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  • Summary: FIFA Soccer kicks its game up a few notches with new installment, FIFA Soccer 2004. This year's action features more advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. Play as one of the best players from 16 leagues and 350 teams, from Europe's super leagues to the Americas. Plus, a new Career Mode gives you the chance to take a team from the lower divisions, battle through ranks, sign new players, and turn them into champions. With immersive atmospheres, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and improved gameplay, FIFA Soccer 2004 looks to reach the goals of soccer fans. Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Not to be outdone by "Winning Eleven 6," EA Sports has pulled out all the stops and created a soccer game that is second to none... I dare you to find a soccer game where the ball moves so dynamically and realistically. [Nov 2003, p.108]
  2. Ultimately, whether 2004 is, in fact, a better game than Konami's "Winning Eleven 7" on PlayStation 2 is debatable; what is clear, however, is that this is easily the finest game of footy to be found on Xbox.
  3. Even though Xbox was screwed out of online support yet again, anyone who is a fan of soccer will enjoy this title thoroughly, and find a lot of depth worth hours of play.
  4. Definitely an improvement on previous editions and it seems that EA is some way towards emulating "Pro Evolution Soccer" on the PS2. Unfortunately for Xbox fans, it hasn't quite got it yet.
  5. The Practice mode could've been more intuitive, like "Madden 2004's" minicamp mode. It was not only difficult to figure out, but also, ultimately, not even that helpful. [Dec 2003, p.86]
  6. 78
    Great Graphics and quality sound provides an overall good game that seems to be lacking in the gameplay area, not due to lack of depth but the difficultness just isn’t there and the game comes across too easy for many.
  7. An average game that lacks the spirit of the sport.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21