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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 This is Edgar Davids. The pre-game video montage features him and others showing their skills
FIFA Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2 Playing a new season. This is the first of the team management screens selecting the starting line-up, the next screen deals with the team's formation
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 PlayStation 2 This is the 'Hall of Kits in which the player can see all the kits of all the teams

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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
  • "피파 2003" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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Critic Reviews

GameSpy Nov 07, 2003 90 out of 100 90
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
Gameplanet Nov 18, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PlayFrance Apr 08, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75


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Kartanym (12843) added FIFA Soccer 2003 (PlayStation 2) on Feb 28, 2003
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