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Madden 2010 Cheats, Strategy, and Achievements

Madden 2010 coverToday is officially Maddenoliday 2009! EA Sports officially releases Madden 2010 today to the public. The waiting is finally over and now it is time to line up and get in the Madden mud. If you are looking for Madden 10 cheats and achievements you have come to the right place.

I am a life long Madden gamer. I have been playing ever since the Sega Genesis days. I love the game. I graduated to the Xbox 360 version last year and it opened up a whole new world.

Like many I am most excited about the Madden online franchise mode in this year’s edition of the game. The mode opens up a world of possibilities that will keep me busy until Madden 2011 is released.

Videogamesblogger.com has a great article up looking at all of the cheats and achievements in Madden 2010. In the past, you had to collect cards in order to earn specific game cheats in the Madden franchise mode. EA has changed things up and you will now have the option to buy specific cheats. These cheats are only available for players in the franchise mode.

The following achievements are available for purchase from the Madden Shop.

-Elite Status: Download this for $5 through the game’s multiplayer lobby. Access exclusive VIP lobbies, leaderboards and play the all-new Elite Gametype. Elite Gametype features “All-Madden difficulty level” and is tuned exclusively for the hardcore.
-Online Franchise: Download this for through the game’s multiplayer lobby.
-One More Year: Purchase Item.
-Not Done Yet: Downloading this allows you to keep one player out of retirement for one more year; usable once per season, per franchise. This is used in Franchise Mode only.
-Hometown Hero: Purchase Item.
-Star Player: Downloading and using this allows you to pick a single player on a single team to get maximum progression for one season; usable once per season, per player, per franchise. This is used in Franchise Mode only.
-World Class Training Staff: Downloading and using this allows for maximum progression for all players on a single team; permanent upgrade. This is used in Franchise Mode only.
-Skilled Medical Staff: Using this content allows for a 10% bonus chance to avoid injury & 10% bonus to recovery time for all players on a team. Use this with the Skilled Medical Staff accelerator for a 35% total bonus! This is usable during Franchise Mode only.
-Expert Medical Staff: Using this content allows for a 25% bonus chance to avoid injury & 25% bonus to recovery time for all players on a team. Use this with the Skilled Medical Staff accelerator for a 35% total bonus! This is usable during Franchise Mode only.
-Play Through the Pain: Using this allows for one player to recover from any injury no matter what the severity; usable once per season, per franchise.
-QB Scout: Download this to use a special scout who will reveal all true stats for Quarterback prospects in the upcoming offseason. This is usable in Franchise only.
-RB Scout: Download this to use a special scout who will reveal all true stats for Running Back prospects in the upcoming offseason. This is usable in Franchise only.
-WR Scout: Download this to use a special scout who will reveal all true stats for Wide Receiver and Tight End prospects in the upcoming offseason. This is usable in Franchise only.
-LB Scout: Download this to use a special scout who will reveal all true stats for Linebacker prospects in the upcoming offseason. This is usable in Franchise only.
-DB Scout: Download this to use a special scout who will reveal all true stats for Defensive Back prospects in the upcoming offseason. This is usable in Franchise only.
-OL Scout: Download this to use a special scout who will reveal all true stats for Offensive Line prospects in the upcoming offseason. This is usable in Franchise only.
-DL Scout: Download this to use a special scout who will reveal all true stats for Defensive Line prospects in the upcoming offseason. This is usable in Franchise only.
-PK Scout: Download this to use a special scout who will reveal all true stats for Punter and Kicker prospects in the upcoming offseason. This is usable in Franchise only.
-Game Day Instincts: For one game, your coaching staff is in the zone. All players receive a 5% boost to all stats; can be used once per year, per franchise.
-Dig Deep: For one play, your players respond to the challenges of the moment. All players receive a 10% boost to all stats.
-Pick A Superstar: Downloading this will allow you to pick any NFL player to start Superstar mode with.
-Super Superstar: Downloading this will enable your Superstar to get maximum progression for the length of his career.
-Franchise Player Pack: Downloading this pack gives you all of the Player packs available.
-Great Staff Pack: Downloading this pack gives you all of the Staff packs available. Get World Class Staff, Skilled Medical Staff and Expert Medical Staff at a discounted price.
-Expert Scout Pack: Downloading this pack gives you all of the Scout packs available. Get all 8 position scout packs at a discounted price.
-Max Franchise Pack: Downloading this pack gives you all of the Franchise packs available. Get all player, staff and scout packs for one discounted price.
-Madden Max Pack: Downloading this pack gives you all of the Madden packs available. Get all of your Madden game acceleration content for one low price!

