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  • Summary: A new Career Mode gives you the chance to take a team from the lower divisions, battle through ranks, sign new players, and turn them into champions. Take control of players away from the ball, and run them into space for attacking passes or gain valuable position during dead ball kicks. A fine-tuned game engine, and new animations dramatically enhance the smoothness in player movement. Deeper team AI, attributes, tactics, playing styles, control, and individual player personalities. Build your franchise and guide your club to the Championship by making calculated front-office decisions with Career Mode. When one season ends and another begins new challenges will present themselves. More than 300 new crowd chants at an ever growing list of officially licensed stadiums help put you in the best seat in the house. Plus, an all-new dynamic weather feature even affects gameplay, so choose your home wisely. More than 500 official licenses, including 16 leagues, 350 teams and 10,000 players. From Europe?s super leagues to the Americas Club Championship, FIFA Soccer 2004 has the most authentic selection of the world?s best. A Game With No Boundaries: Go online and take on opponents from anywhere in the country. An online lobby area where gamers can meet, greet, chat and play head-to-head provides the ultimate interactive experience. [EA Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The sensation of FIFA "playing itself" is pretty much gone, and it's clear that the A.I. has been seriously overhauled... If you want to fully immerse yourself in soccer culture, FIFA is pretty incredible. [Dec 2003, p.156]
  2. 90
    A solid simulation of the sport that offers more teams and unique options not available in its main and only competitor on the PS2, "Winning Eleven." Some minor control issues remain and the depth is still not where it needs to be, but it delivers a highly worthwhile experience nonetheless.
  3. If your a hardcore Konami fan you just might like what's here, especially the cool online play.
  4. The new Off the Ball controls open up the play nicely and the Career mode finally has some depth. I still prefer "Winning Eleven," but EA is closing the gap. [Reiner, Nov. 2003, p.152]
  5. 83
    Other than the lackluster practice mode, everything in FIFA 2004 is spot-on.
  6. While it may still fall a bit short in terms of the gameplay engine when compared to Konami's offering, the options and game modes available in FIFA 2004 are more than enough to keep it neck and neck (or foot, as it were) with the competition. [Dec 2003, p.46]
  7. Even with its overly ambitious new 'Off The Ball' interface the FIFA series is still a long way from capturing the true essence of the beautiful game. [Dec 2003, p.127]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 41
  2. Negative: 12 out of 41
  1. DannyM.
    Oct 30, 2003
    It is the best soccer game out there and it will always be the number #1 game. FIFA is the best.
  2. JamesH.
    Nov 15, 2003
    Fantastic tranning is ace. arsenal away kit is brill. put the city of manchester stadium on next time.
  3. Nickyl.
    Feb 20, 2004
    If you dont like FIFA 2004 you dont know football. the gameplay is as close to real life as you can get.
  4. DanielF.
    Dec 4, 2003
    Well fifa have things like loads of players, clubs, leagues and erm thats it, a big improvement but lets be honest its miles off being a challenging game, if you wnat football then pro evolution 3 is that game you want....sorry EA your game sucks. Expand
  5. TimJ.
    Oct 20, 2003
    It's not bad (better than 2003 anyway), but it still nothing compared to pro evolution soccer 2 let alone pro evo 3.
  6. BenR.
    Feb 12, 2004
    Good but to easy to score and rubbish crowd.
  7. IamReallyPissed
    Dec 1, 2003
    One of the worst footy games ever made... even FIFA Soccer 94 beats this piece of ****! What's wrong in this world?

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