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PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer

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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.


PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows The replay shows it's offside.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows Choose the teams' clothing
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows Title screen
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Opening video

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)

The Press Says

Hooked Gamers Wii May 12, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Wii Mar 17, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
N-Europe Wii Apr 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 May, 2008 7.75 out of 10 78
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Nov 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot UK Xbox 360 Nov 01, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Generation Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Avid Gamer Xbox 360 Dec 23, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Oct 25, 2007 6 out of 10 60
HonestGamers Xbox 360 Nov 06, 2007 5 out of 10 50


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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.

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