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GF Rating
7.6

3363 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Same Old Madden

posted by matackett (COLUMBUS, OH) Aug 13, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

I just got madden 09 and well,...I was not impressed at all!

Gameplay: Grade: B

The gameplay for the most part was pretty good. at 60 frames per second, it is very smooth.

Features: Grade: B-

With a few new features including a new adaption feature, the features are nice but very similar to last year. With a new feature involving the players celebrating, seeing T.O. do the Soulja Boy "crank dat" dance does get repetitive. There is a new "rewind" feature which kinda gives you a 2nd chance if you make a mistake on an important play,

Sound: Grade: C+

Madden has mostly the same sound as last year with the exception of the 2 new announcers. In Chris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond. John Madden is used very sparingly as the open commentator and the closing commentator. However, the voice of Hammond and Collinsworth do get annoying very fast.

Graphics: Grade: A-

There is a new graphics engine that madden has put in this year which is nice. It gives the game a nice feel when playing. I think it is alot better than last years graphics.

Bottom Line: Grade: B-

If you are looking for a new and exciting game of madden this year, well, maybe next year. This game for the most part is very similar to Madden 08. With a few new features and upgrades, this years madden is nice but nothing special.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Madden is just another game

posted by keepitreal (LOS ANGELES, CA) Aug 15, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

4 out of 8 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

first off I would like everyone to take 5 min and take a look at the review at just add an M to make com because they won't let me type it out on this review
gamespot.co/p- s2/sports/espnnflfootball- 2005/video/6103202/espn- nfl- 2k5- video- review?tag=;sd;3

Now after watching that is it even disputable that Madden NFL football on all next Gen systems has actually taken steps backwards. This is 5 years later, if I stuck you and 200 other people in an office for 5 years and I said improve this game and make it the best it can be. Do you think that the final product would be this junk that we call madden 09 today. NOT A CHANCE every year I have highest of expectations for the people at EA to come up with something amazing something great. Every year I say to myself next year is gonna be money next year is going to be amazing and Every year they have disappointed. Sure there is no doubt that this is a good solid game of football with many improvements to core gameplay from year to year and each year is better. but is it really what we deserve as gamers? that have to spend $60 every year for the same thing, No WAY! next year is madden 2010 they've already figured othe new features for that. When you were a played madden 95 did you not say to yourself "Man this game is great but 10 years from now this is going to be like playing real football." Now to me madden 09 is the same junk as madden 95 it's just a more rounded game and the gameplay is the same. The point here is I'm am sick of playing Video game football I want the real thing I need more emotion from the crowd, more emotion from players, I need realistic tackling, penalty's, fumbles, sacks, line blocking,commentary, player disputes, and pregame shows. As far as I'm concerned the people who developed 2k5 had all this down and more they were on the right track and EA took it away now it seems as if it'll be another 5 years before we can get back to where football games were when nfl 2k5 was champion

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Madden NFL '09

posted by dcese242 (GLENDALE, CA) Aug 16, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Graphics are decent, however, could use some work. Choppy and spotty, I expected much smoother frame rates and more realistic running. Compare for yourself the virtual mode vs. game play. At times blue squares, rectangles, and other objects will appear every so often when in the endzone. One player continued to run through the stands... then showed up on the injury report.
Graphics Grade: ccc

I guess I expected a lot more from the 20th anniversary. Controls are familiar, easy and managable for non-gamers. [My Dad {55} is interested and he's never played a game in his life]
Game Play Grade: B- (this is, afterall, Madden, and it's still fun)

Potential and built-in features: C
I'm sure several add-ons are in the works for trades and the like... their jinxed-cover needs a uni...

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