Madden NFL 13

Hello, and welcome to the Madden NFL 13 walkthrough.

Warning: If you do not own the Kinect sensor and you are about to start this then you will not be able to obtain 100% completion. There is a Kinect-required achievement.

You are about to begin the 24th installment in the Madden franchise. This is the hardest game (achievement-wise) in the franchise and should take you some time. Please note, while I put '1 playthrough' required, this is not true. You will need to play many games and sim hundreds.

All of the sections are ordered in the way that they should be completed.

In the following pages, I will detail how to earn every achievement in Madden 2013.

The following are some tips that I have for you while you play through Madden NFL 13.

1. For Madden Ultimate team, keep the quarters at 2 minutes. For Career, keep the quarters at 5 minutes -- skill at All-pro.

2. Set all penalties to 'off'

3. Play smart. Don't take outrageous risks, and you should be fine.

Warning:

Supersimming will disable all achievements for the non MUT/Career achievements. Do NOT supersim.

NO OTP means no Online Team Play.

In Madden 13, there are a few achievements that don't have to be done in a game. Here they are.

Welcome to the Community

Join an Online Community.

Welcome to the Community
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Easy. Simply go to the main menu, select communities, and choose the community you want to join. Achievement will pop after you have joined.

You're In the Game

Download A Game Face in Create-a-Player or in Connected Careers.

You're In the Game
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Go to http://www.easports.com/gameface and create your game face. Create a player. Make sure to use your game face. Once the gameface has downloaded, pop goes the achievement.

Trade Victor Cruz, Rob Gronkowski, Tim Tebow, and another decent quarterback to one team. Change the quarters to 2 minutes. Make sure to only throw 2 passes - 1 to Gronk, 1 to Cruz. At the end of the game, make sure that the score is tied.

You can earn all of the following achievements in one game with the 49ers vs the Lions.

Let's Get Physical

Tackle an opponent using the Hit Stick (no SuperSim, OTP or co-op).

Let's Get Physical
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On Defense, before tackling an opponent, flick the right stick down and then tackle the offensive player. BAM! Achievement unlocked.

Gronk Spike

Score a TD with Rob Gronkowski (no SuperSim, OTP or co-op).

Gronk Spike
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Run the ball to around the 10-yard line. Throw the ball to Gronk in the end zone and earn yourself the achievement.

Pass The Salsa

Score a TD with Victor Cruz (no SuperSim, OTP or co-op).

Pass The Salsa
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Again, get to the 10-yard line. Throw the ball to Victor Cruz and earn yourself the achievement. I recommend doing this in shotgun formation.

The Penitent Man Shall Pass

As a QB, win the game with 4 or fewer completed passes (no SuperSim, OTP or co-op).

The Penitent Man Shall Pass
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Do not throw more than 3 passes and you will be good. Even if you use more than 1 quarterback, you cannot throw any more than 3 passes.

Made Ya Look

Abort the play action and complete a pass for a TD (no SuperSim, OTP or co-op).

Made Ya Look
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When you throw a touchdown pass to either Cruz or Gronkowski, pick a play-action pass. Immediately after you snap the ball, hold the right trigger. Throw the ball after the pass has been aborted and score the touchdown. POW! Achievement unlocked.

Smart Mouth

Complete a successful pre-play adjustment using Kinect (no SuperSim, OTP or co-op).

Smart Mouth
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When you are in a game, say "audible" and follow the in-game prompts to unlock the achievement.

Tebowing

Tebow Time! Throw a TD with Tim Tebow on the first play in overtime (no SuperSim, OTP or co-op).

Tebowing
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On the last play of the 4th quarter, make sure that the second controller is hooked up. Make sure that Tebow is the first string quarterback. With your second controller, choose a field goal block. With controller number one, choose a Hail Mary. Throw the ball to the inside reciever and run to the endzone.

Belting

Complete a Madden Moments Live situation.

Belting
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Go to the Gridion Club section in the menus. Go to Madden Moments live. Pick the easiest moment and once you complete what is asked of you, the achievement will unlock. I personally did a moment from the Super Bowl.

Below is a guide to earn the 10 online achievements.

Earning these achievements legitimately can take a while. I recommend creating or joining Gaming Sessions

Once you have a session time and date ironed out, and the session starts, go to the Online play menu. Go to Head to Head and change the search paramaters (by pressing X) to best fit your boosting partner. Once you have found each other, pick your favorite teams, start the game up, and when you are on defense keep using a field goal block. When on offense, do a Hail Mary, and when a touchdown is scored, try for a two-point conversion.

Note: going over 255 points will make the points that you have scored null and void. This is per person.

While going for the online achievements, put in your backup quarterback and score 6 or more touchdowns with him. After the game, you should unlock:

Matt Flynn's Arcade

Score 6 touchdowns with your backup quarterback (no SuperSim, OTP or co-op).

