FIFA 2000

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FIFA 2000
FIFA2000BoxArtUK.jpg
UK cover featuring Sol Campbell
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Series FIFA
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation
Game Boy Color
Release Windows
  • NA: September 30, 1999
  • EU: 1999
PlayStation
  • NA: October 9, 1999
  • EU: October 26, 1999
  • JP: March 30, 2000
Game Boy Color
  • NA: November 30, 1999
  • EU: November 1999
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

FIFA 2000 (titled FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer in North America, and FIFA 2000: Europa League Soccer in Japan) is an association football video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It was the seventh game in the main FIFA series. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation. A version was also released for the Game Boy Color, developed by Tiertex Design Studios and published by THQ.

Game features[edit]

Among the innovations for this edition of the series was the ability to play over consecutive seasons, giving the possibility of competing for promotion or relegation and qualification for European Cup competition.[1] The US Major League Soccer was officially licensed for the first time, and was used as a subtitle for the North American release.

Sound[edit]

Commentary in the UK English release is provided by BBC television commentators John Motson, Mark Lawrenson and Chris Waddle. The commentary was recorded in a London studio, however for the first time in the series Motson visited the games developers in Vancouver, Canada to provide insights into the intracaices of the real-life game.[2] The US English release features commentary from Phil Schoen and Julie Foudy.[3] Localised commentary exists for the German, Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew, Japanese, Greek and Brazilian Portuguese releases.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

The game's theme music was Robbie Williams' "It's Only Us".[5] As part of the agreement to licence the track EA Sports included Port Vale, the club Robbie Williams supports, in the game, despite only being in the third tier of the English football league system, which wasn't included as part of this game.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBC PC PS
AllGame 3.5/5 stars[6] 3.5/5 stars[7] 3.5/5 stars[8]
EGM N/A N/A 9.13/10[9]
GameFan N/A N/A 92%[10]
Game Informer 4.5/10[11] N/A 8.75.10[12]
GamePro N/A 4/5 stars[13] 4.5/5 stars[14]
Game Revolution N/A A−[15] A−[16]
GameSpot 5.4/10[17] 9.1/10[18] 9.4/10[19]
GameSpy N/A 90%[20] N/A
IGN 2/10[21] 8.8/10[22] 9.1/10[5]
OPM (US) N/A N/A 4.5/5 stars[23]
PC Gamer (US) N/A 88%[24] N/A
Aggregate score
GameRankings 46.50%[25] 85.41%[26] 87.27%[27]

The game was met with positive reception, with the exception of the Game Boy Color version, which currently has a score of 47% on GameRankings;[25] the site also gave the PlayStation version 87%,[27] and the PC version 85%.[26]

PlayStation Max awarded a gold rating to the game, praising the game's looks, sound and longevity, although they did criticise the ease with which it was possible to score goals.[28] Official UK PlayStation Magazine went further with their criticism of the gameplay, believing the passing to be "too precise" and it being unrealistically easy to beat defenders. They did praise the level of detail in the game's graphics and the commentary and awarded the game a score of 7/10.[29]

FIFA 2000's PlayStation version received a "Platinum" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA),[30] indicating sales of at least 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN staff (July 29, 1999). "FIFA 2000 (Preview)". IGN. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ Pearse, Justin (October 21, 1999). "GameSpot FIFA Week: John Motson talks about FIFA 2000". ZDNet. 
  3. ^ FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer Playstation Back Cover (SLUS-00994 - 014633140262)
  4. ^ "ELECTRONIC ARTS SHIPS FIFA 2000: MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER". Electronic Arts. October 26, 1999. Depending on the territory in which the game is purchased, the game contains localized speech and text for the following nine languages/dialects: UK English, US English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew, Greek and Brazilian Portuguese (PC only). 
  5. ^ a b Bhatt, Andy (November 2, 1999). "FIFA 2000 (PS)". IGN. 
  6. ^ Cook, Brad. "FIFA 2000 (GBC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ Wigmore, Glenn. "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer (PC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ Kanarick, Mark. "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 1999. 
  10. ^ Van Stone, Matt "Kodomo" (November 9, 1999). "REVIEW for FIFA 2000 (PS)". GameFan. Archived from the original on June 7, 2000. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ Helgeson, Matt (January 7, 2000). "FIFA 2000 (GBC)". Game Informer. Archived from the original on October 16, 2000. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ Helgeson, Matt (January 7, 2000). "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer (PS)". Game Informer. Archived from the original on May 21, 2000. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ Werner, Nash (October 31, 1999). "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  14. ^ The Freshman (October 29, 1999). "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  15. ^ Gabe (February 2000). "FIFA 2000 Review (PC)". Game Revolution. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  16. ^ Adam (February 2000). "FIFA 2000 - PS". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  17. ^ Trueman, Doug (February 17, 2000). "FIFA 2000 Review (GBC)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  18. ^ Sloan, Colin (October 29, 1999). "FIFA 2000 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Archived from the original on August 2, 2003. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  19. ^ Stahl, Ben (November 2, 1999). "FIFA 2000 Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  20. ^ Bramwell, Tom (November 10, 1999). "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer (PC)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on September 3, 2004. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  21. ^ Carle, Chris (February 28, 2000). "FIFA 2000 (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  22. ^ Jojic, Uros (November 8, 1999). "FIFA 2000 (PC)". IGN. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  23. ^ "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 1999. 
  24. ^ Clarke, Dan (2000). "FIFA 2000". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  25. ^ a b "FIFA 2000 for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  26. ^ a b "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  28. ^ East, Tom (1999). "Review: FIFA 2000". Playstation Max. Future Publishing (13: Christmas 1999): 42–43. ISSN 1464-908X. 
  29. ^ Merrett, Steve (December 25, 1999). "FIFA 2000". Official UK PlayStation Magazine. Future Publishing (53): 102–103. ISSN 1360-2349. 
  30. ^ "ELSPA Sales Awards: Platinum". Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on May 15, 2009. 
  31. ^ Caoili, Eric (November 26, 2008). "ELSPA: Wii Fit, Mario Kart Reach Diamond Status In UK". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017. 

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