- Platform: Nintendo DS
- Media: Video Game
Every new FIFA game gets its expected improvements in graphics and presentation but this year the success of Pro Evolution Soccer seems to have driven EA to concentrate just as much on the gameplay. As such the game features better passing, crossing and free kicks as well as greatly improved goalkeepers. Theres also a new "finesse" shot if you get the time and space to use it, while every kick is calculated in terms of space, composure and technique so that its accuracy is determined by exactly whats happening on the pitch and not just some random factor. Add in completely new ball physics, more than 510 teams, 27 leagues, 4,000 licensed players and all new international crowd reactions and youve got EAs most concerted attempt yet to make the definitive football game.
Most exciting moment:
As well as all the individual improvements to ball and player control many of the games best strikers have their own signatures moves and free kicks, such as Ronaldinho, Frank Lampard and Roberto Carlos. This includes the ability to, quite literally, bend it like Beckham.
Since you ask:
As befits its global reach FIFA 07 has perhaps the most multinational soundtrack ever in video games, with everything from Argentinean rock band Bersuit Vergarabat to Spains The Pinker Tones and German group d.o.c.h.! (As well as Britbands such as Muse and The Young Punx.)
The bottom line:
FIFA gets serious in its attempt to out-football Pro Evolution Soccer