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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 It's a corner kick
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows No defence in the center field.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Unselfish teamwork easily results in a goal.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Switch players, set your strategy and get ready to play.

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  • "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

PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 31, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Nov 02, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2007 88 out of 100 88 Wii Mar 31, 2008 84 out of 100 84 Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Vgames PlayStation 3 Dec 04, 2007 60 out of 100 60
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Mar 20, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot UK PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Avid Gamer Xbox 360 Dec 23, 2007 6 out of 10 60
1UP PlayStation 3 Mar 12, 2008 C+ 58


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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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