Madden NFL 08 PlayStation 3

User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 13 out of 33
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  1. 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 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 andMadden 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. Collapse
  2. 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 that runs at 30 f.p.s.
  3. DionysusJ.
    Aug 19, 2007
    1
    To J.G: Sony screwed you, again? What in god's name are you talking about, boy? It's Electronic Arts' fault for being a lazy-ass developer, and has nothing to do with Sony. Yes, Sony had to green-light the game for release on its console...but what did you want them to do? Not release Madden 08 at all? That would have pissed even more PS3 owners off. But no, myTo J.G: Sony screwed you, again? What in god's name are you talking about, boy? It's Electronic Arts' fault for being a lazy-ass developer, and has nothing to do with Sony. Yes, Sony had to green-light the game for release on its console...but what did you want them to do? Not release Madden 08 at all? That would have pissed even more PS3 owners off. But no, my friend...Sony did not "screw" you. But EA is raping you for every cent that you're worth. So boycott Electronic Arts if you must. I certainly did. And while we're on the topic, you can boycott Ubisoft too (aka. Ubi-port). Expand
  4. 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 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 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
  5. JG.
    Aug 13, 2007
    2
    30 Frames Per Second!?. BOOO!!!!! Online sucks also on the PS3...should have gotten the 360 version where it is 60 Frames Per Second and flawless online play. You screwed me again Sony!
  6. NickR.
    Jan 24, 2008
    3
    Madden 08 has got to be the worst football game I have ever played. The presentation is nil and graphically, I think they found some of the old Geocities members and asked them for their input. (That depth of field effect is butt ugly) Let's not forget that every drive is always interrupted with a fumble or interception. If you get down the field you're lucky. Your WR always Madden 08 has got to be the worst football game I have ever played. The presentation is nil and graphically, I think they found some of the old Geocities members and asked them for their input. (That depth of field effect is butt ugly) Let's not forget that every drive is always interrupted with a fumble or interception. If you get down the field you're lucky. Your WR always break route and your quarterback never figured out how to lead his receivers with the ball either. Maybe once you figure out all the weird quirks, you can enjoy it. But you'd have probably find yourself with the game traded in or smashed into a million pieces by then. There just is nothing here, period. I only gave it a 3 because I know I am not that hardcore of a sports gamer. (I prefer actually playing them outside.) Expand
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 85
    Sadly, just like with "NCAA Football 08" and "All-Pro Football 2K8," PS3 owners are stuck with an inferior version of Madden. While the game runs at 60 frames per second on Microsoft's box, Madden only clocks in at 30fps on Sony's console. The result? The gameplay isn't nearly as smooth as the 360 version and even stutters at times.
  2. It knows what works best, and rather than reinvent the wheel it focuses on smoothing out the kinks. Visual and performance drawbacks aside, Madden NFL 08 more than suffices.
  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.