Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. The most realistic and technically advanced soccer game to date. It's almost too real. [Dec 2002, p.91]
  2. The controls have been totally overhauled, and you now have an unprecedented level of influence over the ball. [Dec 2002, p.160]
  3. 100
    Totally revamped from the ground up, and it shows. Great graphics and the best gameplay the series has seen in years.
  4. "Pro Evo" is still the better game, and will last you longer, but FIFA is arguably the sweeter experience in the short term. FIFA’s presentation, style and gameplay are all great, but "Pro Evolution Soccer 2" gives the hardcore footy fan the chance to really live out their footy fantasies.
  5. 90
    The improvements in the gameplay department went a long way towards making this the most realistic footie game to ever grace a next-generation console.
  6. It’s hard not to enjoy FIFA 2003 and, though not in the same league as "Pro Evolution Soccer" in terms of gameplay, for the gamer who wants the most atmospheric and authentic football experience there is no equal on PS2.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. Fifaplayer
    Apr 9, 2004
    9
    Fantastic game the players are the same like the real......they doing tricks, like zidane do....I enjoy playing it very much.
  2. RockyB.
    Sep 10, 2003
    9
    Best soccer game ever. Best soccer graphics ever. Its a shame that the passing isn't good, it really pisses me off how you contiuly pass Best soccer game ever. Best soccer graphics ever. Its a shame that the passing isn't good, it really pisses me off how you contiuly pass to the other team, when there is a free man right next to you. I the passing was better this game would be unstoppable. Full Review »
  3. Smokesumon
    May 28, 2003
    10
    You're all on crack. This game is the sh.t. This sh.t is the sh.t. You guys must not play soccer in real life because if you did then You're all on crack. This game is the sh.t. This sh.t is the sh.t. You guys must not play soccer in real life because if you did then you would know that this game is the best one out. Full Review »