3-D football game featuring some of the most popular players from the world's top leagues
- Category Sport
- Program license Trial version
- Version 2003
- Size 16.48 MB
- Works under: Windows 2000 / Windows 95 / Windows NT / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows XP
- Program available in English
- Program by Electronic Arts
FIFA Football 2003 is an impressive improvement when compared to the 2002 version of the same name.
EA Sports is highly respected for the gaming platforms that it has offered over the years and FIFA Football 2003 is no exception. Providing a faster pace than previous versions as well as more realistic game play, this 2003 variant may very well be just what fans of the franchise have been looking for. Since the 2002 version focused primarily on international events, FIFA Football 2003 instead is centred around club games. While this may disappointing to some, the fact that there are over 450 teams to choose from adds much to the levels of overall excitement.
Players and Stadiums
The sheer number of teams dictates that there are now over 10,000 individual players to select. EA Sports claims that each one has been modelled after a real-world counterpart. Although this 2003 version is by no means the equivalent to more modern platforms, it is still very impressive in terms of the players that can be employed. On the same topic, the graphical rendering of the 24 stadiums adds an extra sense of realism to the package as do the choices of uniforms for both home and away teams.
An Easy Interface
Perhaps as a result of gamers finding the 2002 version difficult to learn, EA Sports has incorporated a rather streamlined interface into its player controls. So, it is much easier to learn by those who may be unfamiliar with the franchise. The only drawback here is that customisations and other "tweaks" are not possible. This could frustrate veterans who are used to such flexibility. Others have complained that the arrow-shaped icons required to move a player forward and back are very difficult to see.
FIFA Football 2003 is 15.7 megabytes in size, so it will not hinder most operating systems. It is recommended that Direct X 8.1 be used as a video codec although Direct X 9.0 may slightly improve the smoothness of the action. The game is able to be used with the majority of Windows systems including Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP ad NT. Let us summarise with a recap of the main points regarding this game.
- An easier learning curve
- Impressive graphics
- More than 10,000 players to select
- No ability to customise players
- Controls can be difficult at times