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FIFA 08

FIFA 08 Achievement Guide

Guide By: STAT1C ST0RM
There are 49 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
-Offline 40/49 [810/1000]
-Online 0/49 Previously 9 for 190
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 35 - 50 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: Multiple games
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: All online achievements due to closed servers
-Extra equipment needed? No

FIFA 08 is the 2008 version of the FIFA franchise. Due to the closure of the servers it is now impossible to get the online achievements if you had none before, so I will not include them in this roadmap. There are some tricky moments in this due to the difficulty settings relating with some of these achievements and the Challenge Modes.

Walkthrough

First of all it is a good idea to make a checklist of the grounds you have played in. You will unlock Tour Bus when you have played in all of them. A list can be found here. Next we will create a whipping team. This will be the team to play against if you want an easy ride through most of the games. Go in to Team Management, Creation Zone then Edit A Player. Pick a team from the English Coca-Cola League 2. I suggest Accrington as they are awful already. Go into every player and edit their stats down so they are rated at 1 in every stat. This will take a while but will be well worth it. Also go into their tactics (Team Management; Squads) and change their tactics to leave gaps at the back by moving their defenders wide. Edit their mentality to All Out Attack and closing down to All Over The Pitch. This will wear them out quickly. These steps will make it much easier if you just play this team for the next few achievements. Just make sure you play as one of the top teams (Man Utd, Barcelona et)

Go to the Main Menu followed by Team Management, Creation Zone, and Create Player. Make yourself a player to unlock Genesis. Give yourself great stats and put yourself at one of the top clubs. Score 3 goals in a game with this player in any game to unlock Scruffy Socks.

Next, go to Game Modes, Create Tournament then New Tournament. Make it a knockout tournament with 2 teams. This will unlock Tournament Creator. Play this game picking whichever sides you wish. Obviously easier against a team with a 1/2 star rating. If you pick amateur difficulty, when you win this game you will unlock Competition Winner and Grass Roots. Now start a game of be a pro against your whipping team. Put yourself as a striker for one of the top teams. Your goal is to achieve a match rating of over 90. Do this by staying in position and scoring a couple of goals. This will get you Single Player Hero. Next play a quick match and make sure you change the difficulty up to semi pro. You are best to change the half length down to as short as you can to make the games go quicker. Win this match to get Part Time Player.

Now it starts getting more difficult as you will start playing games on the harder difficulties. If you play your whipping team it shouldn't be too hard though. Play your next few quick matches on professional difficulty. Win once to get Professional Footballer. Win 5 in a row to get 5 Game Streak. If you think you are going to lose, hit the dashboard button and go back into the game and you will continue your streak. You will need to win 50 games in total on this difficulty to get 50 Game Streak. These don't have to be in a row, just over the course of playing. You should be able to get the 10 Scored achievement in one of these games, and scoring a goal in the first 5 minutes of game time will net you Lightning Finisher. If you feel confident enough, start off by scoring 2 own goals to get Beat Yourself before going on to win. Now we need to step it up to world class difficulty. Use your whipping team again to make this easier. You will notice the difference in difficulty as it will be much harder to get the ball off them. You will need to play at a few games on this difficulty to get the man of the match achievements for getting man of the match with a defender (Defensive Hero) and a midfielder (Midfield Maestro). Don't concede any goals in one of the games to get Blank Sheet and score 5 goals in a game to get World Class Finisher. You may have to increase the half length to give you enough time to get the goals. Winning a game will get you World Class Player. In one game, set the half length to as long as possible. Make sure the game finishes in a draw so you can go into extra time. Score 2 goals to win in extra time to get Extra Bonus. Next play one game and win on legendary difficulty to achieve The Legend. Even playing your whipping team this may prove difficult as they don't let you get near the ball but play short halves and you should be able to nick a goal or two.

Now we can start with management mode. Start off in any league you want, but make sure at the end of every season you change which country you are managing in. Managing 15 different clubs in 15 different leagues will get you the Management Merry-go-round achievement. Make sure when you are in certain leagues your teams win the league unlocking the following achievements.



  • English Premiership (UK League)
  • French League 1 (French League)
  • German Bundesliga (German League)
  • Spanish Primera (Spanish League)
  • Dutch Eredivisie (Dutch League)
  • MLS (US League)


Of course make sure you pick the best team in the league to give yourself the best chance. You don't have to play every game, you can sim for a while, and if your team is not top of the table play a few games until they have a big lead then sim the rest until you win. The other leagues youb don't need to win so you can just sim until you have 15 seasons completed. Finally, you need to play through the challenge modes. Some of these challenges are very difficult and will pose you some difficulties, especially in the later stages. Persevere and with enough time and skill you will get all these, by far the hardest achievements in the game. With any luck you will have the ten challenge mode achievements done.

