FIFA Football 2005

Play football among the pros in this video game

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    7.2 (1335)
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  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version

FIFA Football is a soccer simulation game based around FIFA teams and players. It combines the realism of using famous players and teams with the ability to take control of those icons and command the game. The player has the ability to simulate historical games or just play exhibition matches and see how well it goes. Sports simulation games are nothing new, but the addition of FIFA engagement and realism is what sets FIFA Football apart.

The game was last updated in 2005. This means that modern simulations will likely surpass the game in most dimensions. The intervening nine years have brought many changes to the world of computing and games. In fact, FIFA Football may not even run on a Windows Vista computer. A previous version of Windows, like XP, might work, but Windows XP no longer has official support, so running it is a security risk.

Furthermore, the game is also missing the most recent nine years of football history. That includes the 2006, 2010, and 2014 World Cups, in addition to general changes to team lineups. For football fanatics who really want to get the best experience in simulating FIFA, other, more modern games would probably do a better job.

That is not to say that FIFA Football is a poorly made game. It has all the hallmarks of a game that had a lot of work put into it. Unfortunately, it is simply too old. It is hard enough to find a system capable of running it. Newer alternatives will be better by almost every metric. FIFA Football is free, but there exist free or cheap football simulators that are simply more modern than FIFA Football. Look elsewhere, FIFA fans.

  • Decent graphics and gameplay
  • Real lineups of FIFA teams


  • Too old to run on modern operating systems
  • Other games do the same thing with modern enhancements

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