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FIFA series
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FIFA series logo as of mid-2006
Developer(s) EA Sports
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) Current:
Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Mobile Phone, Nintendo DS, Wii, iPhone
Release date(s) Annually, 1993-present
Genre(s) Association football
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer (all versions)
.FIFA, also known as FIFA Football or FIFA Soccer, is a series of Association football video games, released annually by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label.^ "EA Sports' best FIFA game to date."
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^ The series that brought soccer to sportgamers, EA's football King has returned.
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ EA SPORTS FIFA 08 .
  • FIFA.com - Joy and pain in FIFA 08 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.fifa.com [Source type: General]

.While there was no major competition when EA released the first titles in their Madden NFL and NHL series, football video games such as Sensible Soccer, Kick Off and Matchday Soccer had been developed since the late eighties and were already competitive in the games market when EA announced a football game as the next addition to their EA Sports label.^ The series that brought soccer to sportgamers, EA's football King has returned.
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are two main football, or soccer as we call it here in Australia, titles on the market.
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 5 PS2 Review - FUTURE GAMEZ 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.futuregamez.net [Source type: General]

^ FIFA Soccer 2004 kicks off .
  • FIFA Soccer 2004 for PC - FIFA Soccer 2004 PC Game - FIFA Soccer 2004 Computer Game 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When the series began in late 1993 it was notable for being the first to have an official licence from FIFA, the world governing body of football.^ The FIFA series comes and goes with a yearly update, and with every World Cup we get a tournament-themed game to complement it.
  • FIFA Street 3 - PS3 review at Thunderbolt Games 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.thunderboltgames.com [Source type: General]

^ (FIFA.com) Friday 2 November 2007 Print Email my friend Share Since 1993 EA Sports' FIFA series has allowed hardcore video gamers and football fanatics alike to step into the boots of the world's biggest stars.
  • FIFA.com - Joy and pain in FIFA 08 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.fifa.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 2004 If you’ve ever wondered just what it is that the rest of the world sees in soccer, EA’s latest installment of its FIFA series has all the answers.
  • TECH TIME: Get In The Game: FIFA 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.time.com [Source type: General]

.The latest installments in the series contain many exclusively-licenced leagues and teams from around the world, including the English Premier League and Football League, Italian Serie A, Spanish Primera Liga, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Dutch Eredivisie,Mexican Primera, and US Major League Soccer, allowing the use of real leagues, clubs, and player names and likenesses within the games.^ It actually sounds like a real soccer game now.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Players can choose from 17 different leagues (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, etc.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer fans also liked: .
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The main series has been complemented by additional installments based on single major tournaments, such as the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship, and UEFA Champions League, as well as a series of football management titles.^ GameSpy FIFA 2000 Major League...
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIFA Soccer 2002 Major League Soccer .
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ GameStats FIFA 2000 Major League...
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As of 2009, the FIFA franchise is localized into 18 languages and sold in 37 countries; it is the most popular EA Sports franchise globally.^ FIFA 2002 Demo Here is a playable demo for the next installment of EA Sports popular FIFA series.
  • Gameplanet Downloads - FIFA 2002 Demo 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gpdownloads.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Konami's "Pro Evolution Soccer," previously known as "Winning Eleven," has always been a solid if underrated competitor to EA Sports' "FIFA" series.
  • Konami's soccer title a leap in evolution - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.pittsburghlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's taken a several years but finally gamers have realised that Konami have a soccer game that not only rivals EA's hugely popular FIFA series but has, for several years, offered a much more realistic simulation of the sport.
  • FUTURE GAMEZ - Pro Evolution Soccer 3 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.futuregamez.net [Source type: General]

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Contents

History

.The key points of EA's early advertising campaigns were the isometric view of the pitch, an innovation when other games used either top down, side scrolling or bird's eye views, as well as detailed graphics and animations, and of course the FIFA endorsement.^ Don't expect graphics on the level of the console or even the PSP game, though, and the player animations have been cut down in their motion capturing for the DS version that feel a little more stiff than the bigger productions.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 06 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ds.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While this might not have been such a bad thing in Fifa's case, it appears that EA were determined to start from scratch for the Xbox 360, improving not only the graphics, but the fundamentals of the gameplay as well.
  • FIFA 07 Xbox360 Review, FIFA 07 Player Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.strategyinformer.com [Source type: General]

^ The side-scrolling 3/4 overhead perspective and close camera works well to show clearly what's happening on the pitch for the majority of the game, while the small radar at the base of the screen is a helpful indication of where all the players are.
  • EAGB Advance Game Review - FIFA Football 2003 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.eagb.net [Source type: General]

.It was shipped for Christmas 1993, named FIFA International Soccer, and was released for most of the popular console and computer platforms of the time.^ Since that time the competition has grown sharply, with EA Games releasing 3 (yes, three) of its officially licensed FIFA titles in just over a year’s time and the arrival of the Winning Eleven series, a popular name in simulation style soccer.
  • CANOE -- WHAM Gaming - Handhelds: Soccer Tour '06 head-butts competition 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC wham.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ Only people who have never played "International Super Star Soccer 64" can stand playing a fifa game - for a few minutes.
  • Do you like EA-Sports? [Archive] - BeyondUnreal Forums 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC forums.beyondunreal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although World Cup fever has died down, soccer remains by far the most popular sport worldwide -- and EA SPORTS' FIFA series has long been the most complete soccer video game available.
  • FIFA Soccer 2003 - FreeFunFiles.com - A free download site 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.freefunfiles.com [Source type: General]

.While FIFA 95 did not add much other than the ability to play with club teams, FIFA 96 pushed the boundaries.^ As with the FIFA series of football titles, this latest racer allows you to play as 'real' teams and drivers which should, for F1 fans in particular, make winning and loosing that much more satisfying and aggravating.
  • EAGB Advance Game Review - F1 2002 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.eagb.net [Source type: General]

^ The FIFA license has been purchased for the game, so all the real players are included with their real names, but club teams such as Juventus and Arsenal will have to be renamed if you have a thing for authenticity.
  • World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 2004 may be much prettier and far more detailed than that old Genesis edition, but it lacks the playability that made previous versions so much fun.
  • DailyGame Review: FIFA 2004 [PS2] [Xbox] [Win] [GC] 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.dailygame.net [Source type: General]

.For the first time with real player names by obtaining the FIFPro license, the PlayStation, PC, 32X and Sega Saturn versions used EA's "Virtual Stadium" engine, with 2D sprite players moving around a real-time 3D stadium.^ The FIFA license has been purchased for the game, so all the real players are included with their real names, but club teams such as Juventus and Arsenal will have to be renamed if you have a thing for authenticity.
  • World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Since that time the competition has grown sharply, with EA Games releasing 3 (yes, three) of its officially licensed FIFA titles in just over a year’s time and the arrival of the Winning Eleven series, a popular name in simulation style soccer.
  • CANOE -- WHAM Gaming - Handhelds: Soccer Tour '06 head-butts competition 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC wham.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ With its licenses coming directly from Soccer's governing body, EA is able to bring your favorite club team, its kits, players and even stadiums to your television in gorgeous high definition.
  • Snackbar Games :: Review :: FIFA 08 (X360) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.snackbar-games.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.FIFA 97 improved on this with polygonal models for players and added an indoor soccer mode, but an early pinnacle was reached with FIFA: Road to World Cup 98.^ We had The Road to World Cup, followed by its natural successor, World Cup '98.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Easier then 2006 fifa world cup?
  • FIFA Series (06 and 07) [Archive] - Achieve360Points.com Forums 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.achieve360points.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 98: Road To The World Cup The FIFA series gets unfairly maligned sometimes, and while the early isometric versions aren’t great (anyone else remember repeatedly standing in front of the goalie), they did used to push things a lot harder than they do now.
  • 10 Best Ever Football Computer Games - Den of Geek 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.denofgeek.com [Source type: General]

.This version featured much improved graphics, a complete World Cup with qualifying rounds (including all national teams) and refined gameplay.^ Much improved graphics and gameplay, as well as the application of many new features.

