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UEFA Euro 2008 (Windows)

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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.

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UEFA Euro 2008 Windows The goalie is not happy that opposing team scored.
UEFA Euro 2008 Windows Main menu
UEFA Euro 2008 Windows The stadium is full of people.
UEFA Euro 2008 Windows Players shake hands before match begins.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

DarkZero Jun 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IC-Games Apr 28, 2008 79 out of 100 79
PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2008 78 out of 100 78
Gamer Lobby May 16, 2008 75 out of 100 75
gameZine (UK) Apr 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Game Captain Apr 21, 2008 57 out of 100 57
Gamers.at May 14, 2008 55 out of 100 55
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 25, 2008 11 out of 20 55
Gamesmania Apr 22, 2008 54 out of 100 54
Jeuxvideo.com 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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Joakim Kihlman (270) added UEFA Euro 2008 (Windows) on Apr 28, 2008
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