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FIFA Soccer 2003 (Xbox)

86
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 A ball is for the out throw
FIFA Soccer 2003 Xbox Opening shows some of the actual players
FIFA Soccer 2003 Xbox Goal kick
FIFA Soccer 2003 Xbox Starting the match (there is a lot of tv effects present in the game)

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

Thanks God, it is Football. Thanks God it is FIFA. Super_Anima (5) unrated

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Nov 01, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Play.tm Jan 14, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Dec 04, 2002 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Nov 07, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot Nov 18, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 30, 2002 17 out of 20 85
IGN Oct 30, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
X-Power Nov 19, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Jan 21, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80

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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

JPaterson (9147) added FIFA Soccer 2003 (Xbox) on Feb 05, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10780) and skl (1142)