Fifa 08 PS3
-Funnest Sports game to play
-Awesome graphics and commentary
-Hundreds of hours of depth and gameplay
-Every playable team you could imagine
-Sometimes spotty AI especially with goalies
Fifa 08 is a fantastic entry in the series and is as close as you can get to a perfect soccer game. There was a point when Winning Eleven owned the soccer video game genre, but once the current generation hit Fifa has passed Winning Eleven as the best soccer franchise.
Fifa 08 is the first true fifa game for the 360, and it lives up to all the hype. The first reason why I love this game is because it is downright fun. This is the most fun I have had playing nearly any game of all genres. I have spent countless hours playing fifa 08, and there was not a dull moment. You can easily play this game for 500 hours if you wanted to.
There are many features in the game that make it a great title. The biggest draw is the incredibly deep manager mode where you can play as your favorite team or select a bad team and rebuild them to a powerhouse. On the management side there is a lot to do from scouting to managing finances and players As your team gains experience on the pitch you can upgrade the stats of your players. Fifa 08 also has a great online component with ranked matches, interactive leagues, and even be a pro mode. Be a Pro mode is when you only control one player while keeping the right positioning on the pitch. This mode is fun to play and truly tests your footy skills. The only disappointing game modes are the online leagues in which it is almost impossible to set up and find a player for a league game.
The graphics and commentary in Fifa 08 are outstanding and can not be beat by any other sports game. The player models are outstanding and there are no graphical hiccups to be found anywhere in the game. The same can be said for the commentary as Andy Grey and Martin Taylor provide great voice work. The game also features a wide variety of music tracks for load screens and menu navigation.
Overall Fifa 08 is one of my favorite games. I could easily play this over and over again and it never gets boring. Pick it up now, and look out for fifa 09 in October.