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I have played dozens of football games since the early 90s to recent times and yet my purchase of FIFA 2000 in late 1999 for around £50.00 was perhaps one of the best things I've ever purchased.
It may sound sad, but I still play this game regularly, having customised it with the latest teams, players, tournaments etc. The gameplay is fantastic and not overly unrealistic.
Graphically it was ahead of it's time. It might look poor by today's' standards but I think this is obvious considering the game's age.
Customising and updating the game has seen me spend countless hours on it. Unlike recent FIFA versions, creating a new player doesn't take ages. With different styles of hair, face, skin colour etc, it takes seconds. Newer FIFAs go into far much detail (although I suppose you wouldn't need to be making so many players!).
FIFA 2000 is truthfully the best football game I have ever played and I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good playable game without a big price tag. You can pick this up on Ebay for next to nothing as FIFA games really don't hold their value.
Fifa 2002 is an excellent idea badly implemented . Now I have never played PES or ISS , but from what i hear it is the closest that comes these two titles with respect to gameplay . But there are a lot of shortcomings . I shall start with the cons [for there are so many!]. CONS : BAD GAMEPLAY: The new passing system is a breakaway from the older 2001 version but is not perfect . While we can measure the weight of the pass, we cannot properly direct it unless we have an analog controller . Even if the pass is a little too stong or weak , the target man does not make a proper attempt to receive it . Further we cannot see where our teammate is unless he is within the screen . Thus longballs become some sort of a guessing game as to where to where to direct the ball . The heading has become a herculean task , for if there is a computer player even within a mile of the human controlled player we must concede the ball to the computer . As a result the cross into the penalty area has become redundant and we cannot score from headers. MISMATCHED AI : The AI is the most irritating part of the game . The computer does everything perfectly . As mentioned before , it always seems to win headers in 50-50 or even 70-30 situations . All its lobs , passes and crosses are delivered with pinpoint accuracy . At times the computer retains the ball for hours together [in pro level] and we don't get even a sniff of the ball since the tackling has become so tough . The shooting has become more realistic in that we cannot shoot as accurately as in previous versions . However something has to be done about the fact that the ball rarely rises above the keeper's waist unless the power meter fills up completely [ which is a bad thing coz the ball then sails over the bar ] . Here too the AI rips us to shreds .The comp sends 40-50 yard piledrivers into the net , while all my goals [which are few and far between in the pro mode ] come from just outside the box
. The player ratings [ ie:abilities ] seem to play very little role in the game . For example whether you have Del Piero or Nistelrooy in your team or not , the computer always defeats you by the same margin . As you might have guessed , I am stuggling in the pro level . I dread to venture into the world class level for it promises a much sounder trashing !! NO WORLD CUP!!!! This is the most disappointing aspect . Unlike fifa 98 there is no World Cup mode . You can only qualify for it . After qualification , there's isn't even a polite message asking us to buy Fifa World Cup 2002 which is obviously the object of this omission . PROS This is the easy part : graphics, graphics and more graphics !!! The player faces are true to life . Player cut sequences are dramatic . However the faces seem to shine as if they have been given a new coat of polish . All in all spectacular . The music may not appeal to everyone . My personal fav : the Gorillaz track . VERDICT: FIFA 2002 tries too hard to provide both stunning graphics and realistic gameplay . While it succeeds on the first count , it dreadfully fails on the second . If you want gameplay I guess PES is for you . But for PC gamers like me my only hope is either Konami releasing a PC version of PES , or taking up stamp collecting as a hobby .
Being a fan of soccer games, I just had to pick up FIFA 2001, seeing how the previous incarnations were great, and I wondered to myself, ''How can they improve on something that doesn't need improving?'' Indeed, there are many ways that they can improve the greatest soccer series, proving that the new millenium will have a golden goal! Graphics: 10/10 Even if you don't have a 3D accelerator card, you'll still be able to enjoy the beautiful visuals. You'll see realistic shadows of the overhead stadium in various shapes depending on the stadium you're playing at. Animation is also improved, with players shaking hands after an accidental foul, referees pointing to the sidelines as they brandish the dreaded red card, and players' mouths move in an extremely realistic manner! And, of course, you'll still see the classic scenes such as players writhing in pain after being the victim of a perfectly animated (but harsh looking) collision! Sounds: 10/10 The English commentators provide play-by-play analysis as well as some color commentary, plus depending on the language you have chosen (English or American English) their dialogue will alter slightly to match that choice, such as calling cards 'bookings,' etc. In addition, you can also hear the players uttering things on the pitch such as, ''I'm open!'' ''What's wrong?'' And other little bits to that effect. As for the crowd, they'll still boo when a bad tackle is performed, perform a chant to get the game in high gear, and cheer when a goal is scored! Controls: 10/10 Whether it's gamepad, joystick, or even keyboard, you'll get maximum control over each player. Like last year, the sliding tackle was renamed 'Aggressive Tackle' so your player will sometimes attempt a shoulder charge if he's close enough! And, of course, you can perform just about every move in the boo
k, from heel passes and bicycle kicks, to shielding the ball and spin maneuvers! About the only thing missing is the ability to dump Gatorade over your coach's head after winning the match, except I don't think they have Gatorade in England! (Do they?) Replay: 10/10 Whether it's exhibition, world cup, or tournaments you can create yourself, there's definitely a play mode for everyone. You can even use the team customization mode to trade and edit players and teams so that you can keep up to date with the current rosters, or create a team with you and your friends, and imagine yourself going for the world cup or championship of the MLS! About the only thing missing are the women's teams and the ability to run with Mia Hamm and the girls! Overall: 10/10 Regardless of whether or not you like soccer, I strongly suggest giving FIFA 2001 at least one match on your pitch! With the realism and customization options given to you, odds are this game will definitely score the winning goal with even the lowest soccer fanatic!
