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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 The game starts by displaying licensing details of all the leagues represented in the game, it then displays a video montage showing the players featured on the cover
FIFA Soccer 2003 Xbox If you're standing still, sometimes the enemy players will too, talking about getting some time to think of your next move
FIFA Soccer 2003 Xbox Goal kick
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 dynamic camera player viewpoint and some crowd detail

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) Xbox Nov 01, 2002 5 out of 5 100
4Players.de Windows Oct 19, 2002 86 out of 100 86
PC Gamer UK Windows Dec, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Nov 01, 2002 17 out of 20 85
Gamesmania.de Windows Oct 25, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Xbox Jan 21, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Benelux Windows Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 2 Dec, 2002 62 out of 100 62

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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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