Rugby 08

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Rugby 08
Rugby 08 Coverart.png
Developer(s) HB Studios
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA: July 17, 2007 (PS2)
  • AUS: July 26, 2007
  • EU: July 27, 2007
  • JP: September 6, 2007 (PS2)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Rugby 08 is the 2007 release in the Rugby series by EA Sports. The game allows players to play as many Rugby nations, both major and minor, and includes many tournaments, such as the Rugby World Cup, Tri Nations, Six Nations, Guinness Premiership and Super 14.

Rugby 08 was released prior to the 2007 World Cup in France. New modes include the Rugby World Cup and the World Cup Challenge mode. Other new gameplay features include simplified lineouts and defensive formations.

In-game screenshot of Rugby 08 on PC

The international cover features Richie McCaw. Other players are featured in specific markets:[1]

The commentary is provided by Ian Robertson and former All Blacks great Grant Fox.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2
1UP.com N/A B+[2]
Eurogamer N/A 8/10[3]
Famitsu N/A 21/40[4]
GamesMaster N/A 73%[5]
GameZone N/A 8.5/10[6]
IGN N/A (AU) 8.7/10[7]
(US) 8.2/10[8]
OPM (UK) N/A (OPS2) 7/10[9]
5/10[10]
PALGN N/A 7.5/10[11]
PC Gamer (UK) 45%[12] N/A
PSM N/A 7/10[13]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 63/100[14] 74/100[15]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[15][14] In Japan, Famitsu gave the PlayStation 2 version a score of one four, two sixes, and one five for a total of 21 out of 40.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EA Celebrates 2007 RUGBY WORLD CUP With Exclusive Release of Officially Licensed videogame". EA Sports. July 6, 2007. Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ Zuniga, Todd (July 17, 2007). "Rugby 08 (PS2)". 1UP.com. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  3. ^ Linnear, Nic (August 2, 2007). "Rugby '08 (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "This week's Japan mag news - Level 5 Soccer RPG, BOB!!, Project O, Camelot is back". NeoGAF. August 29, 2007. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Rugby 08 (PS2)". GamesMaster: 77. September 2007. 
  6. ^ Valentino, Nick (July 30, 2007). "Rugby 08 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  7. ^ IGN AU staff (July 26, 2007). "Rugby 08 AU Review (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  8. ^ Irwin, Mary Jane (August 1, 2007). "Rugby 08 Review (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Rugby 08". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine: 90. September 2007. 
  10. ^ "Rugby 08". PlayStation Official Magazine - UK: 106. September 2007. 
  11. ^ Jastrzab, Jeremy (August 9, 2007). "Rugby 08 Review - PlayStation 2 Review". PALGN. Archived from the original on August 31, 2007. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rugby 08". PC Gamer UK: 86. November 2007. 
  13. ^ "Review: Rugby 08". PSM: 82. September 2007. 
  14. ^ a b "Rugby 08 (pc: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Rugby 08 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 

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