FIFA 08 review

No broken metatarsals here, FIFA's in the form of its life!

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Playing with a mate in Be A Pro

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    Excellent Manager mode

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    Customising formations


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    Playing alone in Be A Pro

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    Scripted tricks and flicks

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    Wayne Rooney's forehead

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Sept 27, 2007

On the pitch last season, everything finally clicked into place for FIFA. Crisp passing, fluid player movement, sturdy AI and a great shooting model all combined to make it a serious challenger to the great Pro Evo Soccer for the first time in ages. Decent competition at last.

So it's no surprise that little has changed in terms of gameplay in FIFA 08.In fact, you'd be hard pushed to spot the difference between this year's game and last, aside from the new season's kits (we couldn't). But if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The major new addition to tempt gamers to reach into their pockets is the Be A Pro mode.It's the equivalent of a big summer signing and it's worth every penny.Here you can either create a player or choose an existing team member, sign up with a team and take control of them for an entire season, playing in any position you like as if you're that very player.

More info

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.
Platform"Xbox 360","PS2","PSP","DS","Wii","PC","PS3"
US censor rating"Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone"
UK censor rating"3+","3+","3+","3+","3+","3+","3+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)