Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
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  1. I’d hate to play this on anything smaller than the PSP screen. EA seems determined to bring their entire console sports line-up over to the PSP as quickly as possible, but I think in their haste they are letting way too many bugs slip through.
  2. They can reduce the load times, clean up the graphics, and iron out the little mechanical issues in the game, they’ll have themselves a solid soccer game. Right now, it’s just an average title.
  3. netjak
    Aside from the actual soundtrack, on the pitch noises are quite fine. Commentating is good and keeps up rather well with the action.
  4. 70
    The polish wears bit thin in the control department, but soccer fans will find plenty of meat to chew on here.
  5. 70
    The pieces are here there's just not enough polish and attention to detail to make this a heavyweight PSP soccer game.
  6. One of FIFA’s biggest strengths is its audio. From the announcing team of John Motson and Ally McCoist, to the eclectic mix of artists in the EA Trax, everything is top-notch.
  7. It had the potential to be one of the best titles on PSP, but it's marred by a dodgy control system. Agonising loading times and graphical glitches mean this is for undiscerning footie nuts only. [PSM2]
  8. 60
    The career mode found in the console versions is sorely missed, the visuals during the close-up views could be better, and the graphics could run much smoother.
  9. Cheat Code Central
    My complaints stem from the control system. It's unresponsive, causing timing delays that require you to choose your actions well before they actually appear onscreen making this more of a game of strategy than reflex.
  10. Pelaaja (Finland)
    PSP’s FIFA doesn’t suffer as much from the design flaws, as it does from technical ones. The loading times are incredibly long and just changing players or tactics during the match is a chore. On the field the game works almost better than the home console versions. Wireless multiplayer is especially fun, even though the frame rate takes a performance hit. [Sept 2005, p 61]

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. MechyslavP.
    Oct 15, 2005
    Awesome game.
  2. MervV.
    Sep 26, 2005
    Good game ez to learn but teams are out of date now roll on pro evolution.
  3. E.P.
    Aug 24, 2005
    It's probably the best soccer game you'll find on ANY handheld so you can't expect something that you play on the consoles.