Which game would be better for you if you only plan to buy one of them?
In this ‘head to head’ we compare the first versions of
Gameplay: FIFA - 90%, Pro Evo – 95%
For years Pro Evo has had the better match gameplay, and it’s no surprise that it retains this advantage in the 2008 PS3 version. Pro Evo has introduced a new AI system called ‘Teamvision’ (more info in the Pro Evo ’08 review), but while it is a clever system, it possibly has an unintended consequence in that the AI team plays too much like you do, however the gameplay is still superb.
have obviously made an effort
The tempo of the matches are different in both games. It is faster in Pro Evo, while the build up in FIFA is a little slower. The only problem with Pro Evo here is that the opposition doesn’t increase their tempo when losing, and still pass the ball about as if they were level which makes defending a little easier.
main game modes in both Pro Evo and FIFA remain good fun if you like to
Graphics: FIFA - 96%, ProEvo – 78%
they have moved to the PS3 the
Sound: FIFA - 80%, ProEvo – 87%
Both games seem to have improved the quality of the match commentary which is good. The difference in the scores is that in my opinion the music soundtrack is much better in Pro Evo.
Both games have online play. FIFA’s is much better at the moment though as there is very little lag, while you can get online transfer updates after each transfer window closes. I don’t think Pro Evo’s online system was actually finished when the game was released, and it was awful to begin with! There have been improvements since then but it’s still not as good as FIFA’s online play.
Both games will keep you happy for months. A new reputation system in Pro Evo’s master league mode means it will take you a while to build up a quality team, especially if you are at a club with a lower reputation to begin with. This makes the game more challenging and adds to its lifespan. FIFA’s manager mode is superb and will also keep you busy; however the lower score is due to some of the other modes in the game which aren’t as much fun.
games are excellent and you should have hours of fun with both. If you only
intend to buy one though, then the decision is all about what type of
football game you want. If you just want to play football matches then Pro
Evo ’08 should be your choice. If, however, you also enjoy the management
part of football, then FIFA ’08 would be better for you.
FIFA '08 - 87% Pro Evo '08 - 86%
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