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  • Summary: A quality first touch is the key to success for the world?s greatest soccer players. The same is now true for gamers with FIFA Soccer 2005. A player?s first touch becomes the ultimate gift for those who can think quickly and act fast to outsmart the competition. An all-new animation systemA quality first touch is the key to success for the world?s greatest soccer players. The same is now true for gamers with FIFA Soccer 2005. A player?s first touch becomes the ultimate gift for those who can think quickly and act fast to outsmart the competition. An all-new animation system now makes every button-press react with authentic, responsive and realistic speed. FIFA Soccer 2005 is the only complete, authentic, and intelligent soccer experience. All-new fluid player kinetic system that recognizes and then directly translates the speed, vision and awareness of the world?s greatest players to button presses on your controller. The Absolute Broadcast: With new in-game camera angles, smooth and continuous cut sequences for replays, and improved contrast and lighting for players and stadiums. The World's Ultimate Roster: More than 350 official licenses, including 20 leagues, 40 national teams, and 12,000 players are available. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The game’s presentation is superb, the gameplay is good and fast-paced, and the game offers much replayability.
  2. There's no doubt that this is EA Sports' best soccer game, to date, on the pitch. However, it's really unfortunate that the career mode isn't more user-friendly.
  3. 86
    The Franchise mode is extremely satisfying because the long term and short term consequences of your decisions are always going to be on your mind and that only ads to the pressure of winning.
  4. A game of football that is fast and fluid; now that the game uses its own engine and not a modification of the NHL one, it’s fair to say that issues such as stifled player controls and jerky animation transitions are well and truly a thing of the past.
  5. The new first-touch control, the games biggest innovation for 2005 and the catalyst for this change in attacking emphasis, is brilliant. It’s logical, easy to use, works as it should, looks realistic and can blow a game wide open.
  6. 60
    Soccer sim fans are still much better off sticking with "Winning Eleven" despite its lack of license power. However, for online players, FIFA 2005 is worth taking a look at because it removes a lot of the offline AI issues.
  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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. SerkanA.
    Dec 27, 2004
    10
    Best soccer game ever.
  2. ArghaB.
    Oct 8, 2005
    9
    Its a very good game..Graphics are good.Ball control is better and the pIayer faces are realistic.But as we know,in Fifa 2004 we can hit long Its a very good game..Graphics are good.Ball control is better and the pIayer faces are realistic.But as we know,in Fifa 2004 we can hit long shots but here we cannot.(i gave 3 for graphics 5 for ball control and 1 for player edits) Expand
  3. HafeezA.
    Oct 16, 2004
    7
    It's more enjoyable fifa game than 2004..the graphics are more realistic n sharp..but when clicking button of by using the mouse make It's more enjoyable fifa game than 2004..the graphics are more realistic n sharp..but when clicking button of by using the mouse make it's slow in progressssss... Expand
  4. Cherub
    Oct 17, 2004
    5
    This is the next sign that Fifa series is slowly dying. Every football enthusiast should buy PES3 or wait to november until PES4 for PC will This is the next sign that Fifa series is slowly dying. Every football enthusiast should buy PES3 or wait to november until PES4 for PC will be relased. Expand
  5. RoshanP.
    Oct 20, 2004
    5
    The reason i voted it 5 bcos it has the option of create a player.
  6. KelT.
    Nov 7, 2004
    5
    Quite nice to play.