Gamedaily writes: "For Madden's 20th anniversary, EA Sports went all out with Madden NFL 09, removing a few of the meaningless gimmicks (mainly QB Vision) and focusing instead on making the sport as fun as possible. Not everything works, but overall, this is great football.
When you first start Madden 09, you receive a greeting from the former Oakland Raiders coach himself, in virtual form. He walks you through the Madden Test, which rates your skills on specific offensive and defensive mini-games. Upon completing the Test, you receive a Madden IQ and My Skill difficulty level. At first, we thought Madden Test would be a convenient addition, but it's unbalanced."