Madden NFL 09

Madden NFL 09

It's hard going from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Madden NFL 09 to the PSP edition. Whereas the console games feature the Tron-inspired Madden Test and enhanced visual effects, the portable version is a stripped down rehash that gives us deja vu from last year. A Rookie mode simplifies the controls for beginners (don't worry, you still have Advanced controls) and there's Franchise mode and the Madden Moments from the console editions (called Superstar Challenge), but the on-field action looks and sounds too similar to last year's game. Don't get us wrong; it's still fun and great way to take Madden on the go, but we expected something more.

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