FIFA Soccer 08

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Description

EA Sports' treatment of the world's most popular sport gets its annual update in FIFA Soccer 08. New to this version of "The Beautiful Game" is the Be A Pro mode that lets gamers lock into the role of a single player and experience all the challenges of real-life strikers, midfielders, backs, and goalkeepers. Real-time feedback and analysis let gamers see how they are faring in several soccer disciplines like positioning, tackling, and passing, and a new building-block system allows players to combine tricks to recreate the signature moves of superstar footballers or break off animations at any time to adjust to the defense and transition into a new move. FIFA Soccer 08 features a new ball-striking system that calculates shot success by taking into account various factors like ball spin, defensive pressure, player attributes, and air pressure. New to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles is Interactive Leagues online play, which lets fans of the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League, and Mexican 1st Division control their favorite team and take on rivals when the real teams play. Gamers can take to the pitch as one of 620 licensed teams, participate in 30 separate leagues, and control more than 15,000 players, a 20 percent increase over FIFA Soccer 07.

Game Controls

CONTROLS

ATTACKING

Left Analog Stick = move player / jog
R2 Button (Hold) = sprint
Left Analog Stick (Release) + R2 Button = stop ball
Left Analog Stick (Release) + L1 Button = stop ball (facing goal)
L2 Button = pace control
L1 Button = forward run
Right Analog Stick (While sprinting) = knock on
Right Analog Stick + L2 Button = tricks

SHOOTING

Circle Button = shot/header
R1 Button + Circle Button = finesse shot
L1 Button + Circle Button = chip shot

PASSING

X Button (Hold to pass to the furthest of two players) = short pass/header
Square Button (Hold to determine distance) = long pass
Triangle Button (Hold to pass to the furthest of two players) = through pass
L1 Button + Triangle Button (Hold to pass to the furthest of two players) = lobbed through pass
L1 Button + X Button (Player runs forward after passing) = pass and run
L1 Button + X Button + X Button = one-two pass (ground)
Left Analog Stick = choose direction of pass/cross

TRAPPING

Left Analog Stick = trap ball
Right Analog Stick (while receiving the ball) = first touch
L2 Button + R2 Button = cancel

CROSSING

Square Button (Hold to determine distance) = cross
Square Button (Double tap within the crossing zone) = low cross
Square Button (Triple tap within the crossing zone) = ground cross
L1 Button + Square Button (When outside the crossing zone) = early cross
L1 Button + Square Button (Double tap when outside the crossing zone) = early low cross
L1 Button + Square Button (Triple tap when outside the crossing zone) = early ground cross

DEFENDING CONTROLS

L1 Button or Right Analog Stick = switch player
R2 Button (Hold) = sprint
X Button (Hold) = press
Circle Button (Hold) = teammate press
Square Button = slide tackle
L2 Button (Hold) = jockey for the ball
Circle Button = clearance (when in possession within your own half)

GOALKEEPER

Triangle Button (Hold) = rush
Left Analog Stick = move/aim kick or throw
X Button (Hold to pass to the further of two players) = throw
Square Button or Circle Button (While holding ball) = drop kick
Triangle Button (While holding ball) = drop the ball

SET PIECES

FREE KICK

Left Analog Stick = place your shot
Circle Button (Hold for increased power) = shot
L1 Button + Circle Button (Hold for increased power) = driven shot
X Button = short pass
Square Button (Hold for increased power) = lob pass

DEFENSIVE FREE KICK/GOAL KICK

Left Analog Stick = aim
Square Button (Hold for increased power) = long pass
X Button = short pass

THROW-IN

Left Analog Stick = aim throw
X Button = short throw
Triangle Button = manual short throw
Square Button = long throw
L1 Button = move receiver

CORNER

Square Button (Hold for increased power) = lob cross
Square Button (Double tap) = low cross
Square Button (Triple tap) = ground cross
X Button = short corner

PENALTY KICK

Left Analog Stick (Hold) = aim shot
Circle Button = driven shot
R2 Button + Circle Button = placed shot (inside of boot)
L1 Button + Circle Button = chip shot

DEFENSIVE WALL

Square Button = jump the wall

DEFENDING A PENALTY KICK

Left Analog Stick = dive
Right Analog Stick = move along goal line