FIFA 08 - hands-on

Why 08 is going straight to the top of the league

In direct opposition to its big bro, mini FIFA is certainly a case of tweaking and fine-tuning over any wholesale alterations. For instance 07’s defensive intelligence was a weak point, something that EA was keen to remedy. Thanks to the new right analog player switching and vastly improved AI, any goals you concede will now fall firmly at your feet. This new realistic defending includes increased spatial awareness regarding threats and danger zones, putting more pressure on the ball carrier, more subtle formations and tighter man marking.