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  • Summary: FIFA 07 delivers complete authenticity with licenses for all the world's top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division in North America, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year, you have the power to shape your club's destiny in the EA Sports Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents. The online interactive leagues feature the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League and the Mexican 1st Division. Experience the future of online gaming as you play your games according to the real-world schedule. When they play, you play. Track your team's progress as the aggregate results determine your club's position in the league table. This year, new intelligent A.I. ensures that your 11 men on the pitch make realistic decisions, finding space and passing like professionals. A complete overhaul of the game engine now means that you have to employ real world tactics, make split-second decisions and think like a player in order to win matches. Watch as your players jostle and collide realistically while trying to win balls. Experience the realism of the world's superstars, who come to life with signature moves and authentic playing styles and a more sophisticated shooting mechanic that gives you greater control to produce finesse shots. Plus you now have the ability to apply topspin or backspin to the ball for more creative set-pieces. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
  7. 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."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. TomE.
    Oct 27, 2006
    10
    At last EA get the gameplay right - now the football game to have.
  2. RyanJ.
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    Excellent game! Not like other EA Sports games when the opposing team comes back in the last two minutes to win!
  3. 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 Expand
  4. SanderD.
    Oct 24, 2006
    8
    The menus look great, the audio is wonderful, the animation is fantastic and I remember why I have always been buying FIFA. The gameplay is getting better and better but still it hasn't convinced me yet. It's is a great game, but it doesn't feel like real football just yet. They are closing the gap, but they are still a few years behind. Expand
  5. CasS.
    Dec 11, 2006
    6
    Nice improvements from previous years, but in trying to become too advanced, FIFA is missing the simplicity that makes PES so appealing. The trick stick is frustrating, and defenders uncanny ability to simply 'get in the way' of passes is a severe hinderance to fluid gameply. Nice effort, but not a winner yet. Expand
  6. UweP.
    Sep 29, 2006
    4
    FIFA is beginning to feel more and more like the superior Pro Evolution Soccer/Winning Eleven series, but it's still not good enough. To be honest, I wish some one else (not Codemasters and their pitiful Sensible Soccer update) could make a fun football game again - something fast, arcadey and fun. The problem with both PES and FIFA here is that whether the players hit the target, win a tackle etc. is largely down to somewhat random AI calculations and not player skill. I think what FIFA 07 (and PES) simply lacks is fast, accesible and skill-focused gameplay. Collapse
  7. MarkM.
    Oct 2, 2006
    0
    Not very good at all. Bring on Pro Evo 6.

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