Excerpt: We had great plans for this summer in the VideoGamer.com office. We'd already agreed that we'd be stopping work to watch England games during Euro 2008, set up a makeshift bar, wear our England shirts and shout a lot - presumably at the ref.
Conclusion: UEFA Euro 2008 is another step in the right direction for the EA brand of football. If you didn’t grab FIFA 08, or are heavily invested into this year’s tournament, then the game is well worth a shot.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The UEFA Euro 2008 is over and Spain has taken the cup to their homeland and the Germans are probably still crying over losing it in the final. This year’s European nation’s tournament was among the best ever held in its history.
Excerpt: You may be thinking to yourself, 'why is EA releasing another soccer game? Don't we already have FIFA?' Well, yes, we do. But, you see, with the Euro 2008 approaching its start, it's only right for a videogame to fill the void of those who wish to virtually recreate their own Euro 2008.
Excerpt: UEFA Euro 2008 is the inevitable EA Sports tie-in for the summer soccer tournament taking place in Austria and Switzerland. Like your above average EA football title, the game features uncannily lifelike visual representations of the world's best players, playing in what the developer claims is a...
Conclusion: Despite its smaller scope, Euro 2008 replicates the drama of a major international cup competition very well. The gameplay isn't a significant enough an improvement over FIFA 08 to make it easily recommendable as an upgrade given the sticker price, but if you're yet to experience EA's football...
Pros: Plays a great game of football, Excellent crowd noise, Realistic, challenging AI.
Cons: Almost the same game engine as FIFA 08, No club teams.
Conclusion: Overall the EA football games are showing definite signs of improvement; Euro 2008 builds upon FIFA 08 adding nice little tweaks and plays a great game of football. The commentary and controllable celebrations are definite plusses. But a build up of minor niggles keeps this game from being a nine.
Pros: Plays a good game of footie, Controllable celebrations, All the official tournament logos, Captain Your Country mode
Cons: Hit ‘n’ miss visuals, Where are the Netherlands?, Silly minor problems and graphical glitches