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  • Summary: 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. Take control of players away from the ball, and run them into space for attacking passes or gain valuable position during dead ball kicks. AA 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. Take control of players away from the ball, and run them into space for attacking passes or gain valuable position during dead ball kicks. A fine-tuned game engine, and new animations dramatically enhance the smoothness in player movement. Deeper team AI, attributes, tactics, playing styles, control, and individual player personalities. Build your franchise and guide your club to the Championship by making calculated front-office decisions with Career Mode. When one season ends and another begins new challenges will present themselves. More than 300 new crowd chants at an ever growing list of officially licensed stadiums help put you in the best seat in the house. Plus, an all-new dynamic weather feature even affects gameplay, so choose your home wisely. More than 500 official licenses, including 16 leagues, 350 teams and 10,000 players. From Europe?s super leagues to the Americas Club Championship, FIFA Soccer 2004 has the most authentic selection of the world?s best. A Game With No Boundaries: Go online and take on opponents from anywhere in the country. An online lobby area where gamers can meet, greet, chat and play head-to-head provides the ultimate interactive experience. [EA Sports] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    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. 85
    Offers the most significant changes the game has seen in years. The core gameplay is changing ever so slowly from super arcade play to a more comprehensive, more realistic style of soccer, and the series is better for it. But it's not quite there yet.
  3. 83
    Other than the lackluster practice mode, everything in FIFA 2004 is spot-on.
  4. PC Gamer
    79
    An entertaining game, and though it still can't quite match Konami's "Winning Eleven 6" on PS2, it's heading in the right direction. [Feb 2004, p.74]
  5. The controls simply ruin the overall experience.
  6. Despite its many positive attributes, its most important element--gameplay--simply doesn't seem to be advancing quite as quickly as it should.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    The worst thing any game can be is predictable, and FIFA Soccer 2004 is one of the most predictable sports game in recent memory. [Feb 2004, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. MarkR.
    Dec 7, 2003
    10
    This game is the best in the fifa series it is just tp quality.
  2. Morbenhamo
    Oct 27, 2003
    10
    This game is the best soccer game that i ever seen..... i think that this game can "eat" pro evolution soccer 3 fo dinner... the graphics isThis game is the best soccer game that i ever seen..... i think that this game can "eat" pro evolution soccer 3 fo dinner... the graphics is good and all the game is realistic and good. Expand
  3. MichalW.
    Oct 18, 2003
    9
    I have only played the demo, but the demo has it all: realistic graphics, great gameplay and fantastic atmosphere. I am confident that this I have only played the demo, but the demo has it all: realistic graphics, great gameplay and fantastic atmosphere. I am confident that this game will rock. Expand
  4. IzZo
    Nov 14, 2003
    6
    Hmm...i dunno on this one, its not bad, but its really quite hyped up, well the passin is way better than all the other fifas, the thru balls Hmm...i dunno on this one, its not bad, but its really quite hyped up, well the passin is way better than all the other fifas, the thru balls are quite wicked and its easier to score than in fifa 2003, but its not much different from fifa2003 besides some minor twitches in gameplay, but graphically much better... overall not da worst game, is it jus me or is there no speed modifyin option in Fifa2004?? that is quite a big let down to me coz i'm used to quick gameplay that all the previous fifas offered.i gave it a 6 coz i dont think there is a fifa yet than 8,but that's jus me, maybe some other play mite b more impressed by it then me. Expand
  5. BeckK.
    Oct 31, 2003
    5
    It may be trying to emulate PES.. but very soon PC users will know the difference between a real soccer game and some poor substitude whichIt may be trying to emulate PES.. but very soon PC users will know the difference between a real soccer game and some poor substitude which depends on official licenses to keep its fans. The demo for FIFA 2004 is one of the poorest ever. Expand
  6. PawelP.
    Jan 20, 2004
    4
    Same thing every year with small improvements. This must have ended and it is!!! PES3 on PC smashed EA product in pieces. Until today I had Same thing every year with small improvements. This must have ended and it is!!! PES3 on PC smashed EA product in pieces. Until today I had to play Fifa as the best soccer game on PC, but no more... Expand
  7. CaioO.
    Nov 27, 2003
    2
    It's very sad, but EA seems to manage to make the game get worse each year... Bad playability, terrible menu system... Actually, I just It's very sad, but EA seems to manage to make the game get worse each year... Bad playability, terrible menu system... Actually, I just can't manage to put the ball where I want. Not to mention... No Brazilian league, yet again... It sucks. Expand

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