Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. A lovely game engine featuring independent player and ball physics. Card game campaign mode jazzes up offline play.
  2. There are countless days of single- and multiplayer amusement to be had, ensuring that you'll be kept suitably entertained until the next FIFA installment rolls off the EA conveyor belt...which will no doubt be in a few months' time. [Apr 2007, p.86]
  3. The addition of the new card collecting system is fresh and inspirational; however it is also frustrating with a steep learning curve that really needs a better introduction to persuade the FIFA elite to get involved.
  4. This is the game that "FIFA 07" should have been. Despite the little annoyances, this is the best soccer game on the 360.
  5. Overall it is a good game and if you are a soccer lover and I know you are out there this is a game that will not disappoint you.
  6. AceGamez
    80
    The animations are also really fluid and collisions look very natural, an area where Pro Evo is lacking.
  7. UEFA Champions League will surprise most people with its creativity and innovation. It may not be up to par with the competition quite yet, but the card collecting and trading feature makes this a must try for all soccer fans.
  8. Pelit (Finland)
    79
    A decent football game with a lot of teams and up-to-date lineups. The Treble feels more like a soap opera than football with simulated games and weird accidents. On the pitch UCL 06–07 has its moments, but does not really shine. The new gameplay based on collectable cards in the Xbox 360 version works great and is tons of fun, and the game looks and sounds very nice. [Apr 2007]
  9. UEFA’s card-collecting aspect is a long shot on goal, but for some it will be right on target.
  10. UEFA Champions League's unique method of building teams by collecting player cards makes up for the fact that it's EA's fourth soccer game for the 360 in just over a year.
  11. The new Ultimate Team mode is addictive as it combines regular gameplay and managerial acumen with a trading card component that entices with a constant sense of accomplishment and attraction...What this UEFA achieves in this new mode it loses in the actual gameplay.
  12. Ultimate Team mode is an absolute blast.
  13. The card trading mechanic can be a lot of fun, and as an extra in a full-featured franchise like FIFA or Madden, it would feel more at home. Standing on it’s own two feet it’s not quite enough to carry a game by itself.
  14. A deep and rewarding experience for players who are genuinely captivated by the title's unique approach and also have some interest in the UEFA itself, but a mediocre and oftentimes clunky game to those who fall below the category of aficionado.
  15. Official Xbox Magazine
    70
    With a greater focus on improving teammate intelligence and smoothing control quirks, UEFA could be a great soccer game. Until then, it remains merely good. [Apr 2007, p.90]
  16. 70
    With UEFA, you'll get a really neat idea that's rather foreign to soccer -- using trading cards to build a team from nothing to something. The Panini/Magic/fantasy football concept is deep and compelling and requires much strategizing and experimenting, all without kicking a single ball.
  17. 70
    The Ultimate Team adds a nicer touch than we'd initially anticipated it would, although it's still probably a bit complicated for some to enjoy, especially in regard to team management and contract cards.
  18. The Champions League is an amazing showcase of the drama and passion of the Beautiful Game, but EA has mostly wasted an opportunity to transition it to the 360 by repackaging FIFA 07 with a shinier coat of paint. It’s fine enough for a lark, but not enough to claim the crown.
  19. It's a package that knows exactly why people want to buy it and lives up to their expectations; that it uses a little imagination along the way is a bonus. You'll either want it or have no use for it, so the number down there doesn't matter a great deal.
  20. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    It feels a good deal more complete than you might initially expect. [Issue 18, p.82]
  21. While the Challenge mode is a nice addition and the Ultimate Team card game in pretty innovative to the genre, I’m not convinced enough has changed since the FIFA 07 release to justify the $59.99 price tag. For Champions League fans, it’s a no-brainer at any price.
  22. Compared to EA’s last 360 FIFA release, the game’s flow seems much more natural than FIFA 07’s sometimes bizarrely inaccurate passing and crossing.
  23. Football fans should have no problem picking up U.E.F.A. and enjoying themselves with a layered experience, but for me and gamers like me, I have a hard time even fairly scoring U.E.F.A. because it is so niche, so specifically targeted that a fully “objective” review just isn’t possible.
  24. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    60
    No quibbles on the game itself, which marries the glitz you expect of EA with a very good football engine. But sooner or later, surely a stand needs to be made against being expected to pay so much when so little - in gameplay terms - has actually changed? [Issue #23, p.60]
  25. 60
    This game is so boldly beautiful, but the gameplay just doesn't live up to the Champions League standard. The card-game element is superb, but the rest of the package doesn't completely justify the $60 price tag.
  26. 60
    Without Ultimate Team mode, there wouldn’t be a whole lot of new content to see here. The FIFA series is certainly making progress but if you already own "FIFA 2007" we recommend you hold onto it until "FIFA 2008."
  27. 60
    UEFA loses traction with the actual gameplay, which is filled with more issues than a magazine stand.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. GeoffM.
    May 9, 2007
    9
    This is as good a football game as I have ever played (and there have been a few!). The gameplay is quick and slick, and the passing works This is as good a football game as I have ever played (and there have been a few!). The gameplay is quick and slick, and the passing works (much improved over FIFA 07). The tackling is difficult but that justs adds to the challenge of a game series (FIFA/UEFA) that could often have been classed as too easy in the past. The trading cards system is tricky to get used to at first, but after that it is great fun to use and make a change from normal methods. The graphics as always are superb. I am really enjoying this game. Give it a look. Full Review »
  2. MD
    Mar 23, 2007
    7
    Manages to combine next gen sound and graphics with gameplay that, while not bad, is a step back from FIFA 07 on the PS2. I can see where Manages to combine next gen sound and graphics with gameplay that, while not bad, is a step back from FIFA 07 on the PS2. I can see where this new game engine has promise, but I still feel like I'm playing a beta version rather than a finished product. The mediocre mechanics are in phenomenal contrast to the presentation, which is as polished as I've seen in a sports game (although the commentary can be a little repetitive). As for the trading card system, it's interesting, deep, and challenging, and something I look forward to being incorporated in future (and hopefully better playing) FIFA games. It's a tired refrain for soccer gamers, but it seems like if you want good gameplay, Winning Eleven is still the way to go. In a perfect world, EA's presentation team would combine with Konami's gameplay team to make the perfect soccer game. *sigh.* Bottom line: If you have FIFA 07 on the 360, you might want to rent this one before you buy. Full Review »
  3. AnonymousMC
    Mar 21, 2007
    6
    Nice Graphics, Got rid of the major glitches in Fifa 07 BUT GOD DAMN EA YOU GOT THE OFFICIAL TAG SO WHY IS SOME TEAMS NOT EVEN OFFICIAL!! LIKENice Graphics, Got rid of the major glitches in Fifa 07 BUT GOD DAMN EA YOU GOT THE OFFICIAL TAG SO WHY IS SOME TEAMS NOT EVEN OFFICIAL!! LIKE PSV THEY ARE IN THE FRIGGAN QUARTER FINALS GUYS! AND WHY IS THE PRICE SO HIGH!! IT'S WORTH HALF THE ASKING PRICE! Full Review »