FIFA Football 2003

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FIFA Football 2003
FIFA Football 2003 UK cover.jpg
UK cover art, featuring (from the left) Roberto Carlos, Ryan Giggs, and Edgar Davids
Developer(s) EA Canada, Exient Entertainment (GBA)
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series FIFA
Platform(s) PlayStation
Microsoft Windows
Game Boy Advance
GameCube
PlayStation 2
Xbox
Mobile phone
Release
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer, Online multiplayer

FIFA Football 2003, known as FIFA Soccer 2003 in North America, is an association football video game produced by Electronic Arts and released by EA Sports. It was released in 2002.

FIFA 2003 is the tenth game in the FIFA series and the seventh to be produced in 3D. A number of new features were added to improve upon the previous version. Club Championship Mode was introduced with the feature of playing against 17 of Europe's top clubs in their own stadiums and the fans singing their unique chants and songs. A TV-style broadcast package gives highlights at half-time and full-time, as well as comprehensive analysis. One of the most anticipated new features was EA Sport's "Freestyle Control" which allows the user to flick the ball on and lay it off to team mates. Other additions include greater likenesses of some of the more well-known players such as Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho, as well as realistic player responses.

The European cover features Roberto Carlos, Ryan Giggs, and Edgar Davids, representing Brazil, Manchester United and Juventus respectively. In the United States, Landon Donovan appeared on the cover alone. The game received average reception, with reviewers praising the improved player likenesses and gameplay but criticising the lack of a creation mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA GC PC PS PS2 Xbox
AllGame N/A N/A 3.5/5 stars[1] 3.5/5 stars[2] 4/5 stars[3] N/A
Eurogamer 6/10[4] N/A N/A N/A 9/10[5] N/A
Game Informer N/A 8/10[6] N/A N/A N/A N/A
GamePro N/A 5/5 stars[7] N/A N/A 5/5 stars[7] 5/5 stars[7]
GameSpot N/A 8.6/10[8] 9.1/10[9] N/A 8.6/10[8] 8.6/10[8]
GameSpy 2.5/5 stars[10] 4/5 stars[11] 3/5 stars[12] N/A 4.5/5 stars[13] 4/5 stars[14]
GameZone N/A 9.3/10[15] 9.4/10[16] N/A 8.2/10[17] 9/10[18]
IGN 8.8/10[19] 8.4/10[20] 7/10[21] N/A 8.3/10[22] 8.4/10[23]
Nintendo Power 3.9/5[24] 3.9/5[25] N/A N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A N/A 3.5/5 stars[26] 5/5 stars[27] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.8/10[28]
PC Gamer (US) N/A N/A 78%[29] N/A N/A N/A
BBC Sport N/A N/A N/A N/A 86%[30] N/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 72.80%[31] 81.40%[32] 83.50%[33] 70%[34] 82.90%[35] 86.33%[36]
Metacritic 76/100[37] 86/100[38] 83/100[39] 70/100[40] 88/100[41] 88/100[42]

The game was met with positive to average reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 86.33% and 88 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[36][42] 83.50% and 83 out of 100 for the PC version;[33][39] 82.90% and 88 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[35][41] 81.40% and 86 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[32][38] 72.80% and 76 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[31][37] and 70% and 70 out of 100 for the PlayStation version.[34][40]

References[edit]

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  24. ^ "FIFA Soccer 2003 (GBA)". Nintendo Power. 165: 161. February 2003. 
  25. ^ "FIFA Soccer 2003 (GC)". Nintendo Power. 163: 214. December 2002. 
  26. ^ "FIFA Soccer 2003 (PS1)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 180. December 2002. 
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  28. ^ "FIFA Soccer 2003". Official Xbox Magazine: 74. January 2003. 
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