^ In terms of graphics it's improved, and gameplay wise.
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The FIFA license has been purchased for the game, so all the real players are included with their real names, but club teams such as Juventus and Arsenal will have to be renamed if you have a thing for authenticity.
  • World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Months later, World Cup 98, EA's first officially-licensed tournament game, gave each team a unique kit and broke a sequence of poor tournament-based video games started by US Gold's World Cup Carnival in 1986 and continued until Gremlin Interactive's Euro 96.^ The FIFA license has been purchased for the game, so all the real players are included with their real names, but club teams such as Juventus and Arsenal will have to be renamed if you have a thing for authenticity.
  • World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ The Champions Cup allows you to start with a club team and work up to playing in the International Cup (the game's name for the World Cup).
  • Konami's soccer title a leap in evolution - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.pittsburghlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since that time the competition has grown sharply, with EA Games releasing 3 (yes, three) of its officially licensed FIFA titles in just over a year’s time and the arrival of the Winning Eleven series, a popular name in simulation style soccer.
  • CANOE -- WHAM Gaming - Handhelds: Soccer Tour '06 head-butts competition 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC wham.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

.FIFA games have been met with some criticism, such as for the minimal improvements each title features over its predecessor.^ FIFA 2000 shows some nice touches of improvement over its predecessors.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The FIFA license has been purchased for the game, so all the real players are included with their real names, but club teams such as Juventus and Arsenal will have to be renamed if you have a thing for authenticity.
  • World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ There are some minor niggles, such as the required additional copy of the game for the two-player link-up mode but these fade into insignificance when compared against the huge range of outstanding features.
  • EAGB Advance Game Review - FIFA Football 2003 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.eagb.net [Source type: General]

.As the console market expanded, FIFA was challenged directly by other titles such as Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer (known as Winning Eleven in Japan and the US).^ Does it continue with Pro Evolution Soccer 5 ?
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 5 PS2 Review - FUTURE GAMEZ 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.futuregamez.net [Source type: General]

^ Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 .
  • News: FIFA 09 Demo - GamersHell.com 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamershell.com [Source type: General]

^ Can Pro Evolution Soccer 3 , released in Japan as World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 still remain on top of the field?
  • FUTURE GAMEZ - Pro Evolution Soccer 3 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.futuregamez.net [Source type: General]

.Both FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer have a large following but FIFA sales could rise as much as 30 percent year-over-year in Europe, making FIFA the most profitable EA Sports title, thanks to its global audience and lower license costs compared to Madden.^ "This portable soccer title is okay, but the FIFA license demands better."
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^ Does it continue with Pro Evolution Soccer 5 ?
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 5 PS2 Review - FUTURE GAMEZ 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.futuregamez.net [Source type: General]

^ Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 .
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.FIFA is the only video game series to be published on the same console platform (in this case both the Sony PlayStation & PlayStation 2) for ten successive years (Formerly FIFA Soccer 96 published in 1995, through to FIFA Soccer 2005 published in 2004; and then FIFA 2001 published in 2000, through to FIFA 10 published in 2009).^ Reviews : PC Games - FIFA 2001 .
  • Gameplanet - Reviews - FIFA 2001 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gameplanet.co.nz [Source type: General]

^ The same would probably hold true for soccer video games.
  • DailyGame Review: FIFA 2004 [PS2] [Xbox] [Win] [GC] 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.dailygame.net [Source type: General]

^ FIFA Soccer 2005 .
  • GameSpy: FIFA Soccer 2005 - Page 1 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC cube.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

.EA's Madden NFL series appeared on the PlayStation for nine straight years.^ Well, fortunately for EA Sports, even the most minor revision each year is enough to keep the FIFA series ahead of the pack.
  • Gameplanet - Reviews - FIFA 2001 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gameplanet.co.nz [Source type: General]

^ Zaccix 7th May 2001, 08:36 PM The EA NHL series has always kicked ass, currently kicks ass and will continue to kick ass :D Ditto for the Madden series.
  • Do you like EA-Sports? [Archive] - BeyondUnreal Forums 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC forums.beyondunreal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ YEAR AFTER YEAR EA Sports release a new addition to the FIFA series with only minor upgrades over the prior version.
  • Gameplanet - Reviews - FIFA 2001 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gameplanet.co.nz [Source type: General]

Games in the series

FIFA International Soccer

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  • Tagline: "FIFA International Soccer has it all...^ See All FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer (PC) Reader Reviews Write Your Own Review of FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer (PC) Send to Friend See All 11 Images .
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    ^ Only people who have never played "International Super Star Soccer 64" can stand playing a fifa game - for a few minutes.
    • Do you like EA-Sports? [Archive] - BeyondUnreal Forums 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC forums.beyondunreal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ FIFA 2004 If you’ve ever wondered just what it is that the rest of the world sees in soccer, EA’s latest installment of its FIFA series has all the answers.
    • TECH TIME: Get In The Game: FIFA 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.time.com [Source type: General]

    experience sheer brilliance"
  • Released for: Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, Sega CD (As "FIFA International Soccer Championship Edition"), Game Gear, SNES, DOS, Amiga, 3DO, Game Boy, PlayStation 2 (on FIFA 06)
  • Release date: 15 July 1993
.Known as EA Soccer during development and sometimes subsequently also known as FIFA '94,[3] the first game in the series was released in the weeks leading up to Christmas 1993. This greatly hyped football title broke with traditional 16-bit era games by presenting an isometric view rather than the more usual top-down view (Kick Off), side view (European Club Soccer), or bird's-eye view (Sensible Soccer).^ I won't be purchasing any more games from EA sports especially not the fifa series.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ The series that brought soccer to sportgamers, EA's football King has returned.
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIFA Soccer 2004 kicks off .
  • FIFA Soccer 2004 for PC - FIFA Soccer 2004 PC Game - FIFA Soccer 2004 Computer Game 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It only includes national teams, and real player names are not used.^ The FIFA license has been purchased for the game, so all the real players are included with their real names, but club teams such as Juventus and Arsenal will have to be renamed if you have a thing for authenticity.
  • World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Real soccer fans will certainly be impressed by the 18-plus real-life leagues, 350 teams and 10,000 players.
  • DailyGame Review: FIFA 2004 [PS2] [Xbox] [Win] [GC] 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.dailygame.net [Source type: General]

^ The season mode is where the FIFA series really shines, and FIFA 2001 continues this tradition with all the major international leagues, teams and players.
  • Gameplanet - Reviews - FIFA 2001 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gameplanet.co.nz [Source type: General]

.A notorious bug allows the player to score directly from an opposing goal kick by standing in front of the goalkeeper so that the ball rebounds off him into the net.^ A decent array of moves are available, but unfortunately this includes the unstoppable 360° spin which allows opposing players entry to the goalkeeper's box almost every time it is attempted.
  • Gameplanet - Reviews - FIFA 2001 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gameplanet.co.nz [Source type: General]

^ The AI is HORRIBLE. The most noticeable proof of this is just after you've scored a goal (which, if you're on 1v1 with the keeper, will always happen) the players stand around for 2-3 seconds before celebrations begin.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ So, if the ball is coming into you awkwardly and you try to pull off a shooting angle that will contort your player's body in ways that cause herniated discs, the result will be a pretty poor shot.

