Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. Even if it's not quite everything we hoped, we're pumped that 2K football is back in action. Let the competition begin - again.
  2. It's nice to see that Madden has competition again, but this just isn't the year where All-Pro challenges seriously.
  3. If you’re looking for a deep single-player experience with a lot of modes and cutting edge presentation, leave All-Pro Football 2K8 on the bench. But if you’re simply looking for straight-up solid football to play online or with friends, All-Pro Football 2K8 answers the call.
  4. In a nutshell...if you like playing online, and like 2K football, you can't go wrong with All-Pro Football 2K8. If you're primarily an offline gamer, it's questionable at best.
  5. The novelty of getting to play again with your childhood heroes and players old enough to be mythological legends fails to make up for graphics that would be unacceptable on the original Xbox and a bare-bones set of game modes.
  6. 65
    This is a solid game overall -- and without a doubt, All-Pro Football should continue building on this foundation. But if you were expecting 2K euphoria after two years on the sidelines, you'll be disappointed, as this one's got rust in many of the wrong places.
  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.
  8. 70
    The game shipped with passable production values, dated graphics, and a minimal number of play modes, so it's hard to consider this a good value at the $59.99 price point. On the other hand, if you're a die-hard football fan and want to once again experience 2K's style of play, then this is your only option.
  9. Technically there's nothing wrong with the game -- had it released in 2006. While it's great to have Visual Concepts back, they definitely left room for improvement for All-Pro Football 2K9, and improvement is certainly what's needed for this next generation of football games.
  10. 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.
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    67
    It's a real shame, though, that the developers thought that simply putting the name of a Hall of Famer on the jersey was enough. [Sept 2007, p.86]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 52
  2. Negative: 13 out of 52
  1. 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.TheLets 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 Full Review »
  2. May 28, 2015
    10
    Best football to date. 10 out of 10. Needs separate stadium for bowl game and experience, but still excellent. Haven't played madden since andBest football to date. 10 out of 10. Needs separate stadium for bowl game and experience, but still excellent. Haven't played madden since and it's 2015. Full Review »
  3. Jun 6, 2013
    8
    2K football games went under when EA Sports bought the rights in 2005. So what did 2K sports do? They signed a huge amount of legendary2K football games went under when EA Sports bought the rights in 2005. So what did 2K sports do? They signed a huge amount of legendary players and produced a very good football game. It lacks many features and little can be played, unlike NFL 2K5. But it is still a very good game. Full Review »