CGRundertow ALL-PRO FOOTBALL 2K8 for PlayStation 3 Video Game Review

CGRundertow ALL-PRO FOOTBALL 2K8 for PlayStation 3 Video Game Review

So what do you do when your rival takes away
your right to make a competing product? That is the problem Visual Concepts was faced with
after EA bought the rights to be the only ones allowed to make a NFL football game.
After the made what I will argue what is the great pro football game ever with NFL 2K5,
EA felt the pressure and snapped away what would have been a great rivalry. But this
would not stop 2K, only make them have to get a little creative. Their answer came a
couple years later with All-Pro Football 2K8. Instead of featuring current NFL stars, they
had rosters filled with past NFL stars. You load up the game and immediately enter
a create-a-team. Sure you can pick your team colors and the stadium you will play in, all
of which is great and important in its own right, but there are more important things
you have to decide, like who is going to be on your team. Imagine around a hundred great
former NFL players decided they wanted to play a game of pick-up football. They all
line up along the sideline and designated you to be the captain and pick the team. Yeah,
that would be a little intense. The players are broken up by talent. You can pick 2 gold
players, 3 silver players and 6 bronze players for a team of 11. So you have to make some
decisions, like do you want Unitas at QB but not have great DN like Reggie White. It is
really run to mix and match superstars from different eras to create your own dream team.
Also, I want to meet the person who told Greg Lloyd he was going to be a silver player.
I wouldn’t want to have to do that. People who think James Harrison is a scary player
do not remember Greg Lloyd. After you have your team set, it’s time to hit the gridiron. The football itself is solid but leaves a
lot to be desired. It is great because it is basically the same system from 2K5, but
it is underwhelming because it is basically the same system from 2K5. This means that
if you have only played Madden, then this is going to feel very different. The passing
will feel a little slower, but the running and tackling will be unmatched. If this is
your first time playing a 2K football game, it is going to take some getting use to but
once you do you will find it to be a very rewarding football system. The only problem I have with the system is
the fact that is the exact same as in 2K5. I would have liked, with a couple years and
a new console generation in-between entries, them to have improved the gameplay instead
of shipping out the same thing. But that is not the biggest problem with the game, it’s
the lack of features that’s the problem. The game pulls a Wes Welker and drops the
ball without having a franchise mode. Franchise mode is my favorite part, taking a team through
the years. In this there is a season mode and that’s really it. Go through a season,
make a new team, rinse and repeat. It doesn’t make me put in the hours into it like I do
other sports games. It is disappointing because it could have been much better. And with online
play that is functional but not deep, it creates an overall underwhelming experience. This game had the potential to be truly great
with past great players and still great gameplay but failed to deliver by not offering enough.
A couple of additions and this could have been a much better game.

30 thoughts on “CGRundertow ALL-PRO FOOTBALL 2K8 for PlayStation 3 Video Game Review

  1. Im not one of those people who wait midnight and Im not at all pleased with EA taking the rights and Im just a curios gamer I'll give it a shot

  2. I got this game yesterday for $2 its the first 2k football game I've owned and after playing it for 1 day I already think better then madden

  3. 2k 5 is my favorite pro football game of all time, but I still like the current NCAA but if they got the NCAA license to make 2k games I would buy it.

  4. Add me if you play APF K8 on the PSN bigplaykiller I play with real NFL teams. I will put our game video online. I have a show called APF 2k13 Prime Time.

  5. if 2k really wanted, they could make an NFL game… just buy the license for more than what EA buys it for… simple! other than that, STFU! MADDEN IS KING! 2K FOOTBALL IS DEAD!

  6. 2k should keep improving this but add unknown players, same teams, and just create their own league, madden loses customers, loses contract fron the nfl, 2k can make nfl games again, along with their creation if they wanted to… If you cant join them BEAT THEM

  7. You understand that your responding to a comment i made from about a year ago for this video right o_O?

    Also, i did not know that nor do i even care about NCAA of whatever sporting event they have. i do care for a new football game from 2K Games even though that i will never happen in a million years -_-.

  8. 2k5>any madden game ever. It was the most immersive football game I've ever played. You could have your own house and use the money you made in season mode to buy tvs, posters, ect. Not to mention it had a first person mode!! Cannot wait for EA to lose its license w/ the NFL

  9. I'll say theres two reasons people don't like 2k8 and why some probably would actually prefer madden over it. First theres no game modes anymore because Ea took that oppurtunity away when they got the license

  10. Second, 2k chose to go a different route. They chose to go gameplay first them worry about graphics and we saw a little of the same thing over the years in Nba 2k. And Ea chose to go graphics over gameplay, which is why they have mutiple games that virtually play the same but look slightly different. That's how Ea got an upper hand in some areas they made it look pretty and got more peoples attention, 2k focused on gameplay but didn't look that pretty. Which kind of in way represents football big, mean and nasty, but a monster on the field. Kind of saying it was destined from the start 2k was and is the future of Football games, they were halted by Ea from reaching the inevitable with the license agreement. But once that license is up, cylcle starts over 2k continues being better than Madden but this time in everyway possible Graphics, Game modes, and Gameplay and not just 2 of the 3 with Game modes and Gameplay

  11. I still play this game over Madden I am a simulation player who likes real football over looking good. This game might not have the features but I just use my imagination why would I spend $65 dollars for Madden when this game is better for $5 bucks.

  12. 2K should really attack the opportunity to try and make an NCAA Football game. Might make Madden shit their pants a little bit harder if 2K could deliver a successful NCAA Football game. Can you imagine a "Road To Glory" college career 2K could give us?

  13. If they just made another APF 2k18 i would so buy it, i dont care about the NFL teams or players. They always can be placed in or rosters re-created. It would also show how dominating they are at football games than Madden, keep pumping those APF games out. Its like 2K just gave up.

  14. It wasn't really EA's doing. The NFL was pissed that NFL 2K5 was sold for 19.99 forcing Madden to drop their price which meant less overall profit for them. They decided the solution was to give exclusive rights to one company so there would be no further competition and EA won the bidding war, plus the NFL preferred Madden's brand recognition. EA are no saints but if you want to complain to someone, complain to the NFL for not allowing other companies to license their brand.

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