Matt Flynn's Arcade
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Once you have completed the first game, you should unlock the following achievement.

Verizon Scoreboard Overload

Score 50 points in one game (no SuperSim, OTP or co-op).

Verizon Scoreboard Overload
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Simply score 50 points in a game of online and the achievement will unlock. This will be unlocked after your first game.

Online Level 1

Score 25 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Online Level 1
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Unlocked by scoring 25 points.

Online Level 2

Score 50 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Online Level 2
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Unlocked by scoring 50 points.

Online Level 3

Score 100 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Online Level 3
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Unlocked by scoring 100 points.

Online Level 4

Score 150 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Online Level 4
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Unlocked by scoring 150 points.

Online Level 5

Score 200 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Online Level 5
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Unlocked by scoring 200 points.

Online Level 6

Score 250 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Online Level 6
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Unlocked by scoring 250 points. Unlocked after first game.

Online Level 7

Score 300 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Online Level 7
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Unlocked by scoring 300 points.

Online Level 8

Score 400 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Online Level 8
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Unlocked by scoring 400 points.

Online Level 9

Score 500 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Online Level 9
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Unlocked by scoring 500 points. Unlocked after second game.

Battle Tested

Score 600 points in Online Ranked Head to Head Games.

Battle Tested
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Unlocked by scoring 600 points. Unlocked after third game.

Howdy, and welcome to the Madden Ultimate Team section of the Madden 13 walkthrough. There are 4 achievements related to MUT. While playing, set the quarters to 2 minutes. This will ensure enough time to win the game. While boosting online achievements, you should get coins that can be used to buy packs. You do need to finish the entire game though.

This One is Easy. We Promise

Create a MUT team.

This One is Easy. We Promise
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Simply create a Madden Ultimate to unlock this achievement. To create a Madden Ultimate team, go to the Ultimate team tab on the main menu.

Single Riders Only

Play a MUT game against the CPU.

Single Riders Only
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Start a game against any team. Complete the game and the achievement will unlock.

This One is Hard 2.0

Build an 85 rated MUT team.

This One is Hard 2.0
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If you have played any previous installment of Madden that has Ultimate Team, you will get a reward pack. You can use these packs to bolster your teams rating.

1. Do the Vince Lombardi challenge. You have to win the challenge in order to get Vince as your coach. To access the challenge, go to head to head, and go to solo challenges.

Do NOT play any more games or challenges after this point.

2. Go to card deals, buy cards that are 85 or above.

3. Buy Pro or Offseason packs. (Offsesason is recommended, but if you do not have enough coins to buy more than one pack, only get Pro packs.)

4. Go to 'my lineup' and press Y to have your lineup become the best possible.

At this point, if you don't have an overall rating of 85, do the following.

5. Go to http://www.doritoschangethegame.com/

6. Click on 'New Users begin redeeming'

7. Fill out information. Include "149222627" or "649122435" redeem the code in-game under My Madden.

It takes a long while for the code to be redeemed. Be patient.

MUT Maniac

Complete 20 MUT games.

MUT Maniac
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This can either be done with games or challenges. After the Vince Lombardi challenge, you should have 19 more games to go! It doesn't matter if you win or lose, the games count. Remember to keep those contract extensions handy if you worry about your W-L ratio.

Connected Careers is what accounts for the 50+ hours required to complete the game. Playing is not required, as all of the achievements can be obtained through simming. I suggest going for the 'high-round' option when determining what round of the draft you get drafted.

Change all CPU sliders to 0. Including all skill-type sliders.

80 Overall

As a created player, achieve a player rating of 80 overall in Connected Careers.

80 Overall
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This should be the first achievement you unlock. Create your first player and the achievement will unlock!

85 Overall

As a created player, achieve a player rating of 85 overall in Connected Careers.

85 Overall
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You may, or may not unlock the achievement when first creating your player. If not, you should earn the achievement while simming. Just remember to progress your player!

Overall 90

As a created player, achieve a player rating of 90 overall in Connected Careers.

Overall 90
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You will not unlock this achievement when you create a character. But you WILL unlock it after you progress through several seasons. Progress through the several seasons that you play at one position as one player. Remember to progress your player!

Peak Performance

As a created player, achieve a player rating of 99 overall in Connected Careers.

Peak Performance
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Again, you will not unlock this achievement when you create a character. Progress through your entire career as player, progressing him along the way. Progressing your player is the only way that you will increase their rating.

Joe Montana Award

As a created QB, surpass Joe Montana on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.

Joe Montana Award
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The previous achievement is the hardest in the game. It will take around 15 hours. Create a QB for a decent team, making sure that you keep the instant starter ON. Make sure to change the difficulty to all madden.

