Madden NFL 07 is the 18th installment in the Madden franchise and was released on August 22, 2006 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PC. It is the first Madden game to release on PlayStation 3. It features 2005 NFL MVP Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks on the cover.

New Features[edit | edit source]

  • Highlight Stick: Players can now move the right analog stick in any direction to see an animation where the smaller running backs will duck, spin, or squirt out of a tackle. It is also possible to string such evasive moves together, piecing together a juke left with a hop step backwards (down on the right analog for stick on Ps2 and Xbox or for GameCube down on the C stick) to elude defenders. The Truck Stick animations still exist for the bigger backs, but also feature more variety of running moves with the addition of the Highlight Stick. For example, using the Highlight Stick with Tiki Barber, a smaller back not known for trucking, utilizes an array of moves to avoid and squirt out of tackles.
  • Lead Blocker Control: After selecting a running play, the player will be able to cycle through the offensive players as they get into position at the line. The player can choose the athlete to control when the ball is snapped, and the game camera will zoom in on the fullback, tackle, guard, center, tight end, or wide receiver selected. With this feature, it is now possible for the player to open up a path for a running play, as the computer controls the halfback and tries to slip through the gap created. This feature also appeals to Madden players who do not wish to use computer assistance in any way, shape, or form. This feature allows the player to manually block with their fullback, tackle, guard, center, tight end, or wide receiver and quickly switch to their halfback to manually slip through the gap created, thus eliminating any computer assistance during the gameplay.
  • NFL Superstar: Hall of Fame Mode: Although this game mode is featured in Madden NFL 06, it is revised and given a different way of play in this game. The player only controls their player, so if you are a Quarterback you will only control the Quarterback when you hand the ball off you will not control the Running Back

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Artist Title Album
30 Seconds to Mars "Battle Of One"
AFI "Summer Shudder"
Al Fatz "Came Down"
Anti-Flag "This Is The End (For You My Friend)"
Atreyu "Ex's and Oh's"
Audioslave "Revelations"
Bishop Lamont featuring Chevy Jones "The Best"
Cartel "Say Anything (Else)"
Cord "Go Either Way"
Damone "Out Here All Night"
Dashboard Connfessional "Reason To Believe"
Dynamite MC "Bounce"
Freezy 350 "Playa What"
Glasses Malone "Right Now"
Green Day "American Idiot" Hall of Fame edition only
Haley Hunt featuring Goose and Reason "Won't Stop Runnin"
Hit the Lights "Until We Get Caught"
Keane "Is It Any Wonder?"
Less Than Jake "A Still Life Franchise"
Lupe Fiasco featuring Jonah Matranga "The Instrumental"
Matchbook Romance "Monsters"
Omnisoul "Not Giving Up"
Rise Against "Drones"
Riverboat Gamblers "On Again Off Again"
Sam Spence (NFL Films) (Various Orchestral Songs)
Saves the Day "Head For The Hills"
Shorty Da Kid "Get Loose"
Spank Rock "Backyard Betty"
Sparta "Future Needs"
Three Days Grace "I Hate Everything About You"
Taking Back Sunday "Spin"
The Panic Channel "Teahouse Of The Spirits"
The Pink Spiders "Easy Way Out"
The Rapture "Whoo! Alright-Yeah... Uh Huh"
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus "In Fate's Hands"
The Sleeping "Don't Hold Back"
Trae "Real Talk"
Underoath "You're Ever So Inviting"
Wolfmother "Woman"
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