Game details

Game:
Madden 08
AKA
Genre:
Sports
Sub Genre:
American Football
Release Date (US):
August 14th, 2007
Release Date (UK):
October 5th, 2007
Players:
1-2
Online Players:
1-2
Developers:
Tiburon
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Rating:
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
78 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
75 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, Gamecube, DS, and Wii

About Madden 08

Feel what it’s like to be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game’s biggest moments in Madden NFL 08. Quickly identify your strongest players on the field before every snap then move them into position to make game-changing, momentum-altering plays. Play to your team’s strengths by immediately reading your opponent’s schemes and reacting to the action as soon as the ball is snapped. Create mismatches and exploit weaknesses as you read and react with Madden NFL 08.

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PSU Review Score
7.0
Avg. user review score:
6.5

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Summary

Though the feature set is identical to the 360, the drop to an unstable 30 frames per second hurts the game a lot. If you are a hardcore football fan - then buy this game. If not it's a renter at best.

We like

  • Animations and textures have been slightly improved.
  • AI has been improved, a bit.
  • Better camera positions.

We dislike

  • Madden gameplay is mediocre at best.
  • Does not present anything different or innovative.
  • 30 frames per second.

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Electronic Arts' most famous franchise, Madden NFL 08, returns with fresh animations and a new arsenal of gameplay. The Madden franchise is definitely known as one of the longest running franchises in videogame history. Fortunately, Tiburon got its act together with 08 and the result: the best version of the Madden football series since Madden NFL '05. The most noticeable difference that makes this title unique is a branche...

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  • Always have first pick in draft

    Start a franchise with the trade deadline off. Sim or play the season to Week 17. Find out which team has the worst record. Trade your first draft pick for their first pick, and they will always accept. Note: You can also do this with second through seventh draft picks.

  • Easy touchdowns

    Off the line, without speed burst, instantly juke right then left. The CB will be fooled. Speed burst, run a 45 degree angle to the center of the field, and call for the ball. The CB should either be far away or behind you, and you will usually catch it for an easy touchdown. The following also works for large gains. Instead of right then left, do left then right, and catch the ball running up the line.

  • Hiding play in two player game

    If you and an opponent are playing on the same PlayStation 3 (and not online), you can disguise your play by holding X on the play you wish to choose. Then, scroll around the playbook, and release X when you want to go to the field. This is a good way to trick a friend who looks at your plays when you play a two player game.

  • Fantasy Challenge mode tip

    Make sure you have all the desired players from your current league on your team before the last game (championship). You will not be able to get those players if you win the championship because you will move on to the next league.

  • Recommended players in Franchise mode

    Go the Free Agent screen in Franchise mode. Sign a free agent named Jordan Beck. He is a middle linebacker that is 71 overall. Change his position to defensive end, and he will be 90 overall. The same thing works for many other linebackers when changed to defensive end. You can also change Ladainian Tomlinson's position to linebacker. Do this, then trade for him. He will have an F trade rating, and his team will accept almost any player in a trade. Once signed, release him, then resign him to save cap room. Then, change his position back to running back. He will be 99 again. This can be done for lots of other players.

  • Avoiding drills in Superstar mode

    If you choose to create a Superstar, you will have to do drills after you create him. To avoid having to do drills, choose "Create A Player" (above "Create A Team" in the Features menu). Set the year he is born to1987. It should say at the bottom of the info menu that he is zero years pro. Put him on the team you want to use. After you customize his appearance, make his stats 99 overall. Then, go into the depth charts in the Features menu, and put him at the top of the depth chart at his position. Go back into Superstar mode, choose to play as a rookie, and your created superstar should be there with all the other rookies from the 2008 draft. Choose the superstar you created. You should now not have to do any drills and will go into the pre-season with the team you put your rookie on. If you put him at the top of the depth chart at his position before you went into Superstar mode, he should be a starter.

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