Summary: Being a 3rd generation Arsenal supporter I couldn't wait to get my hands on this game to have my own showdowns against Man Utd in my living room! The last of this series I played was FIFA 95 back in the 90's and though it was like Pac Man compared to this installment it was sooooo much fun. I'm not going to detail the specs of the game and the features because there are dozens of reviews which already cover that.
Conclusion: If this site had anyone who could review 'soccer' games it would be brilliant. Instead you tend to get comments like "all the basic elements of soccer are represented and the means of performing throw-ins, corner kicks, and free shots" for Fifa 2004 (which after all this got an astounding 8.9 - But then that's the editor's opinion) Fifa football has been dodgy since the turn of the century.
Summary: At first I was deterred by some of the negative comments that dragged down the average rating but as a soccer fan and a player of the previous FIFA release, I decided to give it a try. I did not live to regret it, quite the opposite. FIFA 2004 is an incredible game, the closest one can get to the real thing. The AI is simply astounding. The game developers have gone at great length in creating a realistic experience, which I think they have achieved.
Summary: This is a must game for soccer fans and for everybody who is interested in learning about soccer. Have fun and enjoy! Best game on the planet! Graphic makes it super realistic. It's like "watching" a real game with the real players. Actually it's better, cause you're playing. Full of surprises for the lover of sports..
Summary: I thought this was definitely the best Fifa yet. The gameplay is awesome. All these people whining about how it is too hard either just really suck at video games or have no clue about the dynamics of soccer. After you play the game for a while you pick up on what works and what doesn't. The fact that they expanded the team selection by adding the lower divisions is freaking sweet. I love the career mode too because it is realistic.
Summary: Great Thing: I can be Huddersfield (Division 3 in England). Bad Thing: I can't control all 11 players on the pitch at the same time, with a single controller. No one can. Electronic Arts need to have all the good things about FIFA without the extremely complex gameplay. How can you dribble the ball with player A, make a run into the box with player B, dodge a tackle from player X, send a perfect cross into the box to player B, and bury the ball into the back of the net...