FIFA Soccer 2004 PC

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Not to be outdone by "Winning Eleven 6," EA Sports has pulled out all the stops and created a soccer game that is second to none... I dare you to find a soccer game where the ball moves so dynamically and realistically. [Nov 2003, p.108]
  2. 85
    Offers the most significant changes the game has seen in years. The core gameplay is changing ever so slowly from super arcade play to a more comprehensive, more realistic style of soccer, and the series is better for it. But it's not quite there yet.
  3. 83
    Other than the lackluster practice mode, everything in FIFA 2004 is spot-on.
  4. Updated and revamped, FIFA 2004 is a whole new ball game.
  5. But however much positive energy we lavish on FIFA all the areas that EA beats Konami on - bar online - are simply gloss. In a straight tussle between the games, we just don't enjoy playing FIFA as much as we do "PES3," and, for most of you, that's what matters.
  6. The game has a bit of a learning curve, and unfortunately, the Practice mode could've been more intuitive, like "Madden 2004's" Minicamp mode.
  7. An entertaining game, and though it still can't quite match Konami's "Winning Eleven 6" on PS2, it's heading in the right direction. [Feb 2004, p.74]
  8. The controls simply ruin the overall experience.
  9. Despite its many positive attributes, its most important element--gameplay--simply doesn't seem to be advancing quite as quickly as it should.
  10. Long time followers of the series will likely not find much new aside from the addition of Career Mode in place of Season.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. MartijnV.
    Aug 1, 2004
    4
    This game is just boring if you compare it with PES 3.
  2. LumbaniH.
    May 24, 2004
    5
    It's the fanterstick game.
  3. SvenG.
    Mar 4, 2004
    2
    Boo! that's just lazy, make a game even worse and still make money from the license...it should be banned, it's just so bad!