Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. This is 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. Hopefully next time APF will be a fully functional game, so we can focus our complaints on the important issues, like how in the world Bubby Brister made anyone's list of 'legends.'
  3. I wanted to know more about the game’s league, but this title doesn’t deliver. 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. 80
    If you care about playing with Colts and Payton Manning, or you just have to have real teams and stadiums then Madden is your option. But if you want to play a good football game with the players of yesteryear then pick up All-Pro Football 2K8.
  5. PSM Magazine
    The controls are tight, and the playbook is plenty deep. [Oct 2007, p.80]
  6. 76
    There are definitely some good things to build and grow on for next year, but the overall package is too sparse. While much of the gameplay is great, the AI needs a tune-up. If you're looking for a football game expressly for multiplayer, give All-Pro Football 2K8 a chance. But if you're the type that wants a deep single-player experience, you'll want to pass up All-Pro.
  7. 2K football returns with solid gameplay and a new focus on classic players, though the roster isn't the only aspect of the game that feels old.
  8. The game plays as well as ever, but the limited depth means there's less chances to really enjoy it, unless you don't mind playing single seasons over and over.
  9. All-Pro 2K8 isn’t all perfection but is a decent alternative for gamers seeking something other than Madden.
  10. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Beats "Madden," but looks ugly doing it. [Dec 2007, p.84]
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Simply put, it's just not quite good enough.
  15. 70
    The team clearly hasn't kept up with the competition in terms of graphics and presentation, as this year's game doesn't look that much better than the last outing.
  16. Even if it's not quite everything we hoped, we're pumped that 2K football is back in action. Let the competition begin - again.
  17. There is no denying that even with its flaws, All-Pro Football 2K8 is a good solid football title that has some really interesting concepts.
  18. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    With deeper options, this would have been an essential. [Oct 2007, p.100]
  19. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    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]
  20. 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.
  21. The kind of game that needed a lot more work before it was released. While it's great to play as football legends, the roster creation system is incredibly restrictive, and it's impossible to field the kind of team of which you've always dreamed.
  22. All-Pro is still playing at a collegiate level; while not bad in multiplayer online, there’s simply no depth for the single player who is looking to carry a franchise through to greatness over several seasons; that feature’s just completely MIA.
  23. If this were a mid-level priced game, say $29.99, it would be a bargain, but to charge full price for a game that has so little in the way of off the field content is a tough pill to swallow.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. ColinM
    Jan 5, 2009
    Great game play - more realistic than Madden. I love the AFPL and concept of an alternate League. Uniforms and Logos are great....but someGreat game play - more realistic than Madden. I love the AFPL and concept of an alternate League. Uniforms and Logos are great....but some of the Team Names could use changing. I love the Boston Minutemen, Philadelphia Americans, New York Knights, Washington Federals, St Louis Rhinos, Denver Cougars, Texas Rustlers, Dallas Gunslingers, Arizona Scorpions, Seattle Sailors, Atlanta Wasps, Detroit Firebirds, and Ohio Red Dogs. Names that didn't cut it were Las Vegas Rollers, San Francisco Sharks, Los Angeles Ledgens, New Jersey Assasians, Chicago Beasts, Pittsburgh Iron Men, Minneapolis Werewolves, Milwaukee Indians, Tampa Bay Top Guns, Carolina Cobras, and Miami Cyclones. If you are a Alternate Football League lover (think USFL!) then you will be in heaven! Oh yeah - the players faces could have been better (scary zombies!). Full Review »
  2. TimD.
    Oct 3, 2007
    This game is garbage and an utter disappointment. 2k should have stayed in the closet with this utterly lame and boring title.
  3. Rudy
    Aug 28, 2007
    This is a stripped down port of 2K5 without the pro teams or a franchise. They may have fixed some gameplay areas but the graphics are NOT This is a stripped down port of 2K5 without the pro teams or a franchise. They may have fixed some gameplay areas but the graphics are NOT next gen. At full price this unpolished and rushed port is not worth it. Full Review »