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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 While the game sets up a match it shows the players in each team and follows this with a summary of the main controls. The little men at the bottom form a progress bar
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 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 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

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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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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nov 01, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Super Play (Sweden) Oct, 2002 9 out of 10 90 Nov 07, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Nov 18, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86 Oct 24, 2002 17 out of 20 85
IGN Nov 01, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
GameZone Dec 06, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Power Unlimited Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
PlayFrance Apr 08, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Playstation Illustrated Dec, 2002 62 out of 100 62


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Kartanym (10705) added FIFA Soccer 2003 (PlayStation 2) on Feb 28, 2003
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