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  • Summary: All-New Read & React System: New player skill icons identify on-field strengths and weaknesses, providing an immediate read on what your opponent is giving you. Quickly react, create mismatches, and exploit opponent weaknesses before every play. All-New Front Office Mode: Take full control of every aspect of an NFL franchise. Construct a state-of-the-art stadium, set concession prices, hire your coaching staff, draft players, and manage the entire operation from the top down to build your dynasty. Your Ring of a Champion: Increase your Madden Gamer Level to help create and customize your own in-game championship ring. Madden Unmatched: All-new player moves, including auto-motion, backward passes and low-hitting tackles, plus ultra-smooth gameplay provide the most realistic NFL gaming experience ever. Control receivers and make spectacular catches or key possession receptions, or roam the secondary and jar the ball loose with big hits and ball-stripping tackles. [EA Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. A stonking package that will keep fans and fresh faces busy until Madden 09. [Oct 2007, p.98]
  2. Much better than on PS3. [Oct 2007, p.79]
  3. The biggest on-field addition is the Weapons feature, a nifty little option that makes it easy to spot mismatches and exploit or avoid them.
  4. 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.
  5. 78
    If you already own previous Maddens then take a moment to think before buying this one, if you haven't dipped your toe into the Madden lagoon for a while then now is as good a time as any to take the plunge.
  6. 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.
  7. The special teams AI, however, remains consistent with the PS2 version (read: it’s horrible) so there is still room for improvement.

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  1. Nov 16, 2012
    If you are from Europe and yet love American Football, this game is great for you because it includes some special teams and stadiums from Europe :D
  2. BrandonR.
    Aug 2, 2007
    This game has awesome defensive control, and the kicking has even improved, and the game is so realistic, it look as though your their eating your billsberries! Isn't that sick! Collapse
  3. KevinD.
    Aug 15, 2007
    This game is awesome. Blows away any next-gen version still. The new fantasy challenge mode is light enough for me since I don't want to do 20 years of franchise. Expand
  4. Jesse
    Aug 16, 2007
    It bogs down a little in between plays and i have yet to notice anything all that different from last year. overall, it's more of the same, but that's why we keep coming back. Expand
  5. Sep 5, 2012
    This game is great period if you have a ps3 or ps2 buy this instead of madden 12. This game have nice graphics for a ps2 game and the commentary of this game is so much better then now days. This is worth a buy Expand
  6. BlakeH.
    Aug 15, 2007
    Its pretty much 07 with Vince Young on the front.
  7. MattP.
    Aug 16, 2007
    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. Expand