Madden NFL Football 08

MPN: 15428
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Description
For 16 years it has been embraced by its fans, honored by critics, and envied by its rivals. It has endured the test of time and satisfied a demanding public like no other game in history. It’s been recognized as ‘the game the players play,’ ‘the benchmark in sports video gaming,’ and ‘the number one selling football video game in history.’ It is Madden NFL Football. Since its inception, the Madden NFL Football franchise has reigned supreme as the preeminent sports title in the video game industry. Selling more than 51 million units, the all-time best in North America, and bringing home a countless number of gaming awards, it’s the most critically acclaimed sports title in history. This year the Madden NFL Football phenomenon celebrates its 17th Anniversary.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Release Date 2007-8-14
Maximum Number of Players 4
Expert Reviews
Madden NFL 08
4 Star Review  GameZone - Aug 23, 2007

For a few years now, the Madden series hasn’t been playing at full capacity when it comes to next-gen consoles. Ever since the debut of Madden NFL 06 on the Xbox 360, the next-gen iterations of the series have been criticized for offering a toned-down game when compared with the current-gen versions, with several important features being completely left out in favor of high-def graphics. However, Madden NFL 08 has taken great strides to bring the franchise up to speed, offering a ton of great features as well as great graphics. The new elements add a lot to the gameplay mechanics, even if they increase the learning curve quite a bit for those who haven’t played a Madden game in a couple of years.

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Madden NFL 08
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 9 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 PS3
3 Star Review   By member deshwasi - Jan 29, 2008   

Strengths: Madden brand, Graphics

This is the latest in the Madden series that is so popular and established. its for PS3 and the graphics are pretty good. the gameplay is also better than some previous versions and is overall a must-buy for football fans.

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Madden Series still the best
5 Star Review   By member jertor17 - Jan 4, 2008   

Strengths: Graphics are sensational, franchise Mode

Weakness: Seems to have too many fumbles and interceptions

Madden has been the King of the Sports Video games from EA Sports for years and the 2008 version is a must purchase. The Graphics are amazing. Playing this on an HD TV is almost like being on the field. The Players, Stadiums and even the crowds look more realistic then ever. I Like the fact that EA now has the right to license the ESPN brand to the game, but they could probably find a way to utilize it a little better. The inclusion of the new "weapons" add-on is an outstanding addition and really makes the truly great players of the league standout. The gameplay is excellent, and although the controls can be complex they are easy to pick up with some practice. The biggest negative in game playing has been the amount of fumbles and interceptions. I have played games where there have been more than 10 turnovers per team. Madden remains my favorite game and I look foward to its release every year.

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Madden NFL 2008 (PS3)
2 Star Review   By member ashkooly - Jan 4, 2008   

Strengths: Graphics, history of the series

Weakness: 30 fps, no significant improvements

No significant improvements from previous years, actually may have taken a step back. Pretty disappointing considering price and how good some of the previous versions were. Passing game is very frustrating and much harder than it needs to be. I know its supposed to make you play more realistically, but come on. Also, the amount of fumbling in the game is comical. I was pretty excited about it when I got my ps3, but thats all gone after playing it.

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Much of last year's game
3 Star Review   By member thoe999 - Jan 3, 2008   

Strengths: solid and improved gameplay

Weakness: 30fps only (when xbox360 gets 60fps)

Madden08 is a solid NFL video game. I've always enjoyed playing this, but this year there is not many new features. It is smoother than last year's, but it's only running 30fps, as opposed to xbox360's 60fps version. I think EA did a good job putting that effort into this year's version.

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Madden 08 PS3
4 Star Review   By member reviewsatpg - Jan 2, 2008   

Strengths: Fun game to play with friends, good graphics

My first football game for the console. A good game to get if you are into football. I expect graphics to improve in the future. Good deal to get when the game is on sale.

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Madden 08 for PS3: Improved but underwhelming
3 Star Review   By member traumeri - Dec 24, 2007   

Strengths: slightly improved graphics, new animations more realistic, pass defense, run blocking, QB vision now optional

Weakness: 30 and not 60fps, inability to alter Oline assignments, WIDE view option gone, lacking NextGen qualities

Overall disappointed with this product and I have been a loyal Madden fan for years. There are improvements but many components feel unfinished and rushed. STRENGTH: looks slightly better than PS2 and last year's version, but really does not look very Next Gen at all. The animation improvements do make the action more realistic but the player/field ratio still appears on the high side. Making QB vision option is a good move, and you can still stare down your receiver for improved accuracy if you choose. Online play is slightly better than before but you cannot message during the game, you have to talk to them via headset. WEAKNESSES: Compared to other sports titles on the PS3 graphics/animation still 2nd-rate. On the PS3 the framerate was not optimized, but this was SONY's fault apparently. Controls of players still feel somewhat arcade-like and not much-improved. You lose the ability to change Oline assignments to adjust to blitzes. Lost the WIDE view option which I like, as the normal view leaves you blind to both side lines until you're about 5 steps after the snap. Oh, and why did they change the play-calling interface? The new format is less efficient and you have less time to select a play. Did someone complain about the old system? CONCLUSION: A rushed product that does not live up to the hype. Still, being the only game in town only small improvements + roster update are needed to sell copies.

