchise mode ditches the pesky high school drama cutscenes for a welcome focus on football.