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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 PlayStation 2 This screenshot was taken via an emulator which does not show the environment very well. What it does show is the standard/default player viewpoint
FIFA Soccer 2003 Xbox Players entering the field
FIFA Soccer 2003 PlayStation Starting a friendly match. From the team selection screen circle brings up the game configuration screen.
FIFA Soccer 2003 PlayStation A red card has been issued for a bad tackle. Timing, as ever, is everything. 
The players will sportingly shake hands before the offender leaves the field, just like real life.

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

UOL Jogos Windows Oct 25, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GamersMark GameCube Mar 21, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot Xbox Nov 18, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
4Players.de GameCube Nov 07, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited GameCube Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Oct 30, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Clubic Windows Dec 09, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) Windows Nov, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

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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