.The Sega Mega CD version was released under the title "FIFA International Soccer Championship Edition" it includes some features used in the next title, and is a highly polished version of the original.^ If anything it's a great step for Konami to include this feature in future (next generation) versions of the game.
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 5 PS2 Review - FUTURE GAMEZ 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.futuregamez.net [Source type: General]

^ When all was said and done, I was eager to put some of the knowledge I had gained to use, so I ran out and bought FIFA International Soccer for the Sega Genesis, the first soccer game developed by Electronic Arts .
  • GameSpy: FIFA Soccer 2005 - Page 1 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC cube.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ UK developer Exient, the team behind Total Soccer and the GBA version of NHL Hitz has done a great job at taking the feature-rich presentation and look of the FIFA series and adapting it for handheld players.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2003 (FIFA 2003) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC gameboy.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The game on the 3DO console sported pseudo-3D cameras and it was the most graphically advanced version.^ Don't expect graphics on the level of the console or even the PSP game, though, and the player animations have been cut down in their motion capturing for the DS version that feel a little more stiff than the bigger productions.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 06 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ds.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sports Game Boy Advance Wii Fit (Wii) Family members will have fun getting a "core" workout, and talking about and comparing their results...
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2003 (FIFA 2003) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC gameboy.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The graphics and sound fall short of the competition, but this is a worthy trade-off for those who spend a lot of time with their sports video games.
  • World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[4] .Also, the game is playable on FIFA 06 for the PlayStation 2.^ Reviewer: A gamer from London, England Since buying this game Fifa has not come near my playstation.
  • International Superstar Soccer - Pro Revolution 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.psxa2z.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What it boils down to is that FIFA 08 for the Wii is quite enjoyable but isn't anywhere near as satisfying as the PlayStation 3, 360, PC or PlayStation 2 versions of the game.

^ Add IGN to Google Send This Page to a Friend Contact the Editors Game Details for FIFA 06 .
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 06 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ds.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Programming: Jan Tian, Brian Plank, Kevin Pickell
  • Art: George Ashcroft, Dianna Davies, David Adams, Suzan Germić, Mike Smith
  • Music & Sound: Jeff Dyck
  • Producer: Bruce McMillan
  • Development Director: Joey Della Savia
  • Product Manager: Neil Thewarapperuma

FIFA Soccer 95

  • Tagline: "The best console football can get"
  • Released for: Mega Drive
  • Release date: 8 July 1994
.Using the same engine with only minor retouches, FIFA 95 introduced club teams to the series within eight national leagues: Brazil, Germany's Fußball-Bundesliga, Italy's Serie A, Spain's La Liga, England's Premier League, France's Ligue 1, Netherlands' Eredivisie and USA. Most of the leagues had their team lineup based on the 1993-94 season, and the teams, although recognisably real, all still had fictitious players, many of them even returning from the previous game.^ To many, this is still the best football game ever.
  • 10 Best Ever Football Computer Games - Den of Geek 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.denofgeek.com [Source type: General]

^ Player likenesses of the FIFA all-stars (i.e.

^ Use all the packs on your player again.
  • FIFA 08 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The USA League consists of teams and players from the A-League, the country's second division - subsequent editions would feature "artificial" division one leagues, a feature not corrected until the 2000 edition, when Major League Soccer was included for the first time.^ IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review IGN.com .
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GameSpy FIFA 2000 Major League...
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIFA Soccer 2002 Major League Soccer .
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

.In addition, the Brazilian league contained only teams from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with the exception of Internacional, from Porto Alegre -- it would not be until FIFA 07 that Campeonato Brasileiro represented the country.^ Fifa 07 for sale £37 only 1 hr old.
  • FIFA Series (06 and 07) [Archive] - Achieve360Points.com Forums 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.achieve360points.com [Source type: General]

^ Fifa 07 Wold Master Team&Challenge [FIFA07] Manager Help I am very upset Help Please.
  • FIFA Series (06 and 07) [Archive] - Achieve360Points.com Forums 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.achieve360points.com [Source type: General]

^ The result is FIFA 07 , a totally redone game with its own set of features but only 7 available leagues to play, so fans like me are still waiting for their countries' leagues to be available.
  • Snackbar Games :: Review :: FIFA 07 (X360) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.snackbar-games.com [Source type: General]

FIFA Soccer 96

.This is the first FIFA game to feature real-time 3D graphics on the Sega Saturn, PlayStation, 32X, and PC versions, using technology called "Virtual Stadium". It is also the first in the series to present players with real player names and positions, with ranking, transfer and team customisation tools.^ This is the first time in the FIFA series I actually felt comfortable with the goalkeepers.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When all was said and done, I was eager to put some of the knowledge I had gained to use, so I ran out and bought FIFA International Soccer for the Sega Genesis, the first soccer game developed by Electronic Arts .
  • GameSpy: FIFA Soccer 2005 - Page 1 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC cube.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ UK developer Exient, the team behind Total Soccer and the GBA version of NHL Hitz has done a great job at taking the feature-rich presentation and look of the FIFA series and adapting it for handheld players.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2003 (FIFA 2003) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC gameboy.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the Brazilian teams had mostly inaccurate rosters, some of them even featuring long-retired players (this would only be corrected in FIFA 99).^ UK developer Exient, the team behind Total Soccer and the GBA version of NHL Hitz has done a great job at taking the feature-rich presentation and look of the FIFA series and adapting it for handheld players.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2003 (FIFA 2003) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC gameboy.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIFA ’08 promises a chance to correct these issues and maybe even convince those Pro Evolution Soccer fans that FIFA deserves a flutter as well.

