Madden NFL 08

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Description

EA Sports' blockbuster football series makes its second appearance on the PlayStation 3 with Madden NFL 08. Focusing on "weapons," in game events, and features from previous titles, Madden NFL 08 offers gamers another chance to create a dream season alone or in multiplayer competitions. The "weapons" concept is back, and gamers can now locate dangerous players by reading weekly scouting reports, watching player introductions, and by using trigger buttons before the snap on the field. There are a total of 24 different "weapons" and they include big hitters, defensive linemen, running backs, and catch receivers. Each "weapon" has a counter-weapon that gamers must uncover in order to bring a potentially destructive competitor down. However, by completing the mini-games in "Franchise" or "Owner" mode, players can alter the attributes for each team member. On the field, a number of events return including hurdles, player celebrations, and defensive hot routes. Now when a competitor is gearing up to lunge for the legs of the ball carrier, gamers can hurdle over them and avoid going down. After jumping over his adversary, the carrier can then make his way to the end zone for a touchdown and a celebration animation. Gamers can select from 60 different signature moves including Chad Johnson's "River Dance," Rex Grossman's "Gator Chomp," and Dante Hall's "X." In the trophy room, players can revisit victories by viewing awards for rushing and passing records and multiplayer competitions. Additionally, gamers can now create different rings to earn as they progress through the game.

Game Controls

BASIC CONTROLS

GENERAL GAMEPLAY

BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL

Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = move your player
R2 Button = sprint
R2 Button (Hold) = receiver cam (at the line of scrimmage)
R2 Button (Hold) + Right Analog Stick = coach's cam
Square Button + Square, X, Triangle, L1 or R1 Button = call an audible (before the snap)
Circle Button = cancel audible (before selecting a play)
Select Button = call timeout
Start Button = pause game

OFFENSE

AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE

X Button = snap ball
Right Analog Stick Left or Right = switch direction of running play
R2 Button + Receiver's Button = lock on to receiver
Triangle Button = bring up receiver buttons
Left Analog or Right Analog Stick = run the route shown onscreen
Circle Button = highlight elgible player
Left Analog Stick or D-Pad Left or Right = send that player in motion
R3 Button = quiet crowd
R1 Button or Move Controller Up = fake snap

RUNNING WITH THE BALL

Right Analog Stick Up = power backs lower their shoulder and truck over defenders, agile backs dodge the tackler
Right Analog Stick Down = back juke
Right Analog Stick Left or Right = big juke left or right
Square Button (Tap) = qb slide
Square Button (Hold) = div
Triangle Button = jump, hurdle
R1 Button = protect ball
Circle Button + Left Analog Stick = spin
X Button = stiff arm
L2 Button = pitch ball
L1 Button = fake pitch

PASSING AND RECEIVING

Right Analog Stick Left or Right = look left or right
Square, X, Circle, Triangle or R1 Button (Tap) = lob pass
Square, X, Circle, Triangle or R1 Button (Hold) = bullet pass
Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = lead the receiver
R3 Button = throw the ball away
L1 Button = pump fake
R2 Button (Hold) = qb scramble (behind the line of scrimmage)
R2 Button + L2 Button = qb action mode (enables running controls)
Triangle Button = catch the ball
Square Button = diving catch

OTHER BLOCKING CONTROLS

Right Analog Stick Up or Down = impact, cut block
L2 Button = strafe

AFTER THE PLAY

Square Button (Hold) = spike ball (to stop the clock)
Circle Button (Hold) = fake spike trick play
Triangle Button (Hold) = no huddle, hurry-up offense

DEFENSE

PREPLAY

Circle Button (Tap) = change players one by one
Circle Button (Hold) + Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = scroll through defenders
R3 Button or Move The Controller Up = jump the snap
L1 Button + Left Analog Stick Up = spread the defensive ends outside the tackles
L1 Button + Left Analog Stick Down = move the line in tight between the tackles
L1 Button + Left Analog Stick Left or Right = shift the line left or right
L1 Button + Right Analog Stick Up = crash outside
L1 Button + Right Analog Stick Down = crasg inside
L1 Button + Right Analog Stick Left or Right = crash left or right
L2 Button = reset
R1 Button + Left Analog Stick Up = spread out linebackers
R1 Button + Left Analog Stick Down = move in tight
R1 Button + Left Analog Stick Left or Right = shift left or right
R1 Button + Right Analog Stick Up = put all linebackers in hook zones
R1 Button + Right Analog Stick Down = blitz all linebackers
R1 Button + Right Analog Stick Left or Right = blitz left or right linebackers
L2 Button = reset
Triangle Button + Left Analog Stick Down or Up = put dbs into press, loose coverage
Triangle Button + Left Analog Stick Left = show blitz
Triangle Button + Left Analog Stick Right = shift safeties and linebackers into better position to cover their assigned man
Triangle Button + Right Analog Stick Left, Right, Up or Down = shift safety coverage left, right or out
R2 Button (Hold) + Receiver Icon = receiver spotlight
L3 Button = pump up crowd

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN AND LINEBACKERS

X Button + Right Analog Stick Up = deep zone
X Button + Right Analog Stick Down = blitz
X Button + Right Analog Stick Right = flat zone
X Button + Right Analog Stick Left = qb spy
X Button + Left Analog Stick Up = hook zone
X Button + Left Analog Stick Down = qb contain
X Button + Left Analog Stick Right = curl to flats
X Button + Receiver's Icon + Left Analog Stick Left = man to man

CORNERBACKS AND SAFETIES

X Button + Right Analog Stick Up = deep zone
X Button + Right Analog Stick Down = blitz
X Button + Right Analog Stick Right = flat zone
X Button + Right Analog Stick Left = qb spy
X Button + Left Analog Stick Up = hook zone
X Button + Left Analog Stick Down = qb contain
X Button + Left Analog Stick Right = curl to flats
X Button + Receiver's Icon + Left Analog Stick Left = man to man

AFTER THE SNAP

Right Analog Stick Up, Down or Tilt Controller Forward = hit stick 2.0 high or low
Square Button = diving tackle
X Button = swat ball (when ball is in the air)
X Button = strip ball (when a player is in posession of the ball)
L2 Button = strafe
L1 Button = finesse move (when engaged)
R1 Button = power move (when engaged)
Triangle Button = hands up, bat pass, intercept, disengage

KICKING OFF AND PUNTING

Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = aim the kick
Right Analog Stick Down = start power meter
Right Analog Stick Up = kick the ball

KICK RETURNING

Triangle Button = fair catch

SUPER/MINI-GAME CONTROLS

WHEN PLAYING AS THIS POSITION

QB

Left Analog Stick Left or Right = pan camera

WR/TE/HB

Right Analog Stick Left, Right, Up or Down = cut moves left, right, up or back
L2 Button = strafe facing the ball
X Button = call for ball
Circle Button = switch camera during play, preplay

BLOCKER

L2 Button = strafe facing away from the ball
Circle Button = look back at qb

DEFENSE

R1 Button = press coverage presnap, attempt chuck