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All-Pro Football 2K8

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PlayStation 3
64
4.2
Xbox 360
73
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84
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
In conclusion, this is a great game. There are so many elements to this title that will knock your socks off. It is not the true NFL simulator that is Madden, but it is an awesome football game that plays better than the competition in many regards. If you're looking for one football game for your collection this year then you probably won't choose this one, and that's a shame. If you can get past the unlicensed factor then you will be pleasantly surprised with a great game. If you're willing to splurge on two football games this year, then be sure and pick up All-Pro Football 2K8. The online element is more than worth the price of admission. This game will be a title you'll come back to over and over again. Creating the best star studded team you can and then pitting it against the world's best online gamers is an experience that shouldn't be missed. Give the team at 2K Sports a try and let them give the boys at EA a run for their money. You won't regret it!
83
Xbox 360Gaming Age
In place of NFL teams, APF provides a very good uniform creation tool and access to legendary football players from the past. In place of franchise mode, APF provides� nothing. But in place of the same Madden game you've played for years, APF provides the best football game available. Online play, with league support, means you can play it for a very long time, but there's no getting around the fact that APF is a great playing football game without a full set of features. Hopefully next time APF will be a fully functional game, so we can focus our complaints on the important issues, like how in the world Bubby Brister made anyone's list of 'legends.'
83
Xbox 360Game Shark
For the football purist, the game is not without its flaws. The defensive controls can be problematic since a player's momentum far too easily carries him completely out of a play. I've got no truck with not being able to turn on a dime, but if you're pursuing a receiver in the backfield and he cuts unexpectedly, you're done. There's no wiggle room for recovery. And as much fun as it is to see Barry Sanders slide to the outside and bust a 60-yard run down the sidelines, it does kill the experience a little when you're able to do it every game, sometimes two or three times, depending on the opponent.
83
PlayStation 3Gaming Age
In place of NFL teams, APF provides a very good uniform creation tool and access to legendary football players from the past. In place of franchise mode, APF provides� nothing. But in place of the same Madden game you've played for years, APF provides the best football game available. Online play, with league support, means you can play it for a very long time, but there's no getting around the fact that APF is a great playing football game without a full set of features. Hopefully next time APF will be a fully functional game, so we can focus our complaints on the important issues, like how in the world Bubby Brister made anyone's list of 'legends.'
80
Xbox 360GameDaily
Overall, All Pro Football 2K8 doesn't quite reach championship status, what with its lack of modes and other small items. However, it turns out to be an excellent start for 2K Sports' newest football legacy. Can't wait to see what comes around next year.
80
Xbox 360ZTGameDomain
With all that being said, I still stand by my original statement. The King of Football has returned. I have always preferred 2K over Madden ever since I had my Dreamcast. The game play is better, the animations are top notch, and the commentary has always been better than hearing John Madden call a football game between doughnut bites. That was mean……oh well Madden Sucks! But seriously if you care about playing with Colts and Payton Manning, or you just have to have real teams and stadiums then Madden is your option. But if you want to play a good football game with the players of yesteryear then pick up All-Pro Football 2K8.
76
Xbox 360IGN
As a longtime 2K fan, I have begrudgingly accepted Madden for the past few years. After all, I had no other viable options. I wanted All-Pro Football 2K8 to be the return to glory. That isn't the case. There are definitely some good things to build and grow on for next year, but the overall package is too sparse. While much of the gameplay is great, the AI needs a tune-up. If you're looking for a football game expressly for multiplayer, give All-Pro Football 2K8 a chance. But if you're the type that wants a deep single-player experience, you'll want to pass up All-Pro. It's just not quite there yet.
75
Xbox 360GameSpot
Ultimately, All-Pro Football 2K8 delivers an enjoyable gameplay experience that fans of 2K football will find immediately engaging. At the same time, that great gameplay is so great because much of it comes directly from a three-year-old game, and many of the supplementary features that made that old game so fantastic are missing here. The issue isn't with the lack of an NFL license, but the inability to truly enjoy the game in a single-player environment for very long, not to mention the decidedly antiquated presentation. But with all that said, what matters most is that All-Pro is still an enjoyable football game, in spite of its more lackluster elements. This is a good, solid foundation that 2K can hopefully build upon for future sequels. If you temper your expectations from the extremely high ceiling set by NFL 2K5, and simply go in expecting a fun multiplayer-focused experience, you'll get just that out of All-Pro Football 2K8.
