Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    The gameplay is a nice mix of intricate strategy and fast-paced action; online play is an option; and commentators John Motson and Mark Lawrenson are back, accents and all.
  2. You can finally enable player names to appear below each player on the pitch, and this makes is so much easier to tell who is who. The game is loaded with modest and subtle changes like this that end up adding a lot to the game.
  3. Daily Radar
    100
    Players who preferred last year's fast, arcade feel can boost up the speed in the options settings, but fans of more thoughtful, deliberate play will likely enjoy the challenge and pace of this year's iteration.
  4. With the PC's internet potential yet to be realised it could well be the making of a classic.
  5. Fantastic visuals and solid gameplay, and the addition of multiplayer increases the replay value considerably.
  6. I found myself playing all night, and well into the next day (8 AM). To make matters worse I'm not even a soccer (or football, whichever you prefer) fan really.
  7. Much more than just an annual rehash - it repairs whatever damage was done by last year's version, heads in a more authentic direction, and offers numerous new features.
  8. Hard core and casual gamers will agree this is the best soccer game to date.
  9. The only real problem here is that the game still plays a bit too fast.
  10. If you bought last year's version of FIFA, you basically already own this game.
  11. 88
    The increased pitch and graphics alone will probably appeal to you in a big way but the Internet play should be a big draw as well.
  12. PC Gamer
    80
    In a field of one, it's king. [Feb 2001, p.71]
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. FilipJ.
    Jun 21, 2007
    8
    One of the best games of series FIFA. It's okay.
  2. Joe
    Sep 5, 2006
    9
    Very very good, apart from being old!