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  FIFA Series at AllExperts
FIFA 97 had crude polygonal models for players and added indoor football, but the pinnacle was reached with FIFA 98:Road to the World Cup.
FIFA '96 for the 32-bit systems still relied on 2D sprites for players in a 3D stadium (the engine was called Virtua Stadium), but was much more fluid than any other preceding game (except the Actua games by Gremlin Software).
FIFA 07 will be the next game in the series.
en.allexperts.com /e/f/fi/fifa_series.htm   (2937 words)

  
  The Sports Gaming Network - FIFA 2001 (PC) Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Unfortunately, while Fifa 2001 continues the series' great tradition of excellent visual and aural presentation, it also continues the series' recent tendency towards shallow, arcade-like gameplay, and at the end of the day is a huge disappointment for the hardcore soccer gamer.
Fifa 2001 starts with the same brilliant intro that was used in the PSX version; however, once you step onto the pitch it's a whole new ball game.
Fifa 2001 PC is a huge disappointment and it's time the Fifa series got a major overhaul.
www.sports-gaming.com /soccer/fifa_2001/review.shtml   (3076 words)

  
 GameSpy.com - Review
The FIFA series receives a vital overhaul, but the results are still mixed.
FIFA 2003 is not a great game, but it may end up being the most pivotal release in the history of the franchise.
The series finally has a solid foundation upon which to build a spectacular soccer simulation; the only problem is that this year's edition is more of a springboard than it is a superb game.
archive.gamespy.com /reviews/november02/fifa2003pc   (949 words)

  
 The Sports Gaming Network - FIFA 2000 (Playstation) Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Don't get me wrong, FIFA 2000's presentation is still quite good, but in light of what EA have done to their NHL series (compare NHL '98 to 2000), it's troubling to think that FIFA might be headed in the same direction.
FIFA 99 wasn't a perfect game, but it was certainly as close the series had come to a realistic simulation of soccer.
FIFA 2000 delivers the usual plethora of teams and leagues that the series has become known for.
www.sports-gaming.com /soccer/fifa_2000/review_psx.shtml   (1134 words)

  
 FIFA 06 for Xbox Review - Xbox FIFA 06 Review
FIFA 06 is particularly unusual in that it ditches some of the series' recent innovations in favor of tried-and-tested gameplay mechanics.
The first time you play FIFA 06, you'll be prompted to let the game know which of its 500-plus teams is your favorite, and then, before you know what's going on, you'll be challenged to a match against a formidable "Classic XI" squad that counts such men as Zico and Eric Cantona among its players.
FIFA 06's other main flaw, which is more of an issue on the PS2 than on any other platform, is that the whole game can slow down quite dramatically when a large number of players is onscreen simultaneously.
www.gamespot.com /xbox/sports/fifa2006/review.html   (926 words)

  
 IGN: FIFA Soccer 2002 Review
According to these people, the FIFA series was too much of an arcade game and didn't give users a faithful representation of the sport of soccer.
Someone at the company must have been paying attention, because FIFA Soccer 2002 is the biggest evolution that we've yet seen in the series and most of the changes seemed geared towards pleasing those begging for a more realistic soccer simulation.
FIFA 2001 suffered from this and probably should've received a mid to high 7 or a low 8 at the highest.
ps2.ign.com /articles/166/166231p1.html   (2018 words)

  
 The Sports Gaming Network - FIFA 2001 (PC) Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
EA Sports' Fifa series is one of the top selling videogame franchises of all time and the newest incarnation, Fifa 2001, has been hotly anticipated.
Unfortunately, while Fifa 2001 continues the series' great tradition of excellent visual and aural presentation, it also continues the series' recent tendency towards shallow, arcade-like gameplay, and at the end of the day is a huge disappointment for the hardcore soccer gamer.
Fifa 2001 starts with the same brilliant intro that was used in the PSX version; however, once you step onto the pitch it's a whole new ball game.
www.sgn.cc /soccer/fifa_2001/review.shtml   (3076 words)

  
 Soccer Gaming - www.soccergaming.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The original FIFA Street was a blight to EA Sports BIG’s popular “Street” series, a concept that has worked in the past for Basketball and American Football.
With four players instead of eleven per side, the major difference between FIFA Street and a football simulator such as PES is that passing is almost non-existent, with more emphasis on tricking your opponent using the “Trick Stick”.
FIFA Street 2 is the game that the original FIFA Street should have been.
www.fifagaming.com /db/reviews/show.php?RID=56   (1261 words)

  
 FIFA Soccer 06 (xbx: 2005): Reviews
FIFA 06 is a great game for both soccer novices and enthusiastic players alike, and is a worthy investment to a soccer fan’s entertainment library.
FIFA is still doomed to feel a little stiff due to its reliance on set animations to govern play, and there are plenty of frustrating AI mistakes that linger.
While fifa is iceskating with a footyball an array of ridiculous showboat moves befitting a friendly and all the gloss of a porn movie with no decent sex....Sad.
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/xbx/fifasoccer06   (2083 words)

