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FIFA Football 2005, also known as FIFA Soccer 2005, FIFA 2005 or simply FIFA 05, is a football video game released in 2004. It was developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, GameCube, mobile phone, Gizmondo, N-Gage and the Game Boy Advance. The tagline for the game was: "A great player needs a great first touch". FIFA Football 2005 was the twelfth game in the FIFA Football series, the ninth in 3D and it the final game released in North America for the PlayStation. FIFA Football 2005 marks the first time FIFA Football has been developed seventh generation handheld game consoles.

Improving the career mode, the game was extensively advertised and released much sooner than the usual late October date to avoid proximity with the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 4 and the EA Big release, FIFA Street. While some critics still considered it to have inferior gameplay to Konami's series, it was acknowledged to have improved significantly since the 2003 edition.

The game featured a return of create-a-player mode, as well as an improved, 15 season-long career mode. The game's biggest difference compared to previous titles was the inclusion of first-touch gameplay which provided gamers the ability to perform "real-life" tricks and passes. It was also the first version to feature the full Mexican League, which boosted sales in the United States.[citation needed] The soundtrack was headlined by British DJ Paul Oakenfold, who composed the FIFA Theme especially for the game. This was the last PlayStation 1 title ever to be released.

The main cover for the game featured Patrick Vieira, Fernando Morientes and Andriy Shevchenko. On the North American cover Oswaldo Sánchez replaced Patrick Vieira.[1]

John Motson provides commentary with Ally McCoist on special comments in the English version of the game.

Leagues[]

There are a total of 25 complete leagues representing 18 countries in FIFA Football 2005. The game also includes a "rest of the world" division for clubs that are included in the game but not that club's entire league system. Some notable omissions include the leagues of the Czech Republic, Argentina, Turkey, Poland, Greece, Ukraine, Republic of Ireland and Russia.

  • Austria Austrian Bundesliga
  • Belgium Belgian League
  • Brazil Brazilian League
  • Denmark Danish Superliga
  • Netherlands Dutch Eredivisie
  • England Wales Premier League
  • England Wales Football League Championship1
  • England Wales Football League One
  • England Wales Football League Two
  • France Monaco French Division 1
  • France French Division 2
  • Germany German Bundesliga 1
  • Germany German Bundesliga 22
  • Italy Italian Serie A
  • Italy Italian Serie B
  • South Korea K-League
  • Mexico Mexican League3
  • United States MLS
  • Norway Norwegian Tippeligaen
  • Portugal Portuguese SuperLiga
  • Scotland Scottish Premier
  • Spain Spanish Primera
  • Spain Spanish Segunda
  • Sweden Swedish Allsvenskan
  • Switzerland Swiss Axpo Super League


1Sheffield United feature in 2003-04 kit
2MSV Duisburg feature in 2003-04 kit
3New league for this edition

Rest Of World[]

This section is for the clubs whose leagues are not represented in the game. There are 12 teams from 5 different countries.

  • Czech Republic AC Sparta Prague
  • Argentina Boca Juniors
  • Turkey Galatasaray
  • Poland Legia Warsaw
  • Greece Olympiakos
  • Greece Panathinaikos
  • Greece Paniliakos
  • Greece PAOK
  • Poland Polonia Warszawa
  • Argentina River Plate
  • Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc
  • Poland Wisla Krakow

National Teams[]

FIFA 2005 has 39 teams in its international division. Some of the more notable exclusions are Japan (who made it into the round of 16 in the 2002 World Cup, but whose licensing rights currently belong to Konami, despite having a Japanese soundtrack), South Korea (whose national league is featured in the game, finished fourth in the 2002 World Cup and was in FIFA Football 2004), the Netherlands (which also has their national league featured in the game) and Senegal (who made it into the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup and was in FIFA Football 2004). The following international teams are playable in FIFA 2005:

Stadiums[]

There are 30 arenas in FIFA 05, 20 of which are real-life stadiums. The other 10 are generic stadiums for teams that do not have a signature stadium in the game. The following stadiums are featured in FIFA 05:

Real Stadiums[]

Generic Stadiums[]

  • Closed Square Style
  • Division 1 Euro Style
  • Division 1 UK Styles
  • Division 2 Euro Style
  • Division 2 UK Style
  • Division 3 Euro Style
  • Division 3 UK Style
  • Olympic Style
  • Open Square Style
  • Oval Style

Ratings[]

All stats were produced by FIFA in June 2005.

Game soundtrack[]

FIFA Football 2005 features a wide variety of world music on its soundtrack.[2] The songs featured are as follows:

  • France Air - "Surfing on a Rocket"
  • Italy Brothers - "Dieci Cento Mille"
  • Mexico Clorofila of Nortec Collective - "Almada"
  • Costa Rica Debi Nova - "One Rhythm (Do Yard Riddim Mix)"
  • England Emma Warren - "She Wants You Back"
  • England Faithless - "No Roots"
  • Netherlands Ferry Corsten - "Rock Your Body, Rock"
  • United States Flogging Molly - "To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh)"
  • Scotland Franz Ferdinand - "Tell Her Tonight"
  • England Future Funk Squad - "Sorcerary"
  • Spain Gusanito - "Vive La Vida"
  • United States Head Automatica - "Brooklyn Is Burning"
  • Brazil Inverga + Num Kebra - "Eu Perdi Você"
  • Brazil Ivete Sangalo - "Sorte Grande"
  • Australia INXS - "What You Need (Coldcut Force Mix 13 Edit)"
  • France Jose - "A Necessidade"
  • Venezuela Los Amigos Invisibles - "Esto Es Lo Que Hay (Reggaeton Remix)"
  • Spain Mala Rodriguez - "Jugadoras, Jugadores"
  • Switzerland Mañana - "Miss Evening"
  • Brazil Marcelo D2 - "Profissão MC"
  • Denmark Miss J - "Follow Me"
  • England Morrissey - "Irish Blood, English Heart"
  • Germany Nachlader - "An die Wand"
  • England New Order - "Blue Monday"
  • Germany Oomph! - "Augen Auf!"
  • England Paul Oakenfold - "Beautiful Goal (EA Sports Football Theme)"
  • Italy Sandro Bit - "Ciao Sono Io"
  • Canada Sarah McLachlan - "World on Fire (Junkie XL Remix)"
  • United States Scissor Sisters - "Take Your Mama"
  • Germany Seeed - "Release"
  • Scotland Sneak Attack Tigers - "The End of All Good"
  • Spain Sôber - "Cientos de Preguntas"
  • Japan Soul'd Out - "1,000,000 Monsters Attack"
  • Sweden The Sounds - "Seven Days a Week"
  • Sweden The Soundtrack of Our Lives - "Karmageddon"
  • England The Streets - "Fit But You Know It"
  • Jamaica Wayne Marshall - "Hot in the Club"
  • Puerto Rico Zion y Lennox - "Ahora"

References[]

  1. David Adams (2004-10-04). IGN: FIFA 2005 Gets Covered. IGN. Retrieved on 2008-07-02
  2. César A. Berardini (2004-08-10). FIFA 2005 Soundtrack Announced. Retrieved on 2008-07-02
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