A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Players from all over the world compete.
Violence & Scariness
Tempers may flare on the field, but sportsmanlike conduct prevails.
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Products & Purchases
FIFA and EA are advertised on billboards in every arena.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that aside from the blatant commercialism, this is a great game. Because there are multiple levels, younger players may have trouble navigating the game at first -- you may need to demonstrate how to do this.
Is It Any Good?
The sport simulation experts at Electronic Arts have outdone themselves with the most realistic and flexible sport video game in recent memory. The depth of FIFA 2004 does create some problems. Multiple levels of menus can make navigating the game frustrating. And control of the tactical elements of the game -- such as defining player movement during penalty kicks and the use of defined plays -- is a bit overwhelming to use. Players with only a passing interest in soccer may be discouraged by the complexity of FIFA SOCCER 2004, but those who stick with it find reason to return again and again.
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