Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Despite some slightly better AI, a new defensive swarm button, and setting up a qualifying schedule (then monitoring your roster to see who's morale is low), there isn't much here. [July 2004, p.112]
  2. 70
    The graphics aren’t much different from those in FIFA with players still having that stiff, android feel.
  3. 67
    The game play could be overhauled further as it's slow, controls could be more responsive, ball physics still can do with some working.
  4. Euro 2004 is equal at best to the standard set by big brother "FIFA 2004," but does not surpass it, thus offering no lure to gamers who already own that title. Also, the gameplay is plagued by the very bugs that kept FIFA beneath "Pro Evolution’s" shadow at Christmas.
  5. The gameplay mechanics are good but it doesn't surpass FIFA, nor does it have half of FIFA's features.
  6. It's a wannabe of epic proportions, the outer layer of which peels away almost instantly to reveal a substandard set of digital internal organs.
  7. The 'new' simplicity makes for a fun and fast game that, courtesy of the excellent passing system and decent AI, finds a firm balance between real football and the arcade fun of a five-minute kick about. [June 2004, p.120]
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. ArnoldA.
    Jun 24, 2004
    10
    This game rules i love it.
  2. UEFA2004
    Jun 21, 2004
    6
    Its a good game, its just that, its almost the sam exact thing as FIFA. Id rather pick up FIFA because this is just a repackage trying to get Its a good game, its just that, its almost the sam exact thing as FIFA. Id rather pick up FIFA because this is just a repackage trying to get the soccer fanatics to buy it. Its working, but its not a new game that differs from FIFA. Full Review »
  3. RichardB.
    May 13, 2004
    3
    Another rushed re-package from EA Sports wanting to cash-in on the upcoming tournament. The difficult control methods still make the new EA Another rushed re-package from EA Sports wanting to cash-in on the upcoming tournament. The difficult control methods still make the new EA Fifa games plugin/plugout. They over-complicated the controls and now other footy titles are driving past in 5th gear with V's out the window, pointing and laughing. Full Review »