Football sims to really have caught on in the last few years and now every year there are countless numbers of new releases of this type. These range greatly from the really poor (This is Football) to a few of unmatched quality. The thing that seems to distinguish between the good the bad and the appaling is whether they are innovative or not. Some have pushed the boundaries of gaming a long way whereas some have only followed where others lead. EA Sports have been bringing out their yearly min footie sim, Fifa, for several years now and some of them have been real classics in their time. However, Fifa 2000 did not present this image when I played it for the first time. The interface was similar to the previous years and so was the gameplay in many respects. Offering a wide choice of teams and nations to choose from, the gameplay would be virtually endless except for the fact that many of the teams seem to be the same. The graphics are not great and the different gameplay modes are not that greatly varied. The game is very simple on amature level, but the jump in ability to professional is far too great and a intermediate level is certainly needed. Overall the game is o.k if you do not have a similar game from the last couple of games. Otherwise it may just seem like another one of the same boring and identical games that have flooded and spoilt the whole market in the last year or so.
This game really is of the highest quality. The graphics are superb, as is the sound and commentry. The gameplay is also really good, and the number of teams and options makes the game good for a long while. You can buy and sell players, you can choose your penalty takers and corner takers. There is so much to do that you cannot get bored very easily. On the hardest difficulty level, the game is quite challenging, although you can overcome it with practice. The animation is excellent, and the action reaplys deserve a special mention. You can edit player names, and even the way players look, as well as the kits. You can even change the attributes of each player, so you can keep all the teams completely up to date. This one is well worth a look.
The graphics on this game are amazing. I know it's a bit old but i think it's a superb football game and is now down to £19.99. It won't be up to date now but if you want a good game go for this one it will please you for hours trust me. I love sport games and this is one of them which i think is brilliant so go out and buy this for £20 it's worth it. The gameplay is fantastic nothing better than it. The commentry is pure genius the only thing you do need for it is a controller which would be handy. You can get controllers for around £9.99. You can make transfers the lot. So instead of sitting around at home go buy this game now believe me you won't stop playing for ages. You get realistic commentary, realistic fouls and one of the best features of the game is the cheats. You can get the all star robbie williams team and plenty of other cheats. Thanks for reading.
This has got to be one of the best fifa games around, I liked it so much that I went out and bought fifa2001 as soon as possible. You would have thought fifa2001 would be better, don’t think so. The graphics maybe better but that is about it. I found fifa2000 much more playable than 2001. There are more stadiums on fifa2000 than the new one and although 2001 has got better graphics 2000 is still the game to beat.
There are many new teams to choose from on this version, and also many new players. You can play as a Club team or as a nation. However the graphics are not as good as the previous version and there is still the same transfer system i.e. when buying players the team you buy from has no choice whether they can sell them. I don’t believe this game is as good as FIFA 99, therefore I play that more and just update the teams transfers with the ones in real life!
This is quite simply the best FIFA game ever! I'm saying this before I have a chance to play the new one, but this one is great. Great graphics, great sound, loads of teams, good goalies after the poor ones of FIFA 99. The only annoying thing is that you can't choose which stadium you play at which is a shame. The option to make custom leagues or cups is a good one. You can now get a load of mates round and while away the hours playing a cup just between yourselves. I know this was in the previous FIFA but was ruined by bad keeping. The best team in the world are in there too. St. Mirren are there but you can only play against them, and even that only happens if they are a team promoted if you do a season in the Scottish league. Ah well there's always the next version. It's a pity EA didn't go to the trouble of accurate research. Some teams squads are well out of date. For example, Scotland have a goalie who retired from being an international player before FIFA 99 came out! This sort of thing annoys me, when the England squad is perfect but the Scotland one is mucked up by blatant errors. All in all, the best FIFA EVER!
