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.

Gameplay[edit]

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.

Players[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
GBAGCPCPSPS2Xbox
AllGameN/AN/A3.5/5 stars[1]3.5/5 stars[2]4/5 stars[3]N/A
Eurogamer6/10[4]N/AN/AN/A9/10[5]N/A
Game InformerN/A8/10[6]N/AN/AN/AN/A
GameProN/A5/5 stars[7]N/AN/A5/5 stars[7]5/5 stars[7]
GameSpotN/A8.6/10[8]9.1/10[9]N/A8.6/10[8]8.6/10[8]
GameSpy2.5/5 stars[10]4/5 stars[11]3/5 stars[12]N/A4.5/5 stars[13]4/5 stars[14]
GameZoneN/A9.3/10[15]9.4/10[16]N/A8.2/10[17]9/10[18]
IGN8.8/10[19]8.4/10[20]7/10[21]N/A8.3/10[22]8.4/10[23]
Nintendo Power3.9/5[24]3.9/5[25]N/AN/AN/AN/A
OPM (US)N/AN/AN/A3.5/5 stars[26]5/5 stars[27]N/A
OXM (US)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A8.8/10[28]
PC Gamer (US)N/AN/A78%[29]N/AN/AN/A
BBC SportN/AN/AN/AN/A86%[30]N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic76/100[31]86/100[32]83/100[33]70/100[34]88/100[35]88/100[36]

The PlayStation 2 version of FIFA Football 2003 received a "Double Platinum" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA),[37] indicating sales of at least 600,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[38]

The game received "generally favorable reviews" on all platforms except the PlayStation version, which received "average" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[31][32][33][34][35][36]

References[edit]

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  15. ^ Lafferty, Michael (November 24, 2002). "FIFA Soccer 2003 - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
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  18. ^ Surette, Tim (December 3, 2002). "FIFA Soccer 2003 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 28, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
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  24. ^ "FIFA Soccer 2003 (GBA)". Nintendo Power. Vol. 165. February 2003. p. 161.
  25. ^ "FIFA Soccer 2003 (GC)". Nintendo Power. Vol. 163. December 2002. p. 214.
  26. ^ "FIFA Soccer 2003 (PS1)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. December 2002. p. 180.
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  32. ^ a b "FIFA Soccer 2003 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
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  36. ^ a b "FIFA Soccer 2003 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  37. ^ "ELSPA Sales Awards: Double Platinum". Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on May 20, 2009.
  38. ^ Caoili, Eric (November 26, 2008). "ELSPA: Wii Fit, Mario Kart Reach Diamond Status In UK". Gamasutra. UBM plc.

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