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FIFA 08
FIFA Soccer 08
FIFA 08 Coverart.png
The UK cover featuring Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho.
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Designer(s) Joe Booth
Jonathan Gallina
Darren Hedges
David Hoffmann
Kaz Makita
Gary Paterson
Jamie Toghill
Series FIFA series
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
PlayStation Portable
PlayStation 2
Nintendo
Nintendo DS
Wii
Microsoft
Xbox 360
Windows
Nokia
N-Gage 2
Tectoy
Zeebo

Mobile[1]

Release date(s) JP September 27, 2007
AUS September 27, 2007
EUR September 28, 2007
NA October 8, 2007
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer, Multiplayer online
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone
OFLC: General
PEGI: 3+
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Wii Optical Disc, UMD, Cartridge
System requirements Processor: 1.3 Ghz (Windows Vista: 1.5 Ghz)
RAM: 256 MB (Windows Vista: 512 MB)
Video card: 64 MB RAM to 128 MB RAM

FIFA 08 (named FIFA Soccer 08 in North America) is the 3rd most recent installment of EA Sports' series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts worldwide under the EA Sports label. It was released on all popular gaming formats in September 2007 in Europe and Australasia, and in October 2007 in North America. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game feature an improved game engine with superior graphics and different commentators and are dubbed "next-generation" by EA. On all other platforms - including the PC - the game utilizes an older engine. The Nintendo DS version features fewer teams, stadiums, game modes and kits due to the limitations of the machine's storage medium. Commentary comes from Sky Sports' Martin Tyler and Andy Gray on next generation consoles; however, ITV Sports' Clive Tyldesley partners Gray on current generation consoles, and the PC version of the game. On the DS version of the game, Tyldesley is by himself.

The tagline for the game is "Can You FIFA 08?." [2] The theme song is "Sketches (20 Something Life)" by La Rocca, from the album The Truth.

Contents

New features

New features that were not in FIFA 07 include "Be a Pro Mode", where the player plays as only one player (the player can be changed) throughout the entire match.[3] However, this mode is not available for goalkeepers.

New features for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 include cooperative online play and a change of controls which features the right stick as a way of selecting which player to be on defense. However, this control setting can be changed back to the FIFA 07 configuration as well as other preset control configurations. In addition, the online mode has a new addition with interactive leagues, where players choose a league, a team, and play against real-life opponents. While not an entirely new feature, FIFA 08 includes new trick moves which can be used by using the right analog stick which were for the most part, absent in FIFA 07. In general, the speed of game also has decreased in FIFA 08.

Leagues and teams

FIFA 08 includes 621 licensed teams, 30 leagues (including all 27 leagues from FIFA 07),[4] and more than 15,000 licensed players.[5] Out of the 621 teams that comprise the game, 29 appear unlicensed, 13 of them being national teams.

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Leagues

National Teams

FIFA 08 has 43 teams in its international division. The most notable exclusion is Japan (who made it into the round of 16 in the 2002 World Cup, but whose licensing rights currently belong to Konami). The following international teams are playable in the current generation consoles. But not all the teams are fully licensed e.g. Netherlands and Russia.

1 - new in FIFA 08
2 - contains fictitious players
3 - without national federation's crest included in game, and without branded kits [6]
4 - with an Adidas Libero generic kit badgeless
5 - league isn't completely licensed. Cagliari, Genoa, and Napoli feature unlicensed team names, badges and kits.
6 - league isn't completely licensed. América Futebol Clube (RN), Fluminense, and Internacional feature unlicensed team names, badges and kits.
7 - league isn't completely licensed. Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Korona Kielce, and Lech Poznań feature unlicensed team names, badges and kits.
8 - league isn't completely licensed. AIK, Djurgården, Hammarby, and Göteborg feature unlicensed team names, badges and kits.
9 - Rheindorf Altach and Sturm Graz appear without licensed badges, but with licensed team names and kits. All other teams in league are fully licensed.
10 - Vitória de Guimarães appear without licensed badge, but with licensed team name and kits. All other teams in league are fully licensed.
11 - Not available in the DS version

Stadia

FIFA 08 also includes licenced stadia from many of the featured leagues, as well as international stadiums.

