What It Is
It's hard to believe that the first version of this game was published 20 years ago in 1988. At that time, there were only six players per team on the field at one time. The game has improved dramatically over the years with each new version capitalizing on the latest developments in gaming technology. Madden NFL 09 is jam packed with all the bells and whistles needed to best replicate the experience of playing in the NFL without leaving the living room. NFL 09 includes a Family Play mode with simplified controls and easier play-calling that allows all members of the family to play together. Graphically, the new edition includes improved stadium models and new weather effects such as snow and rain, which will have an effect on game play.