Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Another quality run-out for PES on PS2 but it is only a shade better than "FIFA 08." [Christmas 2007, p.68]
  2. Konami have done a great job of making Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 on the PS2 a game that stands firm against the competition of its next-generation versions, and indeed is a cut above the rest in certain respects like the number of stadiums on offer.
  3. A typically solid performance from Seabass. [Dec 2007, p.82]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. robertmac
    Apr 5, 2008
    7
    I had to stop playing just now to write this. My goalie just went out to block a shot on the edge of the box, and then when the ball reboundedI had to stop playing just now to write this. My goalie just went out to block a shot on the edge of the box, and then when the ball rebounded he just stood there and watched as the other teams striker kicked the ball into an empty net. The game is now more challenging than 2007 because computer cheats in different ways. My list of stupid moves the new "AI" does grows everytime I play it. It is frustrating to have to have superstar players just to be able to smart decisions. Full Review »
  2. JohnT.
    Dec 20, 2007
    6
    Ever since pro evo 3 this franchise has been going backwards the pes3 version is crap while the ps2 offline mode makes this game ok. The Ever since pro evo 3 this franchise has been going backwards the pes3 version is crap while the ps2 offline mode makes this game ok. The graphics are great as usual but the keepers are crap and the better players somehow always gain possession even if a weaker players is closer has left this year but the A.I always seem to score freakish goals from 30 yards. This is a first because the FIFA franchise this year have finally created a game thats better than pro evo soley because they have a superb online system the rest of the game is equal. Full Review »
  3. ApocalypseB.
    Nov 7, 2007
    8
    Its a strange one to review properly, as off line its superb while online is the worst I have ever seen it! Firstly the game itself is a huge Its a strange one to review properly, as off line its superb while online is the worst I have ever seen it! Firstly the game itself is a huge improvement on PE6. From the seemingly unfair nature of certain skillful players can collect possession, even though an inferior player is much closer to the ball, has thankfully gone in his one. So has the annoying floaty ball and hesitancy of defenders/attackers alike to react to certain situations. But the keepers are getting much worse, and you will be very frustrated when all your hard work is undone by a keeper howler! But with improved A.I. and more equal ball control, this urinates all over Fifa08. But where Fifa08 excels over this is the online mode. Basically it is a mess! Games are more like zero gravity space wars, the server is seriously messed up on this one. Its a real shame that the very option that pushed the series into orbit, is reentering the atmosphere at uncontrollable speed. So as always it is better to go round your mates and play it there, as online is very dodgy at present. Full Review »