75
Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
All-Pro Football 2K8 is a commendable first step towards challenging EA's virtual pigskin supremacy. The addition of Legends still may not be enough to draw fans away from the other franchise, but it's the best attempt we've seen yet to circumnavigate NFL licensing restrictions. If you're a fan of the series and you've been aching to get back onto 2K's field, then you have much to look forward to in All-Pro Football 2K8. If, on the other hand, you're unfamiliar with the company's previous offerings, or if you're simply a newcomer to virtual football, expect a sizable learning curve as you become acclimated to the game's mechanics and controls.
74
Xbox 360Gamers' Temple, The
It's nice to see that Madden has competition again, but this just isn't the year where All-Pro challenges seriously. Like they say, maybe next year.
73
Xbox 360Gamer 2.0
While there are a lot of gripes with All-Pro Football 2K8 with the $60 price tag, it’s still a lot of fun. It’s just that there’s not much here to keep the fun going unless you head online for the leagues or tournaments. While for the latest installments in an established series, it’s a bit of a disappointment. For the first installment of a promising, new series, it’s a pretty good start. If 2K9 can provide a deeper single-player experience and many more legends added to the roster, All-Pro Football 2K9 is certainly a game that could really show up Madden with more than just good gameplay to offer.
73
Xbox 360Daily Game
Technically there's nothing wrong with the game -- had it released in 2006. While it's great to have Visual Concepts back, they definitely left room for improvement for All-Pro Football 2K9, and improvement is certainly what's needed for this next generation of football games.
72
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
A very good first outing after a long absence for the 2K Football franchise, but it feels at times like they didn't study up on the improvements that Madden has made during that time. Either that, or they just made their game a little more unique than we are used to, and it all feels "wrong" in a sense. Good game, but it will either need improving or some getting used to before it becomes a household name.
72
Xbox 360TeamXbox
All-Pro Football 2K8 represents a turning point in the much-beloved franchise from Visual Concepts. If the developers don’t upgrade the engine (or build a new one) and add a lot of features to the game, it’s doubtful that we’ll be seeing many more 2K football games. However, if 2K Sports throws its resources into creating a truly next-gen football franchise, there’s a better chance that they can attempt to wrest the all-important NFL License from EA’s clutches. As any gamer can attest, competition is a very good thing, so we’re hopeful that this is one battle that never ends.
71
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
In many ways, All-Pro Football 2K8 delivers exactly what it promises: a rock ‘em-sock'em football event featuring the best players in history, all wrapped up in a package that will allow any player to have fun for at least a while. Simulation fans won't like the almost complete lack of micromanagement depth and straight-up arcade fans won't like the fact that this game is indeed a bit deeper - and smarter - than something like Blitz. Therefore, this game appeals primarily to the more casual football fan who just wants a more modernized and technical version of Tecmo Bowl, and we're positive there are plenty of those guys around. The graphics aren't very good, the sound can be questionable at times, the control is frequently loose, and there aren't very many menu options, but if you're having a good time, none of that really matters too much, does it? Basically, if you can ignore all these errors and drawbacks, and you know what to expect, chances are, you'll get your money's worth.
70
Xbox 360Operation Sports
In a nutshell...if you like playing online, and like 2K football, you can't go wrong with All-Pro Football 2K8. If you're primarily an offline gamer, it's questionable at best. The true football aficionados who enjoy drafting up new teams and seeing how they perform, then adjusting playbooks to cater to specific players will have an absolutely fantastic time with it. As long as you don't need multiple seasons, customizable players and team names, quick games with a team that you didn't spend thirty minutes creating, rock-solid defensive back AI...actually that's quite a few things missing. Were it not for the great gameplay from gun to gun on the field (or most of the time for defensive backs), it would be tough to recommend this to anybody. As it stands, it's a nice change of pace to the competition, and I think it's definitely a "testing the waters" release by 2K Sports.
