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Description

PES 2008 updates the clubs and players for the 2007/2008 season, this time including some never before featured clubs. Gameplay is updated 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. This time, the English League has imaginary emblems for unlicensed clubs such as Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and others, certain other clubs still remain with proper insignia. However, their player names and statistics are correct. The same can not be said about a large portion of national selections, which have players with correct statistics, but garbled names and more generic faces.

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 usual: League (English, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch), Master League, Exhibition, Training, and Edit Mode.

Fifty-nine music tracks are provided to assign to play on a 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.

Screenshots

PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Keeper has a ball.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 The game is afoot.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Not all clubs have licenses, notice Chelsea shown as London FC.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Players protest against the yellow card.

Promo Images

PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Screenshot
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Screenshot
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Screenshot
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Pro Evolution Soccer 2008" -- European spine / in-game title
  • "PES 2008" -- Abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

Gamesmania.de Nov 01, 2007 83 out of 100 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 25, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele Nov 07, 2007 2.08 out of 6 78
Game Informer Magazine May, 2008 7.75 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 23, 2007 15 out of 20 75
videogamer.com Oct 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Digital Spy Oct 26, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Mar 20, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamekult Oct 25, 2007 6 out of 10 60
1UP Mar 12, 2008 C+ 58

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Trivia

Awards

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.

Cover stars

The American/Canadian and Japanese covers, as well as all Wii versions, feature Cristiano Ronaldo. The majority of European covers feature him alongside Michael Owen, with the exception of Australia (Lucas Neill), France (Didier Drogba), Germany (Jan Schlaudraff), and Italy (Gianluigi Buffon).

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MAT (184526) added PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer (PlayStation 3) on Nov 02, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Charles Norris (1) and Tim Janssen (2549)