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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: 33 out of 69
  2. Negative: 25 out of 69
  1. Sep 7, 2020
    10
    I love madden 08, its the perfect combination of Madden and 08, thanks to Madden 08 i can now do what i couldnt in life, right now im writingI love madden 08, its the perfect combination of Madden and 08, thanks to Madden 08 i can now do what i couldnt in life, right now im writing a madden 08 fanfic and its going great! Thanks Madden 08!

    MADDEN 09 CAN JUMP OFF A BRIDGE FOR EXISTING.
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  2. Jul 1, 2019
    10
    Madden 08 is more than a game. It's an addiction. I once played this game at 3am and I nutted so hard. This game made me cry from the insaneMadden 08 is more than a game. It's an addiction. I once played this game at 3am and I nutted so hard. This game made me cry from the insane plot twist. If you wanna know anything more about this game, go on r/scottthewoz. This game is a step forward for society as a whole. Expand
  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. Aaace5
    Aug 25, 2007
    7
    I am a true madden hater(if you didn't know), but I have to give this game credit... This is the best madden game I have ever played! I I am a true madden hater(if you didn't know), but I have to give this game credit... This is the best madden game I have ever played! I still don't like it much, but I bought it anyway cause I had to have my chicago bears. The game gets bonus points for presentation, because the opening scene should touch every football players heart, cause it gets you emotionally envolved. The gameplay for the most part is still not great, but it seems like EA sports may be trying to work on it(a little). The online is kind of funky, cause it will do wierd things at times. The passing game isn't that great. The running game isn't that great. The overall speed of the game just doesn't feel right( too slow). The A.I. however is a bit better this year. EA still has a long way to go with this series in order for it to be a great game... They just better do it before 2k gets back in the picture! I still think 2k has the better football game. All that all-pro football was missing was an NFL title and some polish. 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. DakariD.
    Sep 19, 2007
    3
    You can't change camera views at all. Superstar (SS) mode is the worse ever. If you play Defense all blockers will try to block you and You can't change camera views at all. Superstar (SS) mode is the worse ever. If you play Defense all blockers will try to block you and forget about the guy in their face. This was a problem on 07 too. I was hoping they changed that. Plus trying to create a SS is harder than ever. You have to pass drills that are very hard. You end up with a slow MLB that can 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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