Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. It isn't even in the same league as Big's "NBA Street V3" yet (what is though?), but this first outing has without question laid the groundwork for what could blossom into a truly great series for EA.
  2. The dimwitted A.I. is frustrating and removes much of the fun from the game. Although not a bad game by any means, it doesn't meet the Street's series high standards.
  3. A good game that offers a well-executed, fresh approach to football.
  4. It's far from perfect, with issues such as the crazy swings in player AI and overall lack of finesse and skill required; but for the most part we're more than willing to forgo them in the name of fun – in multiplayer bouts particularly, FIFA Street throws up some highly frenetic yet engaging, competitive fun.
  5. While this game makes "RedCard 2003" look like... I can't even think of a non-offensive comparison... it still hasn't gone quite far enough.
  6. The special moves look nice and the game is relatively easy to pick up, but that's about all it has going for it. So don't buy this unless you absolutely have to, for whatever reason that may be.
  7. It's not as elaborate as "NBA Street V3's" Street Challenge mode, but it does the job. [May 2005, p.91]
  8. A soccer game that boasts far more style than substance and has more in common with the FIFA games of old than it does with "FIFA Soccer 2005."
  9. For reasons I don't fully understand, this game is less tolerable with a group of friends than it is when you're playing by yourself.
  10. If the passion of soccer leads people to violence, then I would watch out if I were FIFA Street - the game's liable to make some people mad. [Apr 2005, p.120]
  11. Some of the problems are rookie mistakes, like players not always going after stray balls, while others are more serious: Street has a tendency to slow down at the worst moments, like during a mad scramble at the goal mouth, and that just plain sucks.
  12. 63
    Even though I was astonished by the terrible controls, infuriated by gameplay and dismayed at the barrenness of game modes I did find myself playing this game more than was necessary to write this review. It did have a certain pull over me which I am somewhat ashamed to admit, considering the slapdash and cynical nature of the title.
  13. [Street] mode would've been a lot more enjoyable if it weren't for the idiotic AI. Quite frankly, it's downright painful. [March 2005, p.80]
  14. 60
    The controls just aren't responsive. You'll never feel like your player is doing what you want, when you want.
  15. And as for being playable, well, the game is such a bore than most gamers would prefer to let this one rot in the closet than pull it out for another go in their 'Cube.
  16. 55
    The disappointing Gamebreaker is quite worthless, rewarding you with little, and the create-a-character feature is mediocre too. In all, this is a rental at best, but for serious soccer fans, I'd recommend not playing it at all.
  17. Not the title to bring soccer to the greater masses; it only insults those who enjoy the sport.
  18. In its haste to take football back to the streets, EA forgot to make pit-stops at gameplay and fun. When MC Harvey is the best thing you can point to in a videogame, you know something has gone drastically wrong.
  19. 40
    The AI is shoddy, ball physics are often laughable, and, worst of all, there's no online play for any of the systems.
  20. Lack of subtlety is FIFA Street's serious illness – and it drastically shortens the game's life. When you then begin to get tired of constantly seeing the same animations – which are supposed to be the most accomplished aspect of the game – there is little left to hold your interest.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jose
    May 17, 2005
    4
    This is a boarding game that get's you tired just my waching the graphics. So don't buy this game i think EA sports donsent care for the most populated game in the world soccer. Full Review »
  2. W.H.
    Apr 17, 2005
    5
    Enjoyable at first, but with lack of other options it grows tiresome very fast.
  3. AnantP.
    Mar 1, 2005
    9
    The game is amazing, adn is alot fr soccer lovers. If u love soccer buy this game!!