Excerpt: Here we are again, at the end of the year, with EA’s seemingly endless wave of new sports titles. Save for the US (where Madden NFL is king), FIFA is by far the best selling title in the annual line-up.
Excerpt: Soccer is a funny sport. I've can, and have, played numerous soccer videogames and usually enjoy myself. However, when it comes to watching the real thing, it can never hold my attention for longer than a few minutes of regulation time.
Excerpt: There is much about football that doesn't make sense. How Chelsea can let go of Jose Mourinho, one of the greatest managers in the world, is one example. That England fans expect the national team to win every game despite having failed to win anything in over 50 years is another.
Excerpt: What makes a great football (soccer) game? Solid gameplay? Licensed teams and players? High end graphics?FIFA 08 on the PS3 has all these and more.When you first load the game up you’ll be asked to choose your favourite team, this sets them as the default selection for the game modes, which can be...
Excerpt: Are you ready for some Futbol? EA Sports is as ready as ever, and once again FIFA brings soccer action to living rooms everywhere. This year it promised to do a better job simulating the sport than ever before in attempt to take the crown from the competition.
Conclusion: Despite the game's few drawbacks in game play, the overall experience, as previously mentioned, is positive. has a lot of diversity of its game play and offers an addictive, easy to learn experience for soccer fanatics.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is For years now the FIFA series have been taking the back seat to the Pro evolution series. Even though for most years FIFA featured superior graphics, the game play exceptionality is what the game was missing.
Excerpt: For as long as I've been playing FIFA, which is probably since FIFA 99 on the PC, I have always loved the series for its accessibility and fun. FIFA, despite being one of the very few soccer franchises out there, has perhaps been the longest running fun soccer game.
Conclusion: Finally, at the end of the day, the ramped up AI intelligence and more difficult goal scoring are easily the most noticeable changes that set FIFA 08 apart from its predecessors. It is both a blessing and a curse, because when you do finally score a goal, you feel an immense satisfaction from the...
Summary: UK REVIEW--FIFA 08 is the first game in EA Sports' long-running football series to hit the PlayStation 3. The developer has promised to refine last year's effort while delivering a host of new gameplay modes and features.
Pros: Noticeably slower playing style, Challenging opponent AI, Mountain of game modes, Deep online and offline play, Peerless presentation and authenticity
Cons: Steep learning curve, Trick system a little too powerful, Slightly confusing menu system