FIFA Soccer 2005 GameCube

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. We applaud EA's efforts to make the game as authentic as possible, but the kits don't look great close up. The Man U one is last season's. There's no Nike sign on it. How do the likenesses fare down the league? Badly.
  2. It's definitely more playable than 2004, but you're still better off with "Winning Eleven 6."
  3. 70
    The addition of the First Touch system makes the gameplay much more fluid, and it encourages you to improvise more often. Armchair managers will love the new career mode, one of the best you'll see this year.
  4. 70
    It's safe to say it's an above-average game and is certainly playable, but remains some way short of the best the genre has to offer.
  5. With its improved control system and animation the FIFA series is heading the right way across the pitch in terms of fluid gameplay, but even with these improvements, it still hasn't caught its greatest rival.
  6. 60
    With "Winning Eleven" on the market you just expect more, and you get it. FIFA may have high-priced Premiereship licenses and a killer career mode, but at the end of the day, it’s just not as much fun as the competition.
  7. Players now react quicker and more like their real-life counterparts when handling the first touch of the ball. And first touches are generally smoother now, with players being able to flick on, trap or kick straight away on receipt. In practice, however, it’s not such a massive advancement and the player movement and control is still fairly sluggish. [Nov 2004, p.121]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. EmilioO.
    Dec 27, 2004
    9
    It has good graphics, it's realistic. You can create your player play with any country or club in whatever tournement! It's the It has good graphics, it's realistic. You can create your player play with any country or club in whatever tournement! It's the best sport game ever! Full Review »
  2. AlansitoOp.
    Oct 19, 2004
    9
    Great game. grafics are not that good but it even has 2 argentinian teams! (River and Boca).
  3. XYRY
    Oct 15, 2004
    5
    The visuals are f...ing ugly ! But the gameplay is improved so i give it an 5.