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UEFA Euro 2008 by Electronic Arts

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UEFA Euro 2008 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
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  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Electronic Arts
  • Category: Sports , Soccer

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UEFA EURO 2008 features stunning visual representations of the world's best players, playing in a more accessible, faster-paced and responsive version of the market-leading EA SPORTS soccer engine, and all of the teams and official stadiums that will be part of UEFA EURO 2008. Take on the challenge of leading one of over 50 European national teams to glory as UEFA EURO 2008 recreates all of the drama and excitement of the official tournament in Austria and Switzerland. Play as your favorite country from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the championship tournament.

A new game mode called Captain Your Country enables gamers to customize them on the pitch and wear the shirt of their national team. Work through eight status levels to earn the captaincy of your team and then lead your country into battle for championship glory against your rivals. Go online in Battle of the Nations to earn status points for yourself and your country in a competition for global supremacy. Go for the biggest upsets to earn the most points and then watch you and your country move up the leader boards. Face the challenge and pressure of competing in the championship rounds in the EURO Online Knockout Draw to test your skills against the world's best.

UEFA EURO 2008 captures the look and feel of the journey from qualification to the finals with rain and mud dynamics that impact playing conditions, real-time player ratings that change based on player performance, and a penalty kick mode that re-creates the elation and agony of a penalty shoot-out as if you were on the pitch. Experience the thrill of scoring the goal that sends your country through to the next round and then choose how to celebrate it with all-new interactive user-controlled celebrations.

Captain your country, play alongside your heroes, and inspire them to championship glory in the official videogame of UEFA EURO 2008.

  • Win UEFA EURO 2008 - Compete as one of 52 teams from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of UEFA EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland.
  • Captain Your Country - Play as yourself on the same team with up to three friends, all playing individual positions on the pitch. Compete collaboratively to win games but compete against each other for the captaincy. Develop your player through eight status levels to earn the captaincy of your country and the right to lead your team.
  • Create Yourself - Play alongside your heroes by customizing yourself in game. Place your name on your jersey, then earn experience points to enhance your skills and reputation.
  • Battle of the Nations - Represent your country online against your rivals around the world to win global supremacy. Earn individual and team points. Think your nation is the best? Now you can prove it!
  • EURO Online Knockout Draw - Battle gamers from other nations online in 16-team single elimination tournaments to gain points for your nation. Enhanced Penalty Kicks -- Experience the challenge of a penalty shoot-out as if you were on the pitch. Master your nerves to score the goal that puts your team in the UEFA EURO 2008 final.
  • Interactive Celebrations - Score a goal and then control your player's movements and actions to celebrate the way you want to.
  • Dynamic Rain and Mud - Winter weather from across Europe is authentically re-created to simulate real-world playing conditions. Experience driving rain that creates sloppy, muddy pitches which dramatically impacts passing andplayer performance. Home & Away Match Strategy - CPU mimics international soccer by creating strategic, defensive formations for away teams intent on playing for a draw.
  • Authentic Stadiums - Compete in all 8 official stadiums of UEFA EURO 2008.
  • Team Managers - Watch reactions from team managers on the sideline as they shout encouragement or become disappointed in your team's performance. EA SPORTS Soccer Engine - An evolution of the market leading EA SPORTS soccer engine with enhanced goalkeeper AI, collisions, and trapping that make this the best-playing EA SPORTS soccer game.
  • Story of Qualifying - Play the qualifying campaign and step up at key defining moments to lead your country to Europe's biggest prize. Complete team and individual tasks.
  • Dynamic Player Ratings - Real-time player ratings change based on actual player performance, simulating the momentum swings of a real season.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from EURO 08 (SUMMER OF THE AZZURRI) This game is great. I have been playing Fifa World Cup 06 for a bit now and by far, this game is no contest. The players move much more realistic than WC 06. This is similar to Fifa 08 but I like this game better. But one problem in this game is the score display. I have to pause the game and go to the menu to check the time because it is so small. The graphics are very good. Nothing bad to say about that. EA did do a great job on making this game. Unfortunately, I do not have Xbox Live so I cannot comment on the game play there. You do have to get used to the game play because I play on professional and me being Italy, I lost to Faroe Island 3-1. Yes, pretty bad, but need to get used to game play before judging this game. I do recommend to buy this game if you do like soccer.
    Date published: 2008-06-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good game, a great tournament Euro UEFA 2008 is a good game. Authentic stadiums, anthems, sound atmosphere and graphics are all there. The game plays similar to FIFA 08 with the added graphics of sideline coach reactions. Amateur mode is challenging so you are not always able to beat the opposition so easily. They could have made the score display alittle bigger and the ability to select players more fluent but these points are minor in nature. As I play this game I wonder if EA rushed abit on the sound and intro video clips. I seem to get a short high pitched static sound come on just before the beggining intro scene. comes on. This may be my own technical glitch ..hmmm, dont' know. Also players, scenes seem to "pop up" from nowhere. Oh Well, still..a fun game to play.
    Date published: 2008-06-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from NOTHING LIKE THE DEMO OR FIFA 08 Alright, listen. I downloaded the demo from xbox live thinking that this game was going to be great. I bought it on sunday and I think this game is okay, but nothing like how soccer is played. First of all, the game is way too fast paced, its all one-touch ball. And if you try to slow it down, no matter what (at least on xbox live) the play is going to break up. There are few times where you can work the ball around, usually its just based on through-balls that end up on bad defending by the other team. which get s me to my next point. Secondly, the defensive controls, the auto switching does not help you on arriving through-balls. The player will go towards the ball, the ball will pass him, and go to the striker, who can easily make it. I've seen it happen against me, and on me. Thirdly, the offender definetly has the advantage. The are so many of those touches that when you're taking the ball down the line that usually get too far ahead that the defender can just steal that dont happen. So what i'm saying, is on fifa 08 you can take the ball down the line with speed burst and the defender wont take it from you. On fifa you have to maintain ball control. On a more positive note, there are hardly any ties that result in pk's. There are usually at least 3-5 goals scored per game. If you're looking for a game that will provide some over the summer i'd get it. but dont expect it to be anything like fifa 08.
    Date published: 2008-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SOCCER GAME EVER!!! I just got this game a couple days ago and I love it. The graphics are incane! And the cool thing about this game is that when the Euro actually starts, it automatically updates with game scores and players performance or injuries. The last soccer game I had was FIFA world cup 06, and Euro crushes it! Also in this game, you can play against others on xbox live and its amazing! And the cool thing when you first play it, a tutorial on the game shows what you can do, all the cool features and how you can choose a team, customize it and more.I would definitly recommend this game to all soccer players and video gamers who like soccer. I never tryed FIFA 08 but my friend who came over said that this game totally beats it. O and if you do buy this game you should have extra controllers to play with your friends because the game play is great!
    Date published: 2008-05-23
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