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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 Title
FIFA Soccer 2003 Windows Juventus gets a free kick.
FIFA Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2 The main menu. In addition to the obvious options the player can use left/right to access playing a friendly match, starting a new season, or starting a tournament
FIFA Soccer 2003 Windows Cool effects like on TV.

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
GameSpot Windows Nov 05, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2003 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2002 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de GameCube Nov 07, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Xbox Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Windows Nov 07, 2002 74 out of 100 74
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Dec 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 2 Dec, 2002 62 out of 100 62

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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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