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.


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AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Nov 28, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Wii Aug 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
NZGamer Wii Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Wii Aug 29, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
DarkZero PlayStation 2 Sep 04, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamer 2.0 Wii Aug 23, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Console Monster Wii Sep 19, 2007 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot GameCube Aug 20, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows Sep 21, 2007 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) Wii Aug 15, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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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