Madden NFL 08

PS2 - MPN: 014633154023
Product Details
Description
EA Sports blockbuster football series is back with Madden NFL 08. Focusing on weapons, in game events, and features from previous titles, Madden NFL 08 offers gamers another chance to create a dream season alone or in multiplayer competitions.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Maximum Number of Players 2
Expert Reviews
Madden NFL 08
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Madden NFL 08 and the average expert rating is 78 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Madden 08 is more of the same
3 Star Review   By member slowdive21 - Feb 11, 2008   

Strengths: Licenced by the NFL

Weakness: Not all classic players are named on the team (like Joe Montana), Glitches, Ask madden not very accurate.

I enjoy Madden 08, but it could definitely use some work. Since it is the only NFL game in town (pun intended), gamers don't have a lot of choices. The game has glitches. The ask Madden feature will tell you to take a knee if you are down by 7 points and on the 50 yard line with 30 seconds remaining...Most players would try a hail mary rather than run out the clock. The classic teams only have 1 or 2 players actually named on the field. EA must have done this one on the cheap to not have Joe Montana named on a Super Bowl winning 49ers team. Overall it is good, but there is room for improvement.

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Madden 08
4 Star Review   By member supermawill - Feb 9, 2008   

Strengths: Continuation of the Madden Franchise, Same great gameplay (although it is smoother now), Updated Rosters.

Weakness: Some minor glitches in the game.

This is the same Madden game for the same Madden fans. Of course each year they add a couple of challenges and events in the game, but i'm not really the person who plays those things too much. Other than some minor glitches (which all games have), the gameplay is smooth and this game is the best simulation of a real football game. Still the best football game on the market.

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Madden NFL 08 for PS2
5 Star Review   By member mtandsons - Feb 7, 2008   

Strengths: More realistic control of players

Weakness: No improvement in graphics.

Improved game play from years past. More realistic control over players, new animation for tackling and getting past defenders. Also more realistic passing and more dominant run game. Graphics remain the same as years prior. Best for ages 10 and up.

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Best football game so far
4 Star Review   By member ggruetze - Feb 1, 2008   

Strengths: better gameplay - fewer glitches than 07

Weakness: soundtrack could use work, Madden's commentary

I no longer have nearly as many problems controlling the players as I did with the previous versions. The graphics are also better than before. The sound track is annoying (as is Madden himself) They have added a Fantasy challenge option that I haven't really done much with but I'm sure I will mess with it sometime in the future. All in all, a solid football game that beats out it's competition.

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PS2 Madden 08
4 Star Review   By member reynabella_2791143238 - Jan 24, 2008   

Strengths: Great graphics, Madden's hints on playcalling.

Weakness: None that I have found

This game is a lot of fun. The graphics are awesome, and the playcalling routes are easy to read. Madden's hints on playcalling are very helpful as I have never played football before. Learning the functions of all the buttons was slightly difficult, but easy to adjust to.

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A must for you football fans
4 Star Review   By member blackmamba24 - Jan 22, 2008   

Strengths: Game play & fun factor

Weakness: Nothing groundbreaking

If your a football fan, this game is a must buy.The remarkable game play that Madden is known for continues with this current title. The simple controls and abundance of plays guarantees long hours in front of the television. The AI is much tougher and not as easy to fool. Though there isn't anything groundbreaking this time around, its still a fun and exciting game to play.

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Great game for NFL fans
5 Star Review   By member anghefti07 - Dec 26, 2007   

Strengths: Realistic graphics; Current NFL line-ups

Weakness: Price (as with any video game for any gaming system)

I bought this game for my son for Christmas. He has been wanting it for months. He is a Packer fan and was very excited that he had the full line-up to be able to play with. He is a gamer and absolutely loves this game! Great game for any NFL fan no matter what age! I also bought him the Prima strategy guide to help with game techniques.

