Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
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  1. FIFA Street 3 is about taking all the superficial and superfluous things about modern day football – from the overhead kicks to the pop-culture that surrounds the beautiful game in the 21 st century – and placing them centre stage.
  2. Though there is a certain lack of decent single player modes, its visuals and sound and a decent online and offline mode will just be about enough to keep you playing for some time.
  3. 75
    With its bold artistic direction and its fun, refined gameplay, FIFA Street 3 is a winner for casual fans of the sport. Those looking for an in-depth simulation should look elsewhere, but if you want a fun virtual kick-around with mates, you need look no further.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    74
    FIFA Street 3 is a huge improvement compared to the earlier versions of the series. Lack of decent game modes and poor AI are the biggest reasons to complain about. [Mar 2008]
  5. It looks and plays nicely, but we prefer "NBA Homecourt" because it has more depth. Still, it's a welcome change from "PES." [Mar 2008, p.68]
  6. While slim on modes, the sum of FIFA Street 3’s individual parts makes it recommendable to anyone, including those who aren’t too hot for soccer.
  7. Third game in the FIFA Street series, and EA is still looking for the best balance between playability and fun. It's enjoyable to play, but it can become tedious after a while.
  8. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    The gameplay flow on the enclosed fields is great, though. [Mar 2008, p.84]
  9. With the graphics firmly in place, and the gameplay simplified, this is a game that really should build the foundation for a major step into the limelight. FIFA Street 3 is fine, but lacks a robust variety of game modes, and thus suffers for it.
  10. These improvements stand in contrast to the continued weak goalie AI, unhelpful camera work, and iffy passing.
  11. It is a fun game; it's just that it doesn't offer much in terms of value. It looks nice, for the most part, it controls well, and soundtrack is fantastic...but at the end of the day it needs to pack a bigger punch...or should I say kick.
  12. 70
    A markedly better game than its predecessors.
  13. Best in multiplayer, it offers thrills, but lacks substance.
  14. It's got to be the best FIFA Street to date. The presentation is exactly where it needs to be and deserves high marks. Gamers will be pleasantly surprised to find such a smooth and attractive game. Disappointingly, the gameplay feels only moderately better than the title's predecessors.
  15. 67
    FIFA Street 3 seems to be steering the series in the right direction as it’s an improvement over the first two installments. Still, it’s lacking in a few key areas and that’s what keeps it from attaining the glory that other Street games have been able to find.
  16. It lacks pace, but makes up for it with skills and basic soccer strategy. What it lacks is teams and depth in its gameplay modes.
  17. Play UK
    66
    A major improvement for the series, but there's still not enough to it to warrant a hearty recommendation. [Issue#163, p.94]
  18. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    65
    Although it tries to reinvent the franchise it doesn’t represent a step forward. Quite the opposite. It throws away some of the promising elements of previous titles in favor a new structure and gameplay with little depth. And it still fails to offer the same flair as other Street brand titles from EA Sports Big. [March 2008]
  19. FIFA Street 3 has plenty of style but not quite enough substance to justify the price of admission.
  20. FIFA Street 3 single player lacks the depth that is needed to have players coming back for more.
  21. Play Magazine
    65
    I'm totally open to a game like this working off a solid simplicity, but ultimately Fifa Street 3 isn't strong enough at its core to keep the reward of play on a fever pitch. [Apr 2008, p.61]
  22. FIFA Street 3 is action-packed, well-balanced, and fun for multiplayer sessions, but its lack of content and simple play mechanics stifle the long-term prospects.
  23. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    The mechanics are too loose to feel properly competitive in the style of a traditional footy game, which can get especially frustrating when you're defending. [Mar 2008, p.100]
  24. It looks great and has more character than any sports game I've ever played, but its gameplay is too shallow and unrewarding to provide long-term entertainment.
  25. The graphics don't look bad and the music is a well-chosen, energetic mix of EA Trax. However, the game feels more like a rehash than a full-blown sequel, with little improvement in the controls and not much to explore outside of decent online play and unexpectedly short modes.
  26. 60
    For whatever reason, FIFA Street 3 is about as deep as a book of poetry by Paris Hilton.
  27. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Flamboyant fun, but doesn't feel like you're playing real football. [Mar 2008, p.103]
  28. A fun, yet relatively short lived game that won’t keep you entertained for too long compared to the likes of Pro Evo 08 and FIFA 08 - but there are far worse ways to burn a short while here and there.
  29. While the title has made great strides in improving the overall look of the players and fields, the actual gameplay has already grown incredibly bland and repetitive.
  30. You will get a visual style that is like no other, the ability to perform over the top moves off of interactive environments, and score a lot during the process. This is soccer on adrenaline.
  31. 57
    Though the game enthralls in short bursts it’s hard to see anyone sticking with it for more than a couple of plays before moving on to more substantial fare – and as such we wouldn’t recommend anyone paying out for the full-fat asking price.
  32. The Street series should just be burning in a great hole right now, in a firework display of broken promises.
  33. While it is possible to gain some fun out of performing the crazy tricks, you will have to accept the lack of balance and the underlying faults in the gameplay. FIFA Street 3 is a simple arcade game that doesn't require the player to use his brain. The cartoon-like graphics are an acquired taste.
  34. Street 3 is the best game yet in the FIFA Street series. Sadly, it's still a bad game compared to the other soccer offerings out there. Limited gameplay choices, repetitive play, and lots of little things add up.
  35. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    47
    The new "Incredibles"-esque visuals and accessible dribbling mechanics are welcome, but this arcadey pitch still needs grooming. [Mar 2008, p.75]
  36. 45
    For all its flaws this one's still fun for a short kickaround, but in the end it's really nothing more than a softcore novelty.
  37. This series would benefit greatly from a re-imagining.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. May 12, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Full Review »
  2. Dec 8, 2010
    7
    Great multiplayer game, that you and your friends will have a lot of fun playing. But it does get boring if your playing alone, which lets itGreat multiplayer game, that you and your friends will have a lot of fun playing. But it does get boring if your playing alone, which lets it down. If you play a lot of games with friends, and like football, you should get this. Full Review »
  3. BenM.
    May 7, 2008
    7
    Great graphics and gameplay, but there simply isn't the depth in the challenge mode, and no real career type mode.