Online:
There are a total of 9 achievements that are online-based. However, since the release of this game, EA has closed the servers for FIFA 08, so the highest amount of gamerscore you can earn in this game is 810.



Mop Up:
If you have managed to get the challenge mode complete and all of the miscellaneous achievements done, you should only have to play a bunch of games on professional difficulty to get your 50 win streak.

Conclusion:
If you are going back to this after playing the more recent versions, you will find the gameplay a bit clunky and the graphics a bit poor, but it is still a good game. It is a shame that the servers are down but that is EA for you! There are some difficult achievements, but with enough practice they are all doable.
 

[x360a would like to thank Corrupt x360a for this road map]



Genesis10
As the Lead Profile, Create a Player (1) 
Go to the Main Menu, followed by 'Team Management', 'Creation Zone' and 'Create Player'. Once created, voila.
Online First10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win an Xbox LIVE ranked Match 
Might take you a few attempts to get, like me. Go to 'Xbox Live' within the main menu, and choose 'Quick Ranked Match'.

You can also host your own Ranked match to unlock this by choosing 'Xbox Live Custom Match' then 'Create Ranked Session'.
Tournament Creation20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game create a tournament (1) 
In the main menu, enter 'Game Modes' then 'Create Tournament' and 'New Tournament'.

To make it quick, choose the tournament type as knockout and number of teams 2. Where it says auto fill teams, choose no and advance.

On the next screen, fixtures v each team 1 and advance. Choose your team and your opponents team and proceed.

You should now unlock this achievement. If you play and win this tournament, you also unlock a secret achievement.
English League10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the Barclays Premier League in Manager Mode (1) 
Just win the Premiership with the team of your choice.

It is possible to sim games to get these achievements. I recommend you sim the matches you are confident on winning, but play the matches you are unsure about.

Recommended teams: Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester Utd, Newcastle Utd, Tottenham.

Also play 4 minute halves on Amateur.
German League10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the Bundesliga in Manager Mode 
Win the Bundesliga with the team of your choice.

It is possible to sim games to get these achievements. I recommend you sim the matches you are confident on winning, but play the matches you are unsure about.

Recommended teams: Bayern Munchen, Schalke 04, Vfb Stuttgart, Werder Bremen.

Play 4 minute halves on Amateur.
Italian League10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win Serie A in Manager Mode 
Win Serie A as the team of your choice.

It is possible to sim games to get these achievements. I recommend you sim the matches you are confident on winning, but play the matches you are unsure about.

Recommended teams: Inter, Juventus, Milan, Roma.

Play 4 minute halves on Amateur.
French League10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win League 1 Orange in Manager Mode 
Win Ligue 1 Orange as the team of your choice.

It is possible to sim games to get these achievements. I recommend you sim the matches you are confident on winning, but play the matches you are unsure about.

Recommended teams: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, PSG.

Play 4 minute halves on Amateur.
Dutch League10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the Dutch Eredivisie in Manager Mode 
Win the Eredivisie as the team of your choice.

It is possible to sim games to get these achievements. I recommend you sim the matches you are confident on winning, but play the matches you are unsure about.

Recommended teams: Ajax, Az Alkmaar, Feyenoord, PSV, SC Heerenveen.

Play 4 minute halves on Amateur.
US League10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the MLS in Manager Mode 
Win the Major League Soccer as the team of your choice.

It is possible to sim games to get these achievements. I recommend you sim the matches you are confident on winning, but play the matches you are unsure about.

Recommended teams: Chicago Fire, Galaxy, Houston Dynamo, Red Bulls.

Play 4 minute halves on Amateur.
Spanish League10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the Spanish Primera in Manager Mode (1) 
Win the Primera Division as the team of your choice.

It is possible to sim games to get these achievements. I recommend you sim the matches you are confident on winning, but play the matches you are unsure about.

Recommended teams: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, R. Zaragoza, Real Madrid, Sevilla F.C..

Play 4 minute halves on Amateur.
Grass Roots5
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win an Amateur game vs. the CPU (1) 
See 'The Legend'
Part Time Player10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win a Semi-Professional game vs. the CPU 
See 'The Legend'
Professional Footballer20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win a Professional game vs. the CPU 
See 'The Legend'
World Class Player30
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win a World Class game vs. the CPU 
See 'The Legend'
The Legend45
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win a Legendary game vs. the CPU (3) 
Firstly, these achievements aren't stackable, so you have to win a game in each difficulty to get the achievement.

