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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Representing this summer's European tourney, UEFA impresses in many ways: shimmering presentation, engaging game modes, and tweaks to problems that hurt "FIFA 08". [June 2008, p.78]
  2. Playing the game is fun defined. While Pro Evolution has managed to slowly botch its own previously stellar system with each release, EA’s FIFA has been making steady progress over the last few years, culminating in this climax.
  3. The soccer is well done, the ball physics are solid and the overall environment – from graphics to sound – is well done.
  4. Euro 2008 is yet another superb soccer game from EA Sports. It picks up where FIFA 08 left off, and adds improvements to the overall experience.
  5. If you are a football fan, you should not miss this, even if you have bought FIFA 08.
  6. It’s the confirmation of everything that was great on FIFA 08 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The gameplay is side-by-side with everything that Pro Evolution Soccer has delivered over the years and it’s better than any FIFA to date. And with its shiny presentation and online and offline modes, it’s a must have for every soccer fan out there. [Apr 2008]
  7. The player likenesses are fantastic and the overall presentation is wonderful.
  8. 83
    Most soccer nuts awaiting this summer's Euro-only tourney in Switzerland and Austria will buy this one anyway, but for those on the fence, I recommend giving this one a shot. Particularly at the slightly reduced $49.99 price tag.
  9. 81
    Those searching for a great tune up to this fall's FIFA 2009 should look no further than the impressive package of UEFA Euro 2008.
  10. The gameplay’s been tightened up, graphically it looks great, the Captain Your Country mode is great fun and most club and international teams are omitted.
  11. This is FIFA 08 with the Euro 2008 license slapped on. Don't expect anything different and you'll be treated to the beautiful game. FIFA fans will enjoy, PES 08 fans may well not.
  12. The big question hanging over Euro 2008 is if it's worth its price tag, given that it's essential a tweaked FIFA 08 and FIFA 09 is only a few months away? The core gameplay has been tweaked enough to make FIFA 08 feel slightly dated, but chances are FIFA 09 will improve on this even further.
  13. Things look very good for "FIFA 09." [May 2008, p.106]
  14. There's the obvious full complement of local and online game modes, but the best new option is the Captain Your Country mode.
  15. UEFA Euro 2008 plays a better game of football than anything else on the market, but only just.
  16. See this game as version 1.1 of FIFA 08, but focused on the UEFA European Championship, and as a nice taste of things to come in the next edition of FIFA.
  17. 80
    EURO 2008 is undoubtedly a step forward for the FIFA series, bringing it tantalizingly close to dethroning the once all conquering "PES."
  18. The normal match modes and multiplayer are a step up from Fifa 08, with player movement and ball control even more realistic than what has come before.
  19. Where this game really shines is online. [June 2008, p.76]
  20. If you are desperate for a good football game, you couldn't find a better game on the market, that's for sure, however a desire to play the game is not likely to last past the summer, certainly not past the probable release of FIFA 09.
  21. 79
    Although there is nothing wrong with the gameplay (which is rock-solid), it's as good as FIFA 2008 - if not ever so slightly more fined tuned. My only concern is why any football fan would want a version that is not as complete as other versions already on the market.
  22. The best version of soccer that EA has put up to date, and just gets me excited for what lies in store for the full game called FIFA 09 this fall!
  23. Soccer diehards will love the action on the pitch and the faithfulness to the pageantry of the UEFA Euro competition. However, given the limited scope of this title, it’s hard to justify paying nearly full price unless you’re a soccer junkie.
  24. UEFA offers a solid game of soccer with no glaring flaws, a slightly steep learning curve, and a deep amount of play options that should keep most players satisfied--at least until next year's installment hits the market.
  25. UEFA Euro 2008 might not be the most original game, but it certainly entertains us... On the other hand the playing time is a bit short, there are a few minor bugs and the game even lacks the Dutch football team.
  26. A good solid soccer title which builds on previous EA soccer titles. Some glitches here and there and a high learning curve means you will need to stick at it, and might put off newcomers to the series. But an incredible match and graphics engine help to make up for this.
  27. 70
    Battle of the Nations is a phenomenal way to stoke the nationalistic fire of the competition in gamers around the world, but it's shutting down the day after the tournament.
  28. An improvement on FIFA 2008 in terms of tempo of play, but this still lacks real bite. [May 2008, p.68]
  29. 62
    Does 50 teams for the price of 570 sound like a good deal to you? If it doesn't, then you don't need UEFA Euro 2008. If it does, you also don't need UEFA Euro 2008, you need professional help. [Issue#165, p.90]

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