July 23rd 2009 8:36 am PT

Demo: Madden NFL 10


Content: Madden NFL 10 Demo
Price: Free
Availability: North America
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  • CALZ88

    1st no fair why cant us brits get the madden demo

    2nd is they really 2 diff demos bouncing around for madden

  • Olimite

    Seriously, you don’t know how to create an American account?

  • exprohound

    only for US!!!


    They probably didn’t think this football game would be popular outside of North America since there is no diving involved.


    bullcrap, we like Madden in the UK. good old microsoft screwing us again

  • Olimite

    @I HOPE YOU RROD – Ever seen rugby? A sport for real men who don’t need to wear pads to stop themselves from getting hurt.

  • Mcmax3000

    @CALZ88 Yes, there is a second demo. It’s available to people that pre-order. They get access to longer quarters & two other teams.

    @SHUTEN DOJI It’s likely an EA decision. Microsoft has no reason to care whether or not it’s available in the UK so you should probably direct your hate elsewhere.

  • BeeDizz

    The demos not bad. Feels like every other Madden but looks damn good. I won’t be buying it though. I only buy a new Madden every 3 years or so. And they still feel and play the same as the last one i bought. Since i got ’09, i won’t be getting ’10.


    @Olimite – I don’t know what pads have to do with cheating in sports, but you seem to be implying that those who play soccer aren’t “real men” as well. Anyway, I looked up Rugby on Wikipedia and found that the United States won the last two Olympic Gold Medals in that sport. Maybe rugby was deemed “too easy” by the Americans of the time and they then decided to focus more on football which carried on to the present.

  • Olimite

    Remind me how the US did in the last world cup of rugby.


    How about I help out rrod well according to the almighty Wikipedia they had well zero wins (lawl) and they have never defeted england once out of the 5 times they have meet.

    * 1987 – One win, third in pool.
    * 1991 – Zero wins, fourth in pool.
    * 1995 – Did not qualify.
    * 1999 – Zero wins, fourth in pool.
    * 2003 – One win, fourth in pool.
    * 2007 – Zero wins, one bonus point, fifth in Pool A.

  • Apocalypse1309

    Another argument of Football vs. Rugby. YAWN.

  • exprohound

    we even have a regular season nfl game in the UK so come on MS make it happen!

  • Quicksand

    Excited to try the demo. As was already stated, it’s an EA decision (NOT A MS) one not having the demo in the UK at this point. I won’t presume to speculate as to why.

  • Anonymous

    my sport is better than you, no my county is better at it than yours…….kids….

  • Anonymous

    and your all not missing out on much….I wouldnt worry about not getting it

  • Sneeches

    football is boring now, all the games are the same just re packaged each year… boring.

  • ChargingMuffin

    American football is boring. Football (the sport where you actually use your feet) is well better. Roll on FIFA 10.


    been looking for this didnt like madden 09 much

  • HunCity87

    I’m excited for every Madden that comes out, and I’m disappointed every year….bring back the ESPN NFL 2K series….2K5 is the best football game ever!

  • Chitwood7412

    I wanted to try the Madden demo before I bought NCAA 10 just to make sure which one I wanted now I can. I like Footbal(Amercian) more then Football(Soccer).

  • Vegito SS4

    If I use a 48 hour trial code on my silver american account, can I download the demo?

  • BrooksterMax

    i am a football/soccer person rather than american football but I don’t mind the odd game of Madden from the 93 Megadrive to version the cheap 06 edition for the 360 i got recently.

    I just don’t understand the rules though!!

  • Zeuxis

    This game is sooo crap I sold it week after I bought it…. No wonder they release demo now since it didn’t sell as expected. My local stores are still trying to get rid of the collectors editions…

  • eiVaL

    lol, i like how EA is trying to force people to preorder it with 2 different demos….only problem is EA, im a Cowboys fan lol so the free demo is better for me anyways lol an then ill get the full game from gamefly an play Steelers/Arizona all day long if i want to…

    how ever im sure just like last year the demo seemed really cool an the crowd sounded very livley for the first time ever in Madden, yet when the final game came out the same old “react AFTER the play is whistled dead” crowd was there an the stupid weapons stuff which made me think i was playing BLITZ rather than Madden…an who can forget the UNSTOPPABLE QB SNEAK which resulted in 2-3 yards garunteed meaning no reason to punt or kick the PAT after scoring.

  • DubbeL FriSSS

    I wanted to try but I can’t :(
    Still working on 100 BF1943 matches

  • BeeDizz

    LOL@DubbeL FriSSS

    The first 50 seem to take FOREVER. The next 50 went by in the blink of an eye.



