Summary: I got 2005 about 2 months after it came out (iv only ever had fifa once before... and that was 98!). I was impressed until i tried to go on career mode and it wouldn't save because my memory card was too small. So I went out and got a bigger one which cost me quite a bit. When I finally was able to go on career I found it pretty good (apart from the stupid points instead of maney).
Summary: This game could've been so much more, and so much better. Career mode is alright, but the money is just stupid. I went Hearts and sold a few of their better players, and was able to buy players such as Fernando Torres and Ruud Van Nistelrooy. Also, the gameplay.. it's far too easy. You score too many goals so it isn't very realistic. Even on the hardest difficulty I can still score 7 or 8 goals in a 12 minute match. The graphics aren't that great either.
Summary: I was really looking forward to fifa 2005, being a fan of the series, so as soon as it did, I immediately snatched it up. I wasn't disapointed. The first touch control with the C-stick is genius. If you get it right, you can split the defense right open. If you get it wrong, the defender takes the ball straight away from you. The only downside is this: IT TAKES UP TOO MUCH OF YOUR MEMORY!!!
Summary: The other reviews are right about a lot of things. The one thing I want to add is that if you haven't been playing FIFA for years, scoring goals is very, very hard. With the aiming control, it's much easier to shoot 10 yards wide than to actually make the keeper come up with a save. The ability to subtly shift the shot to the corners of the net like you could do circa FIFA 2000 is either not there, or so much harder to do that I still can't after 30 games.
Summary: This is a good game and it is better than fifa 2004 which was too slow but it does have lots of bad things about it. 1 for international games there are not enough teams and they have left out good teams like senegal and holland. 2 set pieces arn't varied enough and they are pretty predictable and it is too easy too score from free kicks. Also you can't take short corners or free kicks.
Excerpt: "...alot really, the graphics in Fifa 2005 have improved from 2004 are nearing perfection. Expect even better stuff from Fifa 2005. *Gameplay* 2/5 Sluggish to say the least. This game simply doesn't flow well at all. Corners take a stupidly long time, have to choose which type and then using 1, yes just 1, player to try and attack the spot that the ball is going to go to. This is not at all like real life, most corners are taken by just wipping ...
Pros: Loads of teams and liscenses, graphics are good
Summary: I bought FIFA 2003 just after 2004 came out and i thought it was a brilliant game though lacking something to make it a classic. Then 2004 came out and it got really really bad reviews. So when 2005 came out i bought it quikly and was not dissapointed at all. The first touch is a stroke of genius. it can really slice open a deffence if used properly. But if you touch in the wrong direction the other team will grab the ball off you.
Excerpt: "...have got all of the FIFA titles and there isn't much that I don't know about the games. I always look forward to seeing what new features they have come up with and am keen to try and master them. There has been a little disappointment on my behalf with the recent releases, namely 2004, so I was expecting big things from this year’s release of the game. ~EA Games~ The company responsible for the FIFA titles is EA Games, without doubt the dominant ...
Pros: The new features really add something vital to the game and it is a vast improvement on last years release; you can choose from a wide range of teams and leagues in which to play; career mode has been improved and it is a real success
Cons: There haven't been any as yet, so fingers crossed
Summary: Since selling the ol' PS2, if there's one game I miss it's Pro Evo. I grew up with Konami's football games dammit, and was very much used to deriding fans of Fifa. Fifa's never had anywhere near the depth or 'feel' of PES, in spite of it's authenticity. You couldn't help thinking however, how nice it would be if EA could retain all the good Fifa stuff of the past, but take a good look at PES and improve the gameplay and feel, to give us a killer footie game.