DescriptionMadden NFL 09 is the nineteenth installment in the long-running American football series. It was released for all major platform at the time except for Windows, which had annual releases since Madden NFL 97.
As with the previous version, the essential gameplay elements are intact with various tweaks and enhancements. The Franchise mode has been altered to allow for team management for 60 years. In the Superstar mode a rookie player can be created, or imported from NCAA Football 09, with the aim to better the skills and become one of the best players. There is an option to retry certain sections and an analysis tools provides deep inspection of the tactics and mistakes. For new players, three accessibility options are included: one-button gameplay, handicapping options and adaptive skill levels to replace the regular difficulty levels. Using Super Sim the match can be forwarded to the next change of possession and there are different celebration routines to choose from.
As with the previous editions, there is an updated, fully licensed player roster, graphical enhancements and updates to the gameplay. A few features from earlier versions make a return (Grudge Match, Slide Protection, ...) A Virtual Trainer is introduced where twelve drills can be done in a holographic environment. Based on the results, a "Madden IQ" is awarded. Match commentary is provided by Cris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond.
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The Press Says
|IC-Games||Sep 07, 2008||88 out of 100||88|
|Games Radar||Aug 12, 2008||80|
|GameDaily||Aug 12, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|Wonderwallweb.com||2008||7 out of 10||70|
|IGN||Aug 15, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Chronicles||Sep 03, 2008||6.8 out of 10||68|
|Cheat Code Central||2008||3.3 out of 5||66|
|Modojo||Aug 11, 2008||60|
|Pocket Gamer UK||Aug 28, 2008||6 out of 10||60|
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Cover AthleteThe cover athlete, Brett Favre, was announced in April 2008. Shortly after, he decided to retire and the original packaging shows him in the outfit of his latest team, Green Bay Packers. However, in July of the same year he unretired and joined the New York Jets. At the US release day Electronic Arts made available digital packaging for print (Xbox 360, PS2, PS3 and PSP) that shows Brett Favre in the outfit of his new team. An updated roster was also made available for the Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3 and Wii editions to have Favre as the quarterback of the Jets. It is downloaded automatically when playing online. For offline players, Favre is shown in the NFL Greats and he can be moved to the free agents roster pool in the Franchise mode to make him available in the game.
Online ServersElectronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the PSP (all regions), PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions on 8th February 2011.
Related Web Sites
- New Madden NFL 09 Packaging (Download the updated Brett Favre packaging.)
- Wikipedia: Madden 09 (article in the open encyclopedia)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Madden NFL 09.)
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