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. 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.
John Motson provides commentary with Ally McCoist on special comments in the English version of the game.
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.
- Austrian Bundesliga
- Belgian League
- Brazilian League
- Danish Superliga
- Dutch Eredivisie
- Premier League
- Football League Championship1
- Football League One
- Football League Two
- French Division 1
- French Division 2
- German Bundesliga 1
- German Bundesliga 22
- Italian Serie A
- Italian Serie B
- Mexican League3
- Norwegian Tippeligaen
- Portuguese SuperLiga
- Scottish Premier
- Spanish Primera
- Spanish Segunda
- Swedish Allsvenskan
- 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.
- AC Sparta Prague
- Boca Juniors
- Legia Warsaw
- Polonia Warszawa
- River Plate
- Sigma Olomouc
- Wisla Krakow
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:
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Northern Ireland
- United States
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:
- Amsterdam ArenA, Netherlands
- Anfield, England
- BayArena, Germany
- Calderón, Spain
- Camp Nou, Spain
- Constant Vanden Stock, Belgium
- Stadio delle Alpi, Italy
- Félix Bollaert, France
- Hamburg Arena, Germany
- Highbury, England
- Estadio Mestalla, Spain
- Stade de Gerland, France
- Old Trafford, England
- Parc des Princes, France
- Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Italy
- Santiago Bernabéu, Spain
- St James' Park, England
- Stade Vélodrome, France
- Stamford Bridge, England
- Westfalenstadion, Germany
- 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
- FIFA 2005 Player of the Year: Thierry Henry
- FIFA 2005 Runner Up Player of the Year: Ruud van Nistelrooy
- FIFA 2005 Bronze Player of the Year: Ronaldinho
- FIFA 2005 Best Team: Arsenal
- FIFA 2005 Most Skilfull Player: Kaka
- FIFA 2005 Official Flop Player(s): Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Antonio Reyes, Javier Saviola and Hernan Crespo
- FIFA 2005 Official Goal of the Year: David Beckham free-kick, Real Madrid vs Manchester United. (European Cup)
All stats were produced by FIFA in June 2005.
FIFA Football 2005 features a wide variety of world music on its soundtrack. The songs featured are as follows:
- Air - "Surfing on a Rocket"
- Brothers - "Dieci Cento Mille"
- Clorofila of Nortec Collective - "Almada"
- Debi Nova - "One Rhythm (Do Yard Riddim Mix)"
- Emma Warren - "She Wants You Back"
- Faithless - "No Roots"
- Ferry Corsten - "Rock Your Body, Rock"
- Flogging Molly - "To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh)"
- Franz Ferdinand - "Tell Her Tonight"
- Future Funk Squad - "Sorcerary"
- Gusanito - "Vive La Vida"
- Head Automatica - "Brooklyn Is Burning"
- Inverga + Num Kebra - "Eu Perdi Você"
- Ivete Sangalo - "Sorte Grande"
- INXS - "What You Need (Coldcut Force Mix 13 Edit)"
- Jose - "A Necessidade"
- Los Amigos Invisibles - "Esto Es Lo Que Hay (Reggaeton Remix)"
- Mala Rodriguez - "Jugadoras, Jugadores"
- Mañana - "Miss Evening"
- Marcelo D2 - "Profissão MC"
- Miss J - "Follow Me"
- Morrissey - "Irish Blood, English Heart"
- Nachlader - "An die Wand"
- New Order - "Blue Monday"
- Oomph! - "Augen Auf!"
- Paul Oakenfold - "Beautiful Goal (EA Sports Football Theme)"
- Sandro Bit - "Ciao Sono Io"
- Sarah McLachlan - "World on Fire (Junkie XL Remix)"
- Scissor Sisters - "Take Your Mama"
- Seeed - "Release"
- Sneak Attack Tigers - "The End of All Good"
- Sôber - "Cientos de Preguntas"
- Soul'd Out - "1,000,000 Monsters Attack"
- The Sounds - "Seven Days a Week"
- The Soundtrack of Our Lives - "Karmageddon"
- The Streets - "Fit But You Know It"
- Wayne Marshall - "Hot in the Club"
- Zion y Lennox - "Ahora"