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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 Training plans for players
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 Windows Manager overview at the beginning of the season
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 Windows Help and tutorials panel
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 Windows Title screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews Windows Oct 19, 2007 17 out of 20 85
PC Gamer UK Windows Oct 27, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Apr 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
UltraNinjas Windows Jun 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers Windows Dec 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2008 75 out of 100 75 Windows Oct 16, 2007 15 out of 20 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 May 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Xbox Gazette Xbox 360 May 04, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65


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