FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer

aka: FIFA 2000, FIFA 2000: Europa League Soccer
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The millennium installment of EAs popular soccer franchise brings a new match engine, over 450 club teams and 40 national from all over the world and also allowing to make dream matches between some of the Worlds' finest teams ever, such as Man. Utd. 1968 and early 90s AC Milan. A team and player editor allows complete edition of the teams. Game modes include Friendly, Cup, League (all customizable) and Season.

Gameplay is faster than it's predecessor, and also featuring a new shielding mode, to protect the ball when alone in front and set pieces from corners, which allow the player to kick the ball accurately to a player in the area.

Spellings

  • FIFA2000国际足球联盟 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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I.E. Music
EMI
  • Chrysalis Virgin
"It's Only Us"
  • Robbie Williams (Performer/Writer)
  • Guy Chambers (Writer/Producer)
  • Steve Power (Producer)
  • Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd. and BMG Music Publishing UK
  • Robbie Williams appears courtesy of Chrysalis Records Limited
  • The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Chrysalis Records Limited
  • (P) 1999 Chrysalis Records Limited
"Stop the Rock"
  • Performed by Apollo Four Forty
  • Produced by @440 at Apollo Control
  • Noko ([Noko]; Writer)
  • Mary Byker (Writer)
  • Trevor Robert Gray (Writer)
  • Howard James Gray (Writer)
  • Published by Reverb Music Ltd.
  • Recording Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
  • By Arrangement with Sony Music New Media Licensing
  • www.Apollo440.com
"Joy"
[ full credits ]

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 87% (based on 35 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 34 ratings with 3 reviews)

The finest football game on the PC returns for another go

The Good
The game was nicely presented and the graphics are the best seen in a football game todate. Comparing it with the Playstation shows how old the PS is now. The games are smooth and flow very well. The control system is easy to pick and takes very little time to master, and the three difficultly levels are miles appart, making an interesting learning curve.

The Bad
The presentation although is good. But sadly the overall play once mastered is very unrewarding, passes flow a little too easily and goal some very easily from free play. Free kicks are impossible to score and simply the game lacks any overall longevity.

The Bottom Line
A kick around in the park compared to a Premier league game

Windows · by Michael Joyeux (15) · 2000

The Best So Far For Football

The Good
EA has work Very hard On this game, the main feature of this game is its Graphics and The Gameplay, The Graphics have been changed and its not like the previous game of Fifa, The Crowd animation is really Superb!, The crowd now moves , waves, cheers, dances, shouts!. Thats Really cool. Now u can hit the Bicycle Kick Very easily and it can be very effective too. More cool Sequences and funny cheats. One Of the cheats enable alien mode, In alien mode, aliens invade the football stadium and sieze The Players, its really funny when the players try to run. Well...overall its a fantastic Football game, with 3D acceleration supported the graphics are more cool. If u r football fan , and love to play football games, u must buy FIFA 2000!.

The Bad
Nothin!

The Bottom Line
Its in The Game!!!- EA Sports

Windows · by Bilal Ibrar (54) · 2000

FIFA 98 was better than this.

The Good
The graphics were improved, but I couldn't see how this compared to FIFA 99 much less FIFA 98.

The Bad
Relegation seemed fake, announcers blew, songs blew, and the gameplay blew. Stadiums weren't even real, and American announcers announced English Premiership games.

The Bottom Line
A good game if you like American English football.

Windows · by Diamond Titan (66) · 2001

Trivia

Brazilian partnership

In Brazil, Electronic Arts made a partnership with a non-profit organization called "Fundação Gol de Letra", created by local soccer stars Raí and Leonardo, to revert part of the profit from the game's sales to that organization. As a result of the partnership, Raí was also featured on the local version of the cover.

The "Fundação Gol de Letra" organization help poor children to learn how to read and write.

Portuguese version

Following the potential lawsuit Electronic Arts faced because of the unauthorized usage of the Portuguese league in FIFA 99, FIFA 2000 lacks any reference to Portuguese teams - not even the national team. As the game still had a localized box (this time, featuring Simão Sabrosa of Barcelona) and fearing the removal of local teams would harm sales, the box has a caption going "learn inside how to build the Portuguese championship", which in turn aren't more than instructions to the in-game editor.

Robbie Williams

To close the licensing deal of the title track (It's Only Us), Robbie Williams allegedly demanded EA to include Port Vale in the game. Port Vale, then in Division Two (third tier of professional football in England) is Williams' (who is also known as a big fan of the sport) childhood team and investor since February 2006, was included in the "rest of the world" league.

Robbie Williams himself was included as a player in one of the secret teams, as well as being featured on the game introduction and back cover, and his previous albums (Life Thru A Lens and I've Been Expecting You) were advertised in the last page of the manual.

Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 - Best Sports Game in 1999

Information also contributed by Emepol and Luis Silva

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  • FIFA 2000 Online
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Game added by Matthew Bailey.

PlayStation added by Grant McLellan.

Additional contributors: Andrew Hartnett, Unicorn Lynx, Corn Popper, //dbz:, tbuteler, Patrick Bregger.

Game added March 27th, 2000. Last modified September 28th, 2023.