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. 90
    Everything from the official team rosters to the detailed fields and even to the smoke bombs set off in the grandstands at Wembley Stadium keep your head in the game.
  2. EA has tweaked the right analog stick moves, so now more than 10 skill moves exist, including stepovers and drag backs. [July 2004, p.97]
  3. UEFA Euro 2004 is more arcade than sim, but it is still a fairly realistic soccer game...There isn’t much new in UEFA that you wouldn’t find in "FIFA."
  4. 85
    Overall, the controls prove powerful and intuitive, granting this game its ultimate top-notch status.
  5. UEFA Euro 2004 is a solid game of soccer with plenty of goodies, more than decent visuals and downright addictive game modes that will keep fans of European football more than satisfied.
  6. 82
    Those of the football mad persuasion will certainly relish the tangible sense of occasion, excitement and authenticity ingrained throughout EA Sport's latest.
  7. UEFA Euro 2004 might have only a fraction of the teams and features found in this year's FIFA offering, but the gameplay and options it offers are actually sufficiently different from those found in FIFA 2004 to make it a worthwhile purchase.
  8. This one’s for the hardcore only. Those who already own FIFA 2004 and are happy with it, or are only casual soccer fans, shouldn’t waste their time because you’ll notice little different between the two titles.
  9. During matches, a new passing feature allows for better control of long passes, using a combination of buttons to produce greater ball control in mid-air. In the right hands, the new move can be lethal.
  10. The game's only original feature, a morale meter that affects gameplay based on a player's on-the-field performance, comes across as a tacked-on gimmick.
  11. 80
    None of the changes are ground-breaking, but they do serve to make an already decent engine better.
  12. A well constructed, well presented compliment to "FIFA." [July 2004, p.30]
  13. But playing Euro 2004 is a strangely seductive experience, even for hardcore PES fans like us. It's all so official, so slick, so sparkly, and so stylishly smooth while still playing some decent footie that we'll even forgive it for not being PES. Vive 2004!
  14. Mediocre at best. The game just has way too much lag and load time to be truly enjoyable.
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 »