My Top 5 Games – Seann Graddy, Senior Producer, Madden

2015-08-26
Electronic Arts

The top five favorite games of all time as revealed by Madden 16 executive producer Seann Graddy

The five most influential games that shaped our brightest minds

NCAA 11

Before being involved with the Madden franchise, when EA was creating the NCAA Football series, NCAA 11 was a standout for me. I’m a huge college football fan and have loved the franchise since its inception. NCAA 11 was a breakout year for college football pageantry and gameplay. The only problem was it had a Gator on the cover. Tim Tebow is a great guy in person, btw. Go Noles!

The Last of Us

I played this game like a job until I finished it. As a father of a young daughter, the story just sucks you in emotionally. It is such incredibly well-acted and produced game from top to bottom. Highly inspiring.

 

Star Wars™: The Old Republic Knights of the Fallen Empire

This is the RPG that got me back into RPGs. Interesting decisions at every turn, wrapped in a Star Wars universe. What more could you want?

 

Red Dead Redemption

The use of music throughout the different cities and towns was absolutely best in class. A true auditory experience. The amount of gameplay mechanics in this game that just felt right, challenging but achievable. The story was great and set in a beautiful western landscape.

 

Cyberball 2072

I have to throw in this classic robot football arcade game because I spent countless quarters and hours playing it at my local arcade. At its heart it’s a 7 v 7 football game. However, the addition of robots and a ball that can explode if you don’t get the first down is a game changer!

 


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