After four iterations, FIFA Soccer 08 feels like the first title to live up to the "next-gen" name. Besides visual horsepower, the number of possible modes and EA Canada's strengthened emphasis on incorporating online interaction with the game have gone a long way toward improving the experience. Also, even though the online update for Be a Pro will allow greater depth for the mode, it's tough not to feel as though EA is holding back until next year's game to flesh it out fully. However, the improvements to Challenge mode, a significantly improved online multiplayer experience and the overhaul of gameplay give it a polish that has been sorely missing from the series on Xbox 360. And in spite of some frame rate shortcomings, it's still a solid debut on PS3. It's got some issues that keep it from decisively winning the domestic league, but finally, with FIFA 08, EA qualifies for a Champions League slot, if not cup finalist.