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Madden NFL 08 - Xbox 360

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
Xbox 360
Everyone
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews) 85 / 100

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  • Customizable stats summaries
  • View gameplay with greater realism at up to 60 frames per second
  • Control the lead blocker on running plays - Throw the perfect block to create a running lane, then take control of the tailback and rip off the big gain
  • Play your way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame by taking complete control of any position on the field
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  • ASIN: B000P0QJD2
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: August 14, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,697 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Why just watch NFL football on TV when you can take an active role in the game with Madden NFL 08 by Electronic Arts? Madden NFL 08 lets you control the running game like never before. Step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs. Between the tackles or in the open field, run to daylight with Madden NFL 08. Bust out player-specific running styles matching those of real NFL players. All-new jukes, cutbacks, and power moves. Scout collegiate prospects with the all-new NFL Draft Scouting System. Watch players impact their teams with the new Franchise Player Roles feature. Use actual plays from your favorite team's defensive playbook to shut down the running game, pressure the quarterback, or force key turnovers.

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70 of 82 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well look at that... August 15, 2007
By V
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Ladies and Gentlemen... I give you Madden 06 for the XBox 360.

Madden 06? Well... yeah. This is the version that should have been for 06. 2007 at the least. But we won't harp on that - we'll just go off of this game and what we have here now. And what we have here now is a pretty good game, I must admit.

To start off, let's remember that Madden 07 SUCKED. Plain and simple. If you thought otherwise, then... well, to quote the late Rick James: "Cocaine is a hell of a drug." I reviewed it harshly, but accurately. (It's the first one that displays) I said - nay - SWORE that I would not buy another EA football or basketball title until they showed us, as consumers, that they were interested in putting out a quality product and less interested in that '#1 Selling Franchise' logo on the box every year. I missed playing football games, as I usually do around this time of year, so I picked up NCAA 08. I enjoy the college versions usually, and that one was no different. Some of the upgrades on there had me a little curious about what they had in store for this year's Madden, so I kept my eyes open. But I swore to myself - RENT first.

So I did... played a few games, different modes, etc. Then a funny thing happened. I went right back out and bought it. Wow... didn't see that coming. And even more surprising than that, I guess, for some - the FAR BETTER version is on the 360 and NOT the PS3.

So let's see... where to start. I'll start with the cons, since there aren't many of them this year, surprisingly. But the ones that ARE there are biggies, and keep this game out of the 'Great' category and firmly in the 'Very Good' area. (still better than last year's 'Rancid Camel $&?!#' rating)

New England is rated at a 97.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overall, a disappointment September 14, 2007
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
First let me start by saying I've been playing Madden for years now, since '92 in fact, so I do know a thing or two about my beloved football series. One particular thing I've always loved about Madden was its accessibility, its customization. Pretty much anything I wanted to do with it, I could. It was 'My Madden' in the truest sense. If I wanted to edit every team, every player in the league, I could. I could look at my roster breakdown as I searched the free agent list for replacments. Its the little things that made Madden great. They, like many things of past Maddens, are now gone. But, I'm rambling. Those things don't mean anything, absolutely nothing, if the game doesn't play right. Has it ever played right? I'm tired of year after year tweaking and tinkering with the A.I. settings. Why aren't these set correctly when the game is shipped? Maybe I would forgive this if not for the huge oversight of this year's Madden, its fumbling. Even with A.I. motification this cannot be completely fixed. I've heard some reviewers say that its not a big deal, others fail to mention it at all. Well it is a problem. Turnovers in general get outta hand too often. This upsets me most of all because as a gamer and a Madden lover, I could tell EA exactly whats wrong with this game. So why don't they know? Bottom line: The fumbling in Madden '08 wrecks the gameplay. And I promise you this: EA will admit it, not now, but right before Madden '09 shipps.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Potential, But Frustrating September 4, 2007
By JustinK
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
This game had a lot of potential. Improvements include new animations for things like spins, deeper franchise mode, and a better superstar mode (mostly because the camera is pulled back more). So, basically, EA tried to add some content to a bare bones 07 game.

