FIFA Soccer 08 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: The FIFA Soccer 08 next-gen gameplay engine, built to maximize the power of Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3, delivers animations and ball control that is so responsive you feel like you are actually on the pitch. Players in FIFA Soccer 08 now benefit from A.I. so smart, it features a 35-pointThe FIFA Soccer 08 next-gen gameplay engine, built to maximize the power of Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3, delivers animations and ball control that is so responsive you feel like you are actually on the pitch. Players in FIFA Soccer 08 now benefit from A.I. so smart, it features a 35-point decision engine which enables players to process multiple decisions and reactions in real-time. The A.I.'s dynamic ‘Threat Map’ system captures the excitement and realism of soccer. Players are now aware of their surroundings, reacting authentically to threats and opportunities to make intelligent football decisions. A true next-generation ball-striking engine calculates shot success by combining an almost infinite number of different contexts, including ball spin, pressure from defenders, player attributes, and even air pressure to recreate the drama and unpredictable nature of shooting. A new play mode called Be A Pro locks you in the role of a single player and challenges you to master the same disciplines as a real soccer player—from positioning and tackling to reading the field and passing. FIFA Soccer 08 introduces skill moves with a true next-generation organic 'building-block' system enabling you to combine tricks and skill moves together to recreate signature moves from the real-world superstars or define your own style of play. Animations can be interrupted at any time to transition into a new move, enabling you to read and respond to the defence, just like real life. Master the skills to break down the defence, elude your marker and lead your team to victory. Represent your club online against your rivals throughout the season in the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League or Mexican 1st Division. When they play, you play. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. 91
    Thanks to genuine challenge, bruising A.I., a significantly improved Manager Mode, and more involving evolutionary player aspects, this year's FIFA emerges as yet another successful edition to EA's once vilified football portfolio.
  2. Perhaps the place where FIFA 08 shines the brightest is in what I am considering the revolutionary mode of online play.
  3. FIFA 08 is not the first next-gen soccer game, but it's the first one to really feel like a full next-gen game.
  4. Minus its hiccups in gameplay and difficulty, FIFA 08 is a good game. It's just not a great game when compared to the reigning king of soccer games, Winning Eleven (Pro Evolution Soccer in Europe).
  5. Sadness in that here we have a lovely looking and functionally excellent game, but it's just not got that certain je ne sais quoi, that va-va-voom.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    80
    By far the best, most revined version of FIFA yet - its presentation and 'big game feel' are second to none. [Dec 2007, p.78]
  7. 'Be a Pro' is interesting, but far from reaching its true potential. FIFA 08 is like many a top team’s season; plenty of the sublime, but some glaring errors hold it back from greatness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. DavidD
    Mar 9, 2008
    10
    Apocalypse B is one of the most stupid people that the world has ever had the misfortune to bear host to.FIFA 08 outstrips PES 2008 inApocalypse B is one of the most stupid people that the world has ever had the misfortune to bear host to.FIFA 08 outstrips PES 2008 in gameplay,graphics,commentary and fun.And all the other categories.
    P.S(For you,Mr A B):You are an idiot.Go to another planet where you can do no harm and insults.
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  2. BassamA.
    Nov 27, 2007
    10
    I think it's the best football game released ever. It's more realistic than any other football games. Plus the graphics is amazing. I think it's the best football game released ever. It's more realistic than any other football games. Plus the graphics is amazing. Online features also excellent. Expand
  3. Jan 1, 2015
    10
    BEST GAME EVR !0/10 The game is great. Graphics are above average. Game Modes are acceptable. The only problem with the game modes is thatBEST GAME EVR !0/10 The game is great. Graphics are above average. Game Modes are acceptable. The only problem with the game modes is that they should have added become a goalkeeper. Other than that, the game is one of the best soccer games I've ever played Expand
  4. ThePhantom
    Oct 7, 2007
    8
    This years Fifa is a big improvement on what EA have previously dished out. They have made great strides to make the game far more playable This years Fifa is a big improvement on what EA have previously dished out. They have made great strides to make the game far more playable and realistic. The graphics are also neat with every stripe looking very sharp. One issue is with the overal presentation of the game. The commentary really needs improving. Overall a big improvement, however EA still have work to do. Expand
  5. DaveM.
    Oct 20, 2007
    8
    Good game. Online does have voice communication. Aaron B. is not correct.
  6. ChristopherH.
    Oct 25, 2007
    7
    This is a much improvment from Fifa 07. The commentary is great, graphics immense, Atmosphere and feel amazing but the game is still lacking This is a much improvment from Fifa 07. The commentary is great, graphics immense, Atmosphere and feel amazing but the game is still lacking that cutting edge. The players still never go towards the ball and that is just rubbish as it restricts the way you can pass the ball around. I have owned this and will now be switching to Pro Evo 08 as overall a better football game. Come on EA sort the problems out that are needed. Expand
  7. yuvalToren
    Jul 23, 2008
    1
    I find that the AI literally cheats. It will give itself possession after the ball clearly goes out off of one of its own players. It willI find that the AI literally cheats. It will give itself possession after the ball clearly goes out off of one of its own players. It will call fouls on me indiscriminately while almost never calling a foul on itself, which is especially frustrating considering (a) that I have absolutely no way of controlling whether or not my tackle is a foul, and (b) the AI's tackles are often incredibly vicious with no ball contact and are (almost) never called. The Ai is also essentially impossible to tackle; your player just runs alongside the AI player until he decides to pass. I do not have XBOX Live, so I can't say anything about the online multiplayer, but the single player modes are extremely frustrating due to the terribly programmed AI. Expand

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