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FIFA 08 review

Startling presentation and online modes can't mask same old FIFA

Pros

  • Looks and sounds almost real
  • Amazing online options
  • Be A Pro mode has potential

Cons

  • Odd ball behavior
  • Defenses are water tight
  • Still missing something

Sept 28, 2007

Ironically, while this season’s Winning Eleven appears to have wholeheartedly embraced a faster-paced, more arcade-y style, FIFA has gone sim crazy. But, like the pain Spurs fans must experience with each passing year, all that pre-season optimism turns to mush as soon as the first ball is kicked. More of that later, though; let’s kick off with the good stuff...

It’s almost boring repeating the annual mantra, but FIFA 08 sure does look purdy. Though some of the players still sport waxen masks of which Madame Tussaud’s would be proud, they move wonderfully, and the actual presentation is slicker than Sky Sports, with its fancy cinematic camera angles and textbook commentary from Messrs Tyler and Gray. Squint a bit and it looks and sounds almost - almost - real. Full marks for the Beckham-esque presentation then, but sadly in the engine room EA’s young pretender doesn’t cut the proverbial.

More Info

GenreSports
DescriptionTwo-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho will be the face that launches a few hundred thousand FIFA 08 units come autumn for Xbox 360, PS2, PSP, DS, PC, and for the first time PS3 and Wii.
PlatformXbox 360, PS2, PSP, DS, Wii, PC, PS3
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)