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|All-Pro Football 2K8
Imagine Rice, Unitas, Butkus, and Singletary. In their prime. On the same field. Maybe even the same team. Imagine preparing a precision squad of mercenaries—even building your own players. Imagine football action the way football is really played. Now imagine the best gridiron game coming back for more. Imagine Football Resurrected. This is All Pro Football 2K8. Draft your dream team from football’s legendary players--over 240 of them. Choose your arena and pump up the fan base to create stadium energy you can feel. Next Gen Graphics feature thousands of new player animations—games come alive with sweat and steam, rabid fans in the stands and dynamic weather challenges. 2K Broadcasting – A new style combining TV broadcast with on-field commentary to put you closer to the action than ever before. 2K Beats – Kick it off with original soundtracks, mashups and remixes by an all-pro producer with legendary artists. [2K Sports]
||E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older)
||July 16, 2007
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This is a great game. There are so many elements to this title that will knock your socks off. It is not the true NFL simulator that is Madden, but it is an awesome football game that plays better than the competition in many regards.
Hopefully next time APF will be a fully functional game, so we can focus our complaints on the important issues, like how in the world Bubby Brister made anyone's list of 'legends.'
If you care about playing with Colts and Payton Manning, or you just have to have real teams and stadiums then Madden is your option. But if you want to play a good football game with the players of yesteryear then pick up All-Pro Football 2K8.
The controls are tight, and the playbook is plenty deep. [Oct 2007, p.80]
I wanted to know more about the game’s league, but this title doesn’t deliver. With no franchise mode, Crib, or many amenities apart from nice stadiums, it’s the lack of connection with the league itself, not the fact that the NFL is missing, that is a letdown. Bolster this aspect and make some gameplay tweaks, and All-Pro Football will threaten Madden’s NFL more than the XFL ever did.
There are definitely some good things to build and grow on for next year, but the overall package is too sparse. While much of the gameplay is great, the AI needs a tune-up. If you're looking for a football game expressly for multiplayer, give All-Pro Football 2K8 a chance. But if you're the type that wants a deep single-player experience, you'll want to pass up All-Pro.
2K football returns with solid gameplay and a new focus on classic players, though the roster isn't the only aspect of the game that feels old.
The game plays as well as ever, but the limited depth means there's less chances to really enjoy it, unless you don't mind playing single seasons over and over.
All-Pro 2K8 isn’t all perfection but is a decent alternative for gamers seeking something other than Madden.
A lot of fun. It’s just that there’s not much here to keep the fun going unless you head online for the leagues or tournaments. While for the latest installments in an established series, it’s a bit of a disappointment. For the first installment of a promising, new series, it’s a pretty good start.
Technically there's nothing wrong with the game -- had it released in 2006. While it's great to have Visual Concepts back, they definitely left room for improvement for All-Pro Football 2K9, and improvement is certainly what's needed for this next generation of football games.
If you’re looking for a deep single-player experience with a lot of modes and cutting edge presentation, leave All-Pro Football 2K8 on the bench. But if you’re simply looking for straight-up solid football to play online or with friends, All-Pro Football 2K8 answers the call.
Simply put, it's just not quite good enough.
Playstation Official Magazine UK
With deeper options, this would have been an essential. [Oct 2007, p.100]
Even if it's not quite everything we hoped, we're pumped that 2K football is back in action. Let the competition begin - again.
The team clearly hasn't kept up with the competition in terms of graphics and presentation, as this year's game doesn't look that much better than the last outing.
There is no denying that even with its flaws, All-Pro Football 2K8 is a good solid football title that has some really interesting concepts.
Electronic Gaming Monthly
It's a real shame, though, that the developers thought that simply putting the name of a Hall of Famer on the jersey was enough. [Sept 2007, p.86]
This is a solid game overall -- and without a doubt, All-Pro Football should continue building on this foundation. But if you were expecting 2K euphoria after two years on the sidelines, you'll be disappointed, as this one's got rust in many of the wrong places.
Digital Entertainment News
All-Pro is still playing at a collegiate level; while not bad in multiplayer online, there’s simply no depth for the single player who is looking to carry a franchise through to greatness over several seasons; that feature’s just completely MIA.
If this were a mid-level priced game, say $29.99, it would be a bargain, but to charge full price for a game that has so little in the way of off the field content is a tough pill to swallow.
The average user rating for this game is 8.0 (out of 10) based on 14 User Votes
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