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Licensed as shareable via Creative Commons Attribution. Link to this page URL for Attribution.Ever felt like you were really part of the game after playing Madden? You aren’t alone. Madden football is considered so true-to-game with its types of plays and strategy, that even professional athletes use it as a tool. It’s a great way to quickly and visually learn a new playbook for rookies, and veterans often use it to help study the strategies of opponents. The realism of Madden by EA makes it a great training tool for NFL pros.
Madden has been around for a long time. A true gaming classic, Madden first appeared as John Madden Football in 1988 for the Commodore 64 and classic Apple and DOS machines. Even back then, the game featured lifelike simulation options including weather changes, player fatigue and more. Since 1988 the game has gone on to have franchise sales of more than 100 million copies. Each game take 30 developers and 100 testers, and a completed game has over 10 million lines of code.