^ It's just that he's got many players that retired, teams are all screwed up, he's got a large amount of EA-GENERATED players and finally, no team is a match for him anymore.
  • Do you like EA-Sports? [Archive] - BeyondUnreal Forums 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC forums.beyondunreal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The SNES and Mega Drive versions use an updated version of FIFA 95's engine with new teams and graphics.^ BUY Also available New & Used from £8.95 .
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 09 on PC now features new, leading-edge visuals that deliver graphics that exploits the power of hi-spec gaming PCs, as requested by PC gamers.
  • FIFA 09 demo - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC download.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ This patch update Real Madrid's Team roster & graphic to your Fifa 09.
  • Welcome to FIFA KOREA 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.fifakorea.net [Source type: News]

.It is also the first "FIFA" game to contain a player/team editor (in the Mega Drive and fifth-generation versions only).^ UK developer Exient, the team behind Total Soccer and the GBA version of NHL Hitz has done a great job at taking the feature-rich presentation and look of the FIFA series and adapting it for handheld players.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2003 (FIFA 2003) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC gameboy.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The FIFA license has been purchased for the game, so all the real players are included with their real names, but club teams such as Juventus and Arsenal will have to be renamed if you have a thing for authenticity.
  • World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Only people who have never played "International Super Star Soccer 64" can stand playing a fifa game - for a few minutes.
  • Do you like EA-Sports? [Archive] - BeyondUnreal Forums 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC forums.beyondunreal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Also, in addition to the eight national leagues of the previous game, three leagues debuted in the game: Scottish Premier League, Allsvenskan and Malaysia Super League - a lineup that would stay for the next two editions as well.^ The subsequent three games explored the early modern period, when Europe was colonizing the Americas and several Asian nations were on the rise.

^ The next two games were also set in the Middle Ages and the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

^ In both the next-gen and previous-gen games, depth is added to the single player experience with the stalwart 'Manager Mode'.

This was also the first fifa to have a proper introduction.

FIFA 97

.The biggest change in FIFA '97 was the inclusion of 6-a-side indoor soccer mode and polygonal players, with motion capture provided by David Ginola.^ On the control side, the developers finally tightened things up with interruptible motion capture animations.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Like in FIFA 98, you can change face maps, give your players names, adjust attributes, and so forth.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Like NHL 99 , FIFA 99 runs in an almost hi-res mode, for the sharpest soccer visuals around.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.The game features a much higher number of playable leagues from England, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and even features the Malaysian league.^ FIFA 99 also dishes up a much more varied lineup of game modes, including a European Dream league and Cup Creation modes: Training: Play a practice match with a selectable number of players or practice penalties, etc.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ PES 2009 will also feature a new game mode called 'Become A Legend', much like EA Sports FIFA Series.

^ The be a pro feature is playable unlike other sports games.
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The gameplay on the PC and 32-bit consoles, however, leaves a lot to be desired and is very sluggish. .These versions also feature commentary by John Motson, partnered by Andy Gray, with Des Lynam introducing the matches.^ The commentary work, which is handled by John Motson, who does the play-by-play and Andy Gray, who handles the color work, is fairly well done.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ The sound, like in all previous FIFA installments on N64, is in dolby surround with John Motson taking over the commentary (Andy's gone).
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

This game marked the start of an upward trend in the series. .It boasted a refined graphics engine, team and player customisation options, 16 stadiums, improved artificial intelligence, a "Road to World Cup" mode with all FIFA-registered national teams, and a licensed soundtrack featuring popular musical artists of the time.^ It had World Cup, Versus (two players), a kind of training mode and the option of password.
  • Goal! Review for NES: Good soccer game for your NES? Goal is the answer for that petition. Goal! is a classic soccer game! - GameFAQs 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Player likenesses of the FIFA all-stars (i.e.

^ UK developer Exient, the team behind Total Soccer and the GBA version of NHL Hitz has done a great job at taking the feature-rich presentation and look of the FIFA series and adapting it for handheld players.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2003 (FIFA 2003) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC gameboy.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The most ambitious of the series up to that point, it features many accurate team rosters even with reserves for national call up when playing in the round robin qualification modes.^ It's just that he's got many players that retired, teams are all screwed up, he's got a large amount of EA-GENERATED players and finally, no team is a match for him anymore.
  • Do you like EA-Sports? [Archive] - BeyondUnreal Forums 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC forums.beyondunreal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Playing as countering team, one touch passes accurate through balls and crosses help your scoring chances as in real soccer.
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Players can switch team formations during the game and players can instantly call plays using the Dpad.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2004 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.FIFA 98 was the first of the series to feature a licenced soundtrack, with "Song 2" by Blur used as the intro track for the game.^ I won't be purchasing any more games from EA sports especially not the fifa series.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ If you are a "modern" player, you have played (or you own) Winning Eleven series or FIFA series games, maybe you won't like this game.
  • Goal! Review for NES: Good soccer game for your NES? Goal is the answer for that petition. Goal! is a classic soccer game! - GameFAQs 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 08 Soundtrack Packs 50 International Songs Massive track listing culls offerings from the world over.
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is the last FIFA game to be released on the 16-bit consoles that the series had originated on.^ I won't be purchasing any more games from EA sports especially not the fifa series.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ If you are a "modern" player, you have played (or you own) Winning Eleven series or FIFA series games, maybe you won't like this game.
  • Goal! Review for NES: Good soccer game for your NES? Goal is the answer for that petition. Goal! is a classic soccer game! - GameFAQs 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ The FIFA series has been a busy little bee over the last two or three years.

FIFA 99

.While the indoor mode was no longer featured, the gameplay's fluidity and responsiveness was increased.^ Given that there's no online play, you would expect this 'co-op season' mode for the 'Be a Pro' feature, but it's good fun nonetheless.

.The increasing number of websites dedicated to the game and a larger number of leagues (the Malaysian league was removed, and on its stead came two new leagues: the Jupiler League from Belgium and the Portuguese Primeira Liga; this came to be a problem when the owners of the rights to the Primeira Liga tried to pull the game from the shelves locally) ensured good sales.^ As every year, EA has also increased the number of motion-capture moves in the game.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ You determine what information you receive directly through your game from online rankings and the Interactive Leagues to real-world news.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

.Graphically, it is a major improvement over FIFA '98, with the inclusion of basic facial animations and different players' heights as well as certain other cosmetic features such as improved kits and emblems, although they are unlicensed.^ Like in FIFA 98, you can change face maps, give your players names, adjust attributes, and so forth.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 09 on PC now features new, leading-edge visuals that deliver graphics that exploits the power of hi-spec gaming PCs, as requested by PC gamers.
  • FIFA 09 demo - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC download.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you've been following the FIFA series on N64, you know that EA Sports has been improving gameplay and graphics steadily from the beginning, and FIFA 99 is no exception.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Gamers may also create their own custom cups and leagues and select the teams they wish to participate.^ Season: The heart of FIFA 99 lets you create either a full league or a cup by selecting the participating teams, naming the cup, and so on.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Though a part of me wants to create my own tourney or play in the various tourneys clubs participate in throughout the year.
  • Snackbar Games :: Review :: FIFA 07 (X360) 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.snackbar-games.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 99 also dishes up a much more varied lineup of game modes, including a European Dream league and Cup Creation modes: Training: Play a practice match with a selectable number of players or practice penalties, etc.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Another new features was the ability to manually change the referee's strictness, allowing major injuries and fouls to go un-noticed.^ New features in the game include iron sight aiming, creating cover by pushing objects, and the ability to use mechs during vehicle segments.

