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. FIFA Football 2005 has more than proved its worth with some lovely new control features that add a lot more subtlety and variety to the gameplay, an extensive and highly involved career mode and those gorgeous graphics.
  2. Dribbling, passing and headers are handled beautifully enough and the First Touch Control is a welcome addition that we’d like to see again next year. As for the game’s Career Mode, not only is it comprehensive but it’s also downright addictive.
  3. All the versions of this game are great, and now the GameCube version is not the ugly duckling like in other years. Now GC owners have a great soccer game to add to their library, and overall one of the most fun and popular sports games around.
  4. The game’s presentation is superb, the gameplay is good and fast-paced, and the game offers much replayability.
  5. And it's not so much the backgrounds or stadiums, which don't get me wrong look great, but the animation of the players. EA Sports has always managed to get the players running, tackling, goalkeeping, and kicking right on the money. Even better than last year's game.
  6. Some would argue that "Winning Eleven" on the PS2 would make a better game, but FIFA just has the unique style, flair and production value that Konami can’t seem to pick up on.
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.