Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Although still not quite as refined or smooth as Pro Evo, FIFA 07 is certainly kicking at the heels of its great competitor.
  2. An excellent game. Is it completely new? No. Is it revolutionary in some way? No. But EA has taken the core FIFA game and improved it to create the best FIFA footballer to date. If you are a soccer game fan, you simply can't miss this title.
  3. 84
    While the effort to imitate the best elements of Winning Eleven is obvious, EA does its own fair share of innovation with some great long-pall passing and jostling.
  4. FIFA 07 plays a fast-paced, realistic game of soccer and is fun for solo and social players alike.
  5. FIFA 07 sets a new standard for the official football game franchise. It's smooth, satisfying and has plenty to keep you busy for ages, both on the pitch and off it. At last a decent FIFA. [Nov 2006, p.88]
  6. The tweaks to the existing feature set and gameplay have certainly raised its game and will make you feel like you are close to experiencing a real football match.
  7. 80
    FIFA 07 most definitely beats PES in a few areas, most notably in presentation and the brilliant first-touch control, but it's still not PES.
  8. You can't go wrong with FIFA 07--but it may not be worth the upgrade if you have a recent version. [Dec. 2006, p.112]
  9. Gameplay, meanwhile, makes some minor adjustments this year--giving a few more control options including the ability to play with a scheme that is identical to Konami's "Winning Eleven" button layout. [Oct. 2006, p.94]
  10. It's a decent game for a system's twilight, but not terribly unique.
  11. Competent, joyless football by numbers. But if you don't already own a FIFA game of some description, or you're an Accrington fan, you'll get your money's worth. [Nov 2006, p.56]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SebastianC.
    Feb 9, 2007
    9
    It is sad to see the press systematically underrating the Fifa games. In the actual case, they clearly didn't do their homework (please, It is sad to see the press systematically underrating the Fifa games. In the actual case, they clearly didn't do their homework (please, reviewers, spend a bit more time on a game before rating it). I've played the Fifa games for the last 5 years. Yes, there's been some bad years for the franchise, but this year, EA sports really outdid itself: Refined and more precise control, better AI, way more variety and realism in the animations and cut scenes (handballs, and shameful own goals must be seen), incredible stadium atmosphere, excellent commentary (though it was better under the John Motson and Ally McCoist duo). And that's for the action part. In addition, you get the most complete version of the game outside the pitch: Very strong manager mode, tournament, create a team, create a player, unlockables, FIFA lounge, and tons more. Personally, I tried both FIFA and Winning Eleven, and there is no clear winner, both are excellent games. Full Review »
  2. MichaelD.
    Oct 6, 2006
    10
    Extremely good game. Manager mode is so awesome.