2008 is the inevitable EA Sports tie-in
for the summer soccer tournament taking
place in Austria and Switzerland. Like
your above average EA football title,
the game features uncannily lifelike
visual representations of the world's
best players, playing in what the
developer claims is a more accessible,
quicker-paced and more responsive
version of the EA SPORTS football engine,
and all of the teams and official
stadiums that will be part of UEFA Euro
UEFA Euro 2008 invites you to take on
the challenge of leading one of 50-plus
European national teams to the finals as
the game recreates all of the excitement
and drama of the official tournament.
Play as any European country from the
earliest qualifying rounds all the way
through to a faithful virtual
reproduction of the championship finals.
A new game mode called Captain Your
Country enables gamers put themselves on
the pitch and wear the shirt of their
national team. Working through eight
status levels can lead to you earning
the captaincy of your team, and then you
can lead your team into battle for
championship glory against your European
opponents. If you're well connected, you
can go online in the Battle of the
Nations mode to earn status points as an
individual and for your country in the
quest for global supremacy.
UEFA Euro 2008 isn't strictly about
summer in central Europe. The game
captures the filthy, dirty weather
conditions of Tirana, Albania in the
mid-qualification rounds, and the look
and feel of freshly-laid pitches in the
more affluent parts of Europe before the
ravages of say, a Slovakian winter have
taken their toll. The mud and the rain
really do impact the playing conditions.
Real-time player ratings change based on
individual performance, and there's a
penalty kick shoot-out mode to recreate
the agony and the ecstasy of ooh, let's
say, England versus Portugal. Those who
know their recent football history will
know what we mean.
- 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
- Battle of the
Represent your country online against
your rivals around the world to win
global supremacy. Earn individual and
- Master your nerves
to score the goal that puts your team in
the UEFA EURO 2008 final
- Score a goal and then control your
player's movements and actions to
celebrate the way you want to.
- Authentic Stadiums
- Compete in all 8 official stadiums of
UEFA EURO 2008.
- EA SPORTS Football
Engine - An
evolution of the market leading EA
SPORTS football engine with enhanced
goalkeeper AI, collisions, and trapping
that make this the best-playing EA
SPORTS football game.