FIFA Football 2005

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FIFA Football 2005
FIFA Football 2005 UK cover.jpg
UK cover art
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series FIFA
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation
PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
Game Boy Advance
PlayStation Portable
N-Gage
Gizmondo, mobile phone
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer, Online multiplayer
Distribution DVD, CD, UMD, Nintendo optical disc

FIFA Football 2005, also known as FIFA Soccer 2005, FIFA 2005 or simply FIFA 05, is a football video game released in 2004. It was developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation Portable (as simply FIFA Soccer), GameCube, mobile phone, Gizmondo, N-Gage and the Game Boy Advance. The tagline for the game was: "A great player needs a great first touch." FIFA 2005 was the twelfth game in the FIFA series, the ninth in 3D and it was the final game released in North America for the PlayStation. FIFA Football 2005 marks the first time to included the Seventh generation Handheld game consoles.

Improving the career mode, the game was extensively advertised and released much sooner than the usual late October dates to avoid proximity with the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 4 and the EA Big release, FIFA Street. While some critics still considered it to have inferior gameplay to Konami's series, it was acknowledged to have improved significantly since the 2003 edition.

The game featured a return of create-a-player mode, as well as an improved, 15 season-long career mode. The game's biggest difference compared to previous titles was the inclusion of first-touch gameplay which provided gamers the ability to perform real-life tricks and passes. It was also the first version to feature the full Mexican League, which boosted sales in the United States.[citation needed] The soundtrack was headlined by British DJ Paul Oakenfold, who composed the FIFA Theme especially for the game.

The main cover for the game featured Patrick Vieira, Fernando Morientes and Andriy Shevchenko. On the North American cover Oswaldo Sánchez replaced Vieira.[1]

John Motson provides commentary with Ally McCoist on special comments in the English version of the game.

Game soundtrack[edit]

FIFA Football 2005 features a wide variety of world music on its soundtrack.[2] The songs featured are as follows:

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA N-Gage GC PC PS2 PSP Xbox
Electronic Gaming Monthly N/A N/A 8.33/10[3] N/A 8.33/10[3] 7.83/10[4] 8.33/10[3]
Eurogamer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8/10[5]
Game Informer N/A N/A 7.75/10[7] N/A 7.75/10[7] 8.25/10[6] 7.75/10[7]
GamePro N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.5/5[8] N/A 4.5/5[8]
Game Revolution N/A N/A B[9] N/A B[9] N/A B[9]
GameSpot N/A 8.2/10[15] 8.6/10[13] 8.9/10[11] 8.8/10[12] 8.3/10[14] 8.9/10[10]
GameSpy N/A N/A 3.5/5[18] 3/5[19] 4/5[16] 4/5[17] 4/5[16]
GameZone 8/10[25] N/A 9/10[22] 9/10[23] 9/10[21] 8.2/10[24] 9/10[20]
IGN N/A N/A 8.6/10[26] 8.6/10[27] 8.6/10[26] 7/10[28] 8.6/10[26]
Nintendo Power 3.7/5[30] N/A 4.2/5[29] N/A N/A N/A N/A
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) N/A N/A N/A N/A 5/5[31] 4/5[32] N/A
Official Xbox Magazine N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.4/10[33]
PC Gamer (US) N/A N/A N/A 83%[34] N/A N/A N/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 82%[36] 77.90%[40] 80.99%[38] 78.25%[39] 81.46%[37] 74.36%[41] 82.07%[35]
Metacritic 75/100[47] 79/100[44] 78/100[45] 77/100[46] 81/100[43] 73/100[48] 81/100[42]

The game was met with positive to average reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 85.33% for the Mobile version;[49] 82.07% and 81 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[35][42] 82% and 75 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[36][47] 81.46% and 81 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[37][43] 80.99% and 78 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[38][45] 78.25% and 77 out of 100 for the PC version;[39][46] 77.90% and 79 out of 100 for the N-Gage version;[40][44] and 74.36% and 73 out of 100 for the PSP version.[41][48]

GameSpot gave the Mobile version a score of 8.4 out of 10 and said, "It doesn't supersede the console versions in any way, but the fact that it comes reasonably close says a lot about the quality of this game as well as about how far mobile gaming has come along."[50] IGN gave the same version 7.5 out of 10 and called it "unnecessarily hard".[51]

References[edit]

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