^ There are a lot more penalties called, and you could change the referee strictness, but what gives with the commentaries when a charging attacker is tackled inside the 16?
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In many peoples eyes this is seen as the best FIFA.
.FIFA 99 also features an elite league called the "European Dream League" in which 20 top teams from across Europe battle it out in a league format.^ European Dream League play.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Season: The heart of FIFA 99 lets you create either a full league or a cup by selecting the participating teams, naming the cup, and so on.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 99 also dishes up a much more varied lineup of game modes, including a European Dream league and Cup Creation modes: Training: Play a practice match with a selectable number of players or practice penalties, etc.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.It was also the first game to feature a block containing teams which did not pertain to any of the main leagues (back then, it was known as "Rest of Europe" since all teams were European, the vast majority of them featured either in the 1998-99 season of UEFA Champions League or of the UEFA Cup).^ This might just be the most exciting and original new feature in a footie game since Sensible Soccer introduced aftertouch swerve to the genre.

^ Season: The heart of FIFA 99 lets you create either a full league or a cup by selecting the participating teams, naming the cup, and so on.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 99 also dishes up a much more varied lineup of game modes, including a European Dream league and Cup Creation modes: Training: Play a practice match with a selectable number of players or practice penalties, etc.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Commentary is provided by John Motson, with co-commentators Mark Lawrenson and Chris Waddle.^ The commentary work, which is handled by John Motson, who does the play-by-play and Andy Gray, who handles the color work, is fairly well done.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Although there are many new, well placed liners (80,000 words by John Motson, Chris Waddle and Mark Lawrenson), it's not enough, at least conceptually, to say that it differs from the previous versions.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Suffice to say it's supposed to be a heated argument, but the reactions from John, Chris and Mark don't even turn to the fact that the challenge was a possible penalty situation.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Introductions are provided by Des Lynam and Gary Lineker. The player featured on the front of the game is Dennis Bergkamp.

FIFA 2000

.Gameplay is fast, simple, and has a clear arcade feeling which failed to keep hardcore fans happy, especially with rival games such as International Superstar Soccer gaining in reputation.^ Of course, I already had seen games like International Superstar Soccer Deluxe or FIFA series (even for the N64 or PS1), but I didn't have a SNES yet, so, I began to play Goal!
  • Goal! Review for NES: Good soccer game for your NES? Goal is the answer for that petition. Goal! is a classic soccer game! - GameFAQs 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Visually, it's pretty good stuff, and I really wish we could have more sports games (especially football/soccer) running at 60 frames per second.

^ Feature Set If you're a fan of the way the game plays, you'll be pleased to know that this title is crammed with enough features to keep yourself busy for months.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

A new set piece system was introduced, whereby pressing a certain key results in a cross to a particular teammate. This system was used until the 2002 edition. .It also features a passing indicator, whose colour, like a traffic light, varies depending on the direction of the pass and potential obstacles - red means a certain wrong pass, yellow means there is a 50/50 chance of success, and green indicates that possession will most probably not be lost in the course of the pass.^ The direction of your shot varies more realistically depending on what position you find yourself in and the shot you try to pull off.

^ Arrows will point in the direction your player is passing, conveniently colored red (hard pass), yellow and green (soft pass).
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For the first time, U.S. Major League Soccer (with licensed kits, a first on the mainstream series - World Cup 98 made use of licensed kits also) and six new leagues (Danish Faxe Kondi Ligaen, Greek Alpha Ethniki, Israeli Premier League, Korean K-League, Norwegian Tippeligaen and Turkish Premier League) are included.^ I still remember the first time I won the World Cup.
  • Goal! Review for NES: Good soccer game for your NES? Goal is the answer for that petition. Goal! is a classic soccer game! - GameFAQs 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA Soccer 2002 Major League Soccer .
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review IGN.com .
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The game also features a special team block with classic squads, club teams and national teams, ranging from world famous lineups such as Real Madrid of the 1950s and Hungary of 1954, to less well-known teams such as IFK Gothenburg of the 1980s, Red Star Belgrade of the early 1990s and Rosenborg BK of the 1997.
.Robbie Williams provided the title song with It's Only Us, which was also featured on the first and only FIFA soundtrack CD, released by EMI.^ FIFA 08 Soundtrack Packs 50 International Songs Massive track listing culls offerings from the world over.
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over thirteen years of multiplatform releases, FIFA 08 scores first and has the features to win the cup this year.
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He allegedly did this on the condition that the football team he supports, Port Vale, was included in the game, which it was, as a special feature team.^ The FIFA license has been purchased for the game, so all the real players are included with their real names, but club teams such as Juventus and Arsenal will have to be renamed if you have a thing for authenticity.
  • World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Special Features Release Dates Gaming Trivia Get Stuff .

.A Nintendo 64 beta version of FIFA 2000 exists though the game was not officially released for this platform.^ FIFA 2000 sounds a lot more physical, reflecting accurately the direction the actual game has taken.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Barren any unforeseen surprise releases, FIFA 99 will be the best-looking console soccer game when it hits N64 in December.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Gameplay tactics in FIFA 2000 include a lot more ball control features which are supposed to make the game more fluent and less irritating for the gamers.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Commentary is provided by Phil Schoen and Julie Foudy.
The player featured on the front of the game is Sol Campbell.

FIFA 2001

.This title had a new graphics engine which allows each team to have its own detailed kit, and for some players, their own unique faces.^ The 'co-op' part of the mode allows you to play with three other guys locally (each as one player on the same team).

Doing away with ordinary coloured pennants as club emblems, the license includes official club emblems for the first time, although certain leagues, like the Dutch league, are unlicensed. Slightly tweakable physics made the game a modding favorite for its fan community. .The game also includes the entire Austrian Bundesliga as a playable league for the first time, albeit removing the Portuguese Liga and the Turkish Premier League.^ EA Sports Interactive Leagues: Represent your club online in the Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga, Italian League, French League or Mexican 1st Division.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ Speaking of the online features on the next-gen game, EA really have gone all out to please their PSN/Xbox Live gamers, adding the successful 'Interactive Leagues' from the previous generation formats to the next-gens for the first time.

^ For the first time in three years, the FIFA series takes a step back from the previous year's game.
  • FIFA Soccer 2004 for PC - FIFA Soccer 2004 PC Game - FIFA Soccer 2004 Computer Game 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A "hack" feature is included, where the player can press R1 to attempt an intentional foul, such a high sliding tackle.^ You can pull off the following standard moves: Defense: through pass, intentional foul, jump slide tackle, juke left and right, 360 spins.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Additionally, foul calling has become more frequent - so sliding tackles will almost certainly yield a card.

.This title was the first game of the series with a power bar for shooting.^ This is something that the FIFA series has continuously fallen down on since its very first game in the early to mid nineties.

.A Nintendo 64 beta version of FIFA 2001 developed by THQ exists, though the game was not officially released for this platform.^ Barren any unforeseen surprise releases, FIFA 99 will be the best-looking console soccer game when it hits N64 in December.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA Manager 09 ( PC ) Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Electronic Arts Release Date: 2008-10-15 00:00:00.0 .
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let's start with why this game is getting an 8.5 when I claim that it's greatly improved over last year's FIFA 2001 Major League Soccer, which received a 9.0 out of 10.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Commentary is provided by John Motson and Mark Lawrenson.^ The commentary work, which is handled by John Motson, who does the play-by-play and Andy Gray, who handles the color work, is fairly well done.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Although there are many new, well placed liners (80,000 words by John Motson, Chris Waddle and Mark Lawrenson), it's not enough, at least conceptually, to say that it differs from the previous versions.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The sound, like in all previous FIFA installments on N64, is in dolby surround with John Motson taking over the commentary (Andy's gone).
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

The player featured on the front of the game is Paul Scholes.