England England
France France
Italy Italy
Mexico Mexico
Germany Germany
Netherlands Netherlands
Portugal Portugal
South Korea South Korea
Spain Spain
United States USA
Wales Wales
Generic stadiums
  • Europe Div1 Euro Style
  • Europe Div2 Euro Style
  • Europe Div3 Euro Style5
  • United Kingdom Div1 UK Style
  • United Kingdom Div2 UK Style
  • United Kingdom Div3 UK Style5
  • Generic Modern5
  • Europe Modern Euro5
  • Modern South America5
  • Estadio de las Artes
  • Closed Square Style5
  • Open Square Style5
  • Oval Style5

All of these stadiums are available in exchange for challenge points in the "Fan Shop". When purchasing them, the user will play in them with empty seating in the practice mode. In some packs and on its own, the now demolished Highbury Stadium, formerly of Arsenal, is available for practice mode only. Generic grass stand-less areas "Rural Area" and "Suburb Area" are available for free.

1- First time included in FIFA series
² - Can be unlocked in the Fan Shop, does not appear on Xbox 360
³ - New to the PlayStation 2 and other consoles except Xbox 360
4- Old Trafford does not have the new quadrants, except in Xbox 360and PlayStation 3versions
5- Does not appear in the Xbox 360and PlayStation 3versions
Stadia in Bold, are used as the country's national ground.

Manager Mode

The Manager Mode on 08 has few enhancements from its predecessor, however, some of the new features include the chance to schedule training on certain dates, via the manager's calendar, and the option to play up to four pre-season friendlies.

Soundtrack

EA Sports officially announced FIFA 08s ' soundtrack on September 11, 2007.[7]

Critical reception

The game was well-received garnering an average of 81.5 on both next-generation consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) because of its refreshing new game mechanics which broke out from the series' criticised past record of not making much of an effort to innovate, instead adding what were often described by critics as "gimmicks".

Awards

In 2008, FIFA 08 was nominated for BAFTA Children's Kids Vote Award. BAFTA Children's Kids Vote 2008 nominees

Rival games

References

External links


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FIFA 08

Developer(s) EA
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Designer(s) Joe Booth (PS2, Xbox, PC, GameCube.) Hugues Ricour & Kaz Makita (Xbox 360)
Release date PC, PS2, Xbox360, PSP, NDS & Wii

September 27, 2007 (AU)
September 28, 2007 (EU)
October 9, 2007 (NA)

PS3
September 27, 2007 (AU)
September 28, 2007 (EU)
October 16, 2007 (NA)

Genre Sports
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: E
BBFC: U
CERO: A
PEGI: 3+
OFLC: G
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Wii, PS3, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360
Media DVD, UMD, Cartridge
Input Gamepad
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
FIFA 08 North American boxart


FIFA series
FIFA International Soccer | FIFA Soccer 95 | FIFA Soccer 96 | FIFA 97 | FIFA Soccer 64 | FIFA Road to World Cup 98 | FIFA 99 | FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer | FIFA 2001 | FIFA Soccer 2002 | 2002 FIFA World Cup | FIFA Soccer 2003 | FIFA Soccer 2004 | FIFA 2005 | FIFA 06 | FIFA 07 | FIFA 08 | FIFA Soccer 09
Spin Offs
FIFA Street | FIFA Street 2 | FIFA Street 3 | FIFA Soccer Manager | FIFA Manager
Template:Infobox VG

FIFA 08 (FIFA Soccer 08 in North America) is the next to latest installment of Electronic Arts' series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts worldwide under the EA Sports label. It was released on all popular gaming formats in September 2007 in Europe and Australasia, and in October 2007 in North America. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game feature an improved game engine with superior graphics and different commentators, and are dubbed "next-generation" by Electronic Arts. On all other platforms - including the PC - the game utilizes an older engine. The Nintendo DS version features fewer teams, stadiums, game modes and kits due to the limitations of the machine's storage medium. Commentary comes from Sky Sports' Martin Tyler and Andy Gray on next generation consoles; however, ITV Sports' Clive Tyldesley partners Gray on current generation consoles, and the PC version of the game.

The tagline for the game is "Can You FIFA 08?". [1] The theme song is "Sketches (20 Something Life)" by La Rocca, from the album The Truth.

Contents

New Features

New features that were not in FIFA 07 include Be A Pro mode, where the player plays as only one player (the player can be changed) throughout the entire match.[2] However, this mode is not available for goalkeepers.

New Features for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 include cooperative online play and a change of controls which features the right stick as a way of selecting which player to be on defense. However, this control setting can be changed back to the FIFA 07 configuration as well as other preset control configurations. In addition, the online mode has a new addition with interactive leagues, where players choose a league, a team, and play against real-life opponents. While not an entirely new feature, FIFA 08 includes new trick moves which can be used by using the right analog stick which were for the most part, absent in FIFA 07. In general, the speed of game also has decreased in FIFA 08.

