Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. FIFA 07 represents the best soccer you can play on the Xbox 360, but falls short of the bar set by Konami and, ironically enough, EA itself.
  2. As enjoyable as any of the FIFA incarnations, but it just has not reached the level of simulation that hardcore soccer hooligans are looking for.
  3. If you take into account FIFA 06 being the worst title and FIFA World Cup/Pro Evolution being the best FIFA 07 falls somewhere in between.
  4. Add in the fact that this game features a paltry six international leagues (as opposed to the over 20 of some past FIFAs), the double-team defensive feature still doesn’t work, players’ collision fields are too large, the AI shows very little movement in the box on your corner kicks, and that shots and passes have little accuracy, and you’ll find that this game has taken steps back which counter its promising progress – not unlike the American national squad.
  5. Every aspect that "works" has a few that just don't, to the game's overall detriment.
  6. We would have liked for this year's 360 FIFA 07 to combine all the best parts of its current-gen cousins and its older World Cup brother; rather, we got a good, not great, title that in several ways is outshined by those same games.
  7. Some nice touches give FIFA a commanding presence, but an unfinished feel hurts it. [Christmas 2006, p.94]
  8. The beautiful game goes next-gen with stunning visuals, but sadly doesn't follow through with a less than solid gameplay and simplistic online play.
  9. I appreciate the effort that has gone into re-making the game engine from the ground up for the new generation of consoles, and giving the ball independent physics is a step forward, but apart from the presentation everything else is a step back.
  10. 68
    In the end, FIFA 07 is a passable soccer game, equal parts soccer glory and frustrating gameplay issues.
  11. 65
    It's solid, but its subtle gameplay stutters make us hesitate to recommend it too strongly -- and all the more impatient for Winning Eleven's next iteration.
  12. FIFA looks incredible but follows EA Sport's 360 trend--the next-gen product possessing a fraction of what the current-gen version offers. [Dec. 2006, p.126]
  13. The game suffers from far too many core gameplay problems for it to be a worthy contender to "PES 6," and it's only really the online play that is worth investing any time in. You can have a decent few hours playing online or perhaps with friends that don't know any better, but EA needs to change things considerably next year.
  14. 60
    A promising start for EA's new FIFA engine, if they can iron out its problems FIFA 08 could be a killer game, but until then it’s still a long way behind Konami’s offering.
  15. 60
    FIFA 07 will still please enthusiasts with its enhanced ball control and realistic play, but it’s hard to validate this game as "the season" when it would have benefited from more seasoning.
  16. While it’d be wrong to criticise EA for encouraging a passing game, abhorrent ‘trick stick’ dribbling assistance is far too jerky to be of any use, making all too many games a pretty, but nevertheless staid, midfield slog. [Dec 2006, p.119]
  17. Better than expected, but we weren't expecting much. With some tightening, Pro Evo vs. Fifa could be close next year. [Issue 13, p.91]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nov 24, 2012
    0
    FIFA 06 was like 1000x better. Why? Well the AI was better. In 07, your AI sucks, while the opponents AI can grab you and pull you in aFIFA 06 was like 1000x better. Why? Well the AI was better. In 07, your AI sucks, while the opponents AI can grab you and pull you in a circle when you are about to make a shot IN THE PENALTY BOX - and no penalty is called. Even on Amateur the AI can make 10 passes in a row - IN THE AIR - and everyone will be perfect. And - if you're playing on Amateur - and you're facing the 20th place team in the league - you can bet it will be the hardest match of your life. The 20th place team will be the best goalie you've ever faced. Sorry, EA - but you bit the big one on this game. Full Review »
  2. NielsT.
    Aug 19, 2007
    8
    At the end of the day, it's a pretty solid game. New gameplay and a good carrer mode, makes up for a bit lacking game.
  3. JamieA.
    Jul 12, 2007
    10
    This is my favourite soccer game to date, it totally obliterates PES. I love everything about FIFA 07 except for the the fact that the This is my favourite soccer game to date, it totally obliterates PES. I love everything about FIFA 07 except for the the fact that the Portuguese League is missing. Full Review »