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Madden NFL 08

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Madden NFL 08 Windows Opening kick off
Madden NFL 08 Windows Player is down and game is halted.
Madden NFL 08 Windows Ring of a Champion
Madden NFL 08 Windows NFL Superstar Hall of Fame mode

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User Reviews

The last and best Madden for PC Windows Madotsuki (736)

The Press Says

games xtreme Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Chronicles Wii Sep 23, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
GamingTrend Wii 2007 484 out of 600 81
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) Wii Jan 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Gamer 2.0 Wii Aug 23, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Console Monster Wii Sep 19, 2007 76 out of 100 76
GameAlmighty.com Xbox 360 Aug 16, 2007 7.2 out of 10 72
NintendoWorldReport Wii Aug 20, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Windows Sep 25, 2007 59 out of 100 59

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Trivia

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)
  • X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Madden NFL 08)
  • 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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