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Rugby 08 Classic

Publisher: EA Games

Reviewed by Mr Clifford j Oosthuizen from Cape Town

The game offers complete listings of 20 national teams and players, allowing you to determine the year's winners at your desire.

Everything has been licensed, naturally, to help make it a more authentic experience. This is the season you take complete control of managing your favourite squad as Rugby 08 enables you to emulate the style of your favourite team on offence and now on defence.

Using new, "authentic" defensive formations, adjust your defence on-the-fly to keep momentum on your side or counter your opponent’s attacking style by changing your defensive strategy based on score, field position and more.

The game also introduces a layered pick-up-and-play control system for set pieces and drop kicks. Now you take full command over every scrum and maul with enhanced push and rotation controls.

Make lineout throw-ins look easy with a simplified control scheme for the novice player and advanced mechanics for the pro.

Master the new kicking meter to score those key penalties and conversions, while new truck and zoom camera angles zero in on the action. A new mode will also make its debut, titled World Cup Challenge.

This mode sees you recreating historic moments in the sport, re-writing the results with today's teams. Progressing through this mode unlocks World Cup highlight videos.

Must buy it if you love Rugby.

Available for Playstation and PC.


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