• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2004

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
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  1. 50
    Whereas FIFA and WE make slow but sure progress with each successive year, the second-party Sony outfit have half-heartedly fiddled with a few aspects of the game instead of improving the general quality of it.
  2. 60
    The biggest attraction to most fans will be the staggering collection of licensed clubs. For fans of unpronounceable teams from Arabic lands, there's no other solution.
  3. Solid, but not spectacular. Even so, I'm tempted to give WTS 2005 brownie points simply because I can play as West Brom without them being in the Premiership. Boing boing!
  4. The game controls pretty smooth, except when your player gets the ball. In perhaps an effort to emulate the awkwardness of dribbling, all of your movements are delayed slightly.
  5. PSM Magazine
    A valiant try, but Sony's latest rendition of "the beautiful game" lacks the true gameplay depth and subtlety to challenge champions like "Winning Eleven 7" or "FIFA." [June 2004, p.29]
  6. Computer Games Magazine
    What it basically boils down to is long animation run times and, as a result, the system taking a second or two to recognize player input for the next movement. [Aug 2004, p.7]
  7. If soccer is your gig, if you found FIFA too light, Winning Eleven too intense, you should pick up World Tour Soccer.
  8. It's a pity, then, that World Tour Soccer 2005 plays such an ugly version of the beautiful game that it's unlikely you'll play it for long enough to see even half of what it offers.
  9. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    To put it succinctly, World Tour Soccer 2005 doesn't match the quality of a certain other soccer game named "Winning Eleven." Yet on its own, it's actually a solid game with no serious problems - but it's also nothing spectacular. [May 2004, p.102]
  10. Compare it to the user-friendly “FIFA 2004” and the overall-perfection of “Winning Eleven 7" though, and WTS ‘05 comes up way short.
  11. World Tour Soccer 2005 is undone by the delay between button pressing and action on the screen. If it ran smoothly it would probably give Winning Eleven 7 a run for its money this year. However, the delay destroys any possibility of that happening.
  12. The AI for your defenders is horrible. Attacking forwards don't have the plague, fellas, just the ball. [May 2004, p.99]
  13. I’m having fun playing this game and there are enough options here to keep me playing for a while. From a non-soccer fan like me, that speaks volumes.
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Passes and shots occur long after you've pushed the appropriate button, which in turn severely handicaps your ability to score and shut down the opposition. [June 2004, p.96]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. J.N.
    Jul 4, 2004
    Excellent besides for loading and button response.
  2. JorgeC.
    Jul 2, 2004
    this game is fantastici because carlos "pescado" ruiz is in the cover, its great becouse you can play with lots of teams.
  3. Pollo
    Jul 2, 2004
    very good.