Change the playbook to the Falcons.

Play the first 5 games in a season. Making sure to win each game. Try to eclipse the 450-yard mark. For the first five years, make sure to win the Super Bowl and MVP. Before you start the Super Bowl, if playing offline, save your game.

Sim the Super Bowl, and if you do not win, immediately quit the game. Sim again until you win.

Continue until you eclipse Joe Montana's Legacy Score. Note: you do not need to worry about how many Super Bowls you win after you win 4 of them.

MVP! MVP! MVP!

Complete the Level 4 season goals in one season in Connected Careers.

MVP! MVP! MVP!
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This achievement will come naturally. I got this while using a quarterback.

Montana's Mountain

As a created QB, win 4 Super Bowls in Connected Careers.

Montana's Mountain
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See solution for Joe Montana's award achievement.

All Madden

As a created coach, win 100 games in your first 10 seasons in Connected Careers.

All Madden
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Make sure to win 10 games in each season. Before the last game of your season, if you have only won 9 games, save your game. Sim the last game of the season. If you win it, continue on. If not, exit your game. Then, load the game up, sim the game again until you win.

Hall Of Famer

As a created player or coach, get inducted into the Hall of Fame in Connected Careers.

Hall Of Famer
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You should unlock the achievement after you complete your quarterback's career.

Vince Lombardi Award

As a created coach, surpass Vince Lombardi on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.

Vince Lombardi Award
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Start a career with the Packers. Sim all games. making sure to win 10 each season.

Progress for several seasons. Leave all settings on default.

Save after each win.

To pass Vince's Legacy score, you need 16,101 legacy points.

Jerry Rice Award

As a created WR, surpass Jerry Rice on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.

Jerry Rice Award
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Make a possession reciever. Start him on the Bears. Make him an instant starter.

Make him 6 feet, 11 inches.

Note: keep the 'fire coach' option off.

Each season, play 4-5 games and run up your stats. Try to get single game recieving records, single game TD records, etc.

Sim till week 14. At this point you want to save your game.

When the season is completed, you should earn:

OROY (Offensive rookie of the year - first year only)

Offensive player of the year

MVP of the League

Many other milestones

If you don't obtain the afore mentioned milestones, reload your save at week 14 and play week 14,15,16, and 17.

After you get the awards, sim to the playoffs. Sim through the Wild Card, Conference, and Divisonal rounds. If you do not win one of the games, reload your save at the start of the first,second, or third round.

Emmitt Smith Award

As a created RB, surpass Emmitt Smith on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.

Emmitt Smith Award
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Create a power running back for a team of your choice. Again, make sure to make him an instant starter.

Keep the difficulty at Pro. Change every CPU sliders to 0.

Sim the pre and post seasons. (Make sure to win each post season game.) By the end of the third season, assuming you played every game and did reasonably well, you should have beaten the all-time rushing yard and rushing TD records.

This should net you tons of XP and Legacy Score. Winning the Super Bowl and the MVP will net you alot of XP and Legacy also.

By this time, you should have well over 200,000 XP.

Raise the stats to the following levels.

Speed - 96

Acceleration - 90

Awareness - 98

Ball Carrier Vision - 98

Stamina - 80

Strength - 2 points

To pass Emmitt Smith, you need over 13,000 legacy score. This should take 4 or 4 1/2 seasons.

Shannon Sharpe Award

As a created TE, surpass Shannon Sharpe on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.

Shannon Sharpe Award
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Create a vertical tight end. Make sure to make him an instant starter. This should only take 2-3 seasons as Sharpe's legacy score is slightly above 6,000.

Play enough games to eclipse the TDs, receptions, and receiving yards record for a whole season. Play the whole first season. Sim the next season.

Sim the playoffs, offseason, and preseason.

Play the last season. Re-break the previous records that you set.

Achievement unlocked!

Deion Sanders Award

As a created DB, surpass Deion Sanders on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.

Deion Sanders Award
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For all defensive-based achievements, keep your player an instant starter. Play on All Madden. Change all Offsides and False start sliders to 0, and play enough games to where you have 40 to 55 sacks. Sim the rest of the season. Sim the playoffs and Super Bowl.

By this point, you should have won MVP, netting you tons of XP.

Do the same thing for 5 seasons.

Sanders has a legacy score of a little over 8,000.

White and Taylor have a legacy score of a little more than 13,000.

Lawrence Taylor Award

As a created LB, surpass Lawrence Taylor on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.

Lawrence Taylor Award
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See previous achievement guide. Taylor has a score of a little more than 13,000.

Reggie White Award

As a created DL, surpass Reggie White on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.

Reggie White Award
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See Deion Sanders award achievement guide. White has a score of a little over 13,000.

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