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Madden NFL 18 slider guide for realistic American football

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In-game screenshot of an Eagles player being tackled by his opponents.
Madden NFL 18

Madden NFL 18 is not the best rendition of EA's American football simulators, but it's far from being a bad game. Probably the worst thing about it is its wrong sense of realism. However, this can be fixed by changing the game's sliders.

Madden NFL 18 has been out for a good while now and it's not been getting the best of feedback from the fans. It’s just not the best Madden game on the market. However, some of its issues can easily be rectified by adjusting the in-game sliders that can provide an arcade style of gameplay or a downright simulation - it all comes down to personal preference of the players.

EAIn-game screenshot of a Philadelphia Eagles player.Madden 18

We at AltChar are all about the full 15 minute quarter games, so we're bringing you a guide on getting the best possible experience from Madden 18 by setting the sliders to give us the best possible simulation and realistic experience of this American football giant.

In order to apply these settings, head over to the game's options and enter these exact values for each individual slider:

User sliders 

QB Accuracy: 50 
Pass Blocking: 100 
WR Catching: 45
Run Blocking: 100
Fumbles: 55
Pass Reaction: 100 
Interceptions: 25 
Pass Coverage: 100 
Tackling: 100 
FG Power: 55 
FG Accuracy: 35 
Punt Power: 55 
Punt Accuracy: 90
Kickoff Power: 60

EAIn-game screenshot of an Eagles player being tackled by his opponents.Madden 18 user sliders screen

Very similar sliders apply for the CPU:

CPU sliders

QB Accuracy: 50 
Pass Blocking: 100 
WR Catching: 45
Run Blocking: 100
Fumbles: 55
Pass Reaction: 100 
Interceptions: 25 
Pass Coverage: 100 
Tackling: 100 
FG Power: 55 
FG Accuracy: 35 
Punt Power: 55 
Punt Accuracy: 90
Kickoff Power: 60

EAIn-game screenshot of an Eagles player being tackled by his opponents.Madden 18 CPU sliders screen

Adjusting these settings will help you achieve the most realistic experience in Madden 18 and we dare say that they improve the game so much you'll never thinking of reverting to the default settings. But if you're still not convinced, you can see these options in motion right here.