Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. I have played Madden on PlayStation and Xbox and this is by far the most fun and interactive way to truly enjoy this game.
  2. If you already own "Madden NFL 07" then for once we do actually think it's worth trading it in because there are so many new features that it's improved in almost every way. [Oct 2007, p.86]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Craig
    Jan 4, 2008
    4
    I love football games, and always find myself playing this game, but I do find a lot of problems with Madden 08 for the Nintendo Wii. I love football games, and always find myself playing this game, but I do find a lot of problems with Madden 08 for the Nintendo Wii. Especially with the online play. First off, the passing...is horrible when playing online. Im not sure if its due to the excessive lag you have when you play online, but when you press a certain receiver(left, right, down, up) id say 60% of the time will not pass to the receiver you want. It gets very frustrating when this happens. Thats really the main problem with this game. The passing is horrible, especially for online play. The game itself is fun, but once you start playing online, its a whole new ballgame. Your play changes so much its ridiculous. Whether it be just trying to connect to the server, getting disconnected while playing, excessive lag, very poor passing(possible due to lag), not being able to let go of the ball faster than you want. This all leads to a very miserbale, non-fun, non-competetive online play. Full Review »
  2. WiiM.
    Nov 13, 2007
    8
    This is a great new way of playing Madden. I personally don't have '07 so I wanted to get the latest and greatest. Good choice, This is a great new way of playing Madden. I personally don't have '07 so I wanted to get the latest and greatest. Good choice, even though the Metascore was not as high as 07, i think that is because 07 was a big leap. I like the controls, you just have to be patent. I like how when you hold down A you can use the joystick to choose the player on Defense. The online play was good, but slight lag in the picking of plays. Sometimes kicking messes up too. Oh and, I haven't been able to finish a single online game because my opponents connection was lost. Very very annoying. Thats why i give it an eight and not a ten. Full Review »
  3. JargonJ.
    Oct 24, 2007
    2
    As long as the Wii doesn't become gimmicky, this system will be fine. Unfortunately for the Wii, it's become gimmicky. If you are As long as the Wii doesn't become gimmicky, this system will be fine. Unfortunately for the Wii, it's become gimmicky. If you are going to have graphics of such a poor quality, you must deliver with intuitive gameplay and a unique and perfect control scheme. The inability of EA to adapt PERFECTLY to the game. There shouldn't be any issues with moving the controller after the snap. In the NFL if the ball is still at the QB's waist he's not going to throw the ball of his back leg, for no apparent reason. That's it - plain and simple. Full Review »