Madden NFL 08 PlayStation 3

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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 controlAll-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
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. For football fans it simply cannot be missed. There are really no glaring faults at all. One would be hard-pressed to improve upon the graphics, controls, sounds, modes of play, varied content, and online play.
  2. Madden NFL 08 again serves football gamers on both sides of that fan fence.
  3. All the modes have finally made the starting lineup, and there are successful tweaks and additions to both the gameplay and options. It's still more of an evolution than a revolution, but that's like saying LaDanian [la-dane-ian] Tomlinson just got better.
  4. This year more than ever you will need to have a certain amount of knowledge when it comes to positioning and rules in football.
  5. 80
    The PlayStation 3 version is feature complete by comparison, but it doesn't run at the silky smooth frame rate of the 360 version. It's a no-brainer decision if you own both systems, but early adopters of the PlayStation 3 should still have a good time with this one.
  6. 77
    Madden NFL 08 on PS3 is no a great game. It is a shadow of its cousin on 360. Though the feature set is identical, the drop to an unstable 30fps hurts considerably. The visuals and the gameplay suffer.
  7. The PS3 version is identical to the 360 in terms of options and A.I., unfortunately the similarity ends as soon as you look at the screen. It only runs at half the framerate (which is less noticeable than you'd think) and is distinctly blurry and choppy, with longer load times (which will drive you crazy). Just like Madden 07 on the 360, it's probably suffering from first-timer's disease.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. EdgeG.
    Aug 18, 2007
    9
    Don't play into the negative 30 fps hype, it is barely noticeable and does NOT detract from the game play at all. This game is fantastic Don't play into the negative 30 fps hype, it is barely noticeable and does NOT detract from the game play at all. This game is fantastic and highly recommended. 30 fps is fine. Expand
  2. MannyC.
    Aug 14, 2007
    9
    Honestly, you'll only notice the difference in framerate if you are playing the game on both consoles everyday. Both versions look and Honestly, you'll only notice the difference in framerate if you are playing the game on both consoles everyday. Both versions look and play great. And while the 360 version does run a bit faster and smoother, the PS3 version isnt a rushed, broken port like last years. 08 features an all new animation system, Superstar mode has been vastly improved, Owner mode is back, and the games engine and controls feel less clunky. If you love Madden and own a Playstation 3 you will love this game. Expand
  3. JeffL.
    Aug 24, 2007
    8
    This game is definitely better then last years version, as far as the frame rate, well, to me it runs very smooth, the gameplay is better This game is definitely better then last years version, as far as the frame rate, well, to me it runs very smooth, the gameplay is better then last years, graphics are a tad better, certain players are a bit more noticable then last year. The animations are fantastic, very relaistic, gang tackles, new catch animations, they look very realistic, one thing they can work on is the kicking game, especially on kickoffs, hardly any kickers boot kicks into the endzone, in this game it is inevtiable, also there should be custom moves for certain key retunr players that have the ability to retunrn kicks and punts to the endzone all the time. The annoucner is not horrible, but tiresome and annoying, they desperately need a real announcer to spice things up, and the presentation is lacking, although I like how they showcase key plays at half time andat the end of the game, it just needs to feel more like watching an actual football game. it controls very well, very responsive, and as far as everyone talking about a lot of fumbles, well, I have not expereinced that many, but I can see what they are talking about, there should be a specific slider that increases fumbles or decreases, something like that would help balance the game. i say if you played madden last year on the ps3 and liked it, you will like this version, just dont expect it to blow you away, maybe next year. Expand
  4. RealReview..
    Aug 22, 2007
    6
    This game is compeletly average. i thought the frame rate was fine and that whole issue was overblown but the game just wasn't good. so This game is compeletly average. i thought the frame rate was fine and that whole issue was overblown but the game just wasn't good. so many features are still missing. i'd rather be play a madden from two years ago with an updated roster. Expand
  5. MiguelJimenez
    Aug 7, 2008
    4
    Madden is the best video game ever, the ps2 games are great and the online game was flawless. People using cheesy plays were meant to beMadden is the best video game ever, the ps2 games are great and the online game was flawless. People using cheesy plays were meant to be blacked out, I could seriously kick some butt when someone went 20 yards back with the qb and send a bomb to T.O. Moss or anyone. Not in Madden for ps3. The wrs are magicians who just jump for the ball, it sucks. People run the same scramble over and over just to pass to a crossing route or a bomb in case you are playing zone, just to see a wr jump for the ball ang grab it sometimes with just one hand. The worst thing is that madden 09 seem to have the same button configuration and leaping grabs. This may be the last madden I ever buy. Expand
  6. AlexanderB.
    Sep 14, 2007
    3
    This is quite possibly the worst video game I have ever purchased. The gameplay is slower than 10-yard fight. I'ts like playing an This is quite possibly the worst video game I have ever purchased. The gameplay is slower than 10-yard fight. I'ts like playing an online game with a really slow DSL connection, except if feels like this even when you're playing the CPU. The menus are confusing, the game is slow to respond to inputs from the controllers, and it takes forever for the CPU to simulate games. The graphics are amazing. Of course, the special effect in Battlefield Earth were pretty good, but that doesn't make it a watchable movie. Expand
  7. JeffA.
    Aug 13, 2007
    0
    Boycott Madden 08 for the PS3. Send EA a message. The PS3 is capable of running games like Lair, MGS4 and Killzone 2. Don't buy a game Boycott Madden 08 for the PS3. Send EA a message. The PS3 is capable of running games like Lair, MGS4 and Killzone 2. Don't buy a game that runs at 30 f.p.s. Expand

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