FIFA Soccer 08 Wii

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    82
    If you're after a 'serious' football game on the Wii you could do a heck of a lot worse than FIFA 08. If you had concerns about the controls, don't worry - it works. [Dec 2007, p.82]
  2. The on-field play is actually pretty good, forgiving, of course, the standard stumbling points for sports games, like repetitive commentary.
  3. Overall this is a great little package, even though it is one that feels like it won't be truly perfected until next year.
  4. FIFA Soccer 08 on the Wii is not for everyone. In fact, there are a lot of people who will find this title quite dull.
  5. The game modes aren’t as fleshed out as the other versions of the game.
  6. EA's football series makes a moderately successful debut on the Wii, with family-friendly control and some neat minigames.
  7. The control system is the biggest drawback and may be unfixable, due to the very nature of the nunchuk and the remote. However, families that just want to introduce their kids to the world of simulated football may find much to like, with the easy family play option.
  8. Nintendo Gamer
    61
    Patience and perseverance are required. [Dec 2007, p.]
  9. Games Master UK
    61
    A case of unnecessary-motion-controls spoiling a perfectly average football sim. [Dec 2007, p.56]
  10. Wii Sports demonstrated just how much depth can be wrung out of the simplest of mechanics like swinging the Remote. FIFA 08’s approach is almost the opposite, offering a huge variety of gestures that only superficially interact with the game. FIFA is a solid game, but this Wii port makes it harder than it should be to enjoy the strengths of the core design.
  11. 60
    Overall though, FIFA 08 feels like a game that tries to please several people, and instead, pleases a very small minority.
  12. FIFA 08 has laid the groundwork - online and off - for what could be a fantastic franchise on Wii, but until EA figures out how to reconcile FIFA's requisite button combinations with the button-starved Wii controllers, the advanced techniques are useless and on-field options have been cut in half.
  13. FIFA 08 on Wii is a resounding miss. With the controls lacking, multi-platform gamers have little reason to purchase this version, and Wii-only owners will have to wait for something better.

Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Aug 29, 2016
    4
    I got this game for Christmas, I wan't expecting a masterpiece, it's Fifa and I was just expecting a good game to have a good time. Let mw sayI got this game for Christmas, I wan't expecting a masterpiece, it's Fifa and I was just expecting a good game to have a good time. Let mw say I like motions controls in general, zelda SS is amazing, Splatoon change my view on how to play shooters with motion controls being a fantastic way to play them, but the controls here are BROKEN, to pass you wave the remote, to kick wave the remote, to take the ball from the opponent, yeah, wave the remote and this is not the problem, the problem is that, again, it doesn't work. This is the only Wii game I have that the controls are unresponsive. Everything else is okay, not great but bad graphics, there's online but the controls don't work so yeah, enough content. If this game would let you use the Classic controller, this would be a great game, but no, it's the Wii so broken motion controls and nothing else. Full Review »
  2. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    Why is this game getting such low scoresWhy is this game getting such low scores ? Full Review »
  3. AndrewE.
    Dec 30, 2007
    6
    A good game let down purely for the fact that you cant create a league or cup with international teams this ea is an outrage shame shame.