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This is Football 2003 Platinum
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List price: £19.99
Our price: £16.99
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Average customer rating: 3.71 out of 5
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Sales rank: 2,796

Product Information

Media: Video Game
Manufacturer : Sony
Release data : 18 July, 2003

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    1 star1 star1 star1 starNo star    great stuff - a serious contender

    I was very excited about getting this game, as it had some great features - different divisions, transfers, and a continuous season mode, where players' age and skill changes over time and experience. The only question was how would it play - and luckily it's great!

    It's no Pro Evolution Soccer in terms of gameplay perfection and depth, but it beats FIFA 2002 by adopting a no-nonsense gameplay style, which makes you feel like you are truly in control. You feel justifiably proud when you win a tackle or score a goal - and responsible when you make mistakes.

    The graphics look fine - not razor-sharp, but certainly good enough, and some of the player faces are scarily real. The stadiums look great too.

    My only real complaint is the loading times. I've never been particularly tolerant of loading times, so for some people this may not be a problem, but I found waiting 30 seconds before and after every single match a bit too much...

    But the wealth of teams (all with real player names), the first real unlimited consecutive season mode in years (including promotions and relegations, and integrated cup and European fixtures), and the semi-management side of the game (including a proper transfer system and the ability to increase players' skills by playing them more) make this definitely worth a look!

    The criminal thing is that this game will probably be overlooked in the light of FIFA 2003 and PES2 - but I believe this game can hold its own against them, by offering a lot of unique features that focus on longevity rather than dazzling immediacy...

    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    This is Football 2003

    Well what can I say, if you own This is Football 2002 this is a must. I have previously only brought the Fifa range from EA Sports, but when I played TIF 2002 I went out and brought a Playstation 2, just for this game, and still play it every day.

    I now own a copy of TIF2003 and it is 100% better if that was possible, with career mode and the improvments to the season competion and the extra teams, this game just gets better and better. From the English league you have all the divisions and many more from around the world. The graphics make you feel as though you watching Sky Sports, the play ability and as great as the previous game. The only problem with this game is I dont find time to sleep, you cant put it down.

    You havent owned a football game until you own a copy of TIF2003. Best game I've ever played 5 out of 5!!!

    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    Great FUN football......

    Buy it! Save money on the "trekky" EA sports franchise and overly technical PES2. This game has a real league system using your favourite team and players, allowing you to buy and sell as in the real world (well no wages but i'm not that nerdy!)and players age, retire and are replaced with raw trainees!

    Make yourself into a player, build a schoolboy team and take it to the premier league, win the champions league with Blackburn rovers (or wolves or whoever!!!!!!!!)

    Gameplay is really up to you. If you play FIFA style, simple moves and "goal sweetspots" you can win on levels am and pro. Suddenly on world and masterclass you need PES tactics. Wonderful game, great fun and challenging at the higher levels.

    Graphics are good, commentary is excellent though Drury has a tendency to say "unbelievable error" when your amazing diagonal header goes over to the point where you want to strangle him!

    Only other criticism (and hope it will be fixed for 2004) is the offside, there is virtually zero concept of "not interfering with play" and it can get annoying.

    Save some money, have more fun but if you really want the best of both worlds then buy this and an old copy of PES!

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