Sure Madden 25 is still months away, but there are certain things that hold true in every Madden NFL video game and this year will be no different. We’ve put together a list of our top Madden 25 tips without having played the game. Feel free to add in your own tips, strategies, and thoughts in the comments section.
Become Comfortable With 1 or 2 Teams
While it is completely true that playing with a top rated team like the 49ers will give you a huge advantage, do not underestimate the impact of familiarity with a team. Pick 1 or 2 teams and stick with them. Once you become comfortable with a quarterback you can make playing with Blaine Gabbert feel like playing with Peyton Manning. After 50-100 games you will learn exactly what throws you can and can’t make, exactly how hard to press down the button when you throw, and which way to lead pass. The same concept applies on defense. Once you are comfortable with usering a certain player, you know exactly how much ground you can cover and how to bait a quarterback into throwing an interception.
Establish The Running Game
This isn’t to say that you need to grind out 3 yards gains the entire game. It simply means that you need to mix in some running plays now and then or your will get demolished in Madden 25. This is a tip that gets overlooked by so many people. If you aren’t running the ball at least once every 5 or 6 plays, you become predictable and much easier to defend. Slip a running play into your scheme every now and then to keep your opponent honest.
Don’t Turn The Ball Over
This is a tip that is based just as much in general football strategy as it is in video game strategy. In a shortened game like Madden 25 with only 5 or 6 minute quarters, turning the ball over a few times equates to an automatic loss in most situations. If you can keep possession of the ball and either score points or punt to get better field position, you will help yourself more than you’d think.
These tips may seem obvious to experienced Madden gamers, but so few people actually practice these consistently. It may be worth practicing doing these things at the end of the Madden 13 season to get you ready for this year’s Madden 25 game. EA Sports is set to release Madden 25 on August 27th, 2013. We will have plenty more tips leading up to that point and beyond.