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FIFA Football 2005
FIFA Football 2005.jpg
German cover art for Microsoft Windows
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows (PC), Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance, Mobile phone, Gizmondo, N-Gage
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer, Online multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: E
OFLC: G
PEGI: 3+
Media DVD, CD, UMD, Nintendo optical disc

FIFA Football 2005, also known as FIFA Soccer 2005, FIFA 2005 or simply FIFA 05, is a football video game released in 2004. It was developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, GameCube, mobile phone, Gizmondo, N-Gage and the Game Boy Advance. The tagline for the game was: "A great player needs a great first touch." FIFA 2005 was the twelfth game in the FIFA series, the ninth in 3D and it was the final game released in North America for the PlayStation.

Improving the career mode, the game was extensively advertised and released much sooner than the usual late October date to avoid proximity with the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 4 and the EA Big release, FIFA Street. While some critics still considered it to have inferior gameplay to Konami's series, it was acknowledged to have improved significantly since the 2003 edition.

The game featured a return of create-a-player mode, as well as an improved, 15 season-long career mode. The game's biggest difference compared to previous titles was the inclusion of first-touch gameplay which provided gamers the ability to perform "real-life" tricks and passes. It was also the first version to feature the full Mexican League, which boosted sales in the United States. The soundtrack was headlined by British DJ Paul Oakenfold, who composed the FIFA Theme especially for the game. This was the last PS1 title ever released.

The main cover for the game featured Patrick Vieira, Fernando Morientes and Andriy Shevchenko. On the North American cover Oswaldo Sánchez replaced Vieira. [1]

John Motson provides commentary with Ally McCoist on special comments in the English version of the game.

Contents

Leagues

There are a total of 25 complete leagues representing 18 countries in FIFA 05. The game also includes a "rest of the world" division for clubs that are included in the game but not that club's entire league. All leagues and rosters are up to date as of 24 August 2004. Some notable omissions include the leagues of the Czech Republic, Argentina, Turkey, Poland, Greece, Ukraine, Ireland and Russia.

1Sheffield United feature in 2003-04 kit

2New league for this edition

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Rest Of World

This section is for the clubs whose leagues are not represented in the game. There are 12 teams from 5 different countries.

National Teams

FIFA 2005 has 39 teams in its international division. Some of the more notable exclusions are Japan (who made it into the round of 16 in the 2002 World Cup, but whose licensing rights currently belong to Konami, despite having a Japanese soundtrack), South Korea (whose national league is featured in the game, finished fourth in the 2002 World Cup and was in FIFA Football 2004), the Netherlands (which also has their national league featured in the game) and Senegal (who made it into the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup and was in FIFA Football 2004). The following international teams are playable in FIFA 2005:

Stadiums

There are 30 arenas in FIFA 05, 20 of which are real-life stadiums. The other 10 are generic stadiums for teams that do not have a signature stadium in the game. The following stadiums are featured in FIFA 05:

Generic Stadiums

  • Closed Square Style
  • Division 1 Euro Style
  • Division 1 UK Styles
  • Division 2 Euro Style
  • Division 2 UK Style
  • Division 3 Euro Style
  • Division 3 UK Style
  • Olympic Style
  • Open Square Style
  • Oval Style

Game soundtrack

FIFA Football 2005 features a wide variety of world music on its soundtrack.[2] The songs featured are as follows:

References

  1. ^ David Adams (2004-10-04). "IGN: FIFA 2005 Gets Covered". IGN. http://xbox.ign.com/articles/553/553842p1.html. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  2. ^ César A. Berardini (2004-08-10). "FIFA 2005 Soundtrack Announced". http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/6498/FIFA-2005-Soundtrack-Announced. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  

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FIFA Football 2005
Box artwork for FIFA Football 2005.
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Soccer
System(s) Game Boy Advance, GameCube Gizmondo, N-Gage, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox
Rating(s)
ESRB: Everyone
PEGI: Ages 3+
Preceded by FIFA Football 2004
Series FIFA

Table of Contents

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