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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 Windows The goalie jumps to get the ball.
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 Main menu
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer Windows Cup type selection screen
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 3 For the first time Konami presents ever-so-nostalgic bird's eye view camera.

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

  • "World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2008" -- Japanese title
  • "Pro Evolution Soccer 2008" -- European spine / in-game title
  • "PES 2008" -- Abbreviation

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User Reviews

Hardcore soccer fans will rejoice in the gameplay and gamers around the world will celebrate the ability to actually have fun with a sports title. Xbox 360 Brandon Tabbert (19)

Critic Reviews

Hooked Gamers Wii May 12, 2008 9 out of 10 90
AceGamez PlayStation 3 Nov 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Mar 17, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Console Monster Wii Apr 21, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Digital Spy Wii Mar 28, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 May, 2008 7.75 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Oct 23, 2007 15 out of 20 75
Console Monster Xbox 360 Nov 22, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Avid Gamer Xbox 360 Dec 23, 2007 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot UK PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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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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