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  • Summary: Madden NFL 09 combines a more authentic gameplay simulation experience and deeper game modes for the hard core fans with all-new EA SportsFamily Play, featuring an easy-to-use control system that help rookies master the game. With the new QB Avoidance Stick and new combo moves, plus an enhanced Fantasy Challenge and all-new SuperSim, the franchise takes its next leap in bringing you the ultimate football experience with Madden NFL 09. Anybody can dominate the game like a pro with EA SportsFamily Play. An all-new playcalling system features simplified one-button controls and assisted player movements. All-New Franchise Scoring System - Earn points at season's end in Franchise mode by accumulating a winning record during the regular and post-season, progressing your players from no-name status to superstar caliber, increasing attendance, drafting elite players, and more. New SuperSim - Take full control over the pace of a game by simulating a single play, a quarter, a half, or an entire game. Take the field or take plays off, it’s entirely up to you. Earn Your Stripes - Use points earned in practice to improve your skills and overtake players ahead of you on the depth chart, then do whatever it takes to meet your team’s expectations by reaching key incentives that are written in your contract. Three new league champions with unique special abilities have joined the fray with one goal in mind: knocking you from your championship run. Defeat each champ in the new Champions Stadium at the end of each league and you’ll advance to the next tier. Pull off new combo moves by stringing together multiple actions in succession or direct receivers’ routes when scrambling out of the pocket with your quarterback. An enhanced gameplay system also features the QB Avoidance Stick, allowing your quarterback to avoid pressure while in the pocket by quickly scrambling away in four different directions. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. While the main game still plays like Madden, hardcore players are going to be upset at the overall lack of improvement in Madden '09.
  2. 70
    It's not a horrible game, but it just doesn't do anything new at all, making it a watered down copy of last year's game with only mild items to keep your attention for a few minutes here and there.
  3. Offering little in the way of new features or modes, those who already own previous Madden installments won't find much reason to purchase this otherwise great title.
  4. A solid football title that you probably don’t need to play. Make some roster adjustments to 08 (or even 07) or, better yet, make the move to next-gen consoles and start soaking in some big-time NFL atmosphere. Your $40 will thank you.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 21, 2012
    4
    Stupid. First thing I want to say is that the madden series will never be as good as the NCAA Football series. Madden 09 is a mess full of bugs, glitches, and other annoying features. The great football play is still there but the annoying features mess it up alot. Expand

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