Cover Star: John Madden (Wearing A Suit)
Year: 1997

Madden 64 was a weird little spleen of a game, one where for some reason you couldn't play as any actual NFL teams, but you could play in 3D! Anyways, playing Madden 64 back in the day was like opening a portal to an entirely new dimension of sports games, but now it kinda looks weird. Even though NFL QB Club had the exclusive rights to the NFL player names, Madden 64 did harness the full power of the Rumble Pak. Why didn't EA just set Madden 64 in the actual year of 1964? No one knows, but this game's existence is gonna be really inconvenient if the Madden series makes it to 2064.