    You do use your feet in football. Thats why they call it football, dummy.

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    I can understand a lot of the arguments about different sports being “preferred” over others due to your location and where you were raised (I am a big hockey fan, but having grown up in TX, most of my friends are not), but I don’t see how ANYONE can make the argument that “US Football is more BORING than Futball/ soccer”…how in the world is watching a sport for 90 minutes and it ending in a TIE at 0-0, not boring?

    That being said, I like the Cowboys also, and have both demos so I can play the longer version with teams I don’t care for, and can use the short demo for playing with “my team”. Hopefully the full version will be improved and not as glitchy as NCAA 10…I liked the improvements, but there were a lot more problems in this years version, than in any other I can remember.

  • threeleggedcow

    exprohound wrote, “only for US!!!” You realize there are two other countries in North America, right?


    Ugh why does EVERY Madden post on here always have to devolve into a “My football is better than yours!” argument? Seriously, grow up already you guys!

  • Etherphoria

    haha the reason a 0-0 tie can be exciting is every missed opportunity gets you on the edge of your sear, and every nice play can be a game breaker. On that note football and football are both great games whats the problem?

  • RkD Legicide

    stop fighting with each other, its pointless…

  • FlipperGameplay

    Is that hard to create US account? Game is really good and I will buy NFL this year surely.

  • Akedo

    Very Cool

  • Computerdude103

    So far the reviews of the Dashbord update are very negative. They say that the guide freezes literally every time you open it now, and that it’s even worse than before. This better be fixed before the final update goes live or the internet WILL be going crazy!!!

  • BryceS

    The real question is whether in the third season of the Bridgestone International Series that EA will actually bother to put Wembley in Madden – it’s not like they don’t already have models of the stadium.

  • BryceS

    Not football, but the first Ashes test was incredibly exciting (Cricket, for the Americans out there), and that was a five day game which ended in a draw. The last couple of hours was phenomenal, with our guys right on the edge of defeat, but holding out magnificently. It’s all about context. That game felt almost like a win, and was probably the springboard for our win in the second test.

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    I’m hoping I get in the preview program so I can get my frickin guide problems fixed! That and my NXE download (which you cannot easily re-download or delete) seems to be corrupted as I have major problems with simple things (cannot move accounts with memory cards (auto-corrupt every time), multiple account recoveries required to get my Avatar gear to show anything other than the launch default, and weird licensing problems with DLC. If this new update (NXE overwrite) doesn’t fix this stuff, I don’t know what I am going to do, as it’s really annoying!

  • Jezuz OPT

    i think its kinda fair that UK doesnt get the demo cause for some reason UK always gets FIFA first even tho its a world sport so it kinda balances out…

  • Anonymous

    American football sucks and I’m American and soccer is better.

  • Cerzor

    Can’t wait to play dat madden.

  • XxLightkunxX


    Another faceless sports game that brings nothing new to the game industry. Ever. I have no idea why people bother to get the newest sports games; there are only so many ways you can play sports ‘different’ than what another game will offer.

  • smileriraq

    Bit of a bummer that the UK cant get the demo but hey Ill live the nfl season is almost here nad cant wait to see how the NFC north pans out

    as for the sports argument I played rugby for 12 years and american football for 16 (at the same time for a while) and coached kids flag football for a further four years and each has their own attraction and each requires 100% commitment and determination in order to succeed.

    American football is not a wimps game (The South Wales Warriors Qb just got his leg shattered after a particularly nasty tackle yet hes allready in rehab and working towards getting ready for next season and hes doing it cos he loves the game) and the US game has influenced the development of sports here in the uk.

    Itll never be internationally accessible as soccer but then soccer has its own issues in that success can be determined by the depth of an owners wallet and has no salary cap to promote equity.

    As for the game Ill wait for the reviews but will likely pick it up nearer xmas when the initial furore has died down.

  • Anonymous

    any news about the deal of this week please ?

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  • GIZmoto

    Hope it’s just the demo that’s sucky and not the actual game. Very disappointed. The fans holding up the press start sign was a clever touch though. Guess I’ll have to wait another year for a chance at a decent Madden (last years was 360’s best) but 360 still has yet to acomplish what Madden 09 did on the original xbox.

  • RidinSlow

    Publishers are getting creative lately with the word “exclusive.” It no longer means that a game will not come out on another console. Now it also means that demo’s can be exclusive. We’ve already seen demo’s come out “exclusively” for Xbox 360 a week or so before PS3.

    for better or for worse, the industry is changing with how it handles its promotions. Something as silly as extended time in a demo can mean big money for a company like GameStop.


    No thanks, I see enough padded butts flipping through tv channels already, yawn.