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GF Rating
7.5

1092 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

fantastic soccer sim marred by high difficulty

posted by HardBoiled (TARZANA, CA) Jan 2, 2008

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Member since Aug 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Let me get one thing out of the way. This game looks and sounds fantastic. Very realistic player models, great arena sound effects, tolerable commentary, and a nice soundtrack. However, all the glitz and glamor is hampered by a very steep learning curve and almost unbeatable A.I (even on amateur level). I can appreciate the fact that the developer wanted to create a realistic soccer game that includes all the fancy footwork and technicalities that you find in real life, but this is a video game and need not be so authentic. As a veteran of previous FIFA games, I found it extremely difficult to remember the complicated controls. And when you are close to scoring only to forget a basic command or pull of the wrong move makes the whole thing frustrating. And even on the easiest setting, the A.I can be quite unforgiving. Soccer need not be this complicated as using only half of the tricks and special maneuvers is all that is needed, not to mention, because of the A.I you will never find a chance to pull of some of the fancier moves. A simplified control scheme and more balanced A.I would have made this an incredible game.Playing online and multiplayer though, make this a fantastic game. Aside from the standard exhibition mode, you get a variety of modes to satisfy any fan of the sport. I highly recommend renting before purchasing. Lets hope EA gets it right in 08.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

ok but doesnt flow

posted by FAHQGAMEQ (EMERYVILLE, CA) Mar 6, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

this game was alright, i found the passing very awkward and it seemed to kill the flow of the gameplay. it was like it took a second for the guys to respond to the button being pushed. i dont know, i'm a fan of fifa but this one didnt do it for me. i think all of these games should have a world cup option, not only the ones released on cup years. kind of weak. anyway it's worth checking out if you are a fan but otherwise maybe check something else.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Fifa 08

posted by ridgeracer (LEMONT, IL) Nov 7, 2007

Member since Jan 2007

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I think Fifa 08 is the best sports game so far that is out on the market. It is awesome. The graphics are so real. I love it. It is the most popular video game in Europe. The moves are pretty hard to do in game situations though. Overall it is a great game

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