From the moment you step on the pitch, FIFA 08 challenges you to think and react like a real football player by giving you complete control over all of the action. New manual controls enable you to dictate the play with control over through-passing and crossing. Control the goalkeeper in one-on-one situations to deny the striker yourself. Plus, now it is more strategic to break down the opposition than ever before with new defensive and positioning logic that ensures players are in the right place at the right time, constantly considering all threats and opportunities.
Intelligently manage your club by preparing for each specific opponent using new custom formations. Design your own unique strategy to create the perfect formation and tactics. Assign roles and move players to the exact position in relation to team-mates to undermine the opposition.
In addition, FIFA 08 is dramatically more real and exhilarating with the inclusion of 30 real stadiums, 30 official leagues, and more than 14,000 players all accurately re-created.
- Manual Controls: New manual controls enable you to dictate the play with control over through-passing and crossing. Control the goalkeeper in one-on-one situations to deny the striker yourself.
- Enhanced AI: New defensive and positioning logic requires greater tactical expertise to break down the opposition. New AI ensures players are in the right place at the right time. Player and team traits differentiate the stars.
- Custom Formations: Design your own unique strategy to create the perfect formation and tactics. Set each player's exact position in the formation, and assign specific attacking and defensive runs to unlock the opposition.
- Manager Mode Improvements: New features include pre-season friendlies to test your team before a campaign, new training options to hone your squad of players and dynamic board expectations that change depending on your successes... or failures.
- Interactive Leagues On The Go! Play the award-winning Interactive Leagues on the go. Play for your club online against your biggest rivals throughout the season in the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, and Mexican 1st Division. When they play, you play.
- Soccer IQ: Test your soccer knowledge in an all-new Quiz mode featuring thousands of questions from the world of football. Use the points earned for correct answers to buy unlockable content, including third kits, videos, and more from the in-game FIFA 08 store.
- Complete Authenticity: Featuring 30 leagues, 30 real stadiums and 14,000 players all accurately re-created.