Madden NFL 08 PlayStation 2

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. BlakeH.
    Aug 15, 2007
    6
    Its pretty much 07 with Vince Young on the front.
  2. MattP.
    Aug 16, 2007
    6
    This would have been a very good game, if it were called Madden '06. Unfortunately, with a lack of competition for football gamers money, EA appears to have taken complacency to a new low. While the game remains entertaining, it shows almost no innovation for the second year in a row. The biggest new feature -- "the weapons system" -- is useless to anyone who already knows NFL This would have been a very good game, if it were called Madden '06. Unfortunately, with a lack of competition for football gamers money, EA appears to have taken complacency to a new low. While the game remains entertaining, it shows almost no innovation for the second year in a row. The biggest new feature -- "the weapons system" -- is useless to anyone who already knows NFL players and understands which players are dominant and which aren't. Beyond that, it's the same recycled animations, player celebrations, crowd effects, and commentary we've had for four years running. The "new features" this year are almost irrelevant and meaningless to fans of the series. All in all, this feels like an effortless, uninspired new edition of the game by EA, which seems a little too comfortable with its exclusive NFL licence. Collapse

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#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 79
    The weapon system, which is obviously carried over from the newer consoles, doesn't deliver the kind of experience that you'd hope it would, and the adjustments to the older gameplay doesn't do enough to radically improve the title. While Madden 08 is still an enjoyable title, it isn't nearly as impressive as last year's game.
  2. Not much has changed in the gameplay, outside of enhancements to the Hit Stick and the distribution of "weapons".
  3. The older console versions of Madden 08 offer a few control upgrades and a couple of bizarre new modes, but otherwise, this might as well be last year's game.