Leagues and teams

FIFA 08 includes 621 licensed teams, 30 leagues (including all 27 leagues from FIFA 07),[3] and more than 15,000 players.[4] Out of the 621 teams that comprise the game, 29 appear unlicensed, 13 of them being national teams.

Leagues

    • Template:Flagicon Template:Flagicon Australian Hyundai A-League1
    • Template:Flagicon Austrian Bundesliga9
    • Template:Flagicon Belgian League
    • Template:Flagicon Brazilian League6
    • Template:Flagicon Czech League1
    • Template:Flagicon Danish Superligaen
    • Template:Flagicon Barclays Premier League
    • Template:Flagicon Template:Flagicon Coca-Cola Championship
    • Template:Flagicon Template:Flagicon Coca-Cola League 1
    • Template:Flagicon Template:Flagicon Coca-Cola League 2
    • Template:Flagicon Template:FlagiconLigue 1
    • Template:FlagiconLigue 2
    • Template:Flagicon Bundesliga
    • Template:Flagicon 2. Bundesliga
    • Template:Flagicon FAI Eircom League 1
    • Template:Flagicon Italian Serie A5
    • Template:Flagicon Italian Serie B
    • Template:Flagicon K-League
    • Template:Flagicon Template:Flagicon Major League Soccer
    • Template:Flagicon Mexican 1st Primera Division
    • Template:Flagicon Dutch Eredivisie
    • Template:Flagicon Norwegian Tippeligaen
    • Template:Flagicon Ekstraklasa Polish7
    • Template:Flagicon Liga Sagres10
    • Template:Flagicon Rest of World
    • Template:Flagicon SPL
    • Template:Flagicon Spanish Primera
    • Template:Flagicon Spanish Liga BBVA
    • Template:Flagicon Swedish Allsvenskan8
    • Template:Flagicon Swiss Axpo Super League
    • Template:Flagicon Turkcell Süper Lig
    • Template:Flagicon World League

    National Teams

    FIFA 08 has 43 teams in its international division. The most notable exclusion is Japan (who made it into the round of 16 in the 2002 World Cup, but whose licensing rights currently belong to Konami). The following international teams are playable in the current generation consoles. But not all the teams are fully licensed e.g. Holland and Russia.

    Template:Col-break
      • Template:Flagicon Argentina
      • Template:Flagicon Australia
      • Template:Flagicon Austria
      • Template:Flagicon Belgium
      • Template:Flagicon Brazil
      • Template:Flagicon Bulgaria
      • Template:Flagicon Cameroon3
      • Template:Flagicon China4
      • Template:Flagicon Croatia
      • Template:Flagicon Czech Republic
      • Template:Flagicon Denmark
      • Template:Flagicon Ecuador
      • Template:Flagicon England
      • Template:Flagicon Finland3
      • Template:Flagicon France
      Template:Col-break
      • Template:Flagicon Germany
      • Template:Flagicon Greece
      • Template:Flagicon Hungary3
      • Template:Flagicon Italy
      • Template:Flagicon Korea Republic
      • Template:Flagicon Mexico
      • Template:Flagicon Netherlands1 2 3
      • Template:Flagicon New Zealand1 3
      • Template:Flagicon Nigeria3
      • Template:Flagicon Northern Ireland
      • Template:Flagicon Norway
      • Template:Flagicon Paraguay
      • Template:Flagicon Poland
      • Template:Flagicon Portugal
      Template:Col-break
      • Template:Flagicon Republic of Ireland
      • Template:Flagicon Romania2
      • Template:Flagicon Russia3
      • Template:Flagicon Scotland
      • Template:Flagicon Slovenia3
      • Template:Flagicon South Africa1
      • Template:Flagicon Spain
      • Template:Flagicon Sweden
      • Template:Flagicon Switzerland3
      • Template:Flagicon Turkey
      • Template:Flagicon Ukraine3
      • Template:Flagicon United States
      • Template:Flagicon Uruguay3
      • Template:Flagicon Wales3

      1 - new in FIFA 08
      2 - contains fictitious players
      3 - without national federation's crest included in game, and without branded kits [5]
      4 - with an Adidas Libero generic kit badgeless
      5 - league isn't completely licensed. Cagliari Calcio, Genoa C.F.C. and S.S.C. Napoli feature unlicensed team names, badges and kits.
      6 - league isn't completely licensed. América Futebol Clube (RN), Fluminense F.C. and S.C. Internacional feature unlicensed team names, badges and kits.
      7 - league isn't completely licensed. Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Korona Kielce and Lech Poznań feature unlicensed team names, badges and kits.
      8 - league isn't completely licensed. AIK, Djurgårdens IF, Hammarby IF and IFK Göteborg feature unlicensed team names, badges and kits.
      9 - SC Rheindorf Altach and SK Sturm Graz appear without licensed badges, but with licensed team names and kits. All other teams in league are fully licensed.
      10 - Vitória S.C. (Vitória de Guimarães) appears without licensed badge, but with licensed team name and kits. All other teams in league are fully licensed.

