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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: 39 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. 100
    These animations are gorgeous to look at, from Reggie Bush doing his trademark summersault for six, or a Chad Johnson river dance after a score. This is because the game runs at a buttery smooth 60 frames per second...Madden 08 is simply superb. If you could only own one next-gen football, this is it.
  2. Minus a few hitches here and there with presentation, commentary, and no online leagues, this may be one of the best Madden titles in recent memory, and easily the best on next gen platforms.
  3. 90
    While it has been difficult to wholeheartedly recommend a Madden football game for a few years, Madden NFL 08 is a significant improvement over the series' past, and has refined the formula in such a way that it actually brings something new to the game.
  4. It is nice to finally have nearly all of the features back and playing them on the Xbox 360. All of the new features and additions make this a game that will be played for hours on end.
  5. We've actually been waiting for this game for years, ever since people started coining the term, "next-gen." Thankfully, that time has finally come.
  6. The most realistic football experience on consoles. It also happens to be the most challenging Madden since as far back as I can remember.
  7. 60
    Yes, there were great additions to this year, but the horrible AI, and multiplayer just really mess up the experience for me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 72
  2. Negative: 25 out of 72
  1. Jul 5, 2019
    10
    Best game. So i have played this because a god told me to and i haven't played anything else since. I have ascended to high levels of living.
  2. Jul 2, 2019
    10
    Madden '03 and 4, you play it for the lore
    Packed with stuff you've never done before
    Madden '97, turn it to eleven This game can cure all
    Madden '03 and 4, you play it for the lore
    Packed with stuff you've never done before
    Madden '97, turn it to eleven
    This game can cure all kinds of depression
    Madden 25, what, did we travel through time?
    (Nah, I mean it was pretty alright...)
    John Madden Football, now I've seen it all
    It shows how the mighty just refuse to fall

    Pick any game you want, you have my guarantee
    Because there's a Madden just for me!

    Yeah, I know. I hate talking politics but everybody has a right to Madden, just ask the Madden 3DS community. Those guys get it!

    Madden Overdrive, not a nosedive
    EA Sports, you continue to thrive
    What's their bottom goal? Their honest intent?
    Providing players with pride and accomplishment
    Madden CD, oh boy, oh gee
    Why can't these things start growing on trees?
    Madden '08, it's nirvana on a plate

    I don't like that one

    You're a *bleep*ing disgrace

    Pick any game you want, you have my guarantee
    'Cause there's a Madden just for (not you) me
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  3. Mar 13, 2018
    10
    A Master Piece. Its a shame that they made madden 09 instead of Madden 08 2 and that they made madden 18 instead of madden 08 10th anniversaryA Master Piece. Its a shame that they made madden 09 instead of Madden 08 2 and that they made madden 18 instead of madden 08 10th anniversary edition. madden 08 is truly the game that redefined the madden 08 genre. every other madden is for **** Expand
  4. C.W.
    Aug 26, 2007
    7
    I really like this game compared to the earlier versions of the game and I agree with most people on this post that their are way to many I really like this game compared to the earlier versions of the game and I agree with most people on this post that their are way to many fumbles. I mean I am averaging a fumble a game with m y running back who might have had 3-4 fumbles all year last year. Interceptions I don't have such a problem with as I think if you throw it into tight coverage that it will be picked off and should be. Expand
  5. pissedofft
    Nov 6, 2007
    5
    right now I am really geting p od at this game. for some dumb reason madden 08 is starting to frezz will I am trying to do mini camp. and Iright now I am really geting p od at this game. for some dumb reason madden 08 is starting to frezz will I am trying to do mini camp. and I dont know why it just started duing it one day. and then the next thing I know the lazzer burnd it . and now I got another madden and I still have the same problem. EA fix this now! Expand
  6. KINGHBK
    Aug 14, 2007
    3
    This should have been what we got in Madden 06 for the launch. Passing is still not as crisp as current gen or the WII for that matter. They This should have been what we got in Madden 06 for the launch. Passing is still not as crisp as current gen or the WII for that matter. They keep saying that the gameplay is tight. This is NEXT GEN Game Play shouldn't be an issue. I love the TV style presentation, and online leagues the strong points of the game. If its in tha game its in tha game. What does EA not understand about their own motto. Another cowards attempt from the EA STAFF. I will stick with the current gen or the WII version. I really feel BAD for the PS3 owners they have really been screwed this year. Expand
  7. JoshB.
    Aug 14, 2007
    0
    Same sh.t, different package. It should be called Roster Update 08' as that is the only significant change.

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