MADDEN NFL 18:  G.O.A.T. Holiday Edition

MADDEN NFL 18: G.O.A.T. Holiday Edition

Electronic Arts
$79.99 +
$79.99 +



It’s that time of year! Build your Ultimate Team dynasty with the Madden NFL 18: G.O.A.T. Holiday Edition. From the introduction of Madden’s first-ever story mode, Longshot, to exciting new ways to team up and play with friends— all powered by Madden’s debut on the celebrated Frostbite Engine— This is Madden like you’ve never seen it! Stack your Madden Ultimate Team roster with your choice of one of three Elite G.O.A.T. legends: WR Calvin Johnson, DE Michael Strahan or RB Franco Harris. In addition, have your choice of one Elite player from your favorite NFL team along with five Squad Packs in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team, the complete NFL team-building mode where you build, play and win with your ultimate team of today’s NFL superstars and legends.

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One


  • HDR
  • Shared/Split screen
  • Xbox One X Enhanced
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Local co-op
  • Local multiplayer - (4)
  • Online multiplayer - (2-6)

Additional info

Published by
Electronic Arts

Release date

  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board


    Comic Mischief

    Mild Violence

    Mild Language

    Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

Additional terms
Xbox Live code of conduct

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

Ratings and reviews

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Quite possibly the worse version EVER

It's the first day of the season and still no updated rosters. The glitches are numerous. Let's hope and pray that this exclusive license with the NFL ends soon because EA SPORTS is literally holding us hostage with this crap franchise. EA, you should be ashamed of yourself.

36 out of 41 people found this helpful.

Almost identical as 17

The game has way smoother menus than last year, it's fast and quick instead of slow and laggy when switching menu screens.. that's the only difference really that I noticed from last year. Still glitches in the game that have existed for years for example, you can throw 4 TD passes in a game, and a stat menu pops up during the game saying you threw none.. Other glitches include penalty yardage, it can be 1st and 10,, you get a clipping penalty, then the next play it's 1st and 16.. if you sim, the kicker misses the extra point half the time, you can't challenge plays like a catch that looks to hit the ground...if you throw towards the sideline, your receiver slides out of bounds. bottom line don't expect anything new. The NFL exclusive license needs to expire, Madden is STALE.....THEY TRIED TO HIDE MY REVIEW

1059 out of 1197 people found this helpful.

Online is still cancer

MUT & Online is still catered towards 10 year-olds who spam money plays and max out daddy's credit card to buy the best team. I get that 90% of the Madden fanbase is squeaking toddlers who have never watched a football game before but it's a real slap in the face to real football fans that just want to enjoy an NFL game without having to play against these clowns.

301 out of 339 people found this helpful.

Basic Trash... I will not be fooled again

As usual I fell for the Madden trap, nothing has changed! Waste of money, even with the engine change the game looks the same as it has for the last 6 years... Again no superstar mode, as the case for the last 6 years connected franchise is recycled with no additions. Same XP system, same scouting system (which I find boring and not realistic). Their new game mode Longshot is kind of cool though, for the five hours.. unfortunately it only last 5 hours! You don't even play one NFL game during it NOT ONE! The story was good, boring at times. But there is no payoff! Oh wait, it's another opportunity to shove MUT down our throats! something you make more money on. Also why does it always seem like dominate 95+ players make no difference at all? I will not buy another Madden until they recieve better FAN ratings, change some actual gameplay, and rid themselves of connected franchise for actual separate well done game modes. Oh not shoving ultimate team down our throats would be nice too.

265 out of 291 people found this helpful.


Trash AI (in multiple aspects), Trash player ratings playing as their actual rating shows (player with 92 speed getting ran down open field by a 80 speed guy...), Trash blocking asignments, Trash cheese plays, Trash CFM, Trash story, Trash gameplay, Trash glitches, Trash penalties, Trash ect. Overall, can be summed up as "TRASH". Ya'll aren't even trying anymore. EA, give up your exclusive rights so we can get some actual innovation. Make us WANT to buy your game again, not just because we have to if we want to play football...

42 out of 43 people found this helpful.


False promoting by EA.They have removed 30 or more 1 star reviews just this week its been a daily thing since the game launched my review has been removed at least 8 times.They can fix the reviews to favor selling the game.They need to fix the game issues.Thats how to get better reviews. So do your job EA. In a football game player physcis and gameplay should be 1st priority then the graphics . The reason why is if the game plays terrible nobody will see the graphics because they wil give up on your game. Does anyone at EAsports play or even test the game before realease. So in maybe 10 yers you might build us a new game not an 80 dollar dlc . Lameshot is just a short tell tale story what waste of time its a football game not tell tale .It should have been sold as a dlc at best .Try putting a game out every 5 years only since you idiots at EA are just selling a new cover your not sellin a new game . Then sell a 20 dollar DLC that updates rosters . Until you build a real new game.

421 out of 461 people found this helpful.

Not By A Longshot👎😢

The effort of what developers put into this game is absolutely horrible, the game was not what I expected from the hype of the Frostbite engine. The mechanics are deluded and overall broken, franchise mode was once again ignored bringing an overall same old same old. My question to the devs is what is your goal in the constantly over used content, why can't we get an actual game. I mean the faces in franchise mode are the same, like why can't we get player creation where we can edit faces, or more realistic and newer stadiums to choose for rebuilding. Please madden, improve in Madden 19. Make an actual career mode, longshot was unnecessary and the resources should have been used else where. Until that happens fan will continue to disregard the game as irrelevant.

33 out of 35 people found this helpful.

Will they ever figure it out?

After all these years one would think a company like EA would be able to make a game with a remotely realistic physics engine especially on a game-type that is designed to be realistic. Seriously tired of being lied to and tricked into buying a $60 roster update every year.

130 out of 148 people found this helpful.

Glad I read reviews and played the trial first

Once again EA has drug us into a game that is no different from the previous years. I sat here reading all the reviews and 9/10 were negative, all made factual arguments to the game. I'm officially deciding not to purchase Madden until I see some REAL improvements.

25 out of 27 people found this helpful.

Does EA ever test these games!!!

This is what happens when there's no competition Bring back NFL Fever. So here we go, QBs over and under throw open receviers sometimes by 5 to 10 yards way to often. WRs will catch the ball and then drop the ball like hes trying to throw the game to pay off his gambling debt. Blockers refuse to block players and actively runs away from them like they have cooties. DONT BUY THIS GAME ITS TRASH!!!

117 out of 136 people found this helpful.

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