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Fun Football Challenge!
4 Star Review   By member SuzanneDS - Dec 17, 2007   

Strengths: New graphics,fun superstar mode, new fantasy challenge

Weakness: kicking game is not consistant, voice overs are bad, player pictures could use some updating

My 15 year old nephew asked for this as a gift. Now, whenever we visit, my husband can't stop playing the game! They both are big football fans, and really enjoy playing this together. It took a while to get used to the options and set-up, but once that's understood, it's smooth sailing and a lot of fun. Some of the player pictures are really ridiculously bad, and need updating. This is a small complaint, but irritating to a fan. Overall, this is well worth the money, and great for all ages.

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Madden NFL 08 for the Playstation 2
4 Star Review   By member mrmusial - Dec 12, 2007   

Strengths: Madden NFL game play.

Weakness: No groundbreaking new features.

While you can\\\'t go wrong with the Madden NFL series, this version doesn\\\'t appear to be as cutting edge as some of the previous releases. The have some neat new features, but nothing groundbreaking. I like Madden for it\\\'s overall play but if you\\\'re looking for some serious new bells and whistles, this game probably isn\\\'t for you. If you\\\'re in the market for solid NFL game play just like you\\\'re used to with Madden, drop down your cash.

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Bascially same as before
3 Star Review   By member softball18104 - Dec 4, 2007   

Strengths: graphics and animation

Weakness: still just a football game

This game is basically the same version as earlier games with a few exceptions. First off, remember superstar mode where you could take control of a player, like a receiver or whatever and just play as that player, running routes while the QB did the work of reading and throwing the ball. They've made a step forward in now allowing you to control a receiver on a pass play, much in the same way you could control a blocker on a run play last year. You do the same thing. You can do this in franchise mode, the new fantasy challenge, etc. Pretty much anywhere you're playing a real game. The other major addition is Fantasy challenge where you can draft your own team and play through a tournament bracket in different levels of leagues. You start with a certain number of roster points that you can spend on your team and you can earn more roster points, trade players with other teams. I still enjoy the game though. If you've never owned Madden before it is worth getting, but if you have an earlier version you aren't missing that much.There are plenty of other games out there to get.

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Product Details
Description
EA Sports blockbuster football series is back with Madden NFL 08. Focusing on weapons, in game events, and features from previous titles, Madden NFL 08 offers gamers another chance to create a dream season alone or in multiplayer competitions.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Maximum Number of Players 2
Summary
Product Title Madden NFL 08
Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Power Score 4.1 | 11 Reviews
Game Information
Simultaneous Multiplayer Mode: Yes
Release Date: 2007-8-14
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Expert Reviews
Madden NFL 08
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Madden NFL 08 and the average expert rating is 78 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Madden 08 is more of the same
3 Star Review   By member slowdive21 - Feb 11, 2008   

Strengths: Licenced by the NFL

Weakness: Not all classic players are named on the team (like Joe Montana), Glitches, Ask madden not very accurate.

I enjoy Madden 08, but it could definitely use some work. Since it is the only NFL game in town (pun intended), gamers don't have a lot of choices. The game has glitches. The ask Madden feature will tell you to take a knee if you are down by 7 points and on the 50 yard line with 30 seconds remaining...Most players would try a hail mary rather than run out the clock. The classic teams only have 1 or 2 players actually named on the field. EA must have done this one on the cheap to not have Joe Montana named on a Super Bowl winning 49ers team. Overall it is good, but there is room for improvement.

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Madden 08
4 Star Review   By member supermawill - Feb 9, 2008   

Strengths: Continuation of the Madden Franchise, Same great gameplay (although it is smoother now), Updated Rosters.

Weakness: Some minor glitches in the game.

This is the same Madden game for the same Madden fans. Of course each year they add a couple of challenges and events in the game, but i'm not really the person who plays those things too much. Other than some minor glitches (which all games have), the gameplay is smooth and this game is the best simulation of a real football game. Still the best football game on the market.

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Madden NFL 08 for PS2
5 Star Review   By member mtandsons - Feb 7, 2008   

Strengths: More realistic control of players

Weakness: No improvement in graphics.

Improved game play from years past. More realistic control over players, new animation for tackling and getting past defenders. Also more realistic passing and more dominant run game. Graphics remain the same as years prior. Best for ages 10 and up.

