All-Pro Football 2K8

  • Strategic roster planning
  • Top notch animations
  • Online leagues and tourneys
  • Mediocre visuals
  • Lack of franchise mode
  • Annoying kicking game

That’s where any disappointment you’ll have will likely settle in - in more ways than one, All Pro feels dated and decidedly unpolished. The visuals are passable on the field (and the fans in the stands look awesome), but much of the remaining presentation is wanting. The opening coin toss and sideline cutscenes are painful to watch, with many laughably ugly players looking (and sounding) disjointed. The wholly unnecessary "2K Field Pass" would have you think Johnny Unitas talks trash on par with Jerome Brown, even though we all know that wouldn’t happen in this or any other lifetime. Worst of all is the clumsy kicking mechanic, which never feels quite right.

Strategically setting up your team with a pair of gold, three silver, and six bronze legends (the medals correspond to their value) is a brilliant design move that allows for innumerable combinations of squads to use. That’s a good thing, since there’s no single-player mode other than season - no franchise here. At least 2K's typically awesome online leagues and tournaments are available, slightly mitigating that lack of offline options. Incidentally, the only real difference between the 360 and PS3 versions is that the former runs at 60 frames per second and the latter at 30 - so 360 players will see things animate a bit more smoothly.

More Info

Release date: Jul 17 2007 - Xbox 360, PS3 (US)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: Sports
Published by: 2K Sports
Developed by: 2K Sports, Visual Concepts
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Mild Language

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  • Phreakout93 - June 24, 2009 1:04 a.m.

  • J.Hall50 - January 5, 2009 4:39 p.m.

    i liked the game. Gameplay wasn't as smooth as i'd liked it to be but it was still good to play as the legends in there prime.