Madden NFL 09 PSP

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
Buy On
  1. 70
    It's still a decent game for fans to play, but if you were looking for a big leap forward for the portable version in the 20th edition of the franchise, you're not going to find it here.
  2. Madden and PSP have gone together beautifully for years now, and for better or worse this season is no different.
  3. As expected the PSP version is smaller than the home versions, but the awkward camera and poor online functions spoil this great game.
  4. If you are looking for a portable version of the PS3 or 360 versions of Madden 09, you are going to be sorely disappointed. Madden NFL 09 on the PSP is a good game with its share of oversights and flaws. But it is the only NFL game on the PSP.
  5. With the biggest new feature being Rookie Mode and the lack of new features that are available on current-gen versions of the game, those who own recent Madden title on the PSP won't find much new here.
  6. Twenty years at the top and Madden is faltering badly – this 'update' offers little in terms of new content and should only be considered if you've passed on the previous PSP instalments.
  7. 60
    Sure, Madden NFL 09 plays good (that's expected), but it feels too similar to Madden games of old and like a $39.99 roster update.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. keithdonahue
    Aug 26, 2008
    5
    Leaves out many features that were included in 08 such as ingame instant replay and breaking down the play commentary, accelerated clock,Leaves out many features that were included in 08 such as ingame instant replay and breaking down the play commentary, accelerated clock, falling rain and snow effects. It also adds a cumbersome menu interfact that forces more scrolling and clicking through the playcalling menus. Scrolling through the player rosters is much slower than in 08 - a big blow to anyone who likes to customize player roster ratings. 09 adds annoying graphics that take up precious PSP screen space and can't be turned off. The sprint button has been remaped to the right trigger button and can't be remapped. Full Review »
  2. JaredC]
    Aug 25, 2008
    3
    Do you think they're going to keep adding more and more Madden games every single year? Eventually they're going to have to stop,Do you think they're going to keep adding more and more Madden games every single year? Eventually they're going to have to stop, hey. Sure it isn't extremely terrible, it's just all it is really is your every day boring old Madden game, which, from my opinion, is referred as crap. Full Review »