All-Pro Football 2K8 Image
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Imagine Rice, Unitas, Butkus, and Singletary. In their prime. On the same field. Maybe even the same team. Imagine preparing a precision squad of mercenaries—even building your own players. Imagine football action the way football is really played. Now imagine the best gridiron game coming back for more. Imagine Football Resurrected. This is All Pro Football 2K8. Draft your dream team from football’s legendary players--over 240 of them. Choose your arena and pump up the fan base to create stadium energy you can feel. Next Gen Graphics feature thousands of new player animations—games come alive with sweat and steam, rabid fans in the stands and dynamic weather challenges. 2K Broadcasting – A new style combining TV broadcast with on-field commentary to put you closer to the action than ever before. 2K Beats – Kick it off with original soundtracks, mashups and remixes by an all-pro producer with legendary artists. [2K Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. A great game. There are so many elements to this title that will knock your socks off. It is not the true NFL simulator that is Madden, but it is an awesome football game that plays better than the competition in many regards.
  2. Even with some missing features that longtime sport gamers have become accustomed to and some notable flaws in the gameplay balance on the field, nothing stops the pure fun factor of playing All Pro Football 2K8 from shining through. Here’s hoping we see the continuation of this series.
  3. With no franchise mode, Crib, or many amenities apart from nice stadiums, it’s the lack of connection with the league itself, not the fact that the NFL is missing, that is a letdown. Bolster this aspect and make some gameplay tweaks, and All-Pro Football will threaten Madden’s NFL more than the XFL ever did.
  4. It's nice to see that Madden has competition again, but this just isn't the year where All-Pro challenges seriously.
  5. A lot of fun. It’s just that there’s not much here to keep the fun going unless you head online for the leagues or tournaments. While for the latest installments in an established series, it’s a bit of a disappointment. For the first installment of a promising, new series, it’s a pretty good start.
  6. Even if it's not quite everything we hoped, we're pumped that 2K football is back in action. Let the competition begin - again.
  7. The more you know about football then the more you'll get out of this game. There are some superb play-calling aspects on offer, like the ability to change routes on the fly for your receivers, but again, this is something only the hardcore will make use of.

See all 22 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. LeoF.
    Aug 3, 2007
    10
    Gameplay is what a game should be worried about when first conceived and this game shows that, that formula works.
  2. Moo
    Jul 28, 2007
    9
    You guys that are rating this game very low are either brain dead to what real football should be like or just one track minded Madden Zombies. People need to STOP comparing this game to Madden. They are both football games but thats where the comparison should end. This is football realism. If you know and love the game of football you will truly love this game and appreciate the depth and control 2k8 gives you. Expand
  3. JobAdkins
    Jan 1, 2009
    9
    Lets get real,Madden is overrated and not good football.It was good back in 2004,2005 but it is terrible on the next generation consoles.The 2K series has always had the best football but madden was close for a while.That is the reason,of course,that they snatched the license so 2K couldn't make anymore football titles.Here it is though and it is great!The game play is untouchable and that is what really counts.I'm just knocking some points off because of the lack of features that they left out of this title.I'm writing this review way after this title came out and I've played madden 06,07,08,09 they suck and i don't think they will ever get it together on the next-gen consoles.Blitz the league I and II are better then the madden series,so take my word,play this and the other 2K football titles from the past and wait for the next installment.Don't waist your time with madden just because there the only football game out there,thats being a sell out.NFL 2K2,2K3,2K4,2K5 are incredible games.I give this title a 9.1 Expand
  4. JohnI.
    Jul 18, 2007
    8
    This is a real football game EA. I had been playing Madden since 199. But since All Pro 2K8 has hit the market, I will never spend 60 bucks for that other football game. Get it together EA. Expand
  5. MarkB.
    Jul 23, 2007
    8
    Good gameplay/graphics/presentation. needs work on playclock/ commentary is redundent/d-line shifs.
  6. ScottyP.
    Jul 23, 2007
    7
    This is BY FAR the best playing football game on the market. From a gameplay standpoint, it is everything you expect from a football game. All the little nuances are there. The players move and react like you would expect them to. The running and passing game are both spot on and some of the defensive glitches from 2K5 have been adressed and fixed. Where the game falls flat on it's face is features. What features? There are not many. Lack of a franchise mode, lack of a fantasy draft, lack of multiplayer season or franchise modes. It hurts. The graphics look good enough on an HDTV, but are not quite as polished as they could be. The animations are insane though. Every little movement has been captured and replicated. Overall, the game is entertaining. The gameplay is amazing, but the replay value may be lacking a little bit for some people. Expand
  7. McBain17
    Sep 4, 2007
    0
    If you read my review on this years Madden then my score here really reflects my dislike for this game. I wanted, NEEDED for this game to be awesome. Unfortunantly it just falls short. The legends portion is tight, but needs WAAYYYY more options. From there on out it goes down the tubes. Game play is aweful, graphics horrid, and depth nonexistent. Maybe a another year or two and 2k will be a contender again. Maybe... Expand

See all 27 User Reviews