Madden NFL 18 gets a digital Holiday Edition

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Posted November 14th, 2017 at 10:30 am

One tactic EA Sports has tried for driving additional sales of Madden as the season progresses (and to bring new consumers into Ultimate Team) has been to release special digital editions of the game. For three straight years that has included a “Super Bowl Edition” featuring a discounted price and bonus Ultimate Team content. Back in 2014 however there was also the “Holiday Edition” which sold for full price with some extra Ultimate Team content included.

For Madden NFL 18 the Holiday Edition returns and its available now onĀ Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Not only is this one full price but it matches the G.O.A.T. Edition’s original $80, which makes it a ridiculously hard sell particularly given Black Friday and its $25 prices on Madden NFL 18 is now only just over a week away.

Stack your Madden Ultimate Team roster with your choice of one of three Elite G.O.A.T. legends: WR Calvin Johnson, DE Michael Strahan or RB Franco Harris. In addition, have your choice of one Elite player from your favorite NFL team along with five Squad Packs in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team.

The smarter route to take for anyone who anticipates spending time in Ultimate Team would be to pick up Madden 18 at a Black Friday price and put some of the considerable savings towards opening high value packs. Then, using any Coins made from selling cards, purchase the most desired players individually from the Auction House and build out a far more formidable roster.

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  • Rich

    I’m still going to pass, even at the $25 price tag. First time in 3 years.

    • MoneyMayweather

      What’s your beef with the game? and don’t say LOL NFL 2k.

      • Zach

        Too many problems and to me the animations of running and all movement in-game ruin every aspect of the game overall to me. They need a major overhaul. I would say reconstruct your foundation and then maybe I’d come back to you. Madden to me is the analogy of a really old restaurant needing an upgrade. Adapt to the times and improve greatly.

      • Skopin

        For me, it’s just not a good representation of football. Players don’t move like people, and don’t react like humans. Quarterback throwing animations are largely awkward looking, as are general animations when moving in the pocket or scrambling. AI is very unrealistic on both sides of the ball.

        Presentation has not taken a step forward in several years, save for the commentary which I will say is currently the best in sports gaming.

        Overall, it’s just a lackluster game that’s not worth spending money on every year.

      • Rich

        I have M17 and still play weekly. M18 did not do enough at all for me to warrant spending any money toward it. They choose to focus on a mode I am not interested in with Longshot, make additions to MUT – another mode I do not play) and the changes they made to CFM were TUNER updates that could’ve been a patch to M17 and passed it off as feature upgrades.

  • WilsonRamos

    This is such a bad deal your paying full price despite missing out like 3 months playtime