Rugby 08 captures all the emotion and passion of the world's fiercest national rivalries. Experience all the excitement of the Rugby World Cup 2007 as you challenge the best teams and players ever assembled for global supremacy. A nation's destiny is in your hands when you take control of one of the officially licensed national teams and power your way through a grueling six-week campaign for the sport's ultimate prize: the Webb Ellis Cup.
Play as your home nation and control your favourite players as you battle from qualification right through to a virtual re-creation of the championship final.
Take complete control of your favourite squad, emulating its style on offencand, for the first time ever on defence, using new authentic 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.
Rugby 08 also introduces the Rugby World Cup Challenge mode which will test even the most hardcore gamer. Recreate 30 classic moments in Rugby World Cup history using modern teams, and unlock exclusive Rugby World Cup highlight videos. Compare your results with history, and measure yourself against the world's best.
Rugby 08 also introduces a layered pick-up-and-play control system for set pieces and drop kicks. Take full command over every scrum and maul with enhcnaced push and rotation controls, make lineout throw-ins look easy with a simplified control scheme, and master the new kicking meter to score those key penalties and converts. New truck and zoom camera angles zero in on all the key action on the field during the game's biggest moments.