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Best football game so far
4 Star Review   By member ggruetze - Dec 21, 2007   

Strengths: better gameplay fewer glitches

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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ps3 madden 08
4 Star Review   By member kingofrain - Dec 8, 2007   

Strengths: better graphic, better game

Weakness: none so far

the game is still undebatable to be the number one in football...the graphic is beaten out all other systems, and the offensive and defensive plays are easy to understand...would like the next game to have more choice of players

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Madden 08 for PS3
4 Star Review   By member Schnabe - Oct 21, 2007   

Strengths: Great looking graphics, lots of options, fun to play

Weakness: only 30 fps for PS3, so it is a little jerky; too many turnovers and interceptions

Enjoyable game to play, even for the casual player. Lots of action and nice looking graphics. I'm not a hard core football player, so I cannot comment on options available for that crowd, but it is fun to play, especially with 2 players. Hopefully, next year they will be able to tweak the game engine and get 60 fps, like the 360 version. 30 fps isn't that horrible, just on occations.

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Madden 08 for the PS3!!!!!!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Grapics are better than Xbox360,sound is better,controls are somewhat alright,more customizing,more gaming

Weakness: most of all the loading whats up with that

buy a ps3 and get madden 08 its the best for that system and maybe for the wii because u can get a excerise in your routine. can wait for the next madden

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Product Details
Description
For 16 years it has been embraced by its fans, honored by critics, and envied by its rivals. It has endured the test of time and satisfied a demanding public like no other game in history. It’s been recognized as ‘the game the players play,’ ‘the benchmark in sports video gaming,’ and ‘the number one selling football video game in history.’ It is Madden NFL Football. Since its inception, the Madden NFL Football franchise has reigned supreme as the preeminent sports title in the video game industry. Selling more than 51 million units, the all-time best in North America, and bringing home a countless number of gaming awards, it’s the most critically acclaimed sports title in history. This year the Madden NFL Football phenomenon celebrates its 17th Anniversary.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Release Date 2007-8-14
Maximum Number of Players 4
Summary
Product Title Madden NFL Football 08
Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Power Score 4.0 | 14 Reviews
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Maximum Number of Local Players: 4
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Expert Reviews
Madden NFL 08
4 Star Review  GameZone - Aug 23, 2007

For a few years now, the Madden series hasn’t been playing at full capacity when it comes to next-gen consoles. Ever since the debut of Madden NFL 06 on the Xbox 360, the next-gen iterations of the series have been criticized for offering a toned-down game when compared with the current-gen versions, with several important features being completely left out in favor of high-def graphics. However, Madden NFL 08 has taken great strides to bring the franchise up to speed, offering a ton of great features as well as great graphics. The new elements add a lot to the gameplay mechanics, even if they increase the learning curve quite a bit for those who haven’t played a Madden game in a couple of years.

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Madden NFL 08
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 9 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 PS3
3 Star Review   By member deshwasi - Jan 29, 2008   

Strengths: Madden brand, Graphics

This is the latest in the Madden series that is so popular and established. its for PS3 and the graphics are pretty good. the gameplay is also better than some previous versions and is overall a must-buy for football fans.

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Madden Series still the best
5 Star Review   By member jertor17 - Jan 4, 2008   

Strengths: Graphics are sensational, franchise Mode

Weakness: Seems to have too many fumbles and interceptions

Madden has been the King of the Sports Video games from EA Sports for years and the 2008 version is a must purchase. The Graphics are amazing. Playing this on an HD TV is almost like being on the field. The Players, Stadiums and even the crowds look more realistic then ever. I Like the fact that EA now has the right to license the ESPN brand to the game, but they could probably find a way to utilize it a little better. The inclusion of the new "weapons" add-on is an outstanding addition and really makes the truly great players of the league standout. The gameplay is excellent, and although the controls can be complex they are easy to pick up with some practice. The biggest negative in game playing has been the amount of fumbles and interceptions. I have played games where there have been more than 10 turnovers per team. Madden remains my favorite game and I look foward to its release every year.

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Madden NFL 2008 (PS3)
2 Star Review   By member ashkooly - Jan 4, 2008   

Strengths: Graphics, history of the series

Weakness: 30 fps, no significant improvements

No significant improvements from previous years, actually may have taken a step back. Pretty disappointing considering price and how good some of the previous versions were. Passing game is very frustrating and much harder than it needs to be. I know its supposed to make you play more realistically, but come on. Also, the amount of fumbling in the game is comical. I was pretty excited about it when I got my ps3, but thats all gone after playing it.

