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Madden NFL 08 (Xbox 360)

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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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There are 22 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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The Press Says

Gamernode Aug 16, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Planet Xbox 360 Aug 28, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
TalkXbox Sep 18, 2007 87 out of 100 87
Game Positive Aug 27, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Gamers' Temple, The Aug 30, 2007 85 out of 100 85
DarkZero Oct 02, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Jive Magazine Aug 15, 2007 2.5 out of 5 50
The Review Busters 2007 4 out of 10 40

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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).)
Big John WV (25282) added Madden NFL 08 (Xbox 360) on Dec 29, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (251939), jaXen (20163), Zeppin (8355) and Big John WV (25282)