Sports Games of the Last Generation – Top 10

7. Madden NFL 13

EA Tiburon got off on the wrong foot with Madden NFL 06, and despite the lack of competition, the studio was seemingly playing from behind for most of this console generation. Some incremental improvements helped the game find its footing toward the end of the era, but no change was more welcome than the introduction of Connected Careers in Madden 13.

Featuring a news hub keeping you abreast of league news, social media chatter, online franchises with a full-fledged feature set, and a new RPG-style player progression, Connected Careers is a good foundation for EA to continue to build on with future franchise modes.