FIFA Football 2002

Power bars for passes were introduced, and dribbling reduced in order to attain a higher challenge level. The power bar can also be customised to suit the gamer's preference. .The game also includes club emblems for many more European clubs as well as for major Dutch clubs such as PSV, AFC Ajax and Feyenoord, although there was no Dutch league of any kind (they were under the "Rest of World" header).^ European Dream League: A league consisting of the best European clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United, AC Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Paris St. Germain, Bayern Muenchen, Feyenoord, and more.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Although there are many new, well placed liners (80,000 words by John Motson, Chris Waddle and Mark Lawrenson), it's not enough, at least conceptually, to say that it differs from the previous versions.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIFA 99 also dishes up a much more varied lineup of game modes, including a European Dream league and Cup Creation modes: Training: Play a practice match with a selectable number of players or practice penalties, etc.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.This game also features, for the first time, the Swiss Super League, at the cost of excluding the Greek League.^ The referee is always in the wrong place, and the linesmen do NOTHING. This is an APPAULING coded game, avoid at all costs for the PC, get a 360 version this time around.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ Speaking of the online features on the next-gen game, EA really have gone all out to please their PSN/Xbox Live gamers, adding the successful 'Interactive Leagues' from the previous generation formats to the next-gens for the first time.

.A card reward system licensed from Panini was also introduced where, after winning a particular competition, a star player card is unlocked.^ FIFA also makes use of a reward system that lets you unlock new tournaments and even get some player cards.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

.There is also a bonus game with the nations that had automatically qualified for the 2002 World Cup (France, Japan and South Korea), in which the player tries to improve the FIFA ranking of their chosen team by participating in international friendlies.^ This allows you to take any of the teams in the AFC, CONCACAF, UEFA, or CONMEBOL and go through a series of matches that determine who gets to participate in the upcoming 2002 World Cup in Korea in Japan.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Season: The heart of FIFA 99 lets you create either a full league or a cup by selecting the participating teams, naming the cup, and so on.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 99 also dishes up a much more varied lineup of game modes, including a European Dream league and Cup Creation modes: Training: Play a practice match with a selectable number of players or practice penalties, etc.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Many of the international teams in the game are not licensed (some of them down to the players' names like the Netherlands), as well as smaller countries such as Latvia, who were only given numbers as player names.^ Like in FIFA 98, you can change face maps, give your players names, adjust attributes, and so forth.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ On the next-gen versions, the only available single player mode for 'Be a Pro' is a training game.

^ I don't like the fact that the game registers control inputs for a player before he even has the ball.

.Also, to date, this was the last FIFA edition to feature a Japanese national team, since Japan Football Association would go on to concede exclusive rights to Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series.^ This allows you to take any of the teams in the AFC, CONCACAF, UEFA, or CONMEBOL and go through a series of matches that determine who gets to participate in the upcoming 2002 World Cup in Korea in Japan.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Both were struggling at the end of last season, with Harry Redknapp's boys battling to stay out of the relegation zone and FIFA 06 coming off second best (again) to Pro Evolution Soccer 5.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 07 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 08 'Be A Pro' trailer Soccer star Ronaldinho shows why he's the best.
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Commentary is provided by John Motson and Andy Gray.^ The commentary work, which is handled by John Motson, who does the play-by-play and Andy Gray, who handles the color work, is fairly well done.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ The sound, like in all previous FIFA installments on N64, is in dolby surround with John Motson taking over the commentary (Andy's gone).
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

The player featured on the front of the game is Thierry Henry.

FIFA Football 2003

.FIFA 2003 features completely new gameplay from the previous titles.^ So, what are the new gameplay experiences in FIFA 2000?
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIFA 09 on PC now features new, leading-edge visuals that deliver graphics that exploits the power of hi-spec gaming PCs, as requested by PC gamers.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ Much improved graphics and gameplay, as well as the application of many new features.

.EA revamped the outdated DirectX 7 graphics used in FIFA 2001 and 2002, and introduced new graphics featuring more detailed stadiums, players, and kits.^ This might just be the most exciting and original new feature in a footie game since Sensible Soccer introduced aftertouch swerve to the genre.

^ As has been the pattern for three years running, EA has packed it sports games with killer new features, and this year's FIFA is, without a doubt, a sardine tin stuffed with footy goodness.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2004 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are more visible attributes, tactics playing styles, and even individual player personalities than in previous FIFA games.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2004 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

An Elite League composed of the best European teams is also included.
.Commentary is provided by John Motson and Ally McCoist.^ The commentary work, which is handled by John Motson, who does the play-by-play and Andy Gray, who handles the color work, is fairly well done.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Every year, the next installment is released with licensed kits, stadiums, statistics, commentary (Ally McCoist and John...
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The sound, like in all previous FIFA installments on N64, is in dolby surround with John Motson taking over the commentary (Andy's gone).
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

The players featured on the front of the game are Ryan Giggs, Edgar Davids and Roberto Carlos.

FIFA Football 2004

.While not adding much to the game engine, the biggest new inclusion in FIFA 2004 is secondary divisions, which allow the player to take lower ranked teams into the top leagues and competitions (a promotion/relegation system was present since the 2000 edition, but none up until this one featured second-tier leagues).^ This might just be the most exciting and original new feature in a footie game since Sensible Soccer introduced aftertouch swerve to the genre.

^ UP Award Nominees Vote for the best games of 2007!  Added On 11/28/2007 .
  • FIFA 08 for PS3 from 1UP 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As has been the pattern for three years running, EA has packed it sports games with killer new features, and this year's FIFA is, without a doubt, a sardine tin stuffed with footy goodness.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2004 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A new gameplay feature dubbed "off the ball" was introduced, which is the ability to simultaneously control two players, in order, for example, to move a second player into the box in anticipation of a pass.^ This might just be the most exciting and original new feature in a footie game since Sensible Soccer introduced aftertouch swerve to the genre.

^ So, if the ball is coming into you awkwardly and you try to pull off a shooting angle that will contort your player's body in ways that cause herniated discs, the result will be a pretty poor shot.

^ Manual Crosses and through balls are the standard control setting, forcing you to get used to gameplay that's quite awkward at first, but very intuitive and rewarding after a few games (N.B. on the next-gens, players can choose to control manual passes by changing the settings, but this just makes passes uncontrollable rather than intuitive).

.The online mode was touted as the main feature.^ GOAAAL quick online kick about or long manger mode this is a fantastic lil gm packed full of features 9/10 .

^ It also brandishes the 'Be a Pro' feature but, unlike the next-gen machines, gamers won't be able to go online with the mode.

^ Given that there's no online play, you would expect this 'co-op season' mode for the 'Be a Pro' feature, but it's good fun nonetheless.