I found this achievement quite challenging, but after playing the game awhile it gets easier.

To help out, try going a 5-star team, like Chelsea or Barcelona, and play against a 1/2-star team like Morecambe or Dag & Red in the English Coca-Cola League 2.
Defensive Hero10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win Man of the Match as a Defender on World Class 
For this one, go a 5-star team against a 1/2-star team. This means the CPU won't be as strong at attacking.

Focus on one defender, preferably a centre-back, and make sure he makes most of the tackles. Passing along the back-line is a major boost as well.

If possible, try and score atleast one goal with your chosen defender. This is not required though, as I scored with one defender, but another defender got man of the match.

It is possible to lose the match and still get man of the match with your chosen defender. Just make sure to pass between your chosen defender and another defender for the whole game you have the ball. Boring, but effective.
Midfield Maestro10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win Man of the Match as a Midfielder on World Class 
For this one, go a 5-star team against a 1/2-star team. This should make it easier for your midfielders to intercept passes and also make passes.

Focus on a centre midfielder, and make sure that most of the passes you make with him suceed. Short passes are usually the key.

Scoring the matches' goals with your midfielders usually gets the goalscorers man of the match.
Poacher10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win Man of the Match as a Forward on World Class 
For this one, go a 5-star team against a 1/2-star team. This will make it easier for your forwards to get past the CPU's defenders.

Focus on any of your forwards, doesn't really matter which as long as they score goals. try to score 2+ with them. Make sure passes between them aren't intercepted either.

Try not to get them caught offside either.
Real World10
As the Lead Profile, Play an Online Interactive Leagues game to completion (5) 
Before you do anything, check the date for the next time your favourite team is playing.

On match day of your favourite team, in the Main Menu go in 'Xbox Live' then 'Interactive Leagues'.

Once in, press until you're in League Schedule and play a game. Win or lose it doesn't matter, as long as you finish the match you will get this achievement.
World Class Finisher30
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score more than 5 goals on World Class (3) 
Play a 5-star team against a 1/2-star team.

Make sure you have the difficulty on World Class, but change the half length to anything between 8 minutes and 20 minutes, depending on how confident and skilled you are. I had mine on 10 minutes, and beat Dag & Red 6-1 as England.

Just remember though, the longer the halves are, the longer you have to score BUT the longer you have to defend. They will be good at tackling and good at attacking.

You don't need to keep a clean sheet to achieve this. (anyone clarify this?)
5 game streak10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game have a 5 game winning streak on Professional 
See '50 game streak'
Single Player Hero10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game achieve a 90 player rating in Be a Pro 
This will take some practice. Play as a 5-star team against a 1/2-star team.

Choose to play as a striker, and make sure you stay in position as the cursors should say. Try to tackle defenders who have the ball, but don't hack them. Dribbling past defenders also gains you points.

As a striker, try to score 2+ goals, but try not to mess up how you play.

This achievement may take a couple of attempts as it can be quite challenging.
50 game streak40
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win 50 games on Professional 
Thanks to LukeP91 for this method.

Start a league with the team of your choice, preferably a recommended team in the leagues you get achievements for. Turn auto-save off within that league.

Now if you lose a game in the league, just quit and reload that league, and play again.

Just remember you HAVE to knock auto-save off for this to work.
10 scored50
As the Lead Profile in a single player game get 10 or more goals in one match on Professional (1) 
Play as a 5-star team against a 1/2-star team.

Make sure you have the difficulty set to Professional and change the half time to anything between 4 minutes and 10 minutes, depending on how confident you are.

Try to change your formation and team mentality around a bit so your team are more attacking and you have more players up the field.

Maybe also putting it down to 4 minute halves, and just attacking where necessary, as you still get the achievement for a 0-0 draw.

This achievement is a challenge but will come to you in time.
10 up10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win 10 Xbox LIVE ranked matches. 
See 'Worldwide Legend'
Getting Serious20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win 50 Xbox LIVE ranked matches 
See 'Worldwide Legend'
Worldwide Legend60
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win 100 Xbox LIVE ranked matches. (2) 
No easy way around this one, you have to win 100 ranked matches. You could work towards this achievement while working for the 'This is too much' achievement.

Only advice I can give is practice makes perfect. The more you practice and play online, the better you will become, which means you'll find it easier to win, and you'll win more.
Blank sheet30
As the Lead Profile in a single player game keep a clean sheet on World Class difficulty 
For this one you have to keep a clean sheet in World Class difficulty. That's no goals scored against you in that match for those of you who don't know.

