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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.


FIFA Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2 Starting a new season. The player first scrolls left/right to select the league in the top half of the window, then left/right in the lower half to select the team
FIFA Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2 Playing a new season. This is the third of the team management screens dealing with kick takers, the next screen deals with transfers
FIFA Soccer 2003 Xbox A ball is for the out throw
FIFA Soccer 2003 Windows Van Neistelrooy celebrating a goal.

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

GamePro (US) GameCube Nov 01, 2002 5 out of 5 100 Windows Nov 26, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Oct, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2003 90 out of 100 90
PC Action Windows Nov 14, 2002 89 out of 100 89 Windows Oct 19, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameSpy Xbox Jan 21, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Benelux Windows Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 2 Dec, 2002 62 out of 100 62


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