  
 FIFA 2002 Review for PC - Gaming Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
FIFA 2002 marks a serious change in the gameplay tactics of yesteryear.
FIFA 2002 definitely feels more like soccer than any of the previous versions and is finally catching up with Konami's ISS series in the gameplay department.
Congratulations to the FIFA development team for not resting on their laurels and simply updating the rosters for the 2002 version.
www.gaming-age.com /cgi-bin/reviews/review.pl?sys=pc&game=fifa2002   (867 words)

  
 FIFA Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FIFA Series is a popular series of football (soccer) video games, released yearly by EA under the EA Sports label.
Graphically, it was a major improvement over FIFA '98, with the inclusion of basic facial animations and different players' heights as well as certain purely cosmetic features such as improved player kits and emblems although they are unlicensed (modding of kits are, however, possible).
FIFA 07 was released September 29 in Europe and October 2 in North America on Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft's Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FIFA_Series   (3152 words)

  
 FIFA Soccer 2002 - GameCritics.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In the beginning, FIFA titles were dominated by single players rushing upfield, effortlessly using special moves to scatter defenders in their wake, completing ridiculous 40-yard runs with a smash past the hapless keeper.
The biggest complaint about FIFA 2002, voiced continuously on message boards since its release, is the fact that there is no way to play in the World Cup, meaning that WC junkies will have to wait for the release of FIFA World Cup 2002 later this year.
FIFA 2002 is the only game I've played where people have walked into the room and thought that it was soccer on the TV.
www.gamecritics.com /review/fifa2002/main.php   (1715 words)

  
 FIFA 07 for Xbox 360 Review - Xbox 360 FIFA 07 Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
FIFA 07 is the best Xbox 360 game in the series to date, boasting plenty of options for solo and social players alike.
The emphasis in FIFA 07 is on passing rather than beating opponents with skill moves and tricks.
FIFA 07, however, walks a fine line between giving you plenty of opportunities to do that and just surrounding you with teammates who do very little unless you tell them what to do.
www.gamespot.com /xbox360/sports/fifasoccer07/review.html?page=1&sid=6161440&part=rss&subj=6161440   (1451 words)

  
 FIFA2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This is all enhanced with the excellent controls the series has become known for in evidence whether or not you possess the ball.
While all its features are impressive, the downside is that FIFA 2002 isn’t made for casual sports fans, while there are a couple of streamlined modes, the complexity may be lost on some players.
While its appeal may be lost on people who don’t care about professional level soccer, FIFA 2002 is the best in the series to date and offers plenty of enjoyment, depth and challenge and is a worthwhile entry that should satisfy the discriminating sports gamer.
www.the-laser.com /fifa2002.htm   (1372 words)

  
 Fifa 2006 (X-Box) Review
One area that Fifa has never been lacking has been in the stadia and Fifa 2006 is no exception with fantastically modeled real-life grounds, as well as several well constructed fictional stadia for the lower division teams.
Along with the gameplay modes (a training mode is also included) and multiplayer, Fifa 2006 also features some nice extras in the form of highlight videos (though their Top 10 selection of goals is a bit questionable), interviews, and a nice video review of the history of the Fifa videogame series.
From a pure gameplay standpoint, Fifa 2006 still can’t come close to competing with Winning Eleven, but for the first time in years Fifa’s gameplay is solid enough that it can ride the vast quantity and quality of its features to a high score.
www.maccasgaming.com /reviews/Fifa2006.htm   (3335 words)

  
 FIFA in WSVG? - The World Series of Video Games
FIFA has been in WCG since the very beginning and it is still a cornerstone in that tournament for good reason.
FIFA is the game played during the closing ceremony when most spectators are watching and it was by far the most popular game at WCG’s European tournament SEC where people crowded to watch the pros play on stage.
For sure fifa in wsvg is going to be a great addition for this event, there are many fifa players around the world that will make the event even better with a great community and stuffs like skilled players and awesome matches.
www.thewsvg.com /forums/showthread.php?t=467   (2160 words)

  
 ESPN.com Soccernet FIFA: How Time Flies
FIFA 97 rolled around, with high expectations to out do its predecessor, for some it was a step in the right direction, but for many it was the first FIFA disappointment from EA.
Not only were FIFA 99 and FIFA 2000 the most despicable FIFA games to date, that completely destroyed the admiration of fans world wide, and as a result EA lost millions of supporters as a result of the two year period.
FIFA 2001 was the biggest selling football game of all time (soon to be eclipsed by FIFA 2002), and it was marvelled at, all be it for only a couple of months, as people realised the game resembled Ping-Pong rather than football.
www.soccernet.com /gamingzone/editorial/20020107fifatimeflies.html   (1270 words)

  
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For years, the FIFA series has been an unrealistic mess that relied on the fact that it is the only franchise with licensed clubs and players.
An example of the improved AI is the use of lob passes to advance the ball up-field at the higher difficulty levels.
FIFA's main competitor, Winning Eleven, doesn't have sliders either, but there is a huge difference in the AI as you raise the difficulty level, and there are less AI flaws, so it is able to get away with that.
www.operationsports.com /Reviews.aspx?game=fifa06   (2091 words)

