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Description

FIFA 2003 continues the trend of improving each year's new release by keeping the formula that worked, while also adding new features to make the game more enjoyable.

Some of these new features including a "Freestyle" control, which is activated by the right thumbstick, causing you to do special moves, such as a deke, or kick the ball a fair length forwards to gain some speed.

New and improved "dead ball" control makes corner kicks, free kicks, etc. more controllable and gives you more options. The passing game has been improved as to allow better passing by kicking directly to a teammate, passing to nowhere in particular, or open passing to allow anybody to take it.

FIFA 2003 includes all FIFA clubs, leagues, and players.

Screenshots

FIFA Soccer 2003 Xbox Main Menu
FIFA Soccer 2003 Windows Players talking to each other.
FIFA Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2 This is Edgar Davids. The pre-game video montage features him and others showing their skills
FIFA Soccer 2003 Xbox Opening shows some of the actual players

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Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA足球2003" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "FIFA Zuqiu 2003" -- Chinese title
  • "FIFA Football 2003" -- European title
  • "FIFA 2003" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Horrible gameplay ruins the game Windows naula (50)
Try to compare Fifa 2002 to this, you'll notice to many flaws in the previous edition. Windows Jim Fun (222)
Thanks God, it is Football. Thanks God it is FIFA. Xbox Super_Anima (5)

Critic Reviews

Play.tm Xbox Jan 14, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Xbox Dec 04, 2002 9 out of 10 90
PC Action Windows Nov 14, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Oct 30, 2002 17 out of 20 85
GameSpy GameCube Jan 21, 2003 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de GameCube Nov 07, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube Dec, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplanet PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80

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Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2002– Best PC Sports Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2002– #3 Best PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2002 – #5 Best Xbox Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2002 – #7 Best GameCube Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2002 – #9 Best PS2 Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • February 13, 2003 - Best Sports Game in 2002

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