Unfortunately, I found the game to be basically unplayable in franchise mode--or at least hard to enjoy. I'm a casual madden player, but I'm usually half decent. However, even at All-Pro the game starts breaking down for me. If you have a merely good running back, even with great speed (like Willie Parker), it's hard to go anywhere without a good line. And if you don't have a running back with good carrying, you'll fumble a lot. You also need a good line to protect your Quarterback, or you'll get sacked repeatedly. You also need a great Quarterback, since a middle of the road one (with, say, accuracy in the high 80's or low 90's) will cause a ton of interceptions. Then on defense you obviously need great players at the key positions. Now, this isn't anything new, and you can never have great players at all the positions (you just can't afford it). However, in past games, your great players could cover for the average players; but that's not the case in this game.

Another problem is that the game just gives too much skill to the CPU. I had Devin Hester as my 3rd string WR, this guy has a 99 speed rating. And DB's STILL not only kept up with him, but would often be able to cut in front of him and make interceptions. Not just leap and knock the ball away or make a pick, but actually run faster than Hester and catch the ball. There is also the lack of times that you can succesfully make deep throws. There was only one time in the game where a guy going deep was wide open.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating yet WHAT OTHER CHOICE IS THERE??? August 18, 2007
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
To start, I have been playing Madden since the series started and have been pleased with its progress. That is until it came out on the next-gen systems! Now it seems EA is more concerned with looks and graphics then gameplay. Example - Madden 07 for regular Xbox was GREAT, I still play it. Madden 07 for 360 was a lot more confusing and had a lot more problems.

Now, Madden 08... been waiting months and was hoping not to be dissappointed. Well... EA Sports did it again. They failed on the little things and made BIG changes where tweaks were necessary. The defenses in this game are a little too overwhelming if you ask me! I did a fantasy draft and had a hard time passing the ball from Peyton Manning to Andre Johnson! Something wrong there! These are players with 94+ ratings. I barely got the ball to the receiver!!!

Other big problems:
*FUMBLES FUMBLES AND MORE FUMBLES... have not played one game yet without 3 or 4 fumbles and this is on ALL-PRO!
*Injuries - I like to try a bunch of stuff when I first get the game and was sad to have my star HB hurt in each of the seasons I started in the very first game!! Way too many injuries.
*Where is the accelerated clock?! I don't like to wait 30 seconds after I choose a play to hike the damn ball! But if I don't my players will get tired too fast!!!
*Offensive Line Shifts- the best thing in Madden 07 and its gone!! Can't pick up d-line changes. FANTASTIC! You need Vick to get around the defensive packages thrown at you.
*Superstar Mode- why can I not start Superstar mode in anything but ROOKIE difficulty???? I don't want my Superstar to be a SUPERSTAR that fast!!! He needs to work for it just like in real life!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
Love It!
Published 15 days ago by Earl James Bamberger
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
The game is OK it has good graphics and played fine. Got to a point were I had played it enough and no longer use it
Published 4 months ago by Joseph E Mertz
3.0 out of 5 stars smudged scratches on game disc upon arrival.
I realized it was a used game but the quality of disc condition was not at the level I would be comfortable selling to anyone else. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Josiah
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent game
It is fun for a while but the current Madden games seem to not be as enjoyable as the past football games on older systems.
Published 11 months ago by Jim
4.0 out of 5 stars good game
like the game. Nephew loved it. will recommend to any one who likes football. typical madden experience. they always have good games.
Published 13 months ago by traci alexander
4.0 out of 5 stars Good.
This game is GOOD for 2008. I mean video games have came a long way since 2008. Let me just say you get what you pay for. It is a fun game and has good football plays.
Published 13 months ago by 313DJS
4.0 out of 5 stars Achievement Hunting
I'm an achievement hunter. I once played the Madden NFL 08 demo and it actually gave me a bunch of achievements (usually demos don't do that). At any rate, this was $1. Read more
Published 19 months ago by A. Gallagher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great game full of history, action, and fully great moments thru time that allow the gamer a great experience to be had
Published 19 months ago by jeffrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Grate game
grate game i love this game. it came in grate shape and it was on time getting here. the box and game were in very good shape. lots of fun to play.
Published 19 months ago by corny
1.0 out of 5 stars please play you disc in a 360 console
Pop this game into my 360 console, played it once, the next day start, i was about to play it a second time when a message pop out saying "Please play this disc in a xbox 360... Read more
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