Best sports video game franchise: 'Madden NFL' or 'MLB The Show'?
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Best sports video game franchise: 'Madden NFL' or 'MLB The Show'?

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Ever since video games exploded on home consoles, gamers have been obsessed with sports games. Now, we at The Tylt want you to pick the best one! In the final round of our bracket, we have "Madden NFL" versus "MLB The Show." The "Madden NFL" series has generated over $4 billion in revenue. "MLB The Show" has been around since 2006 and has become the go-to video game for baseball fans. But which game is the best? 🏈 ⚾ 🎮

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75.9%
#TeamMLBtheShow
24.1%

Not everyone can hit the genetic lottery, but people can still live out their dreams of being professional athletes on a console. For many, the video games are more important than the sport itself, providing a community of competitors and friends who can play together.

While there are many options to satisfy sports fans' video game cravings, two franchises have separated themselves from the rest. "Madden NFL" beat "FIFA" in the first round while "MLB The Show" beat out "NBA 2K" to reach the final round. And now, The Tylt wants to know which franchise you think is the best.

There were other football games before it, but no one has built a franchise quite like "Madden NFL."

"Madden NFL" by EA Sports was one of the first sports games where people actually lined up to buy it. According to CNN, as of 2013, the franchise has sold more than 100 million copies of the game, generating more than $4 billion. After licensing the NFL players and stadiums, "Madden NFL" has been the go-to NFL simulator for millions of fans.

One of the outstanding features of "Madden NFL" is the Franchise Mode. Players are not only given the opportunity to play the game as their favorite player-created or real-life team, they get to control contracts, concession prices, and stadium amenities just like a real-life NFL owner.

While the visuals and gameplay have evolved and wowed fans, Franchise Mode has remained the signature feature of "Madden NFL."

"MLB The Show" is relatively new to the scene, but the franchise has established itself as the best MLB simulator on the market. Smooth graphics and intuitive gameplay have made the game popular amongst baseball fans. Baseball is a game of failure that leads to success. Perhaps no game captures that frustration like "MLB The Show."

Road to the Show is a game mode puts you and your player through the struggles of languishing in the minor leagues and really earning your way to Major League Baseball. The mode has changed a little bit, adding cutscenes and interactions that affect your player's position and standing with the fans.

There's a lot that goes into being a professional baseball player, and Road to the Show gives you all aspects of that life. That's why "MLB The Show" is tops.

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