- Platform: Xbox 360
- Media: Video Game
In a nutshell:
Its the game football fans wait all year for and to usher in the next generation EA Sports have given FIFA its biggest revamp in years, changing not just the way it looks but the way it plays in what aims to be the ultimate marriage of realism and fun.
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
Okay, so 9 years on, I picked this game up as I loved FIFA 07 at the time on PC and the original Xbox, and still enjoy playing both from time to time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JHancke
Since it was going for penny's i bought it... i wouldnt recommend it to anyone thats played any newer fifa's as obviously as time goes on this gets worse.Published on 9 Jun. 2011 by Dave W
When your good at this game after practice you can put the difficulty all the way up and outplay the best teams in the world with incredibly fast paced football, although not like... Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2008 by Ruler01
This game is excellent. It really shows you what real football is like. The last time i played fifa was when 05 was out and i thought it was rubbish. Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2008 by man u
When i first got the game I was head over heals for it, i really enjoyed the manager mode and the challenges. Read morePublished on 20 July 2007 by P. Simmons