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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: 31 out of 66
  2. Negative: 24 out of 66
  1. jaredjones
    May 21, 2009
    10
    the game is way better than any madden before. better than 94, 96, 2000, 2006, 2007. that includes graphics, new kind of franchise mode whichthe game is way better than any madden before. better than 94, 96, 2000, 2006, 2007. that includes graphics, new kind of franchise mode which allows you to own 1 team or all teams and in between in the nfl. plus you could do more with the game than the past ones. Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2019
    10
    The highest madden game by far all others after this is just watered down from this game which isn’t a bad thing but this game? A true legendThe highest madden game by far all others after this is just watered down from this game which isn’t a bad thing but this game? A true legend a absolute masterpiece 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. chuckB.
    Jul 11, 2008
    6
    i agree with other people about how we should be able to control ticket prices and stuff and how slow the load is but because Madden is thei agree with other people about how we should be able to control ticket prices and stuff and how slow the load is but because Madden is the only pro game there is nothing to compare it to so you cant say its good or bad. another thing, what is up with the ring thing??? ive played like 500 games and only have part of the 2nd ring. i also agree that there should be different refs but if there were more the game would probably be slower. other then the things listed above i like madden and think its fun and i cant wait to see how crappy Madden 09 is. Expand
  5. DaveR.
    Aug 15, 2007
    5
    It's not in the game. It's obvious that EA will continue to open its coffers for the beggars. In this case, the beggars are simply It's not in the game. It's obvious that EA will continue to open its coffers for the beggars. In this case, the beggars are simply the fans. EA refuses to provide a complete game from beginning to end because they want to force gamers to buy the latest and greatest offering each year. Of course, the development team graces us with little bells and whistles. How can EA possible leave out solid commentary, a half-time show, and a post-game show as features? The answer, please deposit more of your hard earned money in the collection bin. We promise to improve upon the game next year by added all the features we promised last year. To be honest, I'm sick of it. EA needs to stop sitting on its laurels and start giving the fans what they deserve and desire. It doesn't matter what EA thinks, it's the fans that determine the success or failure of a game. 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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