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Madden NFL 08 (Windows)

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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.

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Madden NFL 08 Windows Game starts with a coin toss
Madden NFL 08 Windows Team gets a penalty
Madden NFL 08 Windows Practise makes perfect
Madden NFL 08 Windows Main menu

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The Press Says

Level Oct, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Pelit Nov, 2007 84 out of 100 84
PC Powerplay Aug, 2007 83 out of 100 83
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Gamers.at Aug 21, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Game Captain Aug 29, 2007 72 out of 100 72
4Players.de Sep 21, 2007 72 out of 100 72
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Sep 25, 2007 59 out of 100 59
YouGamers Sep 03, 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).)
jaXen (20552) added Madden NFL 08 (Windows) on Dec 29, 2007
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