Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The inclusion of real players and teams make Winning Eleven Eight International a welcomed update this year. Konami provides great control, awesome graphics, and enough options to keep any sports fan happy.
  2. A prime example of intelligently controlled chaos wherein the gameplay experiences are as diverse as snowflakes.
  3. 90
    Simply beautiful, with finely tuned play and as fine a presentation as we've seen in sport. The new details make the game feel much more real, and every step Konami takes towards full global licensing is a boon for fans.
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    Put simply, it's the best arcade soccer game on the planet, one that no fan of the sport should miss. [June 2005, p.58]
  5. PC Gamer
    89
    For dynamic looks and pure depth of gameplay, Winning Eleven 8's smooth, stylish, fast, and fluid style of soccer is a joy to behold. It's better than "FIFA," and that's the bottom line. [May 2005, p.63]
  6. KCET's best soccer game to date, which, in terms of on-the-pitch gameplay, basically makes it the best soccer game ever made...even taking the seminal Sensible World of Soccer games on the Amiga into account.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    80
    Far from perfect, but far beyond the competition. [Aug 2005, p.85]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 18, 2016
    9
    Look like not much people play it these days, maybe because of graphic and evolution of new games. I started play it in 2010 and it's my firstLook like not much people play it these days, maybe because of graphic and evolution of new games. I started play it in 2010 and it's my first sport game, so the game gonna be great regardless of how old it is. the games can be actually fun at first on easier difficulty and you started to get a hang of it, and then go for higher difficulties. but things started to change the more you spend times on it. things started to become more unrealistic. passing is too fast and very accurate, even for a goalkeeper. Heading the ball into the net is too simple and easy, even on high level. and It also too powerful, can even compare to shooting. Thankfully the game itself features numerous clubs and countries. that include Spanish league, which at the time, I actually enjoyed this league. Try it if your PC is an old one and can't play recent games. I never play FIFA 2005, but according to critics, FIFA is considered less fun. Full Review »
  2. CC
    May 26, 2005
    6
    This game isn't bad, but the fuss everyone makes about it is just too much. First of all, while the graphics are good, everything about This game isn't bad, but the fuss everyone makes about it is just too much. First of all, while the graphics are good, everything about the game looks cheap. Not that it is everything, but a little polish makes the game more fun to pick up. Secondly, the controls can be sluggish, especially on defense. The keeper is awful at times, not even attempting to save some shots that wind up going in. The touch of the players is realistic, however even the quickest rated players struggle with agililty. I've had this game 3 months playing regularly and it still just isn't all that great. I know everyone hates EA and I understand why but this game just isn't all that. Full Review »
  3. TamerH.
    May 13, 2005
    10
    Fifa 2005 who ??? this one shows how soccer is really played.