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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 9 out of 33

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  1. Dec 30, 2012
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    This is simply a horrible game. It's a step back from FIFA 06: Road to the World Cup - and isn't even on the same planet as FIFA 07 (which - while also flawed - was at least semi-enjoyable to play). Inconsistent control and horribly written AI (your AI stands around and does nothing; while the opponent AI makes perfect 100 yard passes) just kill this game. How to know you've created a bad game? If a person hits a certain sequence of controls and holds them and releases them for exactly the same duration, the same result should occur each time (i.e.: if you hold down the 'a' button for exactly half a second and release it, while running in a straight line towards the opponents goal, and this passes the ball - supposedly in a straight line towards the aforementioned goal - then that pass should travel exactly the same distance and on the same path, each time you hold down that button for exactly the same amount of time. If, though, each time you do that, instead the ball travels in some random direction and goes some random distance, then you have SERIOUSLY created a horrible game).

    Quite literally the worst sports game I have ever played in my life. EA should be horribly ashamed - and should give each owner of this game a refund.
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72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 49
  2. Negative: 4 out of 49
  1. 84
    EA put together its most solid soccer gameplay experience yet and the deepest World Cup title of all time. Still, it's hard to argue that the gameplay, an obvious imitation of Winning Eleven, is better, but with star players and a nifty new shooting mechanism, it would be hard to argue it's worse.
  2. 90
    The control feels natural and responsive, but the Xbox 360 version features somewhat larger players on the feild than the PS2 - something gamers without big screens may wish to consider.
  3. This is the first of the fully-featured Xbox 360 sports games from EA, and it's got everything you missed in the launch title. And it's definitely what I would consider to be a "next-generation" game. When you play it, you'll see from the kickoff exactly what I mean.