In my book there is no better action game for the PlayStation 2 console than the Madden NFL games by EA Sports. Having been a fan of Madden NFL sports action games for many years since the first one made for the the old ancient consoles of my younger days, I have come to believe that there is no better action game out there than Madden NFL, period! I recently upgraded again to Madden NFL 09 after years of play with the Madden NFL 07. This one is better than 07 and 08 because the fluid movement of the players has become more realistic and more precise. The Fantasy mode is as fun as Franchise mode too. There are three champions there to try and stop you on your championship run. The new Decades Scoring sytem allows you to be rated and to track your progress throughout each season. Overall the game is way better in the family aspect of play because there is even a Family Play mode. With the new QB avoidance stick moves, there is not a better time to use up some of that adrenaline and bust out of a few tackles before making that precision pass to the hands of your favorite reciever. Take your favorite team for season spin and see how much better it is than dreaming about the game to come on Sunday Morning.
With a multi-tap, up to eight players can engage in full out football contact. The game is also internet compatable (broadband only) when using a 2 player network adapter. Logitech PS2 USB Headsets are also compatable. The graphics, sound and music are are just perfect for my favorite action game series.
The Curse Of Madden is alive and well with this one also. Brett Favre was on the cover in a Packers uniform. Maybe this will be a collectors item for that very reason.
The gameplay is just fantastic when compared to all of the previous Madden NFL games. I am in my second franchise season and my first fantasy season since buying this one at K-Mart for $10 bucks. I think that because it was the last one that they had on the shelf and that the Madden NFL 10 was just released, they felt they should mark it down for me. I scored big with the price and I could not refuse. I would guess that this is out there for around $20 average price. Madden NFL is the #1 selling pro football franchise in games, so you know that the quality is #1 as well.
If you love action games for the PS2 and you dig football, then I would suggest that you pick this one up for use on the weekend while you wait for Sunday morning to roll around. You can not go wrong with Madden NFL 09. This one is action all the way!