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: ordered this and the game was totally scratched, I emailed them and they said: 'don't write a bad review, we'll send you another one' , so I didn't write anything, but in a month nothings come.
Summary: the game is a good game. it is by far the best Footie game on the XBOX, however EA have as usual sucked out all of the challenge and personality out of a game that should be both challenging and enjoyable. for a start, the graphics are great. everything is smooth, and the interfaces throughout the menus are clear and quick. that said, you don't buy a game just for it's graphics, and it's menus, you buy it for the actual game.
Summary: As per many other reviews, I cannot see how people can throw around five stars on this. While graphically it is superior to 2003, the game play barely comes close to International Soccer on the C64! It is slow, wooden and the passing makes the same dull thud and at the same speed. The "off the ball" facility is utterly pointless, as if you are playing against someone with good skill, they will have the ball off you before you have decided which player to use, where to...
Summary: Why do I think this game is rubbish? Simple, you cannot adjust the game speed, so it plays really slow. The players move as if they are running through treacle. The manual says you can adjust the speed, but there is no option to do so, and the EA website confirms you cannot. It may look nice etc, but when it's this slow, the gameplay is nothing but frustrating. My copy is gathering dust as I stick to FIFA 2003!!!
Summary: THIS GAME IS THE BEST FOOTY GAME EVER THE GAME IS GREAT BECAUSE THERE ARE LOADS OF THINGS TO DO LIKE CARRER MODE FREE KICK PRACTICE AND U HAVE TO UNLOCK BONUS STUFF TO KEEP U ENTERTAINED 4 HOURS HOWEVER LIKE ALL EA SPORTS GAMES IT CAN GET FRUSTRATING AND LEAVE U CHUKIN THE REMOTE AT THE TV BUT THE GAME IS WELL WORTH THEMONEY
A step in the right direction, but still way off the pace
Mr. J. R. Davies "fullcollapse101", amazon.co.uk
10 June 2004
Summary: The Fifa series has enormous pedigree. It is, without fail, the best selling football title each year and one of the biggest selling titles overall. However, almost every year since 1995 - the fifa series first appeared in 1993/4 - Konami has released some incarnation of its Superstar Soccer series, the games that is now known as Pro Evolution Soccer 3. As such, the console football war is fought between these two heavyweights each year.
One step for man, one giant leap for Football games
d j bredow, amazon.co.uk
20 April 2004
Summary: Inital report Well, the people at EA Sports certainly have not sat back all winter and been watching Lord of the Rings, it seems they have been using their fingers like Paula Radcliffe uses legs when completing the perfect Marathon. Has it fundamentally changed? No! It is a football game there is only so much you can do to the beautiful game, unless of course you are American, and then you can situate it in the streets of Harlem and pretend you have created a whole new...
Summary: This Game is top class, a real football game with stamina. after the few minutes of playing you already know you have brough a brilliant game. i recomend this game to anyone who likes football! Plus if you are going to buy it anywhere buy it from Amazon one of the best sellers in the world for games!