Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 PlayStation 2

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
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  1. AceGamez
    90
    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.
  2. It's still an excellent football game that is perfect for newcomers to the series, but just don't expect it to be all that different to PES 6.
  3. 84
    A very impressive soccer game, mainly because it mimics the current-gen versions so well. While it would have been nice to see a few specialized PS2 modes (a guy can dream), the fact that we can play through years in Master League with a created player and watch him develop is cool enough.
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 looks more like an update than a truly new game. The flaws from previous years are quickly becoming blatant, and still they manage to fade away after a few hours of truly satisfying play.
  5. The PlayStation 2 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is the most fully-featured version of the game, but it still suffers from a broken online mode.
  6. 80
    Compared to the HD versions, this PS2 game has significantly better features, such as great cross-compatibility with the handheld version.
  7. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    90
    A typically solid performance from Seabass. [Dec 2007, p.82]
  8. Games Master UK
    92
    Another quality run-out for PES on PS2 but it is only a shade better than "FIFA 08." [Christmas 2007, p.68]
  9. PSM3 Magazine UK
    78
    Still class, but more or less the same as last year. [Jan 2008, p.79]
  10. Play UK
    75
    The formula here has already been pillaged, but it's not as suicidal as the PS3 version. [Issue#160, p.98]

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 10, 2016
    10
    Este jogo é incrível! Eu recebi e ainda não posso parar de jogar. Os gráficos são tão detalhadas para um game e é desafiador, mas divertido eEste jogo é incrível! Eu recebi e ainda não posso parar de jogar. Os gráficos são tão detalhadas para um game e é desafiador, mas divertido e terá que jogar por horas! A história é complexa e profundamente pensado. O melhor jogo que eu já joguei de forma Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2015
    7
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 es un juego que significa mucho para mí, debido que fue el primero que tuve de la saga Pro . Es un juego con elPro Evolution Soccer 2008 es un juego que significa mucho para mí, debido que fue el primero que tuve de la saga Pro . Es un juego con el disfruté mucho tiempo y en su época me pareció bueno . Correcto juego sin mas Full Review »
  3. Sep 26, 2015
    8
    PES has always been a very solid football game on the PS2. I prefer it more than the FIFA series because of the better gameplay.

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    PES has always been a very solid football game on the PS2. I prefer it more than the FIFA series because of the better gameplay.

    The problem however with both series is that every game they bring almost the same game, with a few little tweaks and an updated roster. I have PES 2 and it plays very much the same as PES 2008, the graphics are even smoother and less blocky.

    The menus and music in PES 2008 suck as usual. The commentary is not good but passable. There are several camera positions to chose from but in my opinion only the far side view is good. The far vertical view is also good (a bit too close though) but they made the mistake of putting the camera on the wrong side of the field in the second half of the match.

    The AI of your players is not very smart, the defenders don't seem to attack the enemy and leave most of the work up to you. And when will they develop a football game in which a missed pass from your player will just go to some random place on the field instead of directly in the feet of an enemy player?

    But as I said the gameplay in PES 2008 is better than in any other football game on the PS2 and for me that's the most important. PES 2008 gets 8 out of 10 from me.
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