Madden NFL 08 (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts

Madden NFL 08 (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts Box Art

Release Date
August 14, 2007.

Average Overall Score:
9.20 / 10

First, so you know who is writing this review, I am not a Madden guy. I play all sorts of video games, but Madden is not normally one of those games. I have been thinking about this and the last time I played a Madden game was on one of these."

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60 Yard Pass
Complete a 60 yard pass.
60 Yard Run
Complete a 60 yard run.
90 Yard Pass
Complete a 90 yard pass.
80 Yard Run
Complete an 80 yard run.
Intercept 2 Passes
Get 2 interceptions with one player.
Intercept 5 Passes
Intercept 5 total passes in one game.
Deflect 4 Passes
Deflect 4 or more passes with one player.
7 Sacks with One Player
Sack the Quarterback 7 times with one player in one game.
8 Tackles with One Player
Get 8 tackles with one player in one game.
Recover 2 Fumbles
Recover 2 fumbles in one game with one player.
Force 3 Fumbles
Force 3 fumbles with one player.
200 Kick Return Yards
Achieve 200 Kick Return Yards with One Player. Max 5min Qtr.
200 Punt Return Yards
Get 200 punt return yards in one game with one player.
4 TD Passes
Throw 4 touchdown passes in one game.
Score 84 Points
Score 84 or more points in one game. Max 5min Qtr.
10 Catches in a Row
Catch ten passes in a row with one player. Max 5min Qtr.
20 Completions in a Row
Get 20 completions in a row with one player.
300 Pass Yards
Achieve 300 passing yards in one game.
500 Pass Yards
Pass for 500 yards in one game.
80 Percent Pass Completion
Complete 80 percent of the attempted passes in one game.
100 Percent Pass Completion
100 Percent Pass Completion.
Complete 25 Passes
Complete 25 passes in one game.
1 Catch by Seven Players
Catch one pass with seven players.
200 Pass Yards
Get 200 passing yards in a game.
2 TD Catches with One Player
Get 2 touchdown catches with one player.
150 Receiving Yards
Achieve 150 receiving yards with one player.
200 Receiving Yards
Get 200 receiving yards with one player.
100 Rec Yards with 2 Players
Get 100 reception yards by two players.
10 Catches with One Player
Get 10 receptions with One Player.
200 Rush Yards
Rush for 200 yards or more with one player in one game.
40 Rush Attempts with One Player
Attempt 40 rushes with one player in one game. Max 5min Qtr.
Average 20 Yards Rushing
Average 20 yards rushing per attempt with one player in one game.
150 Rush Yards in One Qtr
Get 150 yards or more rushing in one quarter with one player.
250 Rush Yards
Rush for 250 yards with one player in one game.
100 Rush Yards with One Player
Get 100 rush yards with One Player.
100 Rush Yards with Two Players
Get 100 rushing yards with two players.
400 Yards on Offense
Achieve 400 yards of offense in one game. Max 5min Qtr.
650 Yards on Offense
Get 650 yards on offense. Max 5min Qtr.
No Dropped Passes
Don't drop a pass for an entire game. Min 5min Qtr.
No Sacks Allowed
Don't allow a sack for an entire game. Min 5min Qtr.
3 2pt Conversions Passing
Pass for three 2 point conversions in one game.
3 2pt Conversions Rushing
Rush for three 2 point conversions in one game.
Average 20 Yards Receiving
Average 20 yards receiving with one player in one game.
Intercept 3 Passes
Get 3 interceptions in one game.
3 Rushing TDs
Get 3 rushing touchdowns with one player.
4 Sacks
Get 4 sacks with one player in one game. Max 5min Qtr.
40 Yard Field Goal
Kick a 40 or more yard field goal.
50 Yard Field Goal
Kick a 50 yard or more field goal.

User Reviews

Score: 92
Overall User Average: 9.00 / 10 (92.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.50 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 8.50 / 10
Date reviewed: November 9, 2007.

Overall: Another year and another iteration of the perennial Madden football game is upon us. Since the next gen consoles have graced our homes with their presence Madden has been a disappointment. It seems as though somebody at EA heard our cries, or the fact that 2K was fixin to drop a football game on the public, that Madden has finally come to play some football. It is the best next gen Madden to date and can even compare to the best Madden of alltimes, Madden 2004. Yes 05 was not better than 04.
Gameplay: If you don't know how to play football you're either a Barbie lovin, hopscotch jumper or you haven't been born yet. Maddens gameplay however is great. The animations are running at you at 60 FPS and never stutter steps. There are new moves and some delicious new bone jarring hits evident in the game. I hit this receiver so hard one time I dropped the controller and hoped I didn't kill the guy! I would say that the gameplay has improved mightily over last years game.
Graphics: Visually there are some improvements but not much. I hate looking into the crowd, and when you play franchise mode if there is coach with no face you get this weird silverfaced freak to pace sideline. EA definitely took a shortcut there. I would like to see a 2K esque crowd where there is some realistic movement going on.
Sound: I could sum this up in 10 words are less but I have to have 50 so here goes, No Madden, no Michaels commentary, No Madden, no Michaels commentary, No Madden, no Michaels commentary. How many words is that? I mean seriously this radio guy is the worst and he is wrong too much. Please EA stop this madness. I let Madden pick my plays just to hear his voice that is how bad it is.
Suggestions: Get Madden and Michaels back. Fix the crowd, fix those coaches, and have the CPU offer up some trades. The Ugly Truth: Much better than last year, yet room for improvement.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 95 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 85 %

Madden NFL 08 News

EA Extends NFL Deal into 2013
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EA Posts Loss, Beats Guidance
Madden NFL and FIFA 08 weren’t enough to keep Electronic Arts from posting lower sales and a net loss for its fiscal second quarter, but the firm still beat guidance.

EA Confirms Layoffs
Electronic Arts tells Next-Gen that recently reported layoffs are considered “routine restructuring." The spokesperson described the restructuring as “small, and somewhat routine for this time of year.”

Demo: Madden NFL 08
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Peter Moore Leaves Microsoft for EA
Today, Electronic Arts announced the completion of its internal reorganization into four main labels, as well as its executive team which will be heading up each brand for the publisher.

Madden NFL 08: Achievements
There are 48 achievements worth 1000 points.

E3: Electronic Arts Announces Mirror’s Edge
Electronic Arts Inc. confirmed that it has a new game in development for next generation consoles and the PC at its EA DICE studio in Stockholm. Mirror’s Edge is a revolutionary new take on the First Person Action Adventure category.

Madden NFL 08 Soundtrack Revealed
The music contained in the latest installment of EA’s popular football franchise features no less than 27 songs from artists as diverse as MIMS, Queens of the Stone Age, Sum 41, Timbaland, and Daddy Yankee.

New Madden NFL 2008 Screenshots
Here's six new Madden NFL 2008 screenshots for you to enjoy!

EA’s Football Franchises to Enhance Realism
Electronic Arts’ latest attempts to blur the line between reality and simulation will see new NCAA Football and Madden titles incorporating real-time weather conditions as well as real-world sports scores and highlights.

Vince Young Covers Madden 08
Tennessee Titans quarterback and the NFL’s 2006 Rookie of the Year Vince Young will be the cover athlete for Madden NFL 08, Electronic Arts announced today.

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