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  • Summary: UEFA Euro 2004 boasts only a fraction of the teams and features found in FIFA 2004, but it's sufficiently different to make it a worthwhile purchase.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 90
    Everything from the official team rosters to the detailed fields and even to the smoke bombs set off in the grandstands at Wembley Stadium keep your head in the game.
  2. UEFA Euro 2004 might have only a fraction of the teams and features found in this year's FIFA offering, but the gameplay and options it offers are actually sufficiently different from those found in FIFA 2004 to make it a worthwhile purchase.
  3. This one’s for the hardcore only. Those who already own FIFA 2004 and are happy with it, or are only casual soccer fans, shouldn’t waste their time because you’ll notice little different between the two titles.
  4. The bottom line is, Euro 2004 is good, better than anyone expected and an improvement over "FIFA 2004." Things would have been even better with Live support.
  5. Fanatical soccer fans who really missed the European tourney mode in "FIFA 2004" may want to pick this game up..."FIFA 2005" is slated to support Live, which makes the purchase a UEFA Euro 2004 that much harder to justify.
  6. Despite some slightly better AI, a new defensive swarm button, and setting up a qualifying schedule (then monitoring your roster to see who's morale is low), there isn't much here. [July 2004, p.112]
  7. The 'new' simplicity makes for a fun and fast game that, courtesy of the excellent passing system and decent AI, finds a firm balance between real football and the arcade fun of a five-minute kick about. [June 2004, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. MusoH.
    May 12, 2004
    10
    Really good game about european soccer. WE OWN!
  2. Dave
    May 13, 2004
    10
    Fellow gamers, It would be a welcome idea to hold your judgment solely based on the exclusion of XBOX LIVE. XBOX LIVE, contrary to popular Fellow gamers, It would be a welcome idea to hold your judgment solely based on the exclusion of XBOX LIVE. XBOX LIVE, contrary to popular opinion, does not make or break a game. You are supposed to submit a review based on overall gameplay, graphics, audio, and presentation. In addition, you should reserve judgment until you have actually played the game. Anyway, UEFA EURO 2004 is an improved addition of FIFA 2004 in all departments. EA Canada has added the necessary elements missing in FIFA 2004, including weather specific conditions, more special moves, improved AI response, realism and overall presentation. It is also nice to see Motson and Mccoist back in the booth for this game. Thanks for the consideration, Avid gamer. Collapse
  3. PaulH.
    May 16, 2004
    9
    Plays like the game should play. if you like the passing game, keeping it on the floor no problem. Even the old blackburn style of punting it Plays like the game should play. if you like the passing game, keeping it on the floor no problem. Even the old blackburn style of punting it up the field to the forwards works to a point. And if you have a star player give them the ball as much as you can as they make a huge difference with shooting, dribberling etr to the game, just like the real thing. Not quiet as could as pes3 but its getting closer. As far as no online play, tuff gets ye mates round have a few drinks is even better. Expand
  4. JC
    May 17, 2004
    8
    I've been an avid EA FIFA fan since around 2k and Euro 2004 is a welcome but limited addition to the franchise. Euro is basically a I've been an avid EA FIFA fan since around 2k and Euro 2004 is a welcome but limited addition to the franchise. Euro is basically a souped up 2nd addtion of what FIFA 2004 should have been...game play is solid, scoring is much harder this time around (better AI), new through ball is welcome, but once again 1v1 moves are still hard to pull off...overall, the game is an upgrade from FIFA 2004 so if you simply can't wait for 2005 purchase this game and join the rest of us fanatics waiting for the upcoming Euros... Expand
  5. SonnyC.
    May 19, 2004
    8
    I rented this game, and although it is good, it just isnt that much better than fifa 2004.