  
 FIFA 07
Of course those fans of the series who own an Xbox 360 will have waited to purchase the only next generation version of the game available this year and they would have had high expectations for the game.
FIFA 07 on the Xbox 360 shows promise and FIFA 08 could be an absolute cracker if all the areas that are in need of improvement are actually improved.
FIFA 07 on the Xbox 360 looks great but a lack of content and the fact that the PC and PlayStation 2 versions of FIFA 07 play a better game means it's by no means the Xbox 360 FIFA experience we have been waiting over a year for.
www.deafgamers.com /06reviews_b/fifa07_xbox360.html   (1069 words)

  
 FIFA Soccer 2005 Review for PlayStation 2 - Gaming Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Then along came Konami’s Winning 11 series which took a bit of thunder away from the mighty franchise with its superb game play along with the depth and promise that EA’s series got away from.
With the exception of Flogging Molly, the EA Trax added to FIFA this year is the worst group of bands in any EA title.
If you have abandoned the FIFA series in the past because of its arcade style of soccer action, you would be doing yourself a favor in giving EA another try this year.
www.gaming-age.com /cgi-bin/reviews/review.pl?sys=ps2&game=fifa2005   (1152 words)

  
 GameSpy: FIFA Soccer 2003 Review
The FIFA series receives a vital overhaul, but the results are still mixed.
FIFA 2003 is not a great game, but it may end up being the most pivotal release in the history of the franchise.
The series finally has a solid foundation upon which to build a spectacular soccer simulation; the only problem is that this year's edition is more of a springboard than it is a superb game.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/fifa-soccer-2003/547882p1.html   (997 words)

  
 FIFA 07 Review, gameSlave
Playing against humans is where FIFA really comes alive, and it's a true joy to blast one in against someone who you know is raging in disgust in a living room far away.
FIFA 07 is a good, fun game, that deserves to be played on its own merit that disregards the FIFA series' sometimes criticised nature.
Normally with the FIFA series we're accustomed to have all the bells and whistles but none of the game-play.
www.gameslave.co.uk /content/fifa-07-review   (1623 words)

  
 FIFA Soccer 06 - Xbox (XB) Reviews - The Armchair Empire
While EA once again has the exclusive rights to teams, players and all of that, they've surprisingly done a fine job in keeping up with the competition, especially since Konami's next installment won't be hitting until 2006.
While the graphics are smooth in standard definition, FIFA 06 also supports 720p high definition, and it looks fantastic.
As with some of the other 2006 EA sports games, there's a Retro mode which lets you see how the FIFA series has evolved since the 16-bit days.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/XBox/fifa-soccer-06.htm   (895 words)

  
 FIFA 06
As always with the FIFA series its strongest feature is the amount of official teams there are in the game.
Of course you may want to experience the first FIFA game in the series and if you do you'll be able to enjoy FIFA International Soccer which even after all this time, is still fairly enjoyable.
FIFA 06 throws in some new features and a few new modes but overall its feels very similar to last year's FIFA Football 2005.
www.deafgamers.com /05reviews_a/fifa06_ps2.htm   (962 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: FIFA Football 2002 (PsOne): PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
I always felt previous Fifa offerings had too limited gameplay and were a little predictable once you had mastered the art of scoring.
FIFA 2002 is a class football game as you control your passing actions and there are alot more functions you can do like world cup qualifcations.
FIFA 2002 is a great improvement to the previous versions of the game, with the improved passing and shooting systems adding more of a challenge to the agme itself.
www.amazon.co.uk /Electronic-Arts-FIFA-Football-PsOne/dp/B00005LW68   (1357 words)

  
 FIFA Soccer 2003 (Xbox) Reviews. Xbox Games Reviews by CNET.
It was probably the closest the FIFA series had ever come to mimicking the actual sport of professional soccer, until now with the arrival of FIFA 2003, which not only surpasses FIFA 2002 in terms of sheer soccer authenticity, but also in terms of gameplay mechanics.
In FIFA 2003, your offense must run a coordinated attack that draws careless defenders in towards the ball, thus leaving teammates open down the field--even against the worst international teams, pushing the ball straight up the field with only a few players isn't the most effective strategy and will almost always result in an interception.
Like in FIFA 2002, it can be pretty difficult to connect a cross-field pass near the goal.
reviews.cnet.com /FIFA_Soccer_2003_Xbox/4505-9582_7-21257669.html   (1839 words)

  
 The Sports Gaming Network - FIFA 2001 MLS (PSX) Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Usually the Fifa series has had a rich tradition of excellent commentary; however, last year's commentary was a travesty with the useless Julie Foudy and Phil Schoen handling the calls.
Fifa 2000 was truly a soccer travesty, with pinball-like gameplay and a game speed more suited to a hockey game.
Fifa's play feels far too modulated and pre-scripted--when you pass it either goes to a teammate or it gets intercepted; there's never an errant pass.
www.sgn.cc /soccer/fifa_2001/review_psx.shtml   (3054 words)

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