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 Available camera types during the match.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Unselfish teamwork easily results in a goal.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Lampard trying to lob the keeper but to no avail.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows Title screen (from a cut-scene)

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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

Game Shark Wii Apr 22, 2008 A- 91 PlayStation 3 Oct 22, 2007 90 out of 100 90
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Wii Apr 03, 2008 90 out of 100 90 Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2007 90 out of 100 90
AceGamez PlayStation 3 Nov 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central Wii Apr 21, 2008 4.3 out of 5 86
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 31, 2007 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Wii Apr 17, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot UK Xbox 360 Nov 01, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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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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