Game details

Game:
Madden 09
AKA
Genre:
Sports
Sub Genre:
American Football
Release Date (US):
August 12th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
August 15th, 2008
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
2-8
Developers:
EA Tiburon
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Rating:
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
60 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
57 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, PC, Wii and DS

About Madden 09

Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation and counting, Madden NFL 09 delivers its most complete NFL football package ever. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or picking up the game for the first time, players of all skill levels will enjoy a unique, yet challenging experience with the innovative Adaptive Difficulty Engine, which tailors the game to match your playing style. Instantly improve your game with the all-new virtual Training Center or incorporate feedback with EA SPORTS BackTrack, allowing you to learn from your mistakes on the fly. With a new broadcast presentation and online leagues, plus more than 85 new features and enhancements, Madden NFL 09 is the most authentic and adaptable game in sports video game history.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
6.8

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Summary

Madden 09, EA Sports' 20th installment of the franchise, has proven that the series only gets better with age. The publisher has finally outdone itself by releasing the premiere football title of this generation thus far.

We like

  • Casual gamers and newcomers will finally feel comfortable jumping into the Madden fray
  • The graphics are incredible
  • Madden Moments are perfect

We dislike

  • The announcers are horrid
  • Online play still features lag

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

The Madden football franchise has come a long way since its inception in 1988 when it became the first 11-on-11 football experience. With the release of Madden 09, EA Sports is celebrating the 20th season in Madden football history, something that is unheard of in the gaming industry. Not only has Madden released on a year-to-year basis, but the series has consistently been a top selling title within the business each season. ...

Madden 09 News

  • Moore likens videogaming to a "red-headed stepchild"

    EA sports supremo Peter Moore has led an impassioned defence of videogaming in an interview over on gama this morning, expecting sales of Madden '09 to trump efforts of big-budget Hollywood blockbusters this month. "Madden continues to be one of those one or two titles that can deliver $100 ...

  • Madden 09: Printable Favre covers released

    For those of you wishing to customize your Madden NFL 09 experience, Electronic Arts has released a selection of free printable covers sporting ex-Packer Brett Favre in his new Jet's uniform. Available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable versions of the game, the followi...

  • Madden press event a Sony exclusive

    EA Sports has spent the last 18 months being scrutinized and criticized for its lack of development support for the PlayStation 3. The biggest bomb dropped for EA Sports fans was the disappointing news that Madden '08 and NCAA '08 were both going to run at a dismal 30 frames per second while their 3...

  • Madden 2009 -- The difference

    We're aware that a couple of weeks ago we ran a feature displaying the visual differences between Madden NFL 2008 and Madden NFL 2009, problem is, the still shots didn't do the comparison any true justice. EA has recently released a video displaying the differences between the two installments to sh...

  • New Madden NFL 09 trailer

    With the draft finally behind us and mini-camps preparing to get under way, football fans across the country are slowly counting down the days until the next NFL season. One of the most anticipated things along the way to that day is the release of Madden NFL 2009 from EA Sports. With the game promi...

  • Madden '09 online leagues detailed

    Despite the criticism, we think it is safe to say that Madden football is not only the most anticipated release every year, but also the most celebrated. Every August, gamers will line up around their closest retailer at midnight in order to be one of the first to score a copy of this prestigious fr...

  • EA solidifies Madden launch date and C.E.

    When you hear the name EA Sports, you're usually expected to think of their flagship title, Madden football. Madden has been running and selling strong for the past 20 years of gaming and it looks as though that isn't ever going to change. With EA Sports getting ready to release their 20th Anniversa...

Madden 09 Features

  • Madden NFL 2008 vs. 2009 Visual Comparison

    After seeing the game for the first time at EA Canada's press event last week, we could tell right away that Madden NFL 09 had improved visually over last year's edition. To help show this, PSU.com decided we'd provide a side-by-side screenshot comparison of last year's Madden NFL 08 vs. the new Mad...

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