Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
Buy On
  1. We're floored by the effort; if EA Sports can fix a few minor niggles and implement ongoing audiovisual upgrades, we expect big things from the series.
  2. The graphics are excellent and the gameplay is challenging enough to make it feel more like a sim than arcade game.
  3. Game Informer
    Some hefty load times and dekes awkwardly mapped to the d-pad are my only major complaints in what is otherwise an excellent handheld presentation of the sport. [May 2005, p.136]
  4. When all is said and done, then, FIFA Soccer for the PSP is not only a great portable sports game, but a great sports game in its own right.
  5. Speaking of depth, FIFA for the PSP gives gamers just about everything you would want in a soccer title.
  6. Bottom line, the game is fun to play. It is one of the reasons I do split time playing FIFA and MLS.
  7. The analog stick is not the PSP’s best friend where FIFA Soccer is concerned but other than that the game flows nicely once you get the hang of things.
  8. 80
    The PSP's 16:9 aspect ratio inherently allows for a broad perspective, which serves the dual purpose of providing more impressive visuals and enabling players to follow more of the action than a 4:3 screen would allow.
  9. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    The create-a-player mode is surprisingly deep and offers you a wealth of options. [July 2005, p.79]
  10. Control issues, lagging response time and a rushed-to-market feel water-down what should have been the best soccer game on PSP.
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    There's no franchise mode, but I'll swap wireless multiplay for that any day. [May 2005, p.96]
  12. PSM Magazine
    One puzzling omission is a full career mode. [July 2005, p.86]

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    Good game ez to learn but teams are out of date now roll on pro evolution.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.