UEFA Euro Demo 2008

The UEFA Euro 2008 official game


  • Licenced players, teams and stadiums
  • Captain Your Country mode
  • In-game player ratings
  • Online play


  • Not massively different from FIFA 08
  • Free kicks are still a bit fiddly
  • Animation is far from perfect
  • Very limited demo

Very good

UEFA Euro 2008 is a tweaked version of FIFA 08, designed for the 2008 European Soccer Championships.

UEFA Euro 2008 plays virtually the same as FIFA 08 aside from a few tweaks. For instance, there's a new 'flick' mode for free kicks (and penalties), where you control the power and swerve of the shot using your right-analog stick. It's certainly an improvement, but still too fiddly and difficult to master.

Other additions to UEFA Euro 2008 over FIFA 08 include in-game player ratings which update in real-time depending how each individual is performing, and improved collisions, trapping and goalkeeper AI. You even get to see the managers' reactions to goals, free kicks and near-misses.

Aside from the gameplay changes in UEFA Euro 2008, there are a couple of new game modes. Captain Your Country sees you take the role of your team's skipper and influence the other players while you're out on the pitch, and there's a new online mode called Battle of the Nations.

Of course, all the official stadiums, real players, kits, balls, haircuts, etc. are there, and UEFA Euro 2008 features 52 European teams. Of course, there were only 16 teams at the 2008 Euro Championships, but by increasing the number EA has helped to add more depth and longevity to this title.

UEFA 2008 is a great international soccer sim. However, if you already have FIFA 08 it's probably not worth getting

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.

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.

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.

Authentic Stadiums

Compete in all 8 official stadiums of UEFA EURO 2008.



UEFA Euro Demo 2008

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