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Much of last year's game
3 Star Review   By member thoe999 - Jan 3, 2008   

Strengths: solid and improved gameplay

Weakness: 30fps only (when xbox360 gets 60fps)

Madden08 is a solid NFL video game. I've always enjoyed playing this, but this year there is not many new features. It is smoother than last year's, but it's only running 30fps, as opposed to xbox360's 60fps version. I think EA did a good job putting that effort into this year's version.

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Madden 08 PS3
4 Star Review   By member reviewsatpg - Jan 2, 2008   

Strengths: Fun game to play with friends, good graphics

My first football game for the console. A good game to get if you are into football. I expect graphics to improve in the future. Good deal to get when the game is on sale.

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Madden 08 for PS3: Improved but underwhelming
3 Star Review   By member traumeri - Dec 24, 2007   

Strengths: slightly improved graphics, new animations more realistic, pass defense, run blocking, QB vision now optional

Weakness: 30 and not 60fps, inability to alter Oline assignments, WIDE view option gone, lacking NextGen qualities

Overall disappointed with this product and I have been a loyal Madden fan for years. There are improvements but many components feel unfinished and rushed. STRENGTH: looks slightly better than PS2 and last year's version, but really does not look very Next Gen at all. The animation improvements do make the action more realistic but the player/field ratio still appears on the high side. Making QB vision option is a good move, and you can still stare down your receiver for improved accuracy if you choose. Online play is slightly better than before but you cannot message during the game, you have to talk to them via headset. WEAKNESSES: Compared to other sports titles on the PS3 graphics/animation still 2nd-rate. On the PS3 the framerate was not optimized, but this was SONY's fault apparently. Controls of players still feel somewhat arcade-like and not much-improved. You lose the ability to change Oline assignments to adjust to blitzes. Lost the WIDE view option which I like, as the normal view leaves you blind to both side lines until you're about 5 steps after the snap. Oh, and why did they change the play-calling interface? The new format is less efficient and you have less time to select a play. Did someone complain about the old system? CONCLUSION: A rushed product that does not live up to the hype. Still, being the only game in town only small improvements + roster update are needed to sell copies.

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Best football game so far
4 Star Review   By member ggruetze - Dec 21, 2007   

Strengths: better gameplay fewer glitches

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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ps3 madden 08
4 Star Review   By member kingofrain - Dec 8, 2007   

Strengths: better graphic, better game

Weakness: none so far

the game is still undebatable to be the number one in football...the graphic is beaten out all other systems, and the offensive and defensive plays are easy to understand...would like the next game to have more choice of players

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Madden 08 for PS3
4 Star Review   By member Schnabe - Oct 21, 2007   

Strengths: Great looking graphics, lots of options, fun to play

Weakness: only 30 fps for PS3, so it is a little jerky; too many turnovers and interceptions

Enjoyable game to play, even for the casual player. Lots of action and nice looking graphics. I'm not a hard core football player, so I cannot comment on options available for that crowd, but it is fun to play, especially with 2 players. Hopefully, next year they will be able to tweak the game engine and get 60 fps, like the 360 version. 30 fps isn't that horrible, just on occations.

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Madden 08 for the PS3!!!!!!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Grapics are better than Xbox360,sound is better,controls are somewhat alright,more customizing,more gaming

Weakness: most of all the loading whats up with that

buy a ps3 and get madden 08 its the best for that system and maybe for the wii because u can get a excerise in your routine. can wait for the next madden

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Ps3 Madden 08
4 Star Review   By member toocool17 - Sep 14, 2007   

Strengths: Graphics, Gameplay

Weakness: Load Times

Madden 08 for the ps3 is a good game for Nfl fans. The graphics are pretty good and they are slowly improving over the years. The mini games are all new and they are very life like and fun. At times it does take a while for the game to load. Online play is also great and the game will keep you entertained.

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where are the improvements in gameplay?
3 Star Review   By member joysmahal - Sep 5, 2007   

Strengths: Only true NFL football licensed game out there

Weakness: not as smooth gameplay due to 30 fps on the PS3.

I have been a loyal madden player since Madden 92 on the Sega Genesis. I am a bit disappointed with the gameplay and the smoothness of the animation. There are times where the gameplay slows down noticeably. There are improvements to the franchise/dynasty mode. But, the reason I play is for a quick game online. I thought there would be more improvements in gameplay with Madden 08 being the 2nd release in the Madden series for the PS3... Guess not. I still recommend this game to all football fans. If you're not a die-hard football fan then this might not be all that for you.

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