Madden NFL 2008 vs. 2009 Visual Comparison
- Posted May 13th, 2008 at 11:23 EDT by
- 31 Comments
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 Madden NFL 09.
To begin, notice that faces have been enhanced to fit NFL counterparts better, as well as jersey and arm muscles have been modified to look more realistic. Improved stadium and player self-shadow casting has been added, in addition to better field effects such as fuller precipitation, footprints in the snow, and better looking field grass.
Other improvements that would need to be seen in motion include more animations, now in 60fps for PS3, and better camera presentation. Take a look at the screenshots below and decide for yourself on how much Madden has changed. Click on the screenshots to view larger versions.
- 3:16am EDT - May 13th, 2008
The grass looks better on the 08 ones than the 09 ones lol
- 3:19am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Not that much of a difference to me.
- 3:28am EDT - May 13th, 2008
looks the same... or even worst lol
- 3:47am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Grass looks too fake on 09
- 3:53am EDT - May 13th, 2008
POOR... This is why I stop playing football after espn
- 4:01am EDT - May 13th, 2008
I think that the grass looks better on 09 .. Maybe I will pick this one up
- 4:12am EDT - May 13th, 2008
well i don't see a difference
- 4:20am EDT - May 13th, 2008
wow, i forgot how crappy madden's graphics are..
- 4:43am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Looks good, too many complainers!
- 4:57am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Wierd. I like the 08 better....
- 5:24am EDT - May 13th, 2008
The only difference looks like the socks. Does EA even bother trying.....oops, stupid question.
- 6:05am EDT - May 13th, 2008
for one thing ...the grass looks more defined. Look a little closer. Another thing is .....we havent even seen any videos and you guys are knocking it..lol ..don't jump yet this one will be great !
- 6:31am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Are you guys serious? Each player model is more defined overall, the weather and atmosphere are increased and the game look much more realistic on an overall level.
- 7:16am EDT - May 13th, 2008
WOW.. HATERS.. If you don't like football games then why are you even viewing this?? This madden looks ten times better than 08. If you guys have never played it then how would you know?? these arent the best pictures in the world. 09 is going to be great!!
- 8:11am EDT - May 13th, 2008
after playing 08 i wouldn't touch this game with a 200 foot pole. it looked worse than football games on the ps2.
- 8:42am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Hey Bonham, you're very optimistic! There is no such thing as a good Madden game. It's all about gameplay, graphics might be all right but it's about gameplay and realism and Madden and EA lack both. Better luck with Madden 10, maybe! SonyJunkie has no taste whatsoever!
- 9:19am EDT - May 13th, 2008
they look pretty same
- 11:23am EDT - May 13th, 2008
I think the '09 version looks amazing, so much better than the '08 version. I have no idea what you guys are looking at. You are just bashing the game cause its EA. Everyone hates EA, but come on, this looks good. And from what ive heard from the PSu article, its sounds pretty good to me. Ive always like Madden games, never had a problem with them. Even '08 was good for me.
- 11:47am EDT - May 13th, 2008
the difference is on the details/.. And 09 looks much better.. Technically speaking.. Look at the players muscle detail, face and hand/foot planting!
- 11:53am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Come on this actually looks Better than espn
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