10. Madden 13
It would seem like a lazy no-brainer to toss an annual iteration in here, but Madden 13 deserves a spot on the list for correcting some long-standing problems of the franchise. For example, it’s no longer possible for a defender to leap blindly with his back to the QB and come up with a pick; you have to be looking for the ball to make the catch. The physics engine has also been tweaked to broaden the number of animations you see, and the CBS broadcasting team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms add gravitas with the series’ most recognizable voices since John Madden and Pat Summerall last did the honors in the early 2000s. Even long-time Maddenites will find something new to get excited about here.