The five most influential games that shaped our brightest minds
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.
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!
Learn more about Madden 16 here. Want to work in games? Visit our careers site.
Join the conversation by visiting us on Twitter and on Facebook.