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Score Breakdown Based on 5113 ratings
  1. 10 (866)
  2. 9 (2021)
  3. 8 (1320)
  4. 7 (420)
  5. 6 (129)
  6. 5 (65)
  7. 4 (58)
  8. 3 (40)
  9. 2 (46)
  10. 1 (148)

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  • User Rating 9

    Madden '09 - After the first few hours, I'm giving a review. 1st customer review on gamespot.

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by Dr_McTeabag

    Best in the series. - Graphics updated. Pretty impressive visuals and the same impressive animation you expect from a Madden game. - Same ole Madden gameplay. They didn't fix what wasn't broke...

    9 out of 17 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    Does not overthrow NFL 2K5 as a great football game.But if you want an NFL fix, what else are you going to play?

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by ThaGrateOne

    The more Madden's that come out, the more money we throw to EA. It really sucks having games expire after a year...but this one is much better after 4 years of making recycled junk. The visuals and ...

    12 out of 18 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Played it all night from since the release at midnight, and I loved every minute of it.

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by ravadox

    To me, they made a huge leap from last years game. The visuals are amazing, especially with my 1080p Sony XBR4. Game play seems to be more solid. People are complaining about the AI, they need to lear...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Underrated game, Dynasty mode untouched presentation getting worse.

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by BigSuz77

    the game play is pretty good, HB subing alot better, throws look more realistic, weather is awesome I must say game have life. Still no logos for playoff games, Nothing happens at all after the game i...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Really Good Game

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by christool

    A Really Good game, it makes the step that have missing in the 08, for the next gen of consoles, the game takes you to a sensation of reality through the games, also its more accurate in terms of stat...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    Just not that great of a game.

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by JoshS24

    The good things in this game are added commentary and graphics. Thats where it all stops. its the same game from a year ago. Which isn't all that great. Menu issues while viewing players and depth cha...

    10 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    one of the better ones

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by rsox07

    - Graphics updated. Pretty impressive visuals and the same impressive animation you expect from a Madden game. - Same ole Madden gameplay. They didn't fix what wasn't broken, thankfully. - New m...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    A few steps closer, but not quite yet.....

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by afroloq1

    Ahhhh....here we are, another year another Madden. So, whta do we have...Roster Update? Check. Improved Graphics? Check. New EA tracks? Check. In short,Madden is getting there...it's slowly but surely...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2

    Why do we continue to buy this game?

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by xxbababooeyxx

    Another year, another game, same crap all over again. essentially this is a better looking version of 08 which was better looking than 07 and so on and so on........ the game has still yet to fix it ...

    18 out of 32 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Madden 09 is the best football game to date, and takes sports gaming to a whole new level.

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by EkulNosbocaj8

    I had been anticipating the release of Madden 09 for months and went out at midnight to pick it up. When I first put it in my 360, I played my friend in a quick game and immediately noticed all of the...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.