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Rugby 08 - PlayStation 2

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
PlayStation2
Everyone
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) 74 / 100


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  • Campaign through the 6 grueling weeks of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France
  • Team management, injuries & squad rotation features for greater depth
  • World Cup Challenge Mode takes key moments from World Cup History and allows the user to replay them; rewards are unlocked after finishing each scenario (photos, players, etc)
  • Truck and Zoom Camera - See the result of conversion and penalty kicks, or zoom in on breakdowns to better see the action at these key moments
  • More control over push and rotation during scrums

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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000Q2PG6K
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: July 17, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,466 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

In Rugby 08, you'll experience the rush and thrill of rugby -- a sport that's played around the world and developing a following here in the US. The cutting-edge computer animation simulates every action and move on the pitch. Build team momentum with shoulder charges and high-impact collisions, or avoid contact with creative side steps. It's hardcore rugby action that'll leave your teeth rattling. Select defensive formations on the fly, as you react to attacking style & field position of your opponent New AI attacking system is smarter on offense, forcing you to test your defensive skills Authentic IRB World Cup presentation Extensive use of Rugby World Cup historical facts, photos and video footage for a more immersive rugby experience

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Rugby Game...yet July 26, 2007
By gprop
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I am an American Rugby player and have bought all of the previous EA Rugby games as they have become available. I thought that EA had abandoned their notions of an American rugby video game, but the 08 was a nice surprise. The updated gameplay: realistic turnovers, setpieces improvements, kicking, and catching at pace; the updated challenge mode adds difficulty and challenges for the advanced and newbie players; together these really make Rugby 08 an attempt from EA to make not just a game that might sell a few copies, but a game that they are really trying to perfect. Rugby 08 is a must have for any gamer, regardless of understanding and knowledge of the game. This game is fun. What else could anyone want?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a lot of fun, though replayability isn't all that high September 6, 2007
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
this game is great right off the bat...with the world cup starting this weekend, its an exciting time and this game definitely has gotten me pumped for the cup. besides that it has all your favorite league teams from around the world, so it isnt limited to just current international teams. i havent fully tried the development mode(like madden's franchise), but when i have more time i will explore more fully this game, which so far has been a great purchase. recommended
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Game is fun and educational July 9, 2011
A Kid's Review
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I enjoy this game because I was able to create players to make the USA competitive and beat New Zealand's butt in the World Cup. It's a geat game to learn the ins and out of rugby, including positions and general gameplay. Because of the game, I know a knock-on when I see one, how to win a scrum or line out, and generally understsand the ins and outs of the game. Any football fan should appreciate the finer points of rugby, as it serves as the basis for American football. Rugby is a great game and should not be ignored. An incredible tool and fun game for a reasonable price!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happiness February 13, 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I've never actually PLAYED the other rugby video games so I can't compare it to others.

I definately recommend this to anyone who plays/has played rugby or is well acquainted with the game. Two guys I played with didn't like it because even though they did the tutorial, they didn't understand what exactly they were doing. Like at all. So I ended up having to explain the rules and gameplay.

Back to the game: I thoroughly enjoyed it, but prefer two player better rather than just me because the computer is pretty hard even when you set it on easy.

So if you like sports games and like rugby, here ya go!

The graphics are decent as well as load time. You can adjust camra angles (yay!). It made me remember when I used to play for real, so it gets nostalgia points too. Breakdown on the ratings 4 stars because you have to know what you're doing first (like any sports game, but there are always newbies) and 5 overall, just cuz I like it. :-)
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars similar to 06 August 14, 2007
A Kid's Review
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
If you have 06, there isn't any need to purchase this game. You will not find this version more enjoyable. The commentary is exactly the same. The roster is horrible, it seems like they did not put in much effort to make sure the players and teams are correct. It seems the rosters are two years old. For example, the top young winger, Turner, from the Waratahs and Australian-U19 is rated only 49. Most of the Tongan players are white.
In addition, the new drop goal kick system is extremely difficult to execute, its actually easier to score a try. Its 'Authentic Defensive Formations' is basically standard, wide, narrow and kick. I don't seem whats so special about it, its like playing Madden and choosing between nickel and 4-3. There are nothing special about the set piece systems. There is no enhanced scrum controls and the advanced control for line-outs is utterly pointless. Its difficult to see the entire field with the camera angels, so you do have to rely on the map. But the map disappears at breakdown and then reappears after a few seconds, so its not helpful when planning your offense if you want to keep the pace up. You have to rely on your feel, which can be wrong. For example, I had a fast break with a flanker on the left. It seemed the defense was very tight. Since I had almost the whole field to the right, I wanted to to keep up the pace so that the defense don't regroup and take it wide as fast as possible to cause overlaps. But I realized too late that my inside center disappeared and my flyhalf and outside center were too far apart. The pass went to nobody. But I was right that my fullback came up and I only had two opponents defending my outside center, fullback and wing.
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