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UEFA Euro 2008

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Description

UEFA Euro 2008 is yet another football game from EA Sports. This time it's basically FIFA 08 modified to let the player experience this summer's European Championship.

Euro 2008 lets you control any European national football team in many different ways. For example you can decide to create your own character and play as good as possible on your position on the field in order to become good enough to captain your team. This is basically a slightly modified version of the "be a pro"-mode from FIFA 08.

You can also try different challenges and tournament modes in order to unlock extras or just test your abilities. You can play through the full championship experience, including the qualifying stages, or you can skip ahead to the group stages. You can also play a very extensive challenge mode where you try to make you nation the best in European football by clearing different challenges against all the other European teams.

As with FIFA 08 the PC and console versions are quite different. In fact, they are based on completely different game engines. While the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3-versions boasts state of the art graphics and a new and improved control system, the PC-version still basically looks and functions like the 2006-version.

Screenshots

UEFA Euro 2008 Windows The goalie saves the day.
UEFA Euro 2008 PSP Title screen
UEFA Euro 2008 Windows UEFA Euro 2008 Campaign central
UEFA Euro 2008 PSP Final score

Alternate Titles

  • "UEFA Euro 2008: Austria-Switzerland" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

XBox Front Xbox 360 Apr 12, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Xbox 360 Jun, 2008 B+ 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation 3 Jun, 2008 B+ 83
DarkZero PlayStation 2 Jun 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN PlayStation 2 May 27, 2008 7.3 out of 10 73
4Players.de PSP Apr 04, 2008 71 out of 100 71
Xbox Gazette Xbox 360 Jul 08, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameZone PlayStation 2 May 16, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Good Game PlayStation 3 May 05, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 18, 2008 10 out of 20 50

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Trivia

Wrong Northern Ireland Anthem

When the championship is won the national anthem of the winning country is played. The development studio made a mistake with Northern Ireland. It is part of the UK and thus has God Save the Queen as a national anthem. Instead the anthem of the Republic of Ireland is played: Amhrán na bhFiann or The Soldier's Song. Knowing there are opposing forces who want to reunite Ireland or have it remain a part of the UK despite the newly-found peace, this is a very unfortunate error.

Online Servers

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.

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