Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. still not quite as refined or smooth as Pro Evo, FIFA 07 is certainly kicking at the heels of its great competitor.
  2. This is the key reason why FIFA 07 will keep you playing, because it's the first in the series that gets inside your head and forces you to give a toss... FIFA has finally managed to meld both style and substance. [Oct 2006, p.84]
  3. FIFA 07 will continue to make me a bigger fan.
  4. Many of the new features are well-received and while the others will take some getting used to, this is undoubtedly a move forward for the franchise.
  5. It's 100mph, gutsy and full of commitment. In fact, if FIFA 07 was a real player, it'd probably be Stevie Gerrard. Yes, it really is that good. [Nov 2006, p.80]
  6. 90
    FIFA 07's allure is hard to deny, making this game a sure-fire rental for seasoned vets and a must have for new soccer fans.
  7. 89
    What a difference a year makes. FIFA 07 has closed the gap on "PES5" more than we could possibly have imagined. Compared to previous FIFA instalments this plays a more rounded, authentic game of football without cranking up the realism so much that it’s no longer fun.
  8. An excellent game. Is it completely new? No. Is it revolutionary in some way? No. But EA has taken the core FIFA game and improved it to create the best FIFA footballer to date.
  9. A lesson to chronic underdogs everywhere, FIFA 07 sets its own terms for victory and then blows the doors off them. [Nov. 2006, p.112]
  10. The game of soccer has never been so complete, with so many teams, leagues, cups, options, modes, and everything else that you can possibly imagine.
  11. FIFA 07 plays a fast-paced and realistic game of soccer and boasts plenty of gameplay options for solo and social players alike.
  12. In terms of gameplay, it's still not "Pro Evolution Soccer," but it's just shy of excellent. [Nov 2006, p.78]
  13. The tweaks to the existing feature set and gameplay have certainly raised its game and will make you feel like you are close to experiencing a real football match.
  14. Yes, it’s a little tougher to learn the nuances than in years past, but the final verdict is in - and it’s a golden goal.
  15. FIFA 07 most definitely beats PES in a few areas, most notably in presentation and the brilliant first-touch control, but it's still not PES.
  16. A genuine highlight in the FIFA series, FIFA 07 is perhaps the most refined and complete offering likely to appear on this generation of consoles.
  17. FIFA 07 has got the looks, gameplay, and features of a masterpiece – and it would be such if the majority of its content hadn’t already been introduced.
  18. Playing cup matches in the middle of the season against Hartlepool and Macclesfield is refreshing, and the new passing system is a welcomed improvement. However, the controls are too complicated, AI knows how to cheat, the ball behaves strangely and tactically FIFA 07 is much too simple. [Sept 2006]
  19. 79
    Excellent player movement and passing make for a beautiful game, but dodgy defenders and predictable goals make it feel slightly lightweight. [Issue#146, p.78]
  20. Gameplay, meanwhile, makes some minor adjustments this year--giving a few more control options including the ability to play with a scheme that is identical to Konami's "Winning Eleven" button layout. [Oct. 2006, p.94]
  21. If only that trademark familiarity didn't breed contempt at the annual updates - still less of a leap and more of a step. The embarrassing stumbles that once blighted EA Sports' flagship are a distant memory.
  22. Very nice indeed. [Holiday 2006, p.85]
  23. 70
    This is clearly the best-playing FIFA game ever made, but that merely puts it above some of the most average-playing soccer games ever made. Even with the improvements, the game remains far too simple tactically.
  24. 70
    Saying that the latest FIFA is "beautiful but not as deep as it could be" is becoming a cliché in itself. But it's not without some truth, and although this is engaging for a while (and still the second best football game on the market), it's not quite a keeper.
  25. Convincing physics have been brought into play to improve the feel of passing, crossing and shooting - a feature that brings FIFA more in line with the current simulation champ, "Pro Evolution Soccer."
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Jul 20, 2014
    10
    Best Fifa of all time for ps2....graphics,gameplay,player Physic,commentary every things is amazing....Even though new games are releasing for PC I still play fifa 2007 on ps2 rather than fifa 14 on PC Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2013
    10
    Best Game on Ps2

    GRAPHICS ARE GOOD ,CONTROLS ARE GOOD,
    IT'S ONE OF THOSE GAMES WHICH YOU CAN PLAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN...
    BUT I GOT SAME
    GAME FOR PS3,IT'S DIFFERENT ON PS3 ,GRAPHICS ARE BETTER ON PS3 BUT CONTROLES ARE BETTER ON PS2 SO I PREFER IT'S THE BEST GAME ON PS2 Full Review »