The promised stats for the game are almost unbelievable with FIFA 2004 including some 18 Leagues, 350 teams and 10,000 players. By far and away the latest game in the series promises to be the most comprehensive ever of the sport. They will even be including some of the lower league teams from across Europe and with the career mode you can take one of these minor teams right to the top.

With the ability to control the man on the ball and the rest of the team off the ball, time runs and anticipate moves FIFA 2004 will showcase what 10 years of constant development can do.


    * Groundbreaking Gameplay: FIFA Football 2004 offers a fine-tuned game engine and a new animation engine dramatically enhancing the smoothness in player movement through organic motion.
    * Expanded Database and Controls: Enjoy richer depth to team AI, attributes, tactics, playing styles, and individual player personalities. New depth to control keeps FIFA Football 2004 easy to pick up and play but gives greater depth for the master.
    * Be the Ultimate Player Manager: Be your own player manager with FIFA's deep Career Mode. Build your own squad and guide your club to the Championship by making calculated front-line decisions. Manage your team's budget and promote or relegate your players to sustain team objectives on the pitch. When one season ends and another begins new challenges will present themselves. The most successful player managers should also be ready for promotions, as some of the world's top clubs may have new job offers.
    * In-game Management: You think it's easy being the Manager? Prove your tactical genius on the fly. Don't second-guess yourself after the final whistle-make adjustments mid-game and call plays in real time via the d-pad.
    * Immersive Environments: More than 300 new crowd chants at an ever growing list of officially licensed stadiums help put you in the best seat in the house. From stadiums small and large, no football gaming experience offers a more complete library of the game's authentic environments. An all-new dynamic weather feature even affects gameplay.
    * Broadcast Plus: Get a fresh perspective on game presentation with cutting-