How to unlock Xbox 360 achievements…

1. Sprint 2 Minute Drill (30 points): Win after being behind in the final 2 minutes of a game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
2. All Day No Way (40 points): Record 3 tackles for a loss on Adrian Peterson. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
3. Buzzkill (40 points): Intercept a pass intended for Randy Moss. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
4. Fight for the Fumble (30 points): Win possession of the ball after a fumble pile-up. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
5. From Me To You (40 points): Complete a pass for a TD with your partner in an Online Co-op game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro.
6. Frozen Tundra (30 points): Win at Lambeau Field in freezing weather. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
7. The Gang’s All Here (50 points): Trigger a gang tackle with 7+ players. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op) .
8. Go Back to Basketball (40 points): Tackle Antonio Gates inside the 5 yard line. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
9. Go Bag Some Groceries (40 points): Force Kurt Warner to fumble on a sack. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
10. Have to Be This Tall to Ride (40 points): Stiff arm or juke Bob Sanders. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
11. Hey Buddy! (50 points): Complete a lateral with your partner in an Online Co-Op game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro.
12. Larry Stickyfingers (40 points): Get 10 user catches (no drops) with Larry Fitzgerald. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
13. Laser Arm? (40 points): Intercept Peyton Manning 3 times. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
14. Look what I found! (80 points): Win a fumble pile-up in the end zone for a TD. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
15. Mr. Not-So-Perfect (40 points): Intercept a Tom Brady pass. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
16. Nano (50 points): Sack the QB before he can hand the ball off. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
17. Nothing Without the Dark Visor (40 points): Force a LaDanian Tomlinson fumble. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
18. Pocket Monster (80 points): Stay in the pocket for at least 10 seconds. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
19. Super Bowl MVP-like (50 points): Catch a TD to take the lead with under 30 seconds left. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
20. Why Can’t We Be Friends? (75 points): Complete an online Co-Op game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro.
21. Wounded Duck (50 points): Complete a pass to an unintended receiver. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
22. Mature Newbie : Secret Achievement (10 points): Create a player or Superstar at the oldest possible age.
23. Safety Inspection Required : Secret Achievement (10 points): Create a team from Springfield.
24. Well played. Really. : Secret Achievement (5 points): Throw the ball away on 4th down. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).

How to unlock PS3 trophies…

1. Sprint 2 Minute Drill (Bronze) Win after being behind in the final 2 minutes of a game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
2. Fight for the Fumble (Bronze) Win possession of the ball after a fumble pile-up. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
3. Frozen Tundra (Bronze) Win at Lambeau Field in freezing weather. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
4. The Gang’s All Here (Bronze) Trigger a gang tackle with 7+ players. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
5. Well played. Really (Bronze) Throw the ball away on 4th down. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
6. Mature Newbie (Bronze) Create a player or Superstar at the oldest possible age.
7. Safety Inspection Required (Bronze) Create a team from Springfield.
8. All Day No Way (Silver) Record 3 tackles for a loss on Adrian Peterson. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
9. Buzzkill (Silver) Intercept a pass intended for Randy Moss. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
10. From Me To You (Silver) Complete a pass for a TD with your partner in an Online Co-op game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro.
11. Go Back to Basketball (Silver) Tackle Antonio Gates inside the 5 yard line. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
12. Go Bag Some Groceries (Silver) Force Kurt Warner to fumble on a sack. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
13. Have to Be This Tall to Ride (Silver) Stiff arm or juke Bob Sanders. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
14. Hey Buddy! (Silver) Complete a lateral with your partner in an Online Co-Op game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro.
15. Larry Stickyfingers (Silver) Get 10 user catches (no drops) with Larry Fitzgerald. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).

16. Laser Arm? (Silver) Intercept Peyton Manning 3 times. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
17. Mr. Not-So-Perfect (Silver) Intercept a Tom Brady pass. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
18. Nothing Without the Dark Visor (Silver) Force a LaDanian Tomlinson fumble. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
19. Look what I found! (Gold) Win a fumble pile-up in the end zone for a TD. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
20. Nano (Gold) Sack the QB before he can hand the ball off. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
21. Pocket Monster (Gold) Stay in the pocket for at least 10 seconds. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
22. Super Bowl MVP-like (Gold) Catch a TD to take the lead with under 30 seconds left. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
23. Why Can’t We Be Friends? (Gold) Complete an online Co-Op game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro.
24. Wounded Duck (Gold) Complete a pass to an unintended receiver. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
25. Madden NFL 10 Master (Platinum) Congratulations on earning every Madden NFL 10 trophy!

Thanks to Videogamesblogger.com for the lists. Check out their full article by clicking here.

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