70
Xbox 360Lawrence
It’s nice to see 2K back in the game, but this title simply doesn’t have enough features to warrant a purchase over Madden. The season mode is as bare-bones as it gets, and there’s no franchise to speak of. If this series gets fleshed out in the future with more legends and modes, it might be worth something. As of right now, however, it’ll stay in Madden’s shadow.
70
Xbox 360GameSpy
All-Pro Football 2K8 is a decent comeback from Visual Concepts and 2K Sports. The game shipped with passable production values, dated graphics, and a minimal number of play modes, so it's hard to consider this a good value at the $59.99 price point. On the other hand, if you're a die-hard football fan and want to once again experience 2K's style of play, then this is your only option. It's plenty of fun to play alone, online, or with friends. In the end, isn't that all that really matters?
70
PlayStation 3GameSpy
All-Pro Football 2K8 is a decent comeback from Visual Concepts and 2K Sports. The game shipped with passable production values, dated graphics, and a minimal number of play modes, so it's hard to consider this a good value at the $59.99 price point. On the other hand, if you're a die-hard football fan and want to once again experience 2K's style of play, then this is your only option. It's plenty of fun to play alone, online, or with friends. In the end, isn't that all that really matters?
68
Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
What should have been a triumphant return for 2K's previously superior football franchise is too often reminiscent of the NES classic Super Tecmo Bowl, and for all the wrong reasons. The novelty of getting to play again with your childhood heroes and players old enough to be mythological legends fails to make up for graphics that would be unacceptable on the original Xbox and a bare-bones set of game modes. Yes, 2K is back in the business of making football games, but business is not so good this time around.
65
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
All-Pro Football 2K8 is the kind of game that needed a lot more work before it was released. While it's great to play as football legends, the roster creation system is incredibly restrictive, and it's impossible to field the kind of team of which you've always dreamed. There are also no unlockables or rewards, so there's very little incentive to keep playing and trying to improve. Furthermore, the lack of game modes, the lackluster visuals and sound, and the gameplay quirks that are unique to the 2K series make this title difficult to recommend to anyone who isn't already a devoted NFL 2K fan.
58
Xbox 3601UP
This is a solid game overall -- and without a doubt, All-Pro Football should continue building on this foundation. But if you were expecting 2K euphoria after two years on the sidelines, you'll be disappointed, as this one's got rust in many of the wrong places.
58
PlayStation 3Game Shark
There is just so much to like about the gameplay of APF, quite often you think to yourself “if only this was in Madden,” but then you realize there’s a lack of all the features that you’ve come to expect from a football game (franchise, individual career, etc.) which is quite a bit of a let down. If this were a mid-level priced game, say $29.99, it would be a bargain, but to charge full price for a game that has so little in the way of off the field content is a tough pill to swallow.
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Xbox 360Gamervision
While this year's Madden seems to move at nearly the speed of life, the players in APF2K8 seem to be stuck in molasses. The animation on the individuals is sluggish, and the game moves at a slowed down pace. The other problem I have with this game lies at the core of the gimmick. I drafted Barry Sanders in the hope of re-creating some of his amazing on-field acrobatics that I remember so fondly from my childhood. But when I'm lining him up against names like Too Tall Jones and Jerome Brown, he isn't as amazing as if he was playing against, well, someone who isn't a legend. By including so many great players, APF2K8 actually dilutes the greatness of the individuals. I mean, would Joe Montana had won as many Super Bowls if Chuck Bednarik had been rushing him? All in all, the gimmick of APF2K8 simply isn't enough to warrant buying this game. Save your dollars for Madden, or maybe an old Dreamcast.
33
PlayStation 3The Video Game Critic
All-Pro's two-man commentary is remarkably good, providing both insight and humor. They tend to get cut off however, and sometimes sound disjointed ("Fourth [pause] down and goal to go"). All-Pro's half time and post-game shows are pretty amazing, replaying the highlights of each half with excellent commentary. In terms of music, I hope you like "Tom Sawyer" by Rush, because it's the only song they bothered to license. I was hoping 2K Sports would come back hard after the long lay-off, but this is no substitute for Madden.