Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 70
    This is clearly the best-playing FIFA game ever made, but that merely puts it above some of the most average-playing soccer games ever made. Even with the improvements, the game remains far too simple tactically.
  2. Convincing physics have been brought into play to improve the feel of passing, crossing and shooting - a feature that brings FIFA more in line with the current simulation champ, "Pro Evolution Soccer."
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. ChijiA.
    Jan 30, 2007
    7
    What's the buzz about this game about? Even among die hard pes fans? This latest FIFA iteration still doesn't measure up in lots of What's the buzz about this game about? Even among die hard pes fans? This latest FIFA iteration still doesn't measure up in lots of ways like in the gameplay intensity and tactical deployments. The AI's still relatively inept (like clumsy annoying defenders who don't clear the ball timely or fall back hurriedly in the face of a counter attack onslaught from the opposition). And the players still don't look that good as they do on pes even with the luxury of many licensed teams. The gameplay also feels routine sometimes, like being able to pull the same goal scoring move with a high degree of precision over again. And why do cpu controlled defenders always clear aerial balls with their feet??? I'll leave it here... Granted, it's the best FIFA game yet with some major tweaks and its fluidity being a big plus, but pes still thumps this game in the major departments. All you need do is play a few games on fifa 07 then switch lanes to pes 5 or 6 to catch my drift. Full Review »
  2. Prolifik
    Oct 28, 2006
    10
    This is the first time I can honestly say FIFA's gameplay is possibly on par with that of PES, or at least somewhere in the vicinity. This is the first time I can honestly say FIFA's gameplay is possibly on par with that of PES, or at least somewhere in the vicinity. Ball physics are better, players make useful runs of the ball, and the game just feels more like actual football and not canned animations and flashy bells and whistles. And since EA always blows Konami out of the water in terms of presentation, sound, and game modes, I'd have to say that the latest instalment trumps PES5 overall. Konami needs to improve in it's other areas in order to match the overall package offered by FIFA, because the gap in the quality of the game itself - if it still exists - is now very small. Full Review »
  3. BlueF.
    Oct 17, 2006
    9
    I must say I'm impressed with this years FIFA. While most other EA sports franchises are spinning their wheels, this one keeps slowly I must say I'm impressed with this years FIFA. While most other EA sports franchises are spinning their wheels, this one keeps slowly and steadily getting better. I'm not so sure I'd agree that it's better than Winning Eleven. But the presentation is definately better (yes, even with the usual lame EA trax). I like the new momentum running. It makes things more realistic. Full Review »