      Stadia

      FIFA 08 also includes licenced stadia from many of the featured leagues, as well as international stadiums.

      Template:Col-3
      Template:Flagicon England
      • Anfield (Liverpool F.C.)
      • Emirates Stadium (Arsenal F.C.)
      • St. James' Park (Newcastle United F.C.)
      • Old Trafford (Manchester United F.C.)4
      • Stamford Bridge (Chelsea F.C.)
      • Wembley Stadium
      • White Hart Lane (Tottenham Hotspur F.C.)1,5
      Template:Flagicon France
      • Parc des Princes (PSG)
      • Stade Gerland (Olympique Lyonnais)
      • Stade Velodrome (Olympique de Marseille)
      • Stade Felix Bollaert (RC Lens)5
      Template:Flagicon Italy
      • Stadio delle Alpi (Juventus F.C.)
      • Stadio Olimpico (A.S. Roma, S.S. Lazio)
      • Stadio San Siro (A.C. Milan, Inter Milan)
      Template:Flagicon Mexico
      • Estadio Azteca (Club América)
      • Estadio Jalisco (CD Guadalajara, F.C. Atlas A.C.)1,5
      Template:Flagicon Germany
      • Allianz Arena (Bayern München, 1860 München)
      • Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund)
      • HSH Nordbank Arena (Hamburger SV)
      • Olympiastadion Berlin (Hertha BSC)
      • BayArena (Leverkusen)
      • Veltins Arena (Schalke 04)
      • Commerzbank-Arena (Eintracht Frankfurt)
      • AWD-Arena (Hannover 96)
      • Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion (Stuttgart)
      Template:Flagicon Netherlands
      • Amsterdam ArenA (AFC Ajax)5
      Template:Col-3
      Template:Flagicon Portugal
      • Estádio da Luz (S.L. Benfica)5
      • Estádio do Bessa (Boavista F.C.)5
      • Estádio do Dragão (F.C. Porto)5
      • Estádio José Alvalade (Sporting Clube de Portugal)5
      Template:Flagicon South Korea
      • Daegu Sports Complex (Daegu FC)5
      • Seoul World Cup Stadium (FC Seoul)5
      Template:Flagicon Spain
      • Estadio Mestalla (Valencia C.F.)
      • Estadio Vicente Calderón (Atlético Madrid)
      • Camp Nou (FC Barcelona)
      Template:Flagicon USA
      • The Home Depot Center1,5(Los Angeles Galaxy, Chivas USA)
      Template:Flagicon Wales
      • Millennium Stadium
      Generic stadiums
      • Template:Flagicon Div1 Euro Style
      • Template:Flagicon Div2 Euro Style
      • Template:Flagicon Div3 Euro Style5
      • Template:Flagicon Div1 UK Style
      • Template:Flagicon Div2 UK Style
      • Template:Flagicon Div3 UK Style5
      • Template:Flagicon Generic Modern5
      • Template:Flagicon Modern Euro5
      • Template:Flagicon Modern South America5
      • Template:Flagicon Estadio de las Artes
      • Template:Flagicon Closed Square Style5
      • Template:Flagicon Open Square Style5
      • Template:Flagicon Oval Style5

      All of these stadiums are available in exhange for challenge points in the "Fan Shop". When purchasing them you will play in them empty in practice mode. In some packs and on its own, the now demolished Highbury Stadium, formerly of Arsenal is available, for practice mode only. Generic grass stand-less areas "Rural Area" and "Suburb Area" are available for free.

      1- First time included in FIFA series
      ² - Can be unlocked in the Fan Shop, does not appear on Xbox 360
      ³ - New to the PlayStation 2 and other consoles except Xbox 360
      4 - Old Trafford does not have the new quadrants, except in Xbox 360 and PS3 versions
      5 - Does not appear in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions
      Stadia in Bold, are used as the country's national ground.

      </div>

      Manager Mode

      The Manager Mode on 08 has little enhancements from its predecessor, however, some of the new features include the chance to schedule training on certain dates, via the manager's calendar, and the option to play up to four pre-season friendlies.

