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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 In-game menu screen.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Goal replay camera.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 For the first time Konami presents ever-so-nostalgic bird's eye view camera.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Lampard trying to lob the keeper but to no avail.

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

  • "PES 2008" -- Abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

AceGamez Nov 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN Mar 17, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Computer Bild Spiele Nov 07, 2007 2.08 out of 6 78 Oct 23, 2007 15 out of 20 75 Oct 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Digital Spy Oct 26, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot UK Nov 01, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Vgames Dec 04, 2007 60 out of 100 60
Gamekult Oct 25, 2007 6 out of 10 60
1UP 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.

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 (177590) added PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer (PlayStation 3) on Nov 02, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Charles Norris (1) and Tim Janssen (2551)