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FIFA Soccer 07

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Description

Enhancing the engine debuted with the previous game and official 2006 World Cup game, FIFA Soccer 07 includes enhanced ball and player collision physics and more player animations adding to the 16 trick moves and first touch ball reception introduced to the game engine with the previous games in the series. Players can choose between 2 and 10 minutes halves in three different game speeds and four different difficulty levels. Over 510 teams are accurately represented in the game. 27 leagues from 20 nations are included, along a "Rest of the World" for the best teams in championships left outside the game and international teams. Spain, England (with two), France, Germany and Italy also feature second divisions. Players can also create two clubs, customizing their badge, kits and home stadium, selecting players from anywhere in the game, along the starting budget in manager mode. The player creation tool remains mostly unchanged, with the ability to customize everything, from faces (with a complete set of options, from jaw width to eyebrow shape) to the appearance and playing abilities.

While the focus of this yearly update was on the game engine, the Manager mode was also enhanced: players now also improve their playing ability from being active members of the squad, forcing the player to choose between keeping his celebrated stars near retirement in the starting eleven, or give the benefits of the youth system a chance to shine. Another new feature, in what is now the primary mode of the series, is the ability to watch the game in a simplified text mode, with the ability to jump into action to turn the events still available. The points system was replaced by a less abstract currency model (with the ability to choose between Pounds, Euros or Dollars). Other game modes include Tournaments (including the creation of custom tournaments) and Challenges. By completing challenges (similar to the Global Challenges mode in World Cup 2006) the player can spend points in the Fanshop with items such as new teams, a special overhead camera, new balls from Adidas (including all original World Cup balls from 1974 to 2002), stadiums, third kits and special celebrations for created players.

Finally, online gaming received a new mode: Interactive Leagues. These are online-only leagues based on the fixtures of their real counterparts (English Premier League, French Ligue 1, German Bundesliga and Mexican 1st division). Then, online players go head -to-head with their favorite teams with a victory counting one vote for their favorite team. Once the week is over, the team with more votes is declared the winner of the week, getting three points. The number of weekly matches a player can do in this mode is unlimited.

Screenshots

FIFA Soccer 07 Windows The arrowless free kick system debuted in FIFA 06.
FIFA Soccer 07 Windows The brand new Visual Sim
FIFA Soccer 07 Windows FIFA just met an tactical RPG
FIFA Soccer 07 Windows He's like a fish in the sea, John!

Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA Football 07" -- Informal name
  • "FIFA 2007" -- Informal name
  • "FIFA 07" -- European title

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User Reviews

Best Soccer Game for the GameCube GameCube Thomas T (217)
Best at series. Windows Filip Jankowski (4)

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 Xbox 360 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 16, 2006 86 out of 100 86
IGN GameCube Oct 09, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Sep 15, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Xbox 360 Nov 18, 2006 7.6 out of 10 76
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Jan 05, 2007 7.2 out of 10 72
Play (Poland) Windows Oct, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Deaf Gamers Xbox 360 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Sep 29, 2006 12 out of 20 60

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Trivia

Last GameCube version

This is the last soccer game in the series released for the Nintendo GameCube. The platform had received annual releases since FIFA Soccer 2002.

Xbox 360 Online servers

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers on 8th February 2011.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #3 Best Successor of the Year

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