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PES 2008 updates the clubs and players for 2007/2008, this time including some never before featured clubs like croatian club Dinamo Zagreb. Gameplay is updated and feels more natural in a way that goalkeepers won't be able to easily catch every ball, players will stumble on each other, slip and try to keep balance, be able to simulate fouls and hope they don't get caught by the referee, and so on. Although this time English League has imaginary emblems for unlicensed clubs such as Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and the other, many other clubs still remain with proper insignias.

Gameplay is somewhat easier and players won't kick ball so high when you hold the kicking button for too long, and dribbling is corrected and enhanced in comparison to the last game. Modes are as you can imagine them, pretty much the same... you have League (English, Italian, Spanish and the other - no German league, though), Master League, Exhibition, Training, Edit Mode and plethora of other options.

You get 59 music tracks which you can assign to play on specific part of the game (main menu, league menu, stats screen and so on). This is the first game in the series to appear on the PlayStation 3 platform.

Screenshots

PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows Loading screen
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows Track record screen
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows Player creation mode
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows The player gets a yellow card.

Promo Images

PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Screenshot
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Screenshot
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Screenshot
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "PES 2008" -- Abbreviation

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User Reviews

Hardcore soccer fans will rejoice in the gameplay and gamers around the world will celebrate the ability to actually have fun with a sports title. Xbox 360 Brandon Tabbert (19)

Critic Reviews

4Players.de Windows Oct 22, 2007 90 out of 100 90
IGN UK Wii Mar 28, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN PlayStation 3 Mar 17, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Wii Aug 21, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
videogamer.com Wii Mar 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80
N-Europe Wii Apr 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Mar 20, 2008 7.3 out of 10 73
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Nov 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Oct 25, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Awards

At the event "GameStar/GamePro Leserpreis 2007" (March 28, 2008) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 received the trophy "Best Console Racing/Sports Game in 2007" after the reader's voting of German gaming magazine GamePro.

Cover stars

The American/Canadian and Japanese covers, as well as all Wii versions, feature Cristiano Ronaldo. The majority of European covers feature him alongside Michael Owen, with the exception of Australia (Lucas Neill), France (Didier Drogba), Germany (Jan Schlaudraff), and Italy (Gianluigi Buffon).

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