FIFA Soccer 2003 GameCube

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  1. 100
    Totally revamped from the ground up, and it shows. Great graphics and the best gameplay the series has seen in years.
  2. Play Magazine
    100
    The most realistic and technically advanced soccer game to date. It's almost too real. [Dec 2002, p.91]
  3. A terrific game on this platform. EASports has nailed virtually every aspect of this game.
  4. No soccer fan should hesitate to buy FIFA 2003.
  5. The games flows nicely, control is accurate enough so that you're never left cursing your on-screen players, and the overall look and feel is very strong.
  6. 85
    The biggest change in 2003 is how the ball handles... The ball feels much more separated from the players now, and the control even reflects this.
  7. 84
    While there's still plenty of room for improvement with a broader features set, FIFA 2003 is a superior game to "World Cup" that soccer fans should definitely check out.
  8. A definite improvement on last year’s version and while it’s still some way from perfection, it is the best and only proper offering this Xmas.
  9. Game Informer
    80
    At some point, being "the best soccer game in America" shouldn't be enough. [Dec 2002, p.130]
  10. One of those rare games that is actually improved in all aspects including the physics and the control scheme.
  11. Nintendo Power
    78
    Realistic ball control and player movement play center stage. [Dec 2002, p.214]

Awards & Rankings

#37 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. RyanK.
    Dec 20, 2003
    7
    I don't know what Keeper rush is and what team does David Beckham play on???? Otherwise it is the best soccer game ever.
  2. Jojo
    Jul 21, 2003
    2
    The ball control is ridiculously simplistic compared to 2002, a far superior game. In this version the computer does almost everything. For The ball control is ridiculously simplistic compared to 2002, a far superior game. In this version the computer does almost everything. For example shooting is done almost entirely done by the comp taking away all pride in good shots. I only hope they do a better job on 2004. For now Ill stick with 2002. A horrible game. Full Review »
  3. AntonioB.
    May 18, 2003
    10
    Woa this is the first soccer game I have enjoyed in my whole life.