Evolution of “Madden NFL” Video Game Franchise

Madden NFL 17

Madden NFL '17 is dropping later this month, marking the 29th game released in the Madden franchise.

The video game franchise has been around for longer than most think, dating back to 1989, when it debuted for PCs like the Apple II and Commodore 64 and didn't even feature actual NFL teams. However, over time, Madden NFL has evolved into the go-to video game for NFL fans and players.

Rob Gronkowski has landed the cover of Madden 17, which drops Aug. 23. Pre-order yours at Amazon.

With that said, FUN.com has created an infographic detailing the evolution from the Madden franchise, from the beginning to the modern day installment, and loaded with all sorts of fun tidbits. See it below.

Evolution of Madden NFL Video Game Franchise