Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. While the main game still plays like Madden, hardcore players are going to be upset at the overall lack of improvement in Madden '09.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »