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FIFA Soccer 08

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
78
1.9
PSP
76
2.2
Wii
68
1.7

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 3 1.9
PlayStation 3 6 2.6
PSP 3 2.2
Wii 2 1.7
Windows 14 2.9
Xbox 360 6 2.6
Combined MobyScore 34 2.6


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 31UP
Beyond that, the subtle workings of the game are fantastic: Exerting your authority against a lesser team, wearing them down, and earning top chances is absolutely rewarding. You can work the ball in and really press. And a goal feels like a victory of its own, as it should. This is the time of the year (and the part of our annual FIFA review) where we usually tell people to hold tight until Winning Eleven's release. But not this time. FIFA 08 is a superb and strikingly polished game. And for once, soccer fans everywhere don't have to watch their clocks waiting for Konami to release its competitor.
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Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Der Spielspaß bleibt auch dieses Jahr durch die vielen Offline- und Online-Möglichkeiten garantiert. Der neue Be-A-Pro Modus ist eine interessante und nicht einfache Variante zum Normalspiel und gibt dem Spiel ein komplett neue Perspektive.
91
Xbox 360Play.tm
Thanks to genuine challenge, bruising A.I., a significantly improved Manager Mode, and more involving evolutionary player aspects, this year's FIFA emerges as yet another successful edition to EA's once vilified football portfolio. While past failures may still alienate dedicated Pro Evolution fanatics, the only reason that FIFA is likely to fails in its attempts to knock Konami's monarch from its sporting throne this year is that its initially fabulous Be A Pro mode and its lack of applicable content causes the player to look beyond established gameplay parameters to the point of longing for more of the distinctly Libero Grande action.
91
PlayStation 3UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Some might find some faults with this installment of FIFA, but few will argue the game isn't significantly improved over last year. The gameplay is considerably refined, making for a much better game. FIFA 08 delivers a high quality game for soccer enthusiasts.
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Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
Personally, I am guilty of judging a game on previous versions and I have bias towards Konami’s IP. I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I judged the book by its cover. Those of you that know me personally or from the site will know that I have been bashing FIFA 08 for a while. Well I was wrong. The FIFA series can no longer be labelled as a joke because this year it has surpassed PES2008. The sheer volume of content along with the realistic game play and superior graphics, has led me to this conclusion. So if anyone is still asking themselves: should I buy FIFA 08? - The answer is yes. Buy it.
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PlayStation 3Vgames

אז למרות הבעיטות החופשיות, פיפא 08 בגרסת הפלייסטיישן 3 הוא משחק כדורגל משובח. את השיפורים באינצטליגנציה המלאכותית כבר הכרנו וגם מנוע המשחק השתפר מאוד, אבל כשהכל מגיע בחבילה אחת עם יופי גרפי ואינספור שיגועים ותרגילים - גם מכור פ.א.ס. כמוני מוצא את עצמו חולק שבחים לאלקטרוניק ארטס. תחרות זה טוב, כמו שכולם יודעים.

90
Xbox 360GameSpy
After four iterations, FIFA Soccer 08 feels like the first title to live up to the "next-gen" name. Besides visual horsepower, the number of possible modes and EA Canada's strengthened emphasis on incorporating online interaction with the game have gone a long way toward improving the experience. Also, even though the online update for Be a Pro will allow greater depth for the mode, it's tough not to feel as though EA is holding back until next year's game to flesh it out fully. However, the improvements to Challenge mode, a significantly improved online multiplayer experience and the overhaul of gameplay give it a polish that has been sorely missing from the series on Xbox 360. And in spite of some frame rate shortcomings, it's still a solid debut on PS3. It's got some issues that keep it from decisively winning the domestic league, but finally, with FIFA 08, EA qualifies for a Champions League slot, if not cup finalist.
90
PSPSoftpedia
FIFA 08 is basically what I do on the bus, besides listening to music... Bus rides can be infernal, but not when you're playing a title like this. This football sim has probably generated the quickest passing hours of my life and I bet that none of you will be able to feel, hear or see anything around you once you'll start playing a footie match against Barcelona or Manchester United. FIFA 08 for the PSP is finally "in the game", after some chaotic drifts of the series in the wrong sector of gameplay appeal.
90
PlayStation 3GameCell UK
This is the definitely the real thing, encompassing all the beautiful (and the ugly) aspects of the game, and if Fifa 08 loses a few fans by being less carefree and “pick up and play”, it will gain many like myself by delivering a refined, custom-built experience. Add to this - the always welcome - properly licensed teams and players and you just about have the total football that Cruyff would be proud of.
90
PlayStation 3GameSpy
After four iterations, FIFA Soccer 08 feels like the first title to live up to the "next-gen" name. Besides visual horsepower, the number of possible modes and EA Canada's strengthened emphasis on incorporating online interaction with the game have gone a long way toward improving the experience. Also, even though the online update for Be a Pro will allow greater depth for the mode, it's tough not to feel as though EA is holding back until next year's game to flesh it out fully. However, the improvements to Challenge mode, a significantly improved online multiplayer experience and the overhaul of gameplay give it a polish that has been sorely missing from the series on Xbox 360. And in spite of some frame rate shortcomings, it's still a solid debut on PS3. It's got some issues that keep it from decisively winning the domestic league, but finally, with FIFA 08, EA qualifies for a Champions League slot, if not cup finalist.
90
PlayStation 3GamerDad
Every year I review the new FIFA soccer game, and every year I compare it to the latest Winning Eleven, and say that FIFA comes close but is still second-best. This year is different, and in short I recommend FIFA 08 to any fan of the round-ball football, and doubly so if you're playing on the PS3.
90
Xbox 360TTGamer
FIFA 2008 really is the game that throws down the gauntlet to Seabass and Pro Evolution Soccer once again. The team has done a fantastic job this time around and it really is one of the best football games ever made. It's better than Pro Evolution Soccer 6 and unless PES 2008 is a huge improvement on its predecessor, EA is probably going to finally win the league this year, but only on goal difference.
90
Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
As good as the gameplay and visual presentation is, the audio matches both. The announcers – Andy Gray and Martin Tyler – are on top of their game. Close your eyes and just listening to this game is like listening to a televised match, complete with team chants. Overall great stuff and it makes you wonder how EA will improve upon this… maybe they should start with improving the corner kicks.
89
PlayStation 33D Juegos
El primer FIFA de PlayStation 3 es un nuevo triunfo de EA Sports como empresa, y de la propia saga FIFA como franquicia. Un juego que ha sabido reinventarse a si mismo con el paso de los años y que, paso a paso y mejora tras mejora, va camino de quitarse de encima la injusta etiqueta de juego fácil y simplón. Seria advertencia para la edición de este año de Pro Evolution Soccer que puede empezar a ver como se resienten seriamente sus ventas con esta dura competencia. Si te gusta el fútbol, FIFA 08 es un auténtico imprescindible.
88
Xbox 360Gamesmania
Da muss ich wohl als PES-Dauerzocker über meinen Schatten springen. Nachdem ich jahrelang der FIFA-Reihe ihren Realismusanspruch absprechen musste, überzeugt mich FIFA 08 völlig überraschend fast vollständig. Die vielen kleinen Änderungen gegenüber dem Vorgänger machen aus dem hübsch anzusehenden Ballgeschiebe eine waschechte Fußballsimulation. Besonders angetan hat es mir der "Be a Pro"-Modus, der mich noch intensiver in eine Partei eintauchen lässt. Da Umfang, Präsentation und die Lizenzen bei FIFA ohnehin immer superb ausfallen, ist FIFA 08 für mich das beste FIFA aller Zeiten. Ob PES 2008 in wenigen Wochen zurückschlagen kann, wird sich zeigen müssen, so knapp war die Entscheidung um die Fußballkrone jedenfalls noch nie.
88
PlayStation 3Gamesmania
Da muss ich wohl als PES-Dauerzocker über meinen Schatten springen. Nachdem ich jahrelang der FIFA-Reihe ihren Realismusanspruch absprechen musste, überzeugt mich FIFA 08 völlig überraschend fast vollständig. Die vielen kleinen Änderungen gegenüber dem Vorgänger machen aus dem hübsch anzusehenden Ballgeschiebe eine waschechte Fußballsimulation. Besonders angetan hat es mir der "Be a Pro"-Modus, der mich noch intensiver in eine Partei eintauchen lässt. Da Umfang, Präsentation und die Lizenzen bei FIFA ohnehin immer superb ausfallen, ist FIFA 08 für mich das beste FIFA aller Zeiten. Ob PES 2008 in wenigen Wochen zurückschlagen kann, wird sich zeigen müssen, so knapp war die Entscheidung um die Fußballkrone jedenfalls noch nie.
88
PlayStation 3Playstation Illustrated
For a casual soccer fan, FIFA 08 probably isn't a good choice, at least if you're not willing to delve a little deeper into the sport's mechanics. FIFA 08's learning curve is steeper than past games which felt a little more "arcade-y". On the flip side, hardcore fans who generally overlook FIFA for those same reasons may want to give the '08 edition a look.
88
Xbox 360Gamigo
Holla! Das wird aber in diesem Jahr ein wirklich spannender Zweikampf. Zwar sagt mir mein Gefühl, dass Pro Evolution Soccer auch dieses mal die Nase vorn haben wird, der Abstand dürfte allerdings kleiner werden. Wer weiß, wenn man die „Be a Pro“-Variante im nächsten Jahr noch konsequent weiter ausbaut, kommen wir vielleicht an einen Punkt, wo man die beiden Spiele nicht mehr wirklich miteinander vergleichen kann und sie somit beide ihre Daseinsberechtigung haben. Auf jeden Fall zeigt sich mal wieder mehr als deutlich: Konkurrenz belebt das Geschäft. So lange sich die beiden Platzhirsche Jahr für Jahr einen solch erbitterten Fight um die Genre-Krone liefern, sind wir Zocker auf jeden Fall die Gewinner. Na, und echte Fußballfans werden sich ja sicherlich sowieso beide Varianten zulegen, weil die Zeit bis zum Release von Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 muss man sich ja irgendwie vertreiben, oder?
88
Xbox 360ActionTrip
This tale of two brothers ends tragically for the older, more powerful platform. Still, as a consumer, you should ignore the dramatics in this review (or rather not take sides based on it) and definitely go for the 360/PS3 version. That one is worth the cash.
88
PSPGame Chronicles
Having just finished reviewing the impressive Xbox 360 version of FIFA 08, I couldn’t wait to try the PSP version. While it isn’t anywhere near the improvement of the 360, it still packs quite a punch. There is always room for improvement, but overall FIFA 08 is a real kick in the grass.
87
PlayStation 2IGN
As the sun sets on the Playstation 2 and its historical run at tackling videogame sales records, the FIFA series has come as close as ever to bringing down the Winning Eleven 9 vale of supremacy. It doesn’t quite bring the same exquisite blend of difficulty, authenticity, and fun, but it’s still a great game that is even slightly improved over ‘07’s stellar offering. Anyone who hasn’t played a FIFA game on the PS2 lately owes it to themselves to check this one out.
87
PlayStation 3GameZone
FIFA 08 is a solid, entertaining and challenging title. The presentation is first rate, the football is well realized and the look and feel of the game is emblematic of the sport. Any fan of the sport would do well to check this one out.
87
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
In the end, those who have long wanted the FIFA series to turn pro will be ecstatic to know of the progress FIFA 08 makes. The game is leaps ahead of past iterations, and is without question the finest footy sim out on the market. The tweaks to the gameplay and A.I. really make FIFA 08 stand out from the pack. Furthermore, the bevy of gameplay modes makes this one punchy and valuable package that you'll be deep into all the way until FIFA 09. Visually, it's pretty good stuff, but I really wish we could have more sports games (especially football/soccer) running at 60 frames per second. Footy fans, FIFA 08 is the game for you.
86
PlayStation 2IGN UK
Ultimately, the real victory is on the pitch, with a flowing brand of attacking football almost reminiscent of that other football game, Pro Evolution something. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Konami can consider themselves duly flattered. The real winners are PS2 owners though, able to cock a snook at the fancy graphics of more expensive consoles while enjoying a supremely playable game of association football. Sometimes, looks aren't everything.
85
Xbox 360games xtreme
Fifa 08 is a worthy successor to 07 and it builds on what was developed there, the new game modes add to an already impressive roster of options and the graphical quality are second to none. Best played with friends for extra glory!
85
PlayStation 3Wonderwallweb.com
Although this years version of FIFA provides a great improvement over previous versions, I still feel that it’s not enough to convert fans of Pro Evolution Soccer, FIFA 08 is a sturdy football game in every sense and as usual it’s presentation is unrivaled, however it still seems to be missing the one thing that makes the Pro Evo series so great, I just can’t put my finger on what that is, but perhaps in next years version of FIFA, EA will.
85
PlayStation 3Meristation
Acabaremos por destacar, en cuanto a control y respuesta, el gran trabajo que han tenido los tiros. Estos han recibido un especial trato en su física, dotándolos de un realismo que anteriormente no poseían. Para que un tiro sea efectivo necesitamos tener al jugador en la mejor posición posible: encarando portería, con su pierna buena, libre de marcaje y sin castigo físico. Todo lo que perjudique estos parámetros redundará en multitud de resultados en los tiros, todo un logro y una sensación de realismo que no habíamos tenido antes con esta serie. Cómo no, tendremos también esos goles “de churro” que a veces entran, pero lógicamente en cantidades muy pequeñas. Un gran avance en la saga.
85
PlayStation 3GameSpot
EA Sports has taken substantial risks with this year's FIFA, but the resulting game can certainly be considered a successful experiment. It plays a more difficult and more refined game of football than its predecessors, and while it should be emphasised that the game is perhaps too difficult at times, it will reward players who put in the practice. The sheer number of game modes make FIFA the most complete football game on the market, while the authenticity and quality of presentation continue to enhance the package overall. It may fall just short of greatness, but it's a FIFA that's well worth trying out for anyone who's been avoiding the series.
85
PlayStation 3Video Games Daily
Last year's reworking of FIFA really worked for me, and this is a minor refinement of the gameplay from there with some nice new touches. Hardly reinventing the ball, but FIFA 08 is certainly a worthwhile purchase for those with a passion for the beautiful game.
85
PlayStation 3Game Over Online
Overall, FIFA 08 is a wonderful soccer game that improves on its predecessor in almost every way. It looks great, plays great, and is back on the right track for taking the crown back from the Winning Eleven series. This is an easy recommend for any soccer fan.
85
PlayStation 3Game Chronicles
I hate to look like I am fawning over a game – much less a sports game – but FIFA 08 is by far the best release in this long-running series, and one of the best sports titles on the PS3 thus far.
85
Xbox 360Game Over Online
Overall, FIFA 08 is a wonderful soccer game that improves on its predecessor in almost every way. It looks great, plays great, and is back on the right track for taking the crown back from the Winning Eleven series. This is an easy recommend for any soccer fan.
85
PlayStation 3Deaf Gamers
PlayStation 3 gamers have had to wait a while for the FIFA series to make its debut on the console but the wait has been worth it. Likewise, Xbox 360 gamers have had to wait even longer for a FIFA game that isn't light on game modes. FIFA 08 on both systems is a very enjoyable game that will not only please fans of the series but may also please those who prefer a football game that more closely resembles the real-life sport rather than a game that has fictitious teams, players and an unrealistically high tempo. The presentation, as always, is impressive and the amount of official teams, stadia and competitions is superb. The way the game plays has definitely improved and it's fair to say that this is the best FIFA game we've played in a long while.
85
Xbox 360Deaf Gamers
PlayStation 3 gamers have had to wait a while for the FIFA series to make its debut on the console but the wait has been worth it. Likewise, Xbox 360 gamers have had to wait even longer for a FIFA game that isn't light on game modes. FIFA 08 on both systems is a very enjoyable game that will not only please fans of the series but may also please those who prefer a football game that more closely resembles the real-life sport rather than a game that has fictitious teams, players and an unrealistically high tempo. The presentation, as always, is impressive and the amount of official teams, stadia and competitions is superb. The way the game plays has definitely improved and it's fair to say that this is the best FIFA game we've played in a long while.
85
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Le choc opéré par la profonde refonte du gameplay de FIFA est un véritable tournant sur ce marché hautement concurrentiel, qualitativement parlant tout du moins. D'autant que cette attente date de plusieurs années et qu'elle réunissait à la fois les fidèles de la série et ceux qui souhaitaient voir PES davantage chahuté sur le rectangle vert. On accueille donc à bras ouverts ce FIFA qui laisse derrière lui un passé récent délicat et un profil qui ne sera désormais plus le sien. Une vraie bonne simulation affichant le réalisme que tout connaisseur réclame.
85
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Le choc opéré par la profonde refonte du gameplay de FIFA est un véritable tournant sur ce marché hautement concurrentiel, qualitativement parlant tout du moins. D'autant que cette attente date de plusieurs années et qu'elle réunissait à la fois les fidèles de la série et ceux qui souhaitaient voir PES davantage chahuté sur le rectangle vert. On accueille donc à bras ouverts ce FIFA qui laisse derrière lui un passé récent délicat et un profil qui ne sera désormais plus le sien. Une vraie bonne simulation affichant le réalisme que tout connaisseur réclame.
84
PlayStation 2VicioJuegos.com
Disponemos de una IA bastante rigurosa, y un estilo de juego que se aleja del fútbol arcade de anteriores versiones, una tendencia que cada vez se agudiza más en la serie, ante el éxito de PES. Tratar de convencer por igual a dos bandos tan irreconciliables como FIFA y PES resulta imposible, pero no debemos dejar de reconocer el esfuerzo anual por mejorar su simulador, frente a un mayor inmovilismo por parte de Konami. Personalmente creemos que nos encontramos ante la mejor versión de la serie en PlayStation 2, un título que requiere de bastante práctica para extraerle todo su jugo, pero que tanto por la apuesta multijugador local, como online, unida al número de competiciones y extras como el sencillo manager, nos tendrán ocupados durante meses. Indudablemente los poseedores de FIFA 07 no encontrarán un cambio radical, algo comprensible ante la cantidad de versiones aparecidas ya para PlayStation 2.
84
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
FIFA Soccer 08 is another solid entry in the long history of the soccer franchise. FIFA 08 is far superior to last year's addition, but don't expect magic. A lot of the gameplay issues remain unresolved, but the overall setting and presentation are second to none. The online component and interactive leagues are outstanding additions that are sure to be included in next year's versions. If you want a soccer game that can actually last you more than a year, then FIFA Soccer 08 is a good choice. You'll get your soccer fix with good controls, great graphics, and tremendous license support.
84
WindowsComputer Bild Spiele
Der PC-Hit Fifa 2008 punktet mit einer erstklassigen Präsentation. 30 Ligen oder 14000 Spieler – das sucht seinesgleichen und wird es vorerst nicht finden. Anfängern geht das Spiel zu Beginn leicht von der Hand. Professionelle Züge ergeben sich mit der Zeit und sind lediglich eine Frage der Übung. Fifa spielt sich sehr schnell. Das heißt aber auch: Der Ball fliegt mit unrealistisch hohem Tempo, es wird viel zu schnell und zu weit geschossen. Das macht beispielsweise Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 mit realitätsnaher Darstellung besser.
83
PlayStation 3Gamers' Temple, The
FIFA Soccer 08 is a little overwhelming at first to non-soccer fans but with a deep control system, good graphics, and a bunch of modes, those wanting a full soccer game will be happy.
83
Xbox 360XBox Front
FIFA 08 ist wie jedes Jahr ein ordentliches Fußballspiel, das mit zahlreichen kleineren Verbesserungen und leider auch den immer gleichen Schwächen daherkommt. So können zahlreiche Lizenzen, eine gute Ballphysik, zahlreiche Spielmodi und ein umfangreicherer Xbox Live Modus nicht über die fehlende Spieldynamik hinwegsehen lassen, die weiterhin den Hauptkritikpunkt des Titels darstellt. EA schafft es einfach nicht den letzten Schritt in Richtung Top-Titel(Genrekönig) zu machen und gewährt es einem Pro Evolution Soccer so ebenfalls auf revolutionäre Neuerungen zu verzichten.
83
Xbox 360GamesFire
In diesem Jahr ist eindeutig zu wenig passiert, um für Besitzer von FIFA 07 eine klare Kaufempfehlung auszusprechen, da der Eindruck eines "Updates" zum Vollpreis entsteht. Für FIFA-Fans und Fußball-Fanatiker, die sich seit längerer Zeit keinen FIFA-Teil mehr gekauft haben, zweifellos ein "Must-Have". Alle anderen sollten lieber erstmal einen Blick auf Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 werfen und dann entscheiden.
83
WindowsJagoGame.com
Permainan sepakbola yang menjadi terpola pada manuver-manuver yang monoton ini, membuat FIFA Soccer 08 (sekali lagi) kehilangan daya tariknya setelah beberapa saat. Gamer yang sudah mengerti dengan kelemahan AI seperti dijelaskan di atas, akan relatif mudah memenangkan pertandingan dalam level kesulitan apa pun.
82
PSPIGN
FIFA 08 on PSP is a solid soccer outing, there’s no doubt about it. It will keep players entertained for a lengthy plane ride or a boring college lecture, even if it does borrow many of its modes from the PS2 version. Soccer IQ and the dribbling mini-game are nice diversions, but they won’t keep you occupied for all that long. If you’re going to play the game mainly at home, pick up the PS2 version, but if you’re going for a road trip to a far away football match (soccer game) you can’t do much better than FIFA 08 on PSP.
82
PlayStation 3VicioJuegos.com
En definitiva, FIFA 2008 parece haber encontrado el camino acertado para llevar la saga al camino que parecía perdido. Una jugabilidad más lenta y acorde con la realidad es su principal baza para esta temporada. Ver resultados con goles será en esta ocasión incluso un logro.
82
PlayStation 3Fragland.net
FIFA 08 is certainly an improvement over last year's next-gen FIFAs. Despite being the first football game on PlayStation 3, FIFA 08 manages to do most things right. However, some changes are clearly a double-edged sword. The increased realism and difficulty makes it a very worthy alternative to PES (especially with EA's truckload of official licenses), but it also makes this a tough nut to crack for beginners. And that's something I never thought I'd say about a FIFA game.
81
PlayStation 3Computer Bild Spiele
Electronic Arts hat Fifa für Konsolen mit heftigem Antritt versehen. Das Spiel macht Anfängern wie Profis gewiss gleichermaßen Spaß. Ein alter Hauptkritikpunkt, die eher kleine Zahl der Teams, hat sich erledigt. Auch machen kleine, aber feine Neuerungen das Spiel interessanter ohne es zu überfrachten. Wenn deutsche Fußballteams so erfreuliche Fortschritte machen würden, wie in "Fifa 08" die virtuellen, dann wäre das Fan-Herz rundum glücklich, zufrieden und "gut" drauf.
81
Xbox 360Computer Bild Spiele
Electronic Arts hat Fifa für Konsolen mit heftigem Antritt versehen. Das Spiel macht Anfängern wie Profis gewiss gleichermaßen Spaß. Ein alter Hauptkritikpunkt, die eher kleine Zahl der Teams, hat sich erledigt. Auch machen kleine, aber feine Neuerungen das Spiel interessanter ohne es zu überfrachten. Wenn deutsche Fußballteams so erfreuliche Fortschritte machen würden, wie in "Fifa 08" die virtuellen, dann wäre das Fan-Herz rundum glücklich, zufrieden und "gut" drauf.
81
Xbox 360IGN Australia
It’s been a long time coming, but it seems that EA has finally created, tweaked and bolstered the FIFA legacy into a lean, fluid and engaging game. With many of the best elements from previous FIFA titles, along with a few ideas from Pro Evolution Soccer, the FIFA series has been propelled to an entirely new level. With Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 just around the corner, EA are no doubt hoping that - just like Real Madrid and Manchester United did last season – FIFA will reclaim its crown as THE soccer series.
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PSP4Players.de
Okay, auch auf der PSP ist die Ballphysik noch weit von der Realität entfernt, trotzdem ist sie hier um Welten besser und befindet sich zumindest auf PS2-Niveau. Überhaupt hat das PSP-Fifa einige Gemeinsamkeiten mit dem Konsolenvorbild – angefangen bei der Präsentation über den Managermodus bis hin zu Features wie der interaktiven Liga. Zusätzlich werden hier mit den Minispielen und dem witzigen Fußball IQ noch interessante Extras geboten. Ein Problem stellt in beiden Versionen die Onlineverbindung dar: Sowohl über Nintendos WiFi-Verbindung als auch den Infrastrukturmodus der PSP erwarteten uns bei den Testsessions immer wieder nervige Verbindungsabbrüche – die PSP-Version hatte zudem mit fiesen Lags zu kämpfen, wenn eine Verbindung endlich mal länger Bestand hatte. Trotzdem bekommen Fans des runden Leders mit Fifa 08 ein gelungenes und vor allem umfangreiches Fußballpaket mit einer tollen Präsentation und Atmosphäre – allerdings nur auf der PSP.
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PSPPocket Gamer UK
It still can't quite keep up with Pro Evo on the pitch in terms of purist authenticity, but FIFA 08 is a huge, glinting treasure trove of features and modes with accessible gameplay and solid presentation.
80
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"FIFA 08" é, sem dúvidas, um game que merece uma chance daqueles que sempre torceram o nariz para a série. Foi-se o tempo em que o termo "arcade" era empregado para classificar a franquia: a parada aqui é difícil. No PS3 e Xbox 360, trata-se de um jogo autêntico, realista e cheio de possibilidades, seja no Be-a-Pro ou no modo online. Há melhorias a se fazer, para deixar o jogo mais natural, mas nada muito complexo. O mais importante, o game já fez: partir do zero para colocar a série de volta no jogo.
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PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"FIFA 08" é, sem dúvidas, um game que merece uma chance daqueles que sempre torceram o nariz para a série. Foi-se o tempo em que o termo "arcade" era empregado para classificar a franquia: a parada aqui é difícil. No PS3 e Xbox 360, trata-se de um jogo autêntico, realista e cheio de possibilidades, seja no Be-a-Pro ou no modo online. Há melhorias a se fazer, para deixar o jogo mais natural, mas nada muito complexo. O mais importante, o game já fez: partir do zero para colocar a série de volta no jogo.
80
PlayStation 2Video Game Talk
Despite the game's few drawbacks in game play, the overall experience, as previously mentioned, is positive. FIFA 08 has a lot of diversity of its game play and offers an addictive, easy to learn experience for soccer fanatics. So, select your favorite team, create a persona in your image (if you like), and lead them to victory.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
FIFA 08 is an entertaining, upper-class sports game with tons of options, new control features, and a great pro mode. The game isn’t a must-buy for everyone, but it’s definitely worth playing.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Looks, as they say, aren't everything and FIFA 08 on the PS2 demonstrates this perfectly. Spot-on control, great atmosphere, more features than ever and balanced gameplay should send this one to the back of any soccer fan's net.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
The PS2 version of FIFA 08 doesn't feel as revolutionary as the PS3 version, and in fact the two games are now very different in terms of playing style. The PS2 version, with its faster, arcade-style gameplay, is an evolutionary update to the series. It plays well, feels incredibly polished, and offers a wealth of options and game modes to play around with. We love the new Be-a-Pro cooperative mode because it adds something new to the experience and is great to play with friends. FIFA 08 may offer nothing particularly new, but this year's game is so refined and fully featured, it's the definitive entry in the series so far.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com
But none of the sheen stops us feeling a degree of sadness when playing FIFA. Sadness in that here we have a lovely looking and functionally excellent game, but it's just not got that certain je ne sais quoi, that va-va-voom. If we could just combine FIFA with PES, perhaps creating FES, or PEFA, we would probably never need another football game, and we'd all be singing from the terraces. As it is, it's a gorgeous, decent football game that's trying a bit too hard to be PES when it should be celebrating what it already was.
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PlayStation 3Gamernode
FIFA 08 is a fun title, whether you're a soccer fanatic or the casual bystander that sees an occasional soccer match on television. If you're looking for an entertaining sports game outside of your usual baseball, football and basketball, you might be surprised at how much fun this game can be. If you follow soccer closely and like soccer games, FIFA 08 will be a must buy for you.
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PlayStation 3Play.tm
Overall, this is a year of innovation for FIFA and it is probably well overdue. It again edges closer to Pro Evo, without quite managing to crack that magic formula. Whilst there will be proponents for each game, it still feels like EA is trying to catch up. That said, their decision to make FIFA more of a footballers game than a gamers game is an excellent decision. The slower pace and more considered controls make for a much more realistic experience. Although success is now much harder to achieve, this makes it all the more enjoyable when you do score those last minute winners.
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PlayStation 3AceGamez
With plenty of single player modes to entertain you for months and the online depth that fans have craved, any self-respecting FIFA fan who picks up FIFA 08 should be ready to clear off their gaming plates. Though still a few steps behind the sweet game play of PES, the gameplay gap between the two series is becoming less and less discernable, while the presentation gap is an ever widening chasm, in FIFA's favor. Depending on how PES 2008 ends up, the battle for football supremacy may yet yield roses to EA. Competition has a way of bringing out the best in two entities - so let's hope Konami proves this to be true, as no one profits more from this concept as us gamers.
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PlayStation 3TotalVideoGames (TVG)
As a final note, the soundtracks on both games are actually quite good. This is particularly the case on the PS2 which has an eclectic mix of world music that I'd like to have on my iPod, let alone a game. Our theory is that this is because FIFA has such an appeal worldwide, there are roughly 120 million PS2 owners and EA has realised they need to please a wide audience. After all, variety is the spice of life.
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PlayStation 3Jolt (UK)
It’s all about creating a unique selling point for FIFA – one that isn’t just its license. Yes, the leagues are here; the players are here; the stadiums (well, some at least) are here. But FIFA 08 represents EA’s first real attempt in years to do something with the franchise other than just repackaging what has gone before. Here’s a game that makes a real (if occasionally flawed) effort to move the sports sim forward. When you consider that football has been around in a largely unchanged form for 150 years, that’s an achievement.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Unterm Strich dennoch ein Fortschritt und ein gutes Fußballspiel mit klasse Stadionstimmung. Das Problem ist nur, dass der größte Feind des Guten immer das Sehr Gute oder gar Ausgezeichnete ist - und das kommt höchstwahrscheinlich auch dieses Jahr aus Japan und heißt Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.
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Xbox 360PlayDevil
At this moment, "FIFA 08" is the best football game made, for every platform. It offers pure realism, groundbraking visuals with excellent commentary and sounds. The new 'Be A Pro' mode is a nice addition to the already superb selection of features. Of course FIFA's realism might not be suitable for every football gamer. Those we loved the drama of 'Pro Evolution' might dislike FIFA 08 and while there might be more 'dull' matches, as a simulation "FIFA 08" is clearly a winner. Finally, EA made it everything right so this time we can't wait what Fifa 09 will offer.
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WiiNintendo Front
FIFA 08 zeigt dem Spieler spiegelbildähnlich die Stärken und Schwächen der Nintendo Wii auf. So bekommt der Käufer eine schwache Grafik bei wenig Umfang gepaart mit einer innovativen Steuerung und zahlreichen Stunden Spielspaß geboten. Das Handling fällt dabei auch durch den Family Play-Modus sowie den ausführlichen Tutorials überrascht leicht und setzt im Bereich der Fußballsimulation Maßstäbe, die es für Konami im nächsten Jahr einzuholen gilt. Auch hinsichtlich des Onlinespiels gibt es trotz fehlendem 2v2-Modus keinen Anlass zur Kritik, da hier der Umfang im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Modi stimmt. Kritikpunkte sind wiederum die schwachen Kommentatoren, die spaßigen, aber auch kurzweiligen Minispiele, die fehlenden Modi sowie die vermisste individuelle Tracklist. Die Grafik ist hinsichtlich der Leistung der Konsole sicherlich angemessen, Luft nach oben gibt es jedoch allemal.
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PlayStation 3Video Game Talk
Despite the game's few drawbacks in game play, the overall experience, as previously mentioned, is positive. FIFA 08 has a lot of diversity of its game play and offers an addictive, easy to learn experience for soccer fanatics. So, select your favorite team, create a persona in your image (if you like), and lead them to victory.
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Xbox 360Video Game Talk
It’s hard to justify a new version of some games year after year, and when you have a game which included over 15,000 players it’s hard to imagine getting bored with a prior version. Need more of a challenge, just pick a weaker team and enter a tough league. But some gamers are going to want to always have the most up to date version of a game regardless of the cost or changes to the title, which is easy to see thanks to the yearly revisions. But as a standalone game this is easily a recommended title if you enjoy the sport in any fashion, it’s true to the sport and plays, looks and sounds great and there’s a large pool of players around the world to play online. Recommended.
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PlayStation 2Digital Spy
FIFA 08 is almost like a different game on the PS2 when compared to other formats. It’s fast-flowing, fun and right up there – if not better – than Konami’s celebrated Pro Evo game. Although not as visually impressive as on the PS3 or Xbox 360, it still looks nice and – without doubt – is the most playable version of FIFA this year.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing
Minus its hiccups in gameplay and difficulty, FIFA 08 is a good game. It's just not a great game when compared to the reigning king of soccer games, Winning Eleven (Pro Evolution Soccer in Europe). EA has been making great strides in the last few years, and this year is no exception. With great presentation, a roster full of teams and players and great graphics, FIFA 08 is a game that all soccer fans should try out. It may not be Winning Eleven, but it's certainly on its way.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
So, to finish off, we come to the inevitable question. PES or FIFA? Well, perhaps the most pertinent point here is that FIFA 08 now feels more like an alternative to PES rather than a direct rival, due to its slower, more considered and realistic approach. The two series feel very much like they're on opposite ends of the spectrum now, with both possessing a host of merits, but ultimately providing two very different experiences. Maybe it's time we stopped torturing ourselves about which is better and started thinking about what kind of footy experience we're looking for, then make our decisions based on that instead. Now there's a thought...
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Xbox 360Gamer.nl
FIFA 08 is een heerlijke voetbalgame die genoeg vernieuwing biedt ten opzichte van de vorige versie om de aankoop te rechtvaardigen. De Be A Pro-mode, waarin je tijdens de wedstrijd maar één speler onder controle neemt, is een succes en biedt perspectief voor het elf-tegen-elf voetbal dat in de toekomst mogelijk moet worden. Ook de normale speelstijl is goed te verteren, met realistischer voetbal dan we ooit in een FIFA-game gezien hebben. De game is dan behoorlijk traag en vereist van de speler geduld en veel kennis van de besturing. Dit kun je als nadeel ervaren, maar dat is puur een kwestie van smaak. Technisch zit het simpelweg allemaal goed in elkaar en kunnen we stellen dat dit één van de beste FIFA-games ooit is.
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PlayStation 3IGN
FIFA 08 seems to represent the classic videogame mistake. It’s not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination and will likely satisfy football diehards a bit more than past entries in the series, but one can’t help but wonder just how good the whole package could have been if EA Sports had just held the game back until the online Be a Pro Mode was finished. As it stands the mode will get no attention, and likely won’t be as large a part of the game experience as it should have been. Check back next season when the feature set to FIFA is finally complete and the gameplay has been tuned a bit more, until then the game will be known as good rather than great.
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Xbox 360Game Positive
With so many leagues and teams available and some nice new features, FIFA 08 is the soccer fan's soccer game. Realism is everything now, and it shows in the gameplay, with practice being essential to master this year's beautiful game. If you're looking for a fun and quick soccer game, you should probably look elsewhere, but if you want a challenge and the authenticity of the real thing, you'll find it in abundance here. Gameplay-wise, this is arguably the best FIFA in years. However, it just doesn't bring enough new features to the table. Although the realism is great, there just doesn't seem to be as much fun here as in previous titles in the series.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Für sich gesehen mag Fifa 08 ein gutes Videospiel sein, im Vergleich mit dem Vorgänger enttäuscht es gnadenlos. Die Neuerungen bewegen sich auf Patch-Niveau, kleine Änderungen an der Steuerung und der nette, aber nicht weltbewegende "Be a Pro"-Modus rechtfertigen keine 50 Euro Kaufpreis. Mir ist zudem schleierhaft, warum EA Canada an der Uralt-Grafik festhält, wo doch moderne PCs locker mit der Xbox 360 mithalten. Mein Tipp: Greifen Sie für 20 Euro zum fast gleichwertigen Fifa 07 oder zu Pro Evolution Soccer 6. Letzteres hat zwar keine Bundesliga-Lizenz, stellt in Sachen Realismus aber jeden Fifa-Spross ins Abseits.
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WiiIGN UK
FIFA 08 on Wii is great fun then. It's not the super-realistic football experience the next-gen versions provides but that's not the point of FIFA on Wii. Instead it's much more about quick-paced action and controls that are easy to pick up, and in that respect it succeeds admirably. Yes, there may be some issues with the waggle and the more complex ball techniques but it won't really affect the fun you can have with the game. What's more, the inclusion of the Footii Party mini-games are a nice way to make the title more Wii-friendly and we’re sure you’ll be cracking out the Table Football party game when you’ve got pals round, even if they don’t like football.
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WiiComputer Bild Spiele
30 Ligen, Nationalmannschaften und vier Modi entsprechen weitestgehend der PC-Version. Auf den Managermodus müssen Spieler an Nintendos Bewegungs-Konsole leider verzichten. Grafisch überzeugt die Wii-Version nicht, die Figuren bewegen sich eckiger und sehen nicht sonderlich realistisch aus. Auch die Umsetzung der Befehle kommt mit einger Verzögerung. Trotz der eingeräumten Schwächen bleibt viel Spielenswertes und das ist „gut“.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Het blijft steeds een plezier om opnieuw FIFA te spelen, maar dit keer is de nieuwe feature wat te eentonig.
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PlayStation 2Computer Bild Spiele
Durch weitere neue Modi wie „Be A Pro“ fördert der Hersteller den Langzeitspaß. Allerdings könnten sich die Computergegner- und -mitspieler realistischer verhalten. Die Steuerung erfordert Übung. Die Kontrollmöglichkeiten der Mitspieler sind stark eingeschränkt. Insgesamt ein „guter“ Kick auf grünem Rasen.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Die PS2-Fassung entspricht inhaltlich fast zu hundert Prozenz der PC-Variante - es fehlen die neue Ballphysik sowie der Körpereinsatz der großen Konsolen. Es gibt alle Online-Varianten sowie die neue Karriere "Be A Pro", die ihr auch kooperativ mit bis zu drei Freunden meistern könnt. In Sachen Spielmechanik sind ebenfalls die komplette Torwartsteuerung sowie die verschlimmbesserten Pässe in die Tiefe mit dabei. Ähnlich wie auf dem Rechner sorgt die manuelle Krafteinteilung dieser Bälle für mehr Irritation als Kontrolle - allerdings spielt sich der Kick auf der PS2 dennoch flüssiger. Was unter Windows wie ein Anachronismus und auf 360 bzw. PS3 wie eine Simulation wirkt, fühlt sich auf der PS2 arcadig und leicht an. Und es gibt noch einen Vorteil: Man merkt dem Spiel auf der alten Sonykiste im Gegensatz zum Windows-Rechner einfach nicht an, dass es technisch veraltet ist. Wer Lust auf Fußball hat und weder 360 noch PS3 besitzt, kann hier getrost zum Anstoß rufen!
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PSPGameSpot
FIFA 08 does pretty much everything that you could ask of a PSP football game. It boasts mountains of varied features, takes advantage of the console's hardware features, and is a fun game to play, too. Sure, there are modes from the other versions of FIFA 08 that could be added--notably, be a pro--but that's compensated for by plenty of PSP-specific offerings. The gameplay and AI could definitely be tightened up, but otherwise, this is a good portable version of a solid football game.
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PlayStation 3Giery.eu
Szybka i dynamiczna gra, efektowne zwody, i wspaniała fizyka postaci sprawiają, że przy tej produkcji nie mogłem się nudzić. Tutaj naprawdę możemy pokazać innym, jakie wspaniałe umiejętności posiadają nasi piłkarze. A ułatwia nam to bardzo intuicyjne sterowanie. Wystarczy bowiem nacisnąć L2 i poruszać prawą gałką analogową, aby wykonać niesamowity zwód, który pozwoli nam wyminąć obrońcę drużyny przeciwnej. Oczywiście można przyczepić się, że jest to mało realne. Tak, jest to prawdą, ale nie zmienia to faktu, że w FIFĘ może grać każdy i każdy będzie miał z niej przyjemność.
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WiiArmchair Empire, The
The on-field play is actually pretty good, forgiving, of course, the standard stumbling points for sports games, like repetitive commentary. The number of options aren't nearly as deep as with the other console versions of FIFA Soccer 08 but as the opening paragraph might indicate, I'm not lamenting the omission. Not knowing a whole lot about international football, being able to just pick-up the controls and play without trying to acclimatize to the nuances of a more dedicated simulation sports game is just more fun to me.
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WindowsPC Action
Es gab immer zwei gute Gründe, die FIFA-Serie PES vorzuziehen: Lizenzausstattung und Präsentation. Nun hat Konami erstmals nicht nur spielerisch deutlich die Nase vorn, sondern auch grafisch. DIe PC-Fassung von FIFA 08 ist in vielerlei Hinsicht ein echter Rückschritt und meilenweit von der Qualität der Next-Generation-Konsolenfassungen entfernt. Würde mich nicht wundern, wenn in die Selektionen des belangloses Chart-Gedudel-Soundtracks deutlich mehr Arbeit geflossen wäre als in Ballphysik, Animationen uind künstliche Intelligenz zusammen. Bekommt EA dafür von den immer noch zahlreichen treuen Fans die verdiente Quittung?
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Fifa 08 bleibt hinter den Erwartungen zurück, bietet spielerisch keine Neuerungen und hinkt technisch sowohl der Konkurrenz als auch den Konsolenpendants stark hinterher. Wie zuletzt immer gilt: Wer den Vorgänger zu Hause hat, braucht bei der neuen Version nicht zuzugreifen, denn abgesehen von einem neuen Spielmodus gibt es nichts, was den Kauf rechtfertigt.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
FIFA 08 represents an enjoyable if limited take on the beautiful game. The range of modes for all their faults, combined with the fruitful online options makes this a good bargain, but not in same league as Valve’s Orange Box. It should keep you entertained until the next one, which should add more depth to those threadbare modes and hopefully see Raith Rovers included.
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Xbox 360Good Game
With the massive amount of moves & customisation options, you’d expect there to be some sort of tutorial. There’s an EXTENSIVE move list in the game manual, but no in-game strategy tips, meaning the self-motivated will have to resort to the internet to improve. It’s good they look after their hardcore market, but I would’ve liked to see them take this opportunity to teach the casual player a bit more about soccer. 7 from me as well.
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Xbox 360Good Game
These types of games are always better in multiplayer. The AI can be a bit harsh at times too, and there’s not a lot of difference between Easy and Hard settings. So if you don’t plan on getting online or having mates over, you’ll run into frustration. I’m giving it 7/10 Brazilian chickens.
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PlayStation 3PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
FIFA 08 is without a doubt the most realistic FIFA title yet, but only just. There have been a few gameplay refinements and the new modes are decent. It's disappointing Australians will miss out on the 5 vs 5 be a pro online feature as that is one of the drawcards for FIFA 08. The game isn't quite at the level of Pro Evolution Soccer yet but there is still a lot of fun to be had with FIFA 08.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
No PC, "FIFA 08" evolui em alguns aspectos dentro de campo, aproximando-se mais do status de simulador de futebol, e introduz o bem-vindo modo Seja um Pro, ainda que não em sua melhor forma. Porém, "engessado" por uma tecnologia antiga, coloca tais progressos a perder. É a provável despedida da "engine" velha, se serve de consolo. Contudo, a não ser que você seja fã da série, melhor esperar, então, pela próxima versão. Em "FIFA 09", quem sabe, será possível apurar se a franquia já pode bater de frente com "Winning Eleven". Por enquanto, se você vai jogar no PC, fique com "Pro Evolution Soccer 2008".
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WiiDeaf Gamers
FIFA 08 for the Wii is both pleasing and disappointing in equal measure. I think the control scheme that's been used is quite fun but I would have liked a traditional control scheme (offering support for the classic controller) offered. The online mode works well and the Table Football game is enjoyable. However, the lack of a Manager mode really puts a dent in the game's longevity. What it boils down to is that FIFA 08 for the Wii is quite enjoyable but isn't anywhere near as satisfying as the PlayStation 3, 360, PC or PlayStation 2 versions of the game. That said, it's unique and isn't simply a port of one of those other versions, which is certainly good to see.
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Wii4Players.de
Trotzdem bleibt Fifa 08 mit seinen vielen Ligen und Turnieren auch hier enorm umfangreich, doch mit den genannten Mängeln landet die Wii-Umsetzung insgesamt nur im oberen Mittelfeld. Hoffentlich zeigt PES 2008 im Februar, wie es besser gemacht wird…
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WiiIGN
FIFA 08 on Wii is definitely a solid start for the series. There are areas where it could improve, but that can be said for pretty much every inaugural sports effort on the system. It delivers solid controls that are functional for the majority of the time, and a set of mini-games that is a solid distracter. The online play could be better, but the fact that it’s in the game at all is a bonus for Wii owners. It’s clear that the Wii can deliver solid soccer (football) action, now EA Sports just needs to differentiate Nintendo’s version a bit more from the rest of the pack.
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PSPJeuxvideo.com
Un peu juste en termes de sensations footballistiques, cet opus PSP brille finalement davantage par ses exclusivités de contenu que par son gameplay, un brin vieillot. Si les Ligues Interactives assurent l'intérêt de cette simple mise à jour, il faudra un peu plus d'efforts aux développeurs pour ne pas lasser les joueurs PSP en 2008.
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WiiGameSpy
The Family Play option is probably too dumbed down for significant others to play, and playing with Remote and nunchuk is probably just as intimidating for casuals as picking up a DualShock 2. We have to commend the team for implementing some excellent online multiplayer features, however, and an outrageously fun virtual foosball table that caused great exhaustion in our wrists. Overall though, FIFA 08 feels like a game that tries to please several people, and instead, pleases a very small minority.
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PlayStation 2Gamestyle
They say familiarity breeds contempt; maybe that's the reason for Pro Evo Soccer's continued assault on EA's footballing monopoly. Considering the resources at EA's disposal, the practised excellence of their programmers and artists, and the experience of well over a decade of development, there should be more put into the game. Some would call it inevitable diminished returns, but with Pro Evo still the footy game of choice for serious gamers and the draw of the familiar license only capable of so much, perhaps EA genuinely need to reboot the football game in the same way Skate reboots the extreme-sports genre, if only to stay competitive.
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PSPGamestyle
When the most hand-held-friendly sections of a portable title are the ones shoehorned over from the home versions, you know there are definite issues, but all told there is a lot to like in FIFA 08. As a time-passing, feature-filled release it offers value for money at least, but given the degree to which the title is limited by, rather than enhanced by, the console's capabilities, this is decidedly in the "risky purchase" region. While one of the the biggest issue with the series lies decidedly with the console's controls itself, it's hard to lay all the blame on the game itself completely; but it remains difficult to recommend this over its home console versions, as ubiquitous as they are.
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WiiUOL Jogos
No Wii, "FIFA 08" desaponta onde se esperava mais, ou seja, nos controles, que transformam o que era para ser diversão em momentos de aborrecimento, mas, contudo, surpreende onde, normalmente, não se esperaria muito - especialmente no modo online. Faltam atrativos à versão, "capada" de muitos recursos vistos em outros sistemas, e o recurso exclusivo que rouba atenção é a disputa de pebolim com Ronaldinho ou adversários de carne e osso. Mesmo esforçado e criativo, "FIFA 08" ainda não é o jogo pelo qual esperavam os proprietários do console. Se você é fã da série, invista pelo modo online, senão, melhor esperar novas opções.
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Xbox 360Super Play
Fifa 08 är fotbollspelet som övervinner allt motstånd - så länge man inte skrapar lite hårdare på den glansiga ytan och faktiskt beträder gräset.
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PlayStation 3Maxim Magazine
The FIFA series has been getting better with each passing year, and 08 successfully continues that trend. Yes, Beckham is bending it on the L.A. Galaxy in the game; and no, he does not have any pesky knee injury to sideline him. (Or a bony wife to nag him.) The game's "Be a Pro" mode lets you focus less on running plays, and more on your own individual performance. With 620 licensed teams and more than 15,000 actual players, this disc contains a totally impressive slice of the futbol world. Not included: box-cover boy Ronaldinho's "Get Drunk With Me!" minigame.
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PSPVideo Game Talk
EA is good at what it does and offers a solid title to soccer fans with their release of Fifa 08. The gameplay mechanics, audio and graphics all give the player a satisfying experience while playing. In addition, the extra modes such as the trivia game Football IQ, a tournament mode as well as various challenge modes extend the gameplay and give you something to do besides just play soccer against the computer. The inclusion of a multiplayer mode further extends the life of this title by allowing you to play against friends or newly met players through the EA game servers. Even if you are not much for sports titles, it is hard to deny that this game has a lot going for it. And while the learning curve can be a bit steep, even a casual gamer should find their time playing enjoyable.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Une partie de FIFA est morte cette année et les versions PS2 et PC semblent mourir avec elle. L'équipe de développement en charge du projet n'a finalement eu pour mission que de tenter de maintenir à la surface un gameplay et une réalisation graphique dépassés. La mission n'est pas vraiment un succès.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Une partie de FIFA est morte cette année et les versions PS2 et PC semblent mourir avec elle. L'équipe de développement en charge du projet n'a finalement eu pour mission que de tenter de maintenir à la surface un gameplay et une réalisation graphique dépassés. La mission n'est pas vraiment un succès.
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WindowsGame Captain
Du meine Güte, das kann nicht ernst gemeint sein, das kann kein Spiel aus diesem Jahr sein. Ich warte immer noch auf die Rückrufaktion, in der es heißt: „Entschuldigung, wir haben leider nur die Alpha-Version verschickt.“ Nein, es ist das endgültige Spiel, und wer unbedingt amtliche Lizenzen will, der besorgt sich den Vorgänger FIFA 07. Wer die Augen zumacht und unbedingt den „Be A Pro“-Modus will, der darf gern zugreifen, bezahlt aber eine Menge Geld für diesen – bei aller Liebe – wenig ausgereiften, aber spaßigen Spielmodus. Wer das volle Fußballprogramm auf dem PC will, der greift bitte zu Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.
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WiiNintendojo
FIFA 08 on Wii is a resounding miss. With the controls lacking, multi-platform gamers have little reason to purchase this version, and Wii-only owners will have to wait for something better.
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WiiJeuxvideo.com
On ne voit pas trop à qui conseiller ce FIFA. Pas aux débutants, qui s'amuseront davantage avec un Mario Smash Football. Pas non plus aux joueurs plus aguerris qui se tourneront vers d'autres plates-formes. Du coup, on doute de l'intérêt de cette version, tout juste moyenne et qui aura toutes les peines du Monde à trouver sa place sur le marché.