Beefcakes and mountains of meat! Mr. ‘Success doesn’t come without effort’ Madden is looking for new football talent. But be warned: In addition to fast feet, a bulletproof uniform and the stamina of a marathon runner, the main thing you need is your brains. Because the Madden NFL 2005-Defenders are in top form. These double the receiver, snatch the leather out of the hands of the puzzled attackers thanks to sophisticated steal technology and pull the entire defense in the desired direction in order to immediately nip silly attacks in the bud. Alternatively, you can summon individual defense giants to mark specific zones. From then on, the area belongs to the closet and anyone who approaches it will be crushed with a brutal assault. That’s why you have to think up particularly clever moves with your offensive people: use the playmaker style and send the receiver 50-yard sugar passes for a touchdown or get tactical advice from the master.
But the music doesn’t just play on the pitch: the robust footballers have their own personalities and will quickly turn their backs on you as soon as you don’t read their wishes from their lips. So rummage through newspapers, zaps through talk shows with the NFL stars or prick up your ears on the popular Tony Bruno Show. In the heated radio discussions you will find out what your players and fans want. Because nothing works without paying customers: That’s why you support the followers by giving them a representative appearance via ‘Create-a-Fan’ mode.