Summary: This is the best game I've ever played. I just don't want to stop playing. Although some bad things are: The online gaming is poor. It's not as close as Fifa to the reality. Sometimes the players aren't in their best moment. They get slow and lose ball control.
Summary: I own a PS3 and have both FIFA 2008 and PES 2008. After having played both for a while I find FIFA is better by far. The movement of the players is much realistic in FIFA while it realy bothers me to have to edit the team names and player names in PES to match the real ones. After being a fan of PES/Winning Eleven for several years I am definitely moving to FIFA.
If you had other PES 08 version, forgot about this one.
Richard "The Lion Heart", Amazon
19 January 2009
Summary: I had the PC and the PS3 Jap version of this game, and trust me; there's nothing new, only a few stadium added, but no single player roster update. However it did fix some replay lag, but overall lag still there when viewing cinematic in the intro, is probably good for those never play PES 08 before, just don't expect a lot to compare to Fifa(PS3 Version), Fifa version of PS3 was a lot better than PES other than gameplay.
Summary: Pro Evolution soccer is a great game, I play it with my neighbor all the time, and yet everytime we get surprised by how awesome this game is... We started our own team, and the players we got just sucked! But as we advanced in the tournament, our players skills were improving, now we have a respectable team that we can be proud of.
Summary: First of all, I have PS3 but I bought a PS2 version of the game. The online mode is lagging so bad. the player move around without your control. also, PS3 have less Stadium then PS2. If I not remember wrong. PS3 only have 10 stadium vs PS 2 35 Stadium. PS2 get the World Tour Mode, which PS3 doesn't have. Xbox 360 and PS3 has so many bug. go Google search PES 2008 bug. you will know what I am talking about here. Very Disappointed fans of WE series.
Summary: If you are used to PES 2007 or WE 10, you'll be a little disappointed. Gameplay is a lot more realistic, but slower. The game became a lot harder than the previous versions. You must choose a team a lot superior than the other in order to perform some of the plays that you could before. The graphics could be a lot better, it does not unleash the true potential of the console, and the playability isn't that amusing as the previous versions. Yet, it's still a lot of fun.
Summary: I am a PES/Winning Eleven fan, I switched from FIFA series about 7 years ago, but this version is much worse than the previews one. Most of the time I play in the Xbox Live, and it is impossible to play in this version because there are several serious flaws: 1) the game difficult is set as Beginner, that means all players, except the one you have control, are terrible, including your goalkeeper.
Summary: I've read a lot about the problems this game has been having on the PS3... talks of slow-down in the game play, reviews coming mostly from Europe, particulary the UK. I'm not sure what is different here in the US, but I've had absolutely no slow-down problem of any sort. I've played it on my Standard-TV (non-HD) and my HD set, and everything is running smooth.