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Madden NFL 08

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EA Sports' 2008 edition in the Madden series has some new features along with an updated roster and some new animations. The new read and react system lets you see your opponents weakness against your own players letting you exploit their weakness. The AI is more improved plus the new receiver control/lead block feature lets you play as a blocker to create a hole in the defence and switch back to your runner to bust through.

It also features new skill drills to help your player gain more stats in the ever popular NFL Superstar along with the new Ring of Champion feature that lets you design a ring when you complete a certain achievement such as winning the Super Bowl or winning the MVP. It has a new fantasy challenge mode that lets you draft any player you want and risk them in mini-games to create and elite superteam. Also, the superstar mode features a mode where you can play as your team, but also to choose to watch the CPU take control of your team and take over with your player when called upon.

Game commentary is provided by John Madden and Al Michaels.


Madden NFL 08 Windows Main menu
Madden NFL 08 Windows Title Screen
Madden NFL 08 Windows Ring of a Champion
Madden NFL 08 Windows A shot of the instant replay mode, with emphasis on how poorly the fans and sideline look.

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Critic Reviews

AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Nov 28, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Wii Aug 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Armchair Empire, The Wii Oct 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
NZGamer Wii Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Talk Wii Oct 17, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Critics Wii Dec 17, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Xbox Aug 20, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
AceGamez Wii 2007 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Wii Aug 21, 2007 B- 67


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Cover Athlete

According to this CNBC article LaDainian Tomlinson was originally picked to be the cover athlete for Madden NFL 08, but turned down the offer due to money (not because of the fabled "Madden Curse")

Related Web Sites

  • Madden (Fan site for all Madden/NCAA games and Sports.)
  • Madden NFL 08 (Article in the open encyclopedia)
  • You are the Franchise (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Madden NFL 08, with commentary being provided by Assistant Producer Russell Kiniry (October, 2007).)
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