Critic & User Reviews
posted by aenderw (GREENSBORO, NC) May 22, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
11 out of 11 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
UEFA 08 introduces the 'Captain Your Country' feature, essentially an extension of 'Be A Pro' across the entire season. Your chosen player and three other mates from his team drop to B-team status and you're forced to work your way back up. You earn attribute points to distribute for yourself and chosen teammates in order to get a spot on the actual team of your choice.
The only real problem with the game is A.I. So if you've opted to play 'Captain Your Country', you have to rely on spotty computer controlled teammates. Sometimes they'll catch a pass, sometimes they'll let it go. Most of the time, the goalie reacts well. Other times, he'll dive into a ball leaving the opposing corner open. It's a small price to pay, and doesn't detract from the overall experience very often, if at all.
Other modes include the 'Knockout Cup' (bracket style tourney) and 'Battle of the Nations' (online mode, with a points system) from Fifa 08.
The controls have received a welcome overhaul, as passing, shooting, and movement in general is much less of a chore. Not to mention, the animation is much more fluid in UEFA thanks to improved graphics over Fifa 08. The only blips I've seen occur during the replays.
The audio is spot on. Still no 'on the field' talk, but Fifa 09 isn't far off (hah).
As with any football title, it's worth a rent if you're moderately interested. Most of the diehard fans (myself included) will enjoy every minute of this game.
Surprisingly Intense....Surprisingly Hard
posted by notthatguy (BOSSIER CITY, LA) Oct 21, 2008
Member since Dec 2007
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
My first instinct was to rip it out of my console, but I decided to keep playing to see if the game (or myself) improved at all.(Just so you know, I did choose a good team)which is not the best way to earn team points, but is supposed to be best for actually winning!
Four hours later, I was still playing with a furious, yet crazed determination that I was going to score a goal. I did end up scoring two total goals, one on accident past my own goalie, the other a miracle from God!
The reason I had such a difficult time was that the players without the ball can run faster than the player with the ball....which I guess is kinda true in real soccer, but SUCKS for video games! I was always overcome by the opposing team, and was not able to find a workable strategy to overcome this problem.(Yes, I passed the ball....more times than necessary). Slidetackling in this game is truly an art, and will most often land you a yellow card rather than a steal. I probably should have looked online for hints and tips, but I was so emersed and involved in this game that I thought I could just keep playing and eventually find something that worked....nope.
Anyway, the graphics were great, character movements were realistic and fluid, the announcers had a creepy accuracy and intelligence to what was happening in the game. The controls were simple and responsive. Oh, and if you have a small standard def TV...you might want to leave this one alone. The players were a little smaller than they should have been....at least IMHO.
There was a lot of detail in this game, and it was done very well and it is one of the most surprisingly INTENSE sports games I've played thus far, I just sucked at it. It almost resulted in a broken controller until I thought to myself "Yeah, not on this game bro....not on this game.
posted by chargersjr (IMPERIAL BEACH, CA) Jul 15, 2008
Member since Apr 2008
1 out of 6 gamers (17%) found this review helpful
posted by anaelena (GRAND ISLAND, NE) Jun 3, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
i love the game bit
posted by pjlq1990 (STROUDSBURG, PA) Mar 9, 2010
Member since Mar 2010
Totally fun game
posted by Pmbumfoi1 (VANCOUVER, WA) Jul 3, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
posted by spencerj07 (ANNAPOLIS, MD) Mar 12, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
UEFA Euro 2008
posted by caseyscott (CALDWELL, ID) Feb 1, 2009
Member since Apr 2008
Best game till date
posted by Rock2Roll (MADISON, WI) Oct 14, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
Way below expectation
posted by tony13 (BOTHELL, WA) Oct 11, 2008
Member since May 2008
posted by gregboam (GLENDALE, AZ) Sep 25, 2008
Member since Jun 2008