Looking for the arcade football successor to NFL Blitz? You can keep looking. With Madden Arcade, EA has attempted to create chocolate-chip cookies using the ingredients for a turkey dinner. As a result, it never really has the flavor of an arcade game. Instead it looks and plays like what it is: a stripped-down version of Madden 10.
About our scale… the number of words in our review reflects the score of the game. In practical terms, you could assume that games reviewed in 49 words or fewer should be avoided, games reviewed in 50-75 words would make a decent rental, and games reviewed in 76 words or more would make a solid purchase.