Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    90
    A stonking package that will keep fans and fresh faces busy until Madden 09. [Oct 2007, p.98]
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    87
    Much better than on PS3. [Oct 2007, p.79]
  3. Madden NFL 08 was made with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in mind, so it's no surprise if you end up finding these versions of Madden to be lackluster.
  4. The biggest on-field addition is the Weapons feature, a nifty little option that makes it easy to spot mismatches and exploit or avoid them.
  5. PSM Magazine
    80
    Way more than a bargain bin-worthy roster update from last year's game. [Nov 2007, p.81]
  6. 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.
  7. 78
    If you already own previous Maddens then take a moment to think before buying this one, if you haven't dipped your toe into the Madden lagoon for a while then now is as good a time as any to take the plunge.
  8. 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.
  9. It’s Madden, which is no bad thing, but it’s a case of same stuff, different year.
  10. Not much has changed in the gameplay, outside of enhancements to the Hit Stick and the distribution of "weapons".
  11. The special teams AI, however, remains consistent with the PS2 version (read: it’s horrible) so there is still room for improvement.

Awards & Rankings

15
15
#15 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Nov 16, 2012
    10
    If you are from Europe and yet love American Football, this game is great for you because it includes some special teams and stadiums from Europe :D
  2. Jul 3, 2019
    10
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  3. Jul 2, 2019
    10
    Simply the greatest game of all time ···································