Excerpt: I remember buying my first every Fifa game. It was Fifa International Soccer in 1994(?) roughly. And when you look at the progress made between that game, and this, you realise how much the new games improve each time. Fifa 2003 is the best in this series of football games so far (I am excluding 2004). I felt that 2002 was a bit of a disaster with annoying traits, and guaranteed scoring angles, but I found this to be a massive improvement.
Summary: In the last decade Ive had every Fifa game ever made, on which ever format I had at the time.Every year they seem to get better(except for Fifa 97 which was bad).This year theres no surprise then that its better than the last. Other reviewers have said that you cant score from crosses?WHAT?!
Summary: Upon first picking up the game you think "same old fifa, excellent presentation, dodgy gameplay", and indeed at first it does seem this way. The menu system is hardly dynamic, but it does the job, and includes some new features, including a new game type. A decent enough soundtrack plays along in the background and helps the game to flow, choose the teams and your away (more detailed options are available for those who want them).
Summary: this game is reworked compared to the previous fifa games so that let the past put you off, the control system is much improved and now similiar to pro evolution. it is the best football game on the xbox by far and you will have a great laugh playing it with your friends.
Summary: I've played a few of the games in this series, and I reckon this is the best yet. From the look of the stadia right down to the passing in-game, pretty much everything's been tweaked. There's been some serious thought as to how the players behave, and as a result there's finally some realistic movement off the ball. The passing is fantastic too - choose from the play-it-safe normal pass or the through ball to split that Man U defence (again and again and again).
Summary: A few years back the FIFA series of footy sims were the gold standard, but slipped a bit recently. It looks like EA have done their homework and addressed the shortcomings of previous offerings with 2003. It looks damn fine - good likenesses of players - even down to behaviour - check out Robbie Keane's goal celebration somersault.
Summary: within a day of buying this, it was one of the best games for the Xbox that i have ever played. Yes, up there with Halo and Splinter Cell. The gameplay is great, and the view of the pitch is just like watching it on TV (although if you do not like this point of view, it can be changed to one of many views available).
Summary: Being an experienced ISS gamer, it's fair to say that I bought FIFA 2003 on the assurance that Electronic Arts had re-built their game-play from new. More specifically, EA have introduced a shot power indicator, added a ball spin and power indicator to goal-scoring free kicks and significantly altered the way players pass, move and run with the ball. Is this as good as it sounds?
Summary: First off, I can't compare this to other versions of FIFA or other modern footy games, the last football game I played was Sensible Soccer on my Amiga 600 back in the day... That said I will try to rate the game on it's merits. It looks superb: the range and quality of animations mean it looks like telly if you squint a bit; the stadia are well drawn and look like the rhe real places; the kits are amazingly detailed; and even the players look like their real-life...
Summary: Having never been a fan of the FIFA series and an avid follower of Pro Evolution Soccer on PS2 I played this with some reservations. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the game, the graphics are superb with excellent animation and detail, clever commentry and atmospheric sound effects. The game itself plays like a real game of football and to me, is a superior experience to that of the original Pro Evolution.