Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is arguably the best football game to own for your PSP (or any system for that matter).
  2. The best footy game on PSP and quite honestly as good as it gets on handheld. [Mar 2008, p.75]
  3. 89
    A bona-fide PES game on the PSP, PES 2008 admittedly only takes small steps from last year’s title, but it takes all the right ones.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. ZidaneSAID
    Aug 17, 2008
    8
    By far the best PES on the PSP, but it's still not the perfect conversion of the PS2 version, and I'm not talking about the graphicsBy far the best PES on the PSP, but it's still not the perfect conversion of the PS2 version, and I'm not talking about the graphics nor the controls...
    There are also from time to time some kind of "lag" during wireless games that completely screws the game.
    Also, the games lacks a true training mode, but fortunately, the master league mode is here and it's absolutely fantastic.
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  2. MaciejS.
    Apr 18, 2008
    3
    This game COULD be so great... with the help of a single patch you can bring your whole football world to a up to date state, the graphics This game COULD be so great... with the help of a single patch you can bring your whole football world to a up to date state, the graphics are great... BUT: This game cheats. Constantly. Your players work completely differently then the AI ones. There are "phases" when it's simply impossible to stop an AI player without committing a yellow card foul. The players both on the offense and the defense position themselves totally different for you or the AI (just try playing against a team, you just controlled leaving the default settings for this team on... You'll see what I mean) - The AI has always up to 7,8 players in the box while your sorry defense line waits to be broken somewhere between the middle line and the 16m... It could be great but is simply frustrating. Sure, you can learn how to beat the AI, but it's not because you play it as a football game on the same terms, it's because you learn to dribble in circles forever until you get an opening on goal etc... I call this meta-gaming and it's not what I want to get. Full Review »
  3. [Annymous]
    Apr 12, 2008
    10
    Simply must own for every futbol fan.