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  • Summary: Feel what it's like to be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game's biggest moments in Madden NFL 08. Quickly identify your strongest players on the field before every snap then move them into position to make game-changing, momentum-altering plays. Play to your team's strengths by immediately reading your opponent's schemes and reacting to the action as soon as the ball is snapped. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. EA Sports did what they could, but it's all about the future now. Rest assured, Madden is probably a good way to finally retire your GameCube and Xbox.
  2. It may be the last game anyone will ever play on the original Xbox, and it does the Madden name justice with its smooth play, wide range of features old and new, ridiculously in-depth franchise options, and online games.
  3. 79
    The weapon system, which is obviously carried over from the newer consoles, doesn't deliver the kind of experience that you'd hope it would, and the adjustments to the older gameplay doesn't do enough to radically improve the title. While Madden 08 is still an enjoyable title, it isn't nearly as impressive as last year's game.
  4. The older console versions of Madden 08 offer a few control upgrades and a couple of bizarre new modes, but otherwise, this might as well be last year's game.
  5. Basically, Madden 08 is just an 07 redux. [Oct 2007, p.81]
  6. Although the game doesn't go the extra mile like other current-generation versions on store shelves, Madden NFL 08 still provides a solid game of football.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. FrankK.
    Sep 6, 2007
    7
    Once you get an intermediate knowledge of the controls, the game is fun. There are some bugs. For instance, I just finished a game in single player franchise mode with a score of 35-38, while the box score - by quarters - displayed a score of 29-44 (I have the screen shot). I've played a little over a season and would have rated it higher, but the madden series has been around long enough to have a little more polish than this release. It's too bad the NFL signed the exclusive deal with EA. I miss NFL 2Kx. Expand
  2. ChrisJ.
    Dec 18, 2007
    2
    I have been loyal Madden fan and purchased the game every year, but I think this was my last. I am very disappointed in the latest version. EA did not seem to do their homework on individual player stat's or team tendencies. You could put the game on Simulation and play the 08 season over and over and never get anything near the results of the actual NFL season. The Superstar mode is terrible. If I have to hear Marshel Faulk talk about the ring progress one more time, I could scream. The coaches playcalling is unrealistic and the superstar player has no control over plays other than audibles if he is the QB. I have gotten all sorts of in game errors and after I won the superbowl there was no special bells and whistles. All and all unless you are playing a real opponent the game is disappointing. Expand