Madden 25: Owner Mode and Best Features That Will Thrill Die-Hard Fans

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistAugust 27, 2013

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The release of the 25th edition of the Madden video game franchise has fans ready, and there are features of the 2013 game that even diehard gamers can’t wait to get their hands on.

All of the following modes will have armchair quarterbacks ready to purchase the game as soon as it hits the shelves of their local store. Football fans are ready for the Madden 25 action.


Owner Mode

Football fans don’t just love watching the team on the field. Most NFL fans follow an entire franchise and wear its colors proud. That unwavering dedication will make the new Owner Mode in Madden 25 one of the greatest innovations in the franchise’s history, as EA Sports detailed.

Instead of only having the options to play as a coach or a single player in Connected Careers Mode, game developers have added the ability to control a team as the owner. Not only can you control the on-field product, but the new functionality also allows gamers to control everything.

As the owner of a franchise, you can control who is hired and fired as a coach, build a new stadium, change the team’s name, set market prices for everything associated with the organization and even move the team to a different city.

That’s some in-depth gameplay.


The All-25 Team

One of the great additions to the 2013 edition is the Madden 25 All-25 team. EA Sports have built the greatest roster possible using the best players at every position in the history of the game.

With Michael Vick from Madden 2004, Marshall Faulk from Madden NFL 2003, Randy Moss from Madden 2009 and a plethora of other legendary players adorning offense, defense and special teams, this team will be unbeatable.

Add in the fact that the series’ namesake, John Madden, is the coach of the dream team and gamers won’t be able to wait to get their hands on this quarter-century of history.


Improved Gameplay Features

Madden 25 brings plenty of bells and whistles to the table for the anniversary edition, but hardcore gamers want to know about the gameplay and how it has improved since last year.

The first notable change is the implementation of the Run Free Engine. With over 30 new moves and improved combinations, running with the ball will be a much more dynamic experience.

EA Sports has also improved the Infinity Engine this year to become an even more dynamic portion of the game, including the ability to make the devastating hits even more powerful.

Another addition that should make this game must-own for many gamers is the return of the fantasy drafts in the career modes. After disappearing last year, developers heard the backlash and added the option for those looking to level the playing field.

This should be an amazing purchase.