.Another key feature is "Football Fusion", which allows owners of both FIFA 2004 and Total Club Manager 2004 to play games from TCM in FIFA 2004.^ Best football (soccer) game i ever played!!
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Game Details for FIFA 2004 .
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Play.com (UK) : FIFA 09 : PC Games - Free Delivery .
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

.This is also the first FIFA game to feature Latin American club teams aside from those of the Brazilian League; there are four from Mexico (América, Toluca, Monterrey and UNAM; a fifth team, Tigres, is present only in the Game Boy Advance version) and two from Argentina (Boca Juniors and River Plate).^ As result all of the positives that in the past have made FIFA the best-selling football game on the planet - the hundreds of officially licensed clubs and players, intuitive controls, superb presentation and killer soundtrack - are all present and correct.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 07 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Everytime you select Quick Start, you will instantly play with those two teams.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ There are more visible attributes, tactics playing styles, and even individual player personalities than in previous FIFA games.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2004 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The title sequence, featuring Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry and Alessandro Del Piero was filmed at St James' Park, the home grounds of Newcastle United.
.Commentary is provided by John Motson and Ally McCoist.^ The commentary work, which is handled by John Motson, who does the play-by-play and Andy Gray, who handles the color work, is fairly well done.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Every year, the next installment is released with licensed kits, stadiums, statistics, commentary (Ally McCoist and John...
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The sound, like in all previous FIFA installments on N64, is in dolby surround with John Motson taking over the commentary (Andy's gone).
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

The players featured on the front of the game are Thierry Henry, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho.

FIFA Football 2005

.FIFA 2005 was released much earlier than the usual late October date to obtain a head start over Pro Evolution Soccer 4 and avoid clashing with EA Sports' own FIFA Street.^ Europe) that its easy-to-play FIFA series has the realistic roots and genuine cajones of its biggest competitor, Winning Eleven 6 , aka Pro Evolution Soccer , or whatever Konami has renamed its stellar PS2 soccer franchise this year.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2004 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Both were struggling at the end of last season, with Harry Redknapp's boys battling to stay out of the relegation zone and FIFA 06 coming off second best (again) to Pro Evolution Soccer 5.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 07 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ I won't be purchasing any more games from EA sports especially not the fifa series.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

.The game features the return of the create-a-player mode, as well as an improved Career mode.^ FIFA 99 also dishes up a much more varied lineup of game modes, including a European Dream league and Cup Creation modes: Training: Play a practice match with a selectable number of players or practice penalties, etc.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Naturally, the game features the usual array of in-game strategy management as well.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.The biggest difference compared to previous titles in the series is the inclusion of first-touch gameplay which provides gamers with the ability to perform "real-life" tricks and passes.^ Adidas Live Season: Dynamic update of player information in-game that mirrors real-life performances.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ Feel the change in gameplay performance as teams in the real world experience the highs and lows during their campaigns.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

It is also the first version to feature the full Mexican League. .The game has no opening video, but its soundtrack is headlined by British DJ Paul Oakenfold, who composed the FIFA Theme especially for the game, using some sounds from the game such as crowd noises and commentary.^ I won't be purchasing any more games from EA sports especially not the fifa series.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 2000 sounds a lot more physical, reflecting accurately the direction the actual game has taken.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PSP Games PSP News PSP Previews PSP Reviews PSP Cheats PSP Walkthroughs PSP Screenshots PSP Videos PSP Downloads PSP Wallpapers PSP Themes Playstation 2 .

This was the last title released for the original PlayStation in the US. The game also features authentic crowd chants edited by producer Dan Motut.
.Commentary is provided by John Motson and Ally McCoist.^ The commentary work, which is handled by John Motson, who does the play-by-play and Andy Gray, who handles the color work, is fairly well done.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Every year, the next installment is released with licensed kits, stadiums, statistics, commentary (Ally McCoist and John...
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The sound, like in all previous FIFA installments on N64, is in dolby surround with John Motson taking over the commentary (Andy's gone).
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

The players featured on the front of the game are Patrick Vieira, Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Morientes.

FIFA 06

.
FIFA's developers made a complete overhaul of the game engine for the 2006 installment of the game, claiming a dramatic increase in the control of play, having rewritten more than half the game's code.
^ But does the game play better and more realistically than before?
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2004 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The fine controls such as dribbling and juking appear more difficult to pull off this year than last, but at the same time there are more tweaks and modifications for them.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2004 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC xbox.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chest trapping also provides for a lot more useful control, and it really does enhance the dynamics of the game.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition to a renovation of the engine, which discards the "off the ball" system, the developers boasted a significantly more involved Career mode and the introduction of "team chemistry" which determines how well team members play together.^ You have a few nice new little features, such as: Off ball mode.
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Needs more planning Well to start off, the off-the-ball control is a great idea.
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can even determine the starting month, number of teams, matches per team, and more.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.This installment breaks with the long tradition of commentary from Match of the Day's John Motson and (more recently) Ally McCoist, who are replaced by ITV's Clive Tyldesley and Sky pundit Andy Gray, who had already worked in the series as guest commentator.^ In the end, those who have long wanted the FIFA series to turn pro will be ecstatic to know of the progress FIFA 08 makes.

^ The sound, like in all previous FIFA installments on N64, is in dolby surround with John Motson taking over the commentary (Andy's gone).
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

The players featured on the front of the game are Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho.

FIFA 07

The main differences from the previous game are a new "Interactive Leagues" function, new stadiums such as the new Wembley Stadium and Emirates Stadium, and the ability to create custom teams and Turkcell Super Lig is returned after seven years of absence from the series. The game's front-end and graphics engine remain largely the same. .The Xbox 360 version uses a completely new game engine which was created from scratch for the system.^ The referee is always in the wrong place, and the linesmen do NOTHING. This is an APPAULING coded game, avoid at all costs for the PC, get a 360 version this time around.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ I had high hopes having played the Xbox 360 version around a friends.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ Details such as new physical collision system, shielding, quick free kicks, and disguised throw-ins deliver a complete football experience.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

.This Xbox 360 version also features a much reduced team line-up, completely removing all lower division teams and focusing on the four main European leagues, plus the Mexican Clausura and national teams.^ The referee is always in the wrong place, and the linesmen do NOTHING. This is an APPAULING coded game, avoid at all costs for the PC, get a 360 version this time around.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ I had high hopes having played the Xbox 360 version around a friends.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ EA Sports Interactive Leagues: Represent your club online in the Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga, Italian League, French League or Mexican 1st Division.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

.Commentary is provided by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Gray.^ The commentary work, which is handled by John Motson, who does the play-by-play and Andy Gray, who handles the color work, is fairly well done.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

The players featured on the front of the game are Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho.

