The Rugby 08 videogame captures the emotion and passion of the world's fiercest national rivalries.
Experience all of the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2007 in France 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 Rugby World Cup campaign for the sport's ultimate prize -- the glorious Webb Ellis Cup.
Play as your home nation and control your favorite players as you battle from qualification right through to a virtual re-creation of the championship final.
This is the season you take complete control of managing your favorite squad, emulating its style on offense and for the first time ever, 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.
Rugby 08 introduces the Rugby World Cup Challenge mode that will test even the most hardcore gamer. Rugby World Cup Challenge re-creates 30 classic moments in Rugby World Cup history using modern teams for fans to 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. 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, and master the new kicking meter to score those key penalties and converts. New truck and zoom camera angles zero in on all the action on the field by zooming in on breakdowns and set pieces during the game's biggest moments.
Product Features: * Own the World: Power your way through a grueling six-week campaign during Rugby World Cup 2007 in France. Manage squad rotation and player injuries and track the progress of the entire tournament with a user-friendly, in-game information hub. * Authentic Defensive Formations: Now you can emulate the style of your favorite team with Authentic Defensive Formations. Adjust your defense on the fly to keep momentum on your side. Counter your opponent’s attacking style by changing your defensive strategy based on score, field position, and more. * Rugby World Cup Challenge: Replay over 30 classic moments in Rugby World Cup history using modern teams and unlock exclusive Rugby World Cup highlight videos. * All New Set Pieces –Take full command over every scrum and maul with enhanced push and rotation controls. Make lineout throw-ins look easy with a simplified pick-up-and-play control system for the novice player, or master the advanced mechanics to enhance your game strategy for the real pro. * New Kicking Mechanic: Use the new kicking meter to master your drop kicks and score those key penalties and converts.
System Requirements: * Windows 2000/XP * 1GHz Processor * 256MB Ram * 1.2 GB Hard Drive Space * 32 SPEED CD / DVD Drive * 32 MB* Graphics Card * DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card * DriectX Version 9.0c (included) * 2-4 players on 1 pc * Keyboard, Mouse or USB Gamepad * DirectX 9.0c is included on this disc and may require the latest drivers for your video and sound card. *Supported cards: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX or greater; ATI Radeon 7500 or greater, Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but not supported. * Note: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW drivers and virtual drivers. (hahaha suck it EA!)