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Parents' Guide to

FIFA Soccer 2005

By Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Installment of EA's soccer classic is a real kick.

Game Windows , PlayStation 2 , Xbox 2004
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EA has made several improvements, including simplifying the complicated menus that made navigating last year's entry so difficult. From the handful of choices available on the start-up screen, all of the game's plentiful play options are easy to identify and access. Additionally, EA includes the complete Mexican soccer league, a vital and popular organization that has been curiously omitted from the game in the past.

EA's obsession with stats is evident in FIFA 2005 as well: Each player is defined by an assortment of ability measures, match box scores break down the action after every game, and player performance are recorded in statistic tables. All told, FIFA 2005 delivers enough improvements to justify the expense of upgrading to the latest version. And if you're kicking off your video game soccer passion, there couldn't be a better place to jump in.

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