Parents' Guide to

Madden NFL 08

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Latest Madden delivers the goods best on Xbox 360.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Madden NFL 08

This game was as fun and realistic as the past Madden NFL games. Great graphics and all your favorite teams make this the perfect game for all football fans.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
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Madden NFL 08 is packed with new features and improvements over past iterations, and it's gorgeous to boot -- especially on the Xbox 360. Just be forewarned that the PlayStation 3 version has some well-publicized kinks -- including a frame-rate considerably slower than its Xbox 360 counterpart. The running, passing, and defensive game is top-notch, plus veteran gamers will notice some tweaks to the already solid control. Add multiple game modes such as the Mini-Camp skill-based games and head-to-head Internet support and you've got promising pigskin, once again.

Too bad the same can't be said for the PS3 version, which has some gamers up in arms over its relatively slow performance. The Wii version lacks some of the slick production values found in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, but younger players will enjoy the motion-sensing remote as an alternative control mechanism (this is improved over last year as well).

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