FIFA 08

.FIFA 08 introduced a major new game mode called "Be a Pro", in which the player controls only a single player on the field.^ FIFA 99 also dishes up a much more varied lineup of game modes, including a European Dream league and Cup Creation modes: Training: Play a practice match with a selectable number of players or practice penalties, etc.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Once you get the controls down you will love this game and you can because there is a practice mode, finally.
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIFA 09 on PC now features new, leading-edge visuals that deliver graphics that exploits the power of hi-spec gaming PCs, as requested by PC gamers.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

.This version also introduced a more fleshed out club section including the League of Ireland, and the Hyundai A-League of Australia, for the first time.^ Now lower-league fans will get so much more out of this, as the English 1st-3rd division, and the second division for Italy, Spain and Germany.
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unlike FIFA 06 and 07 however, FIFA 08 does not include any memorable moments or season highlights.^ Aesthetically, FIFA 08 is a slight step-up over FIFA 07.

^ And the rest of the gameplay modes include Tournament Mode, Manager Mode, FIFA 08 Lounge, and Challenge Mode.

The debut version for the Wii introduced motion controls for shooting, as well as three mini-games that make use of the Wii Remote.
.Commentary is provided by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Gray.^ The commentary work, which is handled by John Motson, who does the play-by-play and Andy Gray, who handles the color work, is fairly well done.
  • IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: General]

The players featured on the front of the game are Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho.

FIFA 09

.FIFA 09 was released on 3 October 2008 in Europe and 14 October 2008 in North America.^ Fifa 2004 I just bought Fifa 2004 here in North America and I don't know about the rest of the world but I am extremely disappointed.
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It features a revamped collision system and an option for 10 versus 10 "Be a Pro" online matches, and the new "Adidas Live Season" feature, which updates all the players' stats in a particular league based on the player's form in real life.^ It had World Cup, Versus (two players), a kind of training mode and the option of password.
  • Goal! Review for NES: Good soccer game for your NES? Goal is the answer for that petition. Goal! is a classic soccer game! - GameFAQs 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ I am an ex All-American college player and did some pro.
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ON MovieTome : TOP 10: Film franchises that must DIE! Home What's New Contribute Features Boards My Games Answers Help .
  • Goal! Review for NES: Good soccer game for your NES? Goal is the answer for that petition. Goal! is a classic soccer game! - GameFAQs 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

Although the feature is activated through microtransactions, gamers have access to one free league of their choice from the moment they activate the service to the end of the 2008-09 season.
.Online play has also been improved in FIFA 09, with a feature called "FIFA 09 Clubs" allowing players to form or join clubs and field their strongest team online.^ FIFA '99 concentrated on the league play, and the clubs, refreshing the scene from the furious France experience.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The game has met with generally positive reception from reviewers.
Clive Tyldesley and Andy Gray provide the commentary in the English version again. .However in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, Tyldesley is replaced by Martin Tyler.^ The referee is always in the wrong place, and the linesmen do NOTHING. This is an APPAULING coded game, avoid at all costs for the PC, get a 360 version this time around.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ I had high hopes having played the Xbox 360 version around a friends.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ Games Chart Xbox 360 Games PS3 Games Wii Games Sell Games .
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

For the first time, users can also purchase extra commentator voices in different languages from the PlayStation Store (PlayStation 3) and Xbox Live Marketplace (Xbox 360).[5] Another option for the English language being Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

FIFA 10

.Fifa 10 is the latest addition of the Fifa Series.^ In addition to the fully automatic goalie support seen in previous installments in the series, FIFA 99 now introduces semi-automatic controls.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 99 , the latest in the successful FIFA series is no exception.
  • IGN: FIFA '99 Preview 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

.The game has an extended Manager Mode which includes a new Assistant Manager can be used to take care of the team's line-up and to rotate the squad based on importance of the upcoming match and improved finances.^ One nice, new option added is the "classic teams" mode.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The good news for the US fans is that the game includes MLS (EA is hoping to bring more attention to soccer in the States).
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Manager Mode: New options for pre-season friendlies, and the ability to create custom formations for each opponent.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/5501220/FIFA-09/Product.html 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

The "Player Experience and Growth System" has changed.Player growth will now be determined by in-game performance, demands placed on the player, and achievements based on the player's particular position. The games also features 50 stadiums and 31 leagues. .It also includes 360 degrees player control instead of the 8-direction control in previous games.^ Gameplay tactics in FIFA 2000 include a lot more ball control features which are supposed to make the game more fluent and less irritating for the gamers.
  • IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Other titles

Outside the yearly series, also from EA Sports:
.
  • FIFA 64
    The first FIFA game on the Nintendo 64 console, released in late 1997 and similar to the 32-bit versions of FIFA '97
  • FA Premier League Stars series
    Two games, in 2000 and 2001, FIFA was based primarily around the English Premier League, though localised versions of the second game were released in Germany, France, Spain and South Korea
  • FIFA Soccer World Championship
    Released only in Japan in 2000, this PlayStation 2 exclusive was the first installment of the series on a 6th Generation console.
  • Champions League series
    Only two games were released in the series; (2004-05, 2006-07) the license has since been taken by Konami
  • FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup
    Released in 2005, this was the first FIFA game for a 7th Generation console.^ IGN: FIFA 2000 Major League Soccer Review IGN.com .
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    ^ GameSpy FIFA 2000 Major League...
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    ^ GameStats FIFA 2000 Major League...
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    Road to FIFA World Cup is an Xbox 360 exclusive and preceded the release of FIFA World Cup 2006 on the PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, and other consoles by several months. It offers superior graphics to previous versions, though at the expense of many gameplay features. For the first time in the FIFA series, it allows the player to practise shooting against the goalkeeper while each match is loading
  • FIFA Online 2
    (FIFA Online 2) is co-developed by EA and South Korean developer Neowiz who has a game portal named Pmang, has thus far been released in various countries and regions. As of July 2006 the game has a record of 180,000 simultaneous users. In the end of 2008 a South East Asian version was announced and began commercial service on 23 January 2009

FIFA World Cup licensed games

UEFA European Championship licensed games

Similarly to their FIFA World Cup games above, in 2000 EA began releasing a series of licensed games to tie in with the UEFA European Championship tournaments.

Street football games

.In 2005 EA introduced FIFA Street, a street soccer based spin-off franchise.^ FIFA 08, arguably, marks the series' first radical change - some may hate it, but the franchise is better off for it.

^ FIFA, despite being one of the very few soccer franchises out there, has perhaps been the longest running fun soccer game.

Management games

.Since 1997 EA Sports have regularly released football management games, most of which have made use of their FIFA or FA Premier League licenses in their titles.^ It is by far the most disappointing game I've played by EA Sports in years.
  • IGN: Reader Reviews For: FIFA Soccer 2004 22 September 2009 14:44 UTC rr.ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Visually, it's pretty good stuff, and I really wish we could have more sports games (especially football/soccer) running at 60 frames per second.

^ Unfortunately the commentary doesn't have that level of polish that EA's other sports games have.

The majority of these games were developed by EA themselves, though some have been developed by third parties such as Krisalis Software and Bright Future GmbH.

Soundtracks

Licenced music tracks were first used in the FIFA series with the release of FIFA: Road to World Cup 98, and have been used in every title since. The series has featured main themes from such successful acts as Editors, Muse, Kings of Leon, Bloc Party, Oasis, Fatboy Slim, Robbie Williams, Duffy, Moby, and Gorillaz, and each game also contains a selection of tracks from contemporary album releases of the time, generally revolving around indie rock, electronica and world music.

References

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