Madden NFL 10 is an American football video game based on the National Football League that was published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. The 21st installment of the Madden NFL series, it is the first game to feature two players on the cover: Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, who played against each other the previous season in Super Bowl XLIII. It was released in August 2009 for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360 and BlackBerry, and for the iOS on September 9 through the App Store.
All of the features apply to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, unless otherwise noted below.
PRO-TAK – New animation technology that allows up to nine players to be involved in tackles, ability to steer tackles, a more realistic pocket around the QB caused by a new blocking system, and QB avoidance actions.
Fight for the Fumble (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP) – A fumble pile-up that triggers when a fumble occurs near two players. To gain possession, the user must press a series of buttons that appear on the screen.
New Ratings Philosophy – Ratings have been re-scaled for a more noticeable difference between players, and new ratings such as Throw accuracy deep, medium, short, and throw on run and many more, make players styles more realistic.
Sim Style Gameplay – Game speed has been reduced for a more realistic, life like experience.
Player Momentum – More realistic acceleration, deceleration, planting & turn rates.
Quarterback Improvements – Layered blending, new QB ratings and more realistic QB dropback animations.
WR/DB Interaction – Improved route running and coverage.
Play Designer (PSP) – Players can create custom plays and formations, then upload them directly to a PlayStation 3.