12:15 PM - October 10, 2005 by NYJets
Gaming Target has posted their review of Madden NFL 06, giving it a 4.5/10.
"What you have here is a competent, playable, fun football game pretty much ruined by game-killing bugs, freezes, flaws, and debacles. Sure, there are bugs in many games, but Madden NFL 06 takes the cake as the Unfinished Product of the Year – not something to be proud of. Without these flaws the score would be much higher, as Madden has an admirable feature set, and the patient player will find the game to have a ton of replay value. However, these flaws to exist, and it's impossible to recommend a game that's so screwed up by an apparent lack of proper testing. I just can't imagine anyone not playing the Franchise mode to make sure everything worked right, but here we are, with freeze city – and not just any old freeze, a freeze that outright turns off your PSP. Those who buy the game later will probably get a fixed version making the review a bit skewed, but considering EA's lackadaisical attitude to this problem, perhaps that's wishful thinking. If you really want a PSP football game, you have no choice – after all, EA now owns the NFL and can pretty much get away for releasing a broken game...well, until the NFL gets wind of this disaster. I'd love to recommend the game, but until they issue a real fix and admit the problem and stop sweeping it under the rug, it ain't happening."