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Having been torn between the Fifa & Pro evolution soccer series for a number of years, this is the title that has pushed me towards Fifa. Fifa 07 was good, but this is fantastic. Graphically the game is not bad considering we now have next-gen consoles. The gameplay is what makes this game so good. The controls feel like-like, instant reactions from the players as soon as a button is pushed, unlike years gone by where it takes a second or so to respond.
Another plus point is the quality of the passing and shooting system. No longer will a pass just land at the feet of a teammate, with balls being hit long, short and generally not being hit very well. The new shooting system means that you can score any type of goal, as opposed to older versions of this game where every goal looks the same. You really feel you have accomplished something when you score a goal on this as it can be quite tricky to break a defence down.
The game also features a new co-op be a pro season mode where up to 4 friends can take control of 1 footballer from a team and progress through the season, eventually hoping to become captain. This works quite well but the highlight for me again is the new improved manager mode. Play season after season trying to win all the big domestic and european trophies which include domestic leagues, cups, champions league and Uefa cup.
All in all a must for any true football fan and honestly as i have played the xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of this game. Gameplay wise you cannot beat this PS2 version.
FIFA 08 challenges players to master the skills required to play like a professional ... more
soccer player. Fans around the world can experience the same highs and lows of real-world players and tackle the challenges they face on a daily basis. The FIFA Soccer 08 next-gen gameplay engine, built to maximize the power of the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION 3 computer and entertainment system, delivers animations and ball control that is so responsive you feel like you are actually on the pitch. Players are now aware of their surroundings, reacting authentically to threats and opportunities to make intelligent decisions. Now with the FIFA 08 shooting system you can enjoy even more control and precision in front of the goal to become a true marksman. For the first time ever, fans playing FIFA 08 will face the pressure to improve their game that real-world players endure every day. 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 professional player--from positioning and tackling to reading the field and passing. FIFA 08 now gives every football fan the chance to perform pro skills with a true next-generation organic 'building-block'â¢ system. You can combine tricks and skill moves together to recreate signature moves from the real-world superstars or define your own style of play. You can even capture video of your best moves and goals in-game and upload to the FIFA 08 website to show off your style and celebrate your glory with friends across the globe. The award-winning Interactive Leagues debuts on the Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION 3 as part of the deepest online feature set to date. Represent your club online (Internet connection required for online play) against your rivals throughout the season in the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League or Mexican 1st Division. When they play, you play. Plus, create and organise your own multiplayer Friends Leagues and tournaments with all the tools in-game.