After FIFA 17, you can now also experience the career of an aspiring professional sportsman in Madden: On the EA Play, Electronic Arts (EA) presented a story mode for Madden NFL 18 and provided first insights into the game.

Madden NFL 18 is the first Madden running like FIFA 17 with the Frostbite engine. This not only benefits the graphics of the game, especially movement sequences are now more fluid than the predecessor.

Coverstar is Tom Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots and Superbowl winners of last season this year. The five-time champion follows his team colleague Rob Gronkowski, who last year was Madden's NFL 17. It is also the first time in the history of Madden that the cover star comes from the same team for two consecutive years.

You have to build up your ultimate fantasy team with the use of player cards and there’s tons of multiplayer gaming to be had to be online rivals and create a cracking football squad. They've also introduced team-based web gaming this year, with three pals joining forces to take it in turns as coach or offensive and defensive leaders to make it feel like you’re really involved in team based play.

And the quick match Play Now Live mode is a great way of enjoying a speedy game by playing any of the current week’s real-life games taking place in America.

"Longshot" is the new mode. Fans slip into the role of Devin Wade, a former college star from Texas, and accompany him on his way to the NFL-Draft. On your side are Father Cutter Wade, the best friend Colt Cruise and Dan Marino, who serves as a consultant. As in The Journey at FIFA 17, every decision should influence the game's own gameplay and career. Many roles overlap - such as Colt Cruise, who is a longtime friend of the protagonist and even an aspiring football professional. The Journey players, however, criticized the brevity of the story mode of FIFA 17.