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Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 is the fourth installment in the soccer management series. It builds on the original concept while adding numerous new features.

Tweaks and enhancements in this installment include a mini radar pitch appearing during tactical changes, a new advisor system, an improved notebook system, a revamped captain selection, and widescreen support. There is also a TV view, and players can hold press conferences before and after matches. Other additions include international management, the board and fan confidence system, the award system, the finance system and a new calender.

The game also includes a transfer centre to track transfers; for the first time, players can choose a female manager. Both versions (PC and console) include online play. Game data is based on the 2008/09 football season featuring over 5,000 playable clubs from over 50 countries, and around 350,000 players and staff from around the world.


Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 Windows Scout profile panel
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 Windows Season schedule
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 Windows Spanish First Division league table
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 Windows Selecting tactics.

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Alternate Titles

  • "FĂștbol Manager 2008" -- Portugese/Spanish title
  • "Football Manager 2008" -- European title

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Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct 25, 2007 90 out of 100 90 (UK) Windows Oct 12, 2007 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers Windows Dec 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Apr 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80
DarkZero Windows Nov 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Xbox 360 Apr 01, 2008 16 out of 20 80 Windows Oct 16, 2007 15 out of 20 75
Absolute Games ( Windows Nov 12, 2007 73 out of 100 73
Xbox Gazette Xbox 360 May 04, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65


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