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Madden NFL 08

Critic Score User Score
Xbox 360
82
3.8
Xbox
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PSP
73
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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 Training Camp
Madden NFL 08 Windows NY Jets player running with the ball
Madden NFL 08 Windows Practise makes perfect
Madden NFL 08 Windows Game starts with a coin toss

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

1UP Xbox 360 Aug 09, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Aug 23, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Chronicles Wii Sep 23, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Aug 28, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) Wii Jan 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Wii Aug 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
IGN PSP Aug 14, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Over Online Wii Oct 02, 2007 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot GameCube Aug 20, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Captain Windows Aug 29, 2007 72 out of 100 72

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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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