... Yep thats right, my friend gave me this game, coz he thought there would be a great improvement, he has all the others so we can compare them and realise they are not all that adavnced from a few years ago. OK, to the game, isnt it exactly like the others dating back to Fifa '97 or even earlier! The graphics may have changed - a little, the gameplay is the same, but the thing that stands out to me is the commentry, this is sheer class! Extra features like the chance to save your replays are about the extra added effect. Ok, the sound is pretty good coming from the likes of Robbie Williams But i reckon if you see fifa'97 or later out in the shops in a sale basket pick it up! The only difference you will find is that the leagues and teams and players are all updated, if your not to bothered bout that, then this game is a waste of time, only worth the quid, my friend paid for it! Why dont i rate this game?....because....if EA made such an advance in football games starting with the fifa series, it is just really hard to improve this, if at all! Besides if you buy a real football, you can use your imagination and keep fit! (it impresses the ladies a bit more)
Tips for FIFA 2000 playstation In the game, while playing, you press the pause button. In the pause menu, type the following buttons: up,up,down,down,left,left,right,right. If you un-pause, a cheat menu will appear. Now you can choose from this codes: momoney: unlimited money. dizzy: players are walking around like there stoned. if you want to get unlimted money silmply go to player edit and type x,x,square,square,triangle and you should be able to get your cheat SCORE FROM CORNERS If you have a powerful kicker taking your corner,keep corner same height but bend in towards goal hold down X for full power. If this doesn't work go to edit player and put your Corner taker on 7 on shot power now it should work. ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE GAME IS A STRIKER NAMED MCBRIDE. WHERE TO FIND HIM - REST OF THE WORLD - EA3. COMBINED STATS - 67, COST (A MERE) - 66. A MUST BUY IN ANY TEAM WHEN YOU COMPARE TO THE OTHER TOP STRIKERS WHO COST IN EXCESS 0F 30000 but woah is it worth it!!! ie-he's great!!!
The faster EA releases the games, the faster I lose respect for them, as it seems quite some time since they actually released any game of their own that was either original or not another bi-annually spin off. This is yet another example of EA simply cashing in on the stupidity of anyone foolish enough to continually buy yet another version of their latest FIFA game. They do it with all their EA sports titles, but for some reason they continue to sell - can no-one see what they are doing? As for this game, few would argue that this is probably the best football game to date, and even fewer would argue that this is the best FIFA game yet, but what is different from the last FIFA (yep, you guessed it, FIFA 99!)? Well, there are improved graphics (a claim that any manufacturer makes, which is more to do with the improved graphics now available cards than the game itself), improved commentary (not that you can tell the difference from the last game!), more teams/players (meaning those they should, but couldn’t be bothered to program into the last version), and that is just about it.... I expect you have cottoned onto the fact that I am not a big fan of the way these games are simply churned out...Forget the FIFA games, because I love them, every single one, but they are never worth the absurd price of £35, especially when you consider six months down the line they will release another! I would say that if you don't have a version of FIFA, then this is a very good game, and considering EA have now released FIFA 2001 (surprise surprise!), you can probably get this pretty cheaply as it is almost a budget title now! However, if you have bought FIFA 96,97,98 or 99, then there is VERY little on offer here that you would not already have seen, and stick with the title you now own!
I have FIFA 2000 and its the best football game i have ever played. Although Euro 2000 was a dissapointment, this games lives up to its expectations. The league is brillaint, i mean would it not be a dream to see Leeds win the premeirship? The European Cups are quite good too. The other day i used Fiorentina to win the European cup. That's the good side, the bad side well, not too many expect for the expression on the faces of the players when they score a goal. They look like freaks. I hope it's improved for the next version apart from that, its fantastic. I am waiting for FIFA 2001 and rumours have it that, when you score a goal it looks like the real thing. I played the version on playstation and it looks promising the PC version will be even better.
The new football season arrived, and so EA Sports decided to release another version of their popular football game , FIFA. On its own this game has some great features, with the best graphics I have seen for any game, and you can play leagues, cups or make your own custom built tournaments. There is a training facility, where you can practice penalties, free kicks and many other things. As well as playing the game from many different camera angles, you can select your teams tactics including the offside trap. And on top of all of that if you get too good you can change the speed of the game, the difficulty of the game ... ... well that's what I thought anyway. Changing the options does not seem to affect the game at all, and that is what I don't like about many sports games - you can get so good that there is no challenge. This is unlike games like Championship Manager where there will always be a challenge from taking Man Utd to European glory, to guiding Telford to the FA Cup Third Round. The other problem with FIFA 2000 is that it is too similar to previous versions of the game, with just a few minor changes. Don't buy this game if you have another recent version of FIFA and if you do buy it expect to be bored quickly as you get too good.
After buying this computer game about 6 months ago I have found it very difficult to pull myself away from my computer. This game is very addictive. I got the game for about £25, which I thought, was quite a good price and it has been worth every penny. The graphics on the game are excellent and the teams are very update with all the new recent signings and transfers. One of the things that i like most about this game is the fact that you can manage your team. You can make transfers, buy in players, pick your team and do pretty much the same as you can in any managing game. People say that each football game that EA SPORTS bring out is almost exactly the same as the last one. In some ways i do agree with them, as the graphics are very similar and the game play is almost identical. But this game is still the best on the market by a long way. This must be one of the best computer games i have ever bought and i have certainly got my moneys worth out of it. I would seriously recommend you in buying this game, as it will give you hours and hours of fun.