1. Madden NFL 11
Madden NFL 11 is one of the best games of football available in the market these days. With significant improvement over the past version of the game, this game has made its mark among the players and the critics as well. The game has improved artificial intelligence on both the sides of the ball, play calling system is also streamlined and to add a change to the game the commentary has been given to the Gus Johnson instead of the dull Tom Hammond. The addition of the game flow is the most significant change in the game as you can now call your offensive and defensive plays by just clicking a button. The game is a treat to play and has an average rating of 8 from both the players and the critics.
2. Madden NFL 10
Madden NFL 10 is among the top candidates for being the best game of football. With an average rating of 8.4 from the critics and 8 from the players, this game has a lot in the bag for the players. There has been significant improvement in many departments over the previous version, like the passing in the game is much more realistic now, online franchise works very well and the new tackling techniques through the Pro-Tak system. Commentary however, is still boring and dull.
3. NCAA Football 10
NCAA Football 10 is definitely the most addictive of all the football games available these days. With the season showdown at one end surprising the players and on the other end an 8.2 average rating from the players and the critics, this game has definitely got something for the players. The defensive aids are finally working well in the game and the whole flow of the game now feels alright.
4. Madden NFL 09
A lot of work has been done on the graphics and the animation portion of the Madden NFL 09, and has certainly got the critics attention. The treat element of the game is the tremendous commentary by Cris Collinsworth. The specially added backtrack feature tells the player why the play was a failure and the rewind option gives him the chance to play that portion again. Formation audible is also a good addition to the game, allowing the player to change plays easily.
5. Madden NFL 12
Yet to be released this August, Madden NFL 12 is the game that has got all the attention of the audience and the football lovers. The game promises great changes over the previous version and has a unique feature of human controlled cameras; which has specially got attention, and is the topic of discussion these days. The tackling has been made more realistic and many of the tackling techniques have been added to the game. Numerous visual additions have also been made to the game and that is what makes it one of the most awaited games.
6. NFL Street 3
NFL Street 3 is among the average games that has a normal fan following and has respectable place in the critics list. Released in the year 2006, this game has an average rating of 6.8 from the critics and 7.9 from the players. The fast paced game play is the attraction of the game and has definitely given a unique taste to it. The respect the street mode in the game has a lot of options and allows the player to free his arms. Generally speaking, the graphics look much better on the PSP than on PS-2.
7. NCAA Football 09
NCAA Football 09 is a real improvement in many aspects like the advance graphics and animations are really good to look at. The game makers have put in hard work in making the college environment as real as possible. The online dynasty mode has an added feature of supporting 12 players at a time, which is enough to satisfy many players. The game has also the feature of home team getting an advantage but it is pretty balanced and not cheap at all. The game has a normal rating of 7.5 from the critics and 7.9 rating from the players.
8. Madden NFL 07
Madden NFL 07 has retained back what it lost in the 2006 version, that is many key features like advance tackling techniques and quality graphics. Highlight stick and the lead blocker controls are a pleasant change in the game play. The super star mode is very reasonable this year and is not like the previous editions. The key feature of the game is the inclusion of the hall of the fame players in the game as well, and adds a different taste to the game.
9. NFL Street 2: Unleashed
The game has all the game modes of the Street version 2 as well and is a decent game over all. Due to the dumbed down graphics from the PS 2 version the game gets an average score of 7.3 from the critics and 7.8 from the players. Many of the new mini games are a good addition to the game.
10. NCAA Football 2007
The major changes over the previous versions are the atmosphere of the game; that has taken it places above the other games and its previous version as well, dynasty mode is still there for the players to enjoy and there are lots of different achievements to unlock and many added graphics as well.
11. Madden NFL 08
The game is highly rated among the critics and the players and has the average rating of 8.2 combined. It has a new “weapons” feature that adds a lot to the game play, the game play is a bit complex for the beginners but with practise manageable. The animations and the graphics both are better than the previous versions of the game.
12. Madden NFL 2006
Released in August, 2005, the game has an excellent rating from the critics and the players. The defensive and offensive both plays are much better and easier than the previous versions, franchise mode continues to thrill the players and the over-all game play is even more challenging.