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  • Summary: All-New Read & React System: New player skill icons identify on-field strengths and weaknesses, providing an immediate read on what your opponent is giving you. Quickly react, create mismatches, and exploit opponent weaknesses before every play. All-New Front Office Mode: Take full controlAll-New Read & React System: New player skill icons identify on-field strengths and weaknesses, providing an immediate read on what your opponent is giving you. Quickly react, create mismatches, and exploit opponent weaknesses before every play. All-New Front Office Mode: Take full control of every aspect of an NFL franchise. Construct a state-of-the-art stadium, set concession prices, hire your coaching staff, draft players, and manage the entire operation from the top down to build your dynasty. Your Ring of a Champion: Increase your Madden Gamer Level to help create and customize your own in-game championship ring. Madden Unmatched: All-new player moves, including auto-motion, backward passes and low-hitting tackles, plus ultra-smooth gameplay provide the most realistic NFL gaming experience ever. Control receivers and make spectacular catches or key possession receptions, or roam the secondary and jar the ball loose with big hits and ball-stripping tackles. [EA Sports] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. For football fans it simply cannot be missed. There are really no glaring faults at all. One would be hard-pressed to improve upon the graphics, controls, sounds, modes of play, varied content, and online play.
  2. Madden NFL 08 again serves football gamers on both sides of that fan fence.
  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.
  4. This year more than ever you will need to have a certain amount of knowledge when it comes to positioning and rules in football.
  5. 80
    The PlayStation 3 version is feature complete by comparison, but it doesn't run at the silky smooth frame rate of the 360 version. It's a no-brainer decision if you own both systems, but early adopters of the PlayStation 3 should still have a good time with this one.
  6. 77
    Madden NFL 08 on PS3 is no a great game. It is a shadow of its cousin on 360. Though the feature set is identical, the drop to an unstable 30fps hurts considerably. The visuals and the gameplay suffer.
  7. The PS3 version is identical to the 360 in terms of options and A.I., unfortunately the similarity ends as soon as you look at the screen. It only runs at half the framerate (which is less noticeable than you'd think) and is distinctly blurry and choppy, with longer load times (which will drive you crazy). Just like Madden 07 on the 360, it's probably suffering from first-timer's disease.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Jul 3, 2019
    10
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  2. MannyC.
    Aug 14, 2007
    9
    Honestly, you'll only notice the difference in framerate if you are playing the game on both consoles everyday. Both versions look and Honestly, you'll only notice the difference in framerate if you are playing the game on both consoles everyday. Both versions look and play great. And while the 360 version does run a bit faster and smoother, the PS3 version isnt a rushed, broken port like last years. 08 features an all new animation system, Superstar mode has been vastly improved, Owner mode is back, and the games engine and controls feel less clunky. If you love Madden and own a Playstation 3 you will love this game. Expand
  3. EdgeG.
    Aug 18, 2007
    9
    Don't play into the negative 30 fps hype, it is barely noticeable and does NOT detract from the game play at all. This game is fantastic Don't play into the negative 30 fps hype, it is barely noticeable and does NOT detract from the game play at all. This game is fantastic and highly recommended. 30 fps is fine. Expand
  4. duke
    Aug 25, 2007
    6
    Remember playing madden for the first time? well this is pretty much the same game. nothing has changed except now it has icons telling us Remember playing madden for the first time? well this is pretty much the same game. nothing has changed except now it has icons telling us that payton manning is an accurate quarterback and brian urlacher is a heavy hitter, and so on. thanks EA, i wouldn't have known that otherwise. also if you're carrying the ball and run into the back of your guard or a fallen player you can be knocked back a dozen feet. that being said the game looks amazing. anyone who complains about the frame rate is just being anti - PS3, because after playing a quarter you can't even tell the difference. the game runs smooth and there are no major glitches that will ruin your experience. in conclusion this is a solid game that should feed any football appetite you might be having but it won't fill you up. Expand
  5. GaryH.
    Nov 15, 2007
    5
    I have been playing Madden for a long time, faithfully every year since the arrival of the PS2 and even years before. I was elated to recieve I have been playing Madden for a long time, faithfully every year since the arrival of the PS2 and even years before. I was elated to recieve my PS3 and could not wait to play Madden 2008 on it. The previous year I was playing Madden 07 on PS2 and loved it but I must say that I am completely disappointed with the gameplay of Madden 08 on PS3. 1) the button arrangement is horrible.....why is X sprint, why can't I juke, why can't I stiff arm left and right with L2 and R2, respectively...... 2) whats the deal with the play calling, the old way is way better, yeah i know you can pick a play and keep scrolling to offset your opponent if they're looking, but c'mon what the point. 3) Why is there no more squib kick, return left/right......I do have many more, but I don't wanna sound like too negative because after all, MADDEN is my favorite game.....just not this year Expand
  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 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
  7. 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 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. Expand

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