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Madden NFL 09

Released on 15 August 2008

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (17 customer reviews) | Write a review

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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 Centre 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 videogame history.

Level the Playing Field: An all-new Adaptive Difficulty Engine assesses your proficiency in the core skills areas of football, then tailors the experience to match your playing style. An innovative, all-new Virtual Training Centre allows you to fine-tune your game in a holographic environment, while EA Sports BackTrack provides customised feedback, giving you a chance to learn from your mistakes. Then, take what you've learned and run the play again with EA Sports Rewind.

Beyond Broadcast Presentation: Set your sights on the Vince Lombardi Trophy in an all-new network television-style broadcast as Cris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond call the action from the booth. A more immersive and visually stunning presentation package also includes a new Options OnDemand Picture-in-Picture playcall window giving you access to a wealth of stats, customised tips, and in-game options - all at your fingertips without having to pause the game.

    Online Leagues 2.0: Make a run for the post season for the first time online. Featuring trades and statistical tracking for Online Leagues, up to 32 teams can battle it out using all-new flex scheduling.

      A New Look and Feel: With an enhanced graphics engine and new player models, linemen battle in the trenches with more bulky physiques while backs and receivers fly around the field with a more sleek and slimmer look. Featuring the most realistic-looking grass and field turf ever in a sports game, new weather and stadium lighting effects, and active exterior stadium views, Madden NFL 09 is hands down the best looking sports game ever made!

        Most Authentic Gameplay Ever: Built from the ground up, an all-new Total Control Animation System allows for instantaneous combo moves while bringing new aspects to the game, including missed field goal returns, bobble catches, wrap-up/break-out tackles, user controlled celebrations, and more.

        customer Reviews

         Average rating (17 reviews)

         Freezing problems with the game

        | | See all chief8's reviews (1)

        Got the game yesterday and it froze on me twice. Thought nothing of it really and carried on with my Superstar mode. Played 5 games and then froze again. Picture freezes but the game still goes on, you just can't see what your doing. Thinking it was my PS3 I went on Google and it seems thousands of people are having the same problem. On the EA forum they have apparently identified the problem and have people working to sort it out and hopefully a patch will be on the way ASAP. Its a shame because apart from that it's the best Madden i've played. If you are thinking of buying it I would wait and see if EA sort out the problem first otherwise you might be wasting your money. Hope this is helpful.

         Its Still Not The Greatest. Let Me Explain

        | | See all MacAttack's reviews (7)

        First of all im probably going to get bad blood for this seeing as everyone else has put great reviews lol but here goes....

        For gameplay on offense its improved slightly...The fact you only get about 7 audibles is a bit stupid especially if your Peyton Manning for example who has more audibles up his sleeve than play.com has dvds.... Another thing is that when you drop bck to pass your pocket always collapses, what happened to being able to stand tall for 5 seconds??? meaning that if your sacked its at least a 7 yard sack....

        Running the ball out of the shotgun has never been harder, and i dont know if thats a good thing especially considering when I do it on say 2nd and 14 theres no eliment of surprise to it even with 5 wideouts on the field, whats up with that??
        There are some good things though, i mean Tom Brady is rated 99 for once, and slide protection does seem to work better for stretch plays, but other than that on offense no great strides have been taken.

        ON DEFENSE: right first of all is Ladainian Tomlinson always covered in baby oil or something??? You cant bring him down for crying out loud..Oh and AP is almost on that scale...And what is up with tank ass Jamarcus Russell always scrambling and completing passes?? If that was realistic then the Miami Dolphins were the ones who went 16-0 last season!!!! I think stopping the run, no matter what difficulty its on is way too easy, (except LT or AP) but yet defending the pass on defense is really tricky. I mean u can only control 1 defensive player, i tend to be the DEF TACKLE but i swear the computer purpously turn your secondary into a bunch of idiots, i ask myself why is Champ Bailey covering like a 1 legged dog??? Thats the gameplay sorted..

        As for the game modes madden get a huge well done for the madden moments which is terrific fun.. The franchise is the same old cropola were you just win superbowl after superbowl and trade for good free agents.. i did a funny trade actually...im the patriots and before the start of a season i traded my 1st round pick with kansas city straight swap 1st rounder for 1st rounder. Please tell me why would the Chiefs ever do that??? I dont think ea gave the other 31 head coaches a brain in the making of the game...

        Im going to wrap this up by saying if you want a fun, arcady style football game please go ahead and buy it and break even more records with brady and moss, but if its realism and the real smell of turf you are after then leave this game firmly on the shelf because the only realistic thing you get from this is that Brady and Manning are Rated 99, even if it should be 100 lol.

        Anyways its your choice and I just hope you make the right one...as for me Im going to go win a 5th straight bowl with the pats. as mr cadle would say bye for now bye bye


        | | See all scar12345's reviews (10)

        Just brilliant! The graphics and gameplay are fantastic and the gamemodes are great... All that needs to be said!

         The Best Madden Yet

        | | See all MANBEARPIG08's reviews (19)

        This is the best Madden game to date. First off the graphics are fantastic with brilliant weather effects, muddy fields turning white jerseys brown, being able to do your own endzone celebration and the jerseys, helmets and players all look perfect. Gameplay is much improved from previous years with you being able to break tackles and telling linemen where to block, plus the players movement is very realistic. This game just flows and feels great when your out on the field. The commentary is brilliant and makes the whole presentation so much better with Cris Collinsworth analyzing where you went wrong and what you should have done to make a good play. Its presented just like watching it on TV and that makes it fantastic. Franchise mode is pretty much the same plus the AI has been improved to make it so much more difficult, you really have to be aware of your surroundings this time and that makes for a great challenge. To sum up this game is superb and the most realistic to date so if your a die hard NFL fan or even if you have never played it before it well worth a try and is not hard to pick up. More brilliance from EA. 9/10

         Great Improvement

        | | See all DannyW's reviews (8)

        This is a great improvement over the past few Madden Games, EA state that they're is over 85 new features, but most of them are the smallest of things, such as new grass textures, but these are still improvements and keep the game fresh and more realistic. My main features of the game this year are Rewind and the EA Backtrack feature. With Rewind, if you didnt like the previous play you can press square and will literally rewind the play so that you can start it again. The EA Sports Trackback is an interesting feature, where the commentator will analyse the play, what happened and what the QB should of done, and highlights players as he described. Another new feature is the NFL IQ, I find the results to be a little misleading when using this, as the passing and rushing offence tests are much easier than what they are in an actual match and can end up setting the difficulty for you too high. Overall the game is a great improvement over the previous madden games, and is defiantly worth a buy for American Football fans, or a rent for NFL beginners.

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        Rating3+ (PEGI)