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 PlayStation 3 Free kick for A.C. Milan.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows Match opening line-ups
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows Title screen (from a cut-scene)
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Main menu

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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 Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Windows Oct 22, 2007 90 out of 100 90 PlayStation 3 Oct 22, 2007 90 out of 100 90 Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2007 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 31, 2007 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 31, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Digital Spy Wii Mar 28, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ActionTrip Windows Oct 29, 2007 78 out of 100 78
Video Game Generation Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Oct 25, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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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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