Summary: EA has some great sports games. The Fight Night series and Madden NFL are good examples. Simply put, this is not one of the great ones. The FIFA licenced leagues and players are the best feature. The graphics are good, and the menus are nice. The music is really good. The stadiums fail to impress. The first touch concept is right-on, but the controls don't deliver. The players are stiff and the physics are lackluster. The AI is more artificial than intelligent.
Summary: This game is okay. But, as some people said, it is easy to blow it during a game i.e. foul. But, for the visuals, it is perfect. It is better than the previous FIFA game. Overall, it is okay but with some improvements on it in the future games.
Summary: When it comes to soccer Winning Eleven 8 blows away fifa.Winning Eleven series has been the best many years but we didn't see it in the US till just a few years ago.People are just too much in the habit of grabbing the EA sports latest versions of sports game assuming that with the name alone its going to be the best but it turns into disappointment.Go take the time to play winning eleven 8 and stop just giving your money to EA every year cause they are just milking you...
Summary: If you want to play football without much control depth then choose this over the European "Pro Evolution Soccer 4" (title is "Winning 11" in the US) and if you have heard the buzz surrounding that game then you should know that it is in the top three sports simulations of all time. Winning 11 however is not an out-of-box game, taking days to learn, weeks to master and then improve on with other players.
Summary: right ive been playin fifa since 1994 unlike the french fan of 98, u know when they were little 2d guys runnin after a white dot but instead of gettin better it just got worse, dont get me wrong its a good game but its WAY TOO EASY u know a match would like end 7 5 way too much for football thats how soccer might be played over in america but thats not real soccer so games like winning eleven and this is football are way better sorry ea id stick with madden and live if i...
Summary: I was quite out of touch with the whole FIFA range of games, my last one being FIFA 2001 which i played for years. But one day i realised how out of date i was and better treat myself to a new footy game. So i went and bought FIFA 2005, proabably from Amazon actually. Here is my opinion on the whole game.. The menu system is ok - there's a lot of separate parts of the whole package that can be found easily and its quick to remember where everything is.
Summary: If you own a PS 2/two, there's little reason you should play this game, World Tour Soccer 8 it is, second to none, by far. Only if you really need to have all teams licensed or you must have an on-line mode then you may find what you need in FIFA 05. It's fun to play, don't get me wrong, and graphics are ok, it just can't live up to the quality and fun of WTS 8.
Summary: ok i bought this game a while ago now and i've gotta say the novalty has already warn off, at first the kits and the new stadiums which had been added like St James' Park really gripped me but since about november the games been gathering dust. the main offering seems to be the new career mode which offers you 15 seasons to get to the top, well that great but if i want that i'll buy a manager sim on PC.
Summary: Another year nother let down. How many more years will EA drag out this tried and failed franchise? How come Konammi can get it right but EA continue to aim themselves at younger, more softcore gamer. They have got the rights but all they do is mess it up, I admit the graphics are nice but thats it, the is no GAMEPLAY!Pro evolution gets better and better each year whereas this just adds some strangenon rel;evant footballing feature e.g last years off the ball.
Summary: Well, at least EA are trying. I consider myself a fan of both of the big two. Trying to recover the successes of Fifa 2000 -Road to the World Cup which was the undoubted highlight of the series. Its fair to say that the game mechanics of both Pro Evo and Fifa and switching somewhat. The former turning arcade whilst the latter attempting to go more 'authentic'. Oh why couldnt we just have a game that played like evo but looks like Fifa...is that so much to ask!