This year’s Madden NFL 18 boasts three different game styles: Arcade, Simulation, and Competitive. Arcade is a high-octane version of Madden, while Competitive has more of a tournament feel to it. For those looking for the authentic NFL experience, you’ll want to play Simulation.
Simulation is the default style for connected franchise mode, and is true to player and team ratings and NFL rules. You can play Simulation mode on each difficulty: Rookie, Pro, All-Pro, and All-Madden. This game style includes all supported penalties, injuries, and other random outcomes, like those unexpected drops and fumbles. It is described as “the game mode for players that are fans of football and want to play a game that’s true to that form.”
With Madden 18’s Simulation game style, the players on your roster and the schemes you employ are critical to your team’s success.
What’s it like to play with Madden NFL 18’s Simulation game style?
- Expect the unexpected – even highly-rated players have a slim chance of failure on occasion
- Injuries and penalties occur at a rate on par with real-world NFL statistics and data
- Players with elite ratings will be successful far more often than those with ratings below the elite level
- New pass inaccuracy system allows more realistic performances from lower-rated quarterbacks
- Fatigue and stamina have bigger impacts on gameplay.
Madden NFL 18 is set for release on PS4 and Xbox One on August 25th. Hopefully we get some more in-depth details and raw gameplay footage in the coming days and weeks.