      Soundtrack

      EA Sports officially announced FIFA 08s ' soundtrack on September 11, 2007.[6]

      Template:Col-break
        • Template:Flagicon !!! - "All My Heroes Are Weirdos"
        • Template:Flagicon Apartment - "Fall Into Place"
        • Template:Flagicon Art Brut - "Direct Hit"
        • Template:Flagicon Aterciopelados - "Paces"
        • Template:Flagicon Babamars - "The Core"
        • Template:Flagicon Bodyrox feat. Luciana - "What Planet You On?"
        • Template:Flagicon Bonde do Rolê - "Solta o Frango"
        • Template:Flagicon CAMP - "From Extremely Far Away"
        • Template:Flagicon Carpark North - "Human"
        • Template:Flagicon CéU - "Malemolência"
        • Template:Flagicon Cheb i Sabbah - "Toura Toura: Nav Deep Remix"
        • Template:Flagicon Cansei de Ser Sexy - "Off the Hook"
        • Template:Flagicon Datarock - "Fa-Fa-Fa"
        • Template:Flagicon Digitalism - "Pogo"
        • Template:Flagicon Disco Ensemble - "We Might Fall Apart"
        • Template:Flagicon Dover - "Do Ya"
        • Template:Flagicon Heroes & Zeros - "Into the Light"
        • Template:Flagicon Ivy Queen - "Que Lloren"
        • Template:Flagicon Junkie XL - "Clash"
        • Template:Flagicon Jupiter One - "Unglued"
        • Template:Flagicon Kenna - "Out of Control (State of Emotion)"
        • Template:Flagicon K-OS - "Born to Run"
        • Template:Flagicon La Rocca - "Sketches (20 Something Life)"
        • Template:Flagicon Lukas Kasha - "Love Abuse"
        • Template:Flagicon Madness feat. Sway and Baby Blue - "I'm Sorry"
        Template:Col-break
        • Template:Flagicon Maxïmo Park - "The Unshockable"
        • Template:Flagicon Melody Club - "Fever Fever"
        • Template:Flagicon Mexican Institute of Sound - "El Microfono"
        • Template:Flagicon Modeselektor feat. Sasha Perera - "Silikon"
        • Template:Flagicon Noisettes - "Don't Give Up"
        • Template:Flagicon Pacha Massive - "Don't Let Go"
        • Template:Flagicon Peter Bjorn and John - "Young Folks"
        • Template:Flagicon Planet Funk - "Static"
        • Template:Flagicon Robyn - "Bum Like You"
        • Template:Flagicon Rocky Dawuni - "Wake Up the Town"
        • Template:Flagicon Santogold - "You'll Find a Way"
        • Template:Flagicon Simian Mobile Disco - "I Believe"
        • Template:Flagicon Superbus - "Butterfly"
        • Template:Flagicon Switches - "Drama Queen"
        • Template:Flagicon The Automatic - "Monster"
        • Template:Flagicon The Cat Empire - "Sly"
        • Template:Flagicon The Hoosiers - "Goodbye Mr. A"
        • Template:Flagicon The Hours - "Ali in the Jungle"
        • Template:Flagicon The Tellers - "More"
        • Template:Flagicon Tigarah - "Culture, Color, Money, Beauty"
        • Template:Flagicon Travis - "Closer"
        • Template:Flagicon Tumi & the Volume - "Afrique"
        • Template:Flagicon Vassy - "Wanna Fly"
        • Template:Flagicon Wir Sind Helden - "Endlich ein Grund zur Panik"
        • Template:Flagicon Yonderboi - "Were You Thinking of Me?"

        Critical reception

        The game was well-received garnering an average of 81.5 on both next-generation consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) because of its refreshing new game mechanics which broke out from the series' criticised past record of not making much of an effort to innovate, instead adding what were often described by critics as 'gimmicks'.

        Awards

        In 2008 FIFA 08 was nominated for BAFTA Children's Kids Vote Award. BAFTA Chidren's Kids Vote 2008 nominees

        References

        1. EA SPORTS - FIFA 08
        2. www.fifa08.com
        3. FIFA 08 First Look by ign.com
        4. Master the skills required to play like a pro in EA's FIFA 08 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 by EA Sports. June 5 2007
        5. FIFA Soccer Blog: FSB EXCLUSIVE: FIFA 08 International Team List
        6. [1] (September 11, 2007), EA Sports

        External links

        • Official FIFA 08 site

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