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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 NFL Superstar Hall of Fame mode
Madden NFL 08 Windows Player is down and game is halted.
Madden NFL 08 Windows EA Sports Fantasy Football advertisement
Madden NFL 08 Windows Opening kick off

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The Press Says

Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Aug 20, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 3 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Cheat Code Central Wii 2007 4.2 out of 5 84
GameZone Wii Aug 21, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Nintendojo Wii 2007 8.25 out of 10 82
Kombo.com PlayStation 3 Aug 19, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Nov 25, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Sep 21, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Jolt (UK) PlayStation 2 Sep 04, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74


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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)
  • 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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