Select Format PC EA Sports celebrates the Rugby World Cup with Rugby 08, the only official and exclusive licensed videogame that captures the emotion and passion of the world's fiercest national rugby rivalries Please note: Preowned versions may not include additional content. Experience all of the excitement of Rugby World Cup in France as you challenge the best teams and players ever assembled for global supremacy. A rugby-playing 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 gruelling six-week Rugby World Cup campaign for the Sports' ultimate prize - the glorious 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 rugby championship final. This is the season you take complete control of managing your favourite rugby squad, emulating its style on offense and for the first time ever, on defense, using new authentic defensive formations.
Experience all of the passion and excitement of the Rugby World Cup in France as you challenge the best teams and players ever assembled for global supremacy.
The year-old McCaw was first called up to the All Blacks three years ago when he debuted against Ireland and was named Man of the Match.
He has been a linchpin in the All Blacks ever since, earning numerous national and international accolades, while becoming one of the world's most popular rugby players. Joining McCaw on the front packs of EA SPORTS Rugby 08 in selected territories around the world are 11 additional athletes who also demonstrate athletic excellence, undying determination and masterful skill for their national teams.
This is the season you take complete control of managing your favourite squad as EA SPORTS Rugby 08 enables you to emulate the style of your favorite team on offense and now on defense.
Using new, authentic defensive formations, adjust your defense 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.
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 all the breakdown and set piece action during the game's biggest moments.
In addition to enabling gamers to participate in the Rugby World Cup by taking control of one of 20 national teams, the game features a new, compelling mode of play named World Cup Challenge. Testing even the most hardcore rugby fan, it re-creates the biggest moments in World Cup history and challenges you to re-write the results with today's teams to unlock exclusive World Cup highlight videos.
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