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Rugby-08.290915
7.4 out of 10

Rugby 08

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 8
8.0

Rugby finally hits the drop goal on PS2

tangoman1..., Ciao
28 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Rugby 08 is a great game for the PS2 and as a PS2 presentation is quite impressive with its graphics. I have previously played rugby games on the PS2 and been fairly unimpressed with the titles out there and that includes EA's previous offerings but thankfully EA appeared to have listened to the gamers and their demands based on the previews I had read and so took a chance on picking this one up in my local game store.
  • Pros: Great gameplay, good graphics for PS2 standards, excellent audio and commentary
  • Cons: Scrums and rucks are difficult to get used to
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Overall 8
8.0

8.9/10

hippievanman, Dooyoo
31 August 2009
  • Excerpt: There's nothing like a bunch of men in mini-shorts smashing into each other at high velocity to get the heart rate pulsing. As big fans of EA's rugby franchise, EA's best rugby effort since relaunching the franchise in 2000, there was a silent air of anticipation in the IGN offices ahead of the arrival of Rugby 08. When the disk arrived, the silence was filled with the thumping slap of man-flesh on man-flesh... and then we started playing the game.
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Overall 6
6.0

Addictive but rubbish

conorbobo, Dooyoo
23 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Rugby 08 is the newest installment of the rugby series from ea. This game involves the simulation of rugby union games with the majority of major teams in the world, world and club level. This game is an extremely addictive and fun game although it does suffer in its realism and graphics. The gameplay is great, you can have hours of fun scoring many different types of tries aswell as kicking goals from as far as possible.
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Overall 8
8.0

A great PS2 game which is one for the casual gamer or serious gamer

tangoman84, Dooyoo
14 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Rugby 08 is a great game for the PS2 and as a PS2 presentation is quite impressive with its graphics. I have previously played rugby games on the PS2 and been fairly unimpressed with the titles out there and that includes EA's previous offerings but thankfully EA appeared to have listened to the gamers and their demands based on the previews I had read and so took a chance on picking this one up in my local game store.
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Overall 8
8.0

The best rugby game i have ever played.

godsman, Dooyoo
1 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Im not a huge rugby fan and mainly only bought this game to try and learn more about the rules of rugby. Which worked fine. I found the game very easy to play, easier once I discovered the rules better, and slowly found myself getting very into rugby and now classifying myself as a Leeds Rhinos fan, even though that is rugby league and not union, which i do prefer.
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Overall 6
6.0

if you want a rugby game, buy this. if you want a game on a par with the fifa series, dont.

thomas999, Dooyoo
21 March 2009
  • Excerpt: i am a fan af rugby as well as a player myself and i jumped at the chance to own a rubgy game on ps2. I got this game home and as a fan of sports games was unfortunately disapointed. I am particually a fan of the fifa football games and found that this game, created i believe by the same company, was not in the same league. The graphics of the rugby game were so much worse i couldnt believe my eyes, and for the same price, i felt rather ripped off.
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Overall 6
6.0

the best there is, but still only average

htlewis, Dooyoo
14 January 2009
  • Excerpt: I have always been a much bigger rugby fan than football fan. Because of this I have always been on the lookout for a really good rugby game for my PS2. I always got annoyed by the fact that there are so many seemingly good football games (not that I have played many of them) and yet not so many good rugby games. I was not so impressed with this game. I found the controls to be clumsey and hard to get used to.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great to begin with and then gets too easy

Kpnuts158, Dooyoo
25 November 2008
  • Excerpt: This game is brilliant for the first month or so. The graphics looking amazing, the details on the players and teams is impressive, and the game play is easy to pick up but takes a while to master. However when you have completed the major tournaments you will have honed your skills and mastered the basic techniques you need to know. Much vaunted in this version is the new AI of the computer opponents and how they will stop you from scoring. Simply that is not true.
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Overall 8
8.0

A brilliant rugby experience.

louly_booly, Dooyoo
20 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The immaculate timing of the release of this game has given EA an even bigger back pocket, this is because if you're a rugby fan and a gaming fan, you would have been begging for a game like this to come out during rugbys biggest tournament and, well, it did. On saying that, it doesn't seem like a quick rush job to get the game out on time, the gameplay is superb and the attention they have given to things such as set pieces is second to none.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

adam1132, Ciao
9 September 2008
  • Excerpt: If u are a big rugby ranthis game is right for u , if u love the great impact of rugby this game has all the action for u , the graphics are good , the game play is very life like and isnt to hard to play
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