Review by Michael Hess:
"Like a good trial lawyer, I'm going to start with the facts: this is the 20th Anniversary of Madden NFL though the 19th installment of the EA incarnation. The game that has grown up next to consoles has matured into a gold standard of sim games and the flagship of EA Sports. Retired then unretired Brett Favre adorns the cover. Fact: Madden NFL is a leviathan of gaming world, unrivaled in American football and only slightly less so by other titles in other sports like FIFA. And, once again, we are besodden by Madden NFL 09 arrival."