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Best football game so far
4 Star Review   By member ggruetze - Feb 1, 2008   

Strengths: better gameplay - fewer glitches than 07

Weakness: soundtrack could use work, Madden's commentary

I no longer have nearly as many problems controlling the players as I did with the previous versions. The graphics are also better than before. The sound track is annoying (as is Madden himself) They have added a Fantasy challenge option that I haven't really done much with but I'm sure I will mess with it sometime in the future. All in all, a solid football game that beats out it's competition.

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PS2 Madden 08
4 Star Review   By member reynabella_2791143238 - Jan 24, 2008   

Strengths: Great graphics, Madden's hints on playcalling.

Weakness: None that I have found

This game is a lot of fun. The graphics are awesome, and the playcalling routes are easy to read. Madden's hints on playcalling are very helpful as I have never played football before. Learning the functions of all the buttons was slightly difficult, but easy to adjust to.

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A must for you football fans
4 Star Review   By member blackmamba24 - Jan 22, 2008   

Strengths: Game play & fun factor

Weakness: Nothing groundbreaking

If your a football fan, this game is a must buy.The remarkable game play that Madden is known for continues with this current title. The simple controls and abundance of plays guarantees long hours in front of the television. The AI is much tougher and not as easy to fool. Though there isn't anything groundbreaking this time around, its still a fun and exciting game to play.

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Great game for NFL fans
5 Star Review   By member anghefti07 - Dec 26, 2007   

Strengths: Realistic graphics; Current NFL line-ups

Weakness: Price (as with any video game for any gaming system)

I bought this game for my son for Christmas. He has been wanting it for months. He is a Packer fan and was very excited that he had the full line-up to be able to play with. He is a gamer and absolutely loves this game! Great game for any NFL fan no matter what age! I also bought him the Prima strategy guide to help with game techniques.

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Fun Football Challenge!
4 Star Review   By member SuzanneDS - Dec 17, 2007   

Strengths: New graphics,fun superstar mode, new fantasy challenge

Weakness: kicking game is not consistant, voice overs are bad, player pictures could use some updating

My 15 year old nephew asked for this as a gift. Now, whenever we visit, my husband can't stop playing the game! They both are big football fans, and really enjoy playing this together. It took a while to get used to the options and set-up, but once that's understood, it's smooth sailing and a lot of fun. Some of the player pictures are really ridiculously bad, and need updating. This is a small complaint, but irritating to a fan. Overall, this is well worth the money, and great for all ages.

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Madden NFL 08 for the Playstation 2
4 Star Review   By member mrmusial - Dec 12, 2007   

Strengths: Madden NFL game play.

Weakness: No groundbreaking new features.

While you can\\\'t go wrong with the Madden NFL series, this version doesn\\\'t appear to be as cutting edge as some of the previous releases. The have some neat new features, but nothing groundbreaking. I like Madden for it\\\'s overall play but if you\\\'re looking for some serious new bells and whistles, this game probably isn\\\'t for you. If you\\\'re in the market for solid NFL game play just like you\\\'re used to with Madden, drop down your cash.

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Bascially same as before
3 Star Review   By member softball18104 - Dec 4, 2007   

Strengths: graphics and animation

Weakness: still just a football game

This game is basically the same version as earlier games with a few exceptions. First off, remember superstar mode where you could take control of a player, like a receiver or whatever and just play as that player, running routes while the QB did the work of reading and throwing the ball. They've made a step forward in now allowing you to control a receiver on a pass play, much in the same way you could control a blocker on a run play last year. You do the same thing. You can do this in franchise mode, the new fantasy challenge, etc. Pretty much anywhere you're playing a real game. The other major addition is Fantasy challenge where you can draft your own team and play through a tournament bracket in different levels of leagues. You start with a certain number of roster points that you can spend on your team and you can earn more roster points, trade players with other teams. I still enjoy the game though. If you've never owned Madden before it is worth getting, but if you have an earlier version you aren't missing that much.There are plenty of other games out there to get.

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