Just change your formation so you have 5 defenders, and make sure you're good at intercepting passes and making good tackles. May take a couple of attempts, but this one is quite an easy one to achieve.
Host10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game host 10 Xbox LIVE Matches 
See 'This is too much'
This is too much40
As the Lead Profile in a single player game host 50 Xbox LIVE Matches 
For this you have to host 50 online matches. I'm not sure if it has to be ranked or unranked, but I'd advise you to host them as ranked just to be on the safe side.

Also, if you host them ranked, it gives you the chance to work towards all the other online achievements. Takes patience, but it will eventually come to you.
Boot Cleaner15
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 1 
See 'Football Legend'
Youth Teamer15
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 2 
See 'Football Legend'
Reserve15
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 3 
See 'Football Legend'
Substitute20
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 4 
See 'Football Legend'
First Team Debut20
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 5 
See 'Football Legend'
First Team Regular25
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 6 
See 'Football Legend'
Man of the Match25
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 7 
See 'Football Legend'
Captain30
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 8 
See 'Football Legend'
Veteran30
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 9 
See 'Football Legend'
Football Legend95
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 10 
No easy way around this one. All of these achievements consist of 10 challenges within each apart from 'Boot Cleaner' which consists of 15 challenges. Each challenge has a difficulty preset, half length preset and a couple of objectives you have to fulfill in each challenge.

Easiest method I can suggest is whenever it's possible to choose the teams, choose the highest rated team in that region, and play as them against the lowest rated team in that region.

These achievements are the worst you'll come across on this game.
 
Secret Achievements
 
Scruffysocks scores20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score a Hat Trick with a created Player 
Remember the player you created for the 'Genesis' achievement? Well now you gotta go score a hat-trick with him, that's 3 goals.

You should make your created player a striker, to make this achievement easier for you.

When you start a 'Manager Mode' season, it asks you if you want to add your created player to your team, choose yes. Now when you come up against an easy team in whatever league you're in, play against them on amateur and play your created player.

This achievement will come to you soon enough.
Competition Winner20
As the Lead Profile Win a Created tournament 
You know the tournament you created for the achievement earlier? Just win that and this achievement will be yours.
World Wide Hat Trick20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score a Hat Trick in a ranked Xbox LIVE match 
For this one you gotta score a hat-trick in an online ranked match. It can be done with any player of your choice, but would be much easier if you tried to do it with a striker.

Just make sure you go a good team, and maybe try to play 3 strikers up front. 4-3-3 formation, and always try to feed the ball to the central striker.
Extra bonus20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win by 2 goals in Extra Time on World Class 
This achievement can be considered relatively hard to unlock. The best tips I can give is to play as a 5-star team against a 1/2-star team.

Extend the half length, so when it comes to extra time, it lasts longer giving you a longer time-length to score two goals.

Make sure you do this in World Class difficulty otherwise it won't unlock.
Beat yourself0
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score two own goals in a single game (2) 
Score two own goals on yourself. Fairly simple
They drew a blank20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game keep a clean sheet in an Xbox LIVE ranked match 
This one will come in time and practice. You just gotta keep a clean sheet in an online ranked match.

Just make sure you practice tackling and defending, but make sure you score at least one goal. Try changing your formation so you have 5 defenders or more, just to make things easier.
Tour Bus20
As the Lead Profile Play in every Stadium in the game. (1) 
For this one, just play at every stadium in the play now mode, as it is easier to choose stadiums. Play games on professional if you still need the achievement for 50 games won in professional.
Lightning Finisher10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score a goal in under 5 minutes 
All you have to do is score a goal under the first 5 minutes of any game, on any difficulty, set at any time.

Set the game to Amateur, you as the home team, and play against a 1/2-star team, while you play as a 5-star team.

Kick off and just run up the pitch as your striker, you can probably make it to the goals and get a shot in. If not, then restart and try again.

Another way of making it easier, is to extend the half length to whatever you wish. This means the longer you extend the half length, the longer the first 5 minutes of the match will be.
Manager Merry-go-round10
As the Lead Profile, Play 15 years for 15 different clubs in 15 different countries. (5) 
For this one, at the end of every season in manager mode, don't sign a new contract with the club you're at, but join another club in another country. Don't get yourself sacked from a club though, as you will have to start again from scratch.

Try to sign with the better clubs in the league, as you'll find it easier to play against other teams.

Also, you could play these games on professional for the 50 games won in professional achievement

 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
EA Canada
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
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Release:

US October 09, 2007
Europe September 28, 2007

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