Five Retro Football Games That Still Rock

With NFL season almost here, Old School Gamer counts down five pigskin games over 20 years old that still play great.

NFL Gameday 98: The first game to truly dethrone the Madden series, those polygon graphics and awesome AI set a high standard for all the games that followed.

John Madden 93: This is probably the most complete game of football ever released up until that point in time. It’s still a wonderful game.

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