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Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 review

AT A GLANCE
  • Surprisingly intelligent AI
  • Some easy-scoring tricks fixed
  • New maneuvers add to tactics
  • Goalies suck more
  • Step down in balance
  • Framerates not up to snuff

Don't get us wrong - this is still PES, and at its core, an incredible game - and it'll be even better if they sorted the slowdown. Few multi-player games foster such emotion, and we still play it every lunch time, only with slightly less enthusiasm than before. Why? After a relatively modest 30 hours-plus of play, it feels less divinely balanced, and cruel, than Pro Evolution Soccer 6. By any other standards, it's still the best next-gen football game, so buy it with confidence - but don't let your pre-match expectations get too high.

More Info

Release date: Mar 11 2008 - PSP, PS2
Mar 18 2008 - Wii (US)
Oct 26 2007 - PC, PS3 (UK)
Available Platforms: DS, PSP, PC, PS2, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii
Genre: Sports
Published by: Konami
Developed by: Konami
Franchise: Pro Evolution Soccer
ESRB Rating:
Everyone
PEGI Rating:
3+

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