Sunday, 5 June 2011

Best Football Video Games

I am placing these games in the context of time. Otherwise the best games would be the most recent NFL and NCAA games from EA.

The Best:

Madden '99- For the first time ever EA included a decent AI. This meant no longer could you run the same play over and over again for a big gain. The D would adjust. For a true football fan this game is a dream come true.








Tecmo Super Bowl- The original "Tecmo Bowl" was amazing. This game though was down right addictive. It came out for the NES and was so good they basically copied it over (with updated rosters) to the SNES. With this game you could play a real season, look at stats, sub some positions, have players get better or worse and so much more. I think I must have played through an NFL season with every team at least once.










NES Play Action Football:
Though it moved slow and did not include all teams this was still a great game. Included both offensive and defensive plays. The "Super" version which came out for the SNES was sadly dated though.








John Madden Football -- This is the original. No year after the title. This is the industry changer. If you are old enough to have played this game when it came out then I am sure you were as blown away as I was.

33 comments:

  1. I still pop in Tecmo Super Bowl till this day.

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  2. i am terrible at football and really dislike the sports games D: sorry! good post anyway!

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  3. the madden games are legendary

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  4. The SNES version is the best. Better graphics doesn't mean better gameplays. Or maybe i'm just too old now..

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  5. Madden games always went over my head, though I did really enjoy them

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  6. lol calssic games, love Madden 99

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  7. Sometimes, old school and classic games are just the best.

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  8. lol I remember the old tecmo superbowl on the nes

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  9. Good memories with Madden '99

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  10. I was never good at any madden game lol. I just watch my friends play it now like i did back then.

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  11. madden was a great game the las time i played

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  12. All sport games made with in the last 6 years have lost their charm!

    Great post!

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  13. I totally agree! I used to love sports games as a kid, these are actually some of my favourite games!

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  14. This post reminds me of a handheld football game my dad had that I used to always play. It was grey and I think the screen was black and green lights as the players. Made a distinctive sound, played the hell out of it. John Madden Football...ahhh, I remember that summer.

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  15. oldschool ftw! :D
    NES was the best console ever, really missing those times.

    great work dude, keep it up!

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  16. i don't really like the new sport games, but the old arcade sport games are awesome.

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  17. hey its me again, no new updates i see =)

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  18. EA becomes worse every year.

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  19. disappointed to not see gameday 98:(

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  20. Finally, someone that agrees with me in saying that Madden 99 is the best NFL game

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  21. I liked NFL Blitz and Madden!

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  22. i would like to try tecnobowl :P

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  23. NES Play Action made me nostalgia.

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  24. To be honest my favorite Football game is mutant league football for the sega. I loved that game! :P

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  25. Gettin' all nostalgic. Haha.

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  26. I hope I still have my JMF copy some where.. been mostly playing Mario World and NHL94 on my snes

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  27. i orgot to add im looking forward form ore posts!

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  28. I use to play Nfl blitz a lot with my friend, but this game unlike madden, have nothing to do with real football.

    And tecmo Superball, All I have to say is Touchdown

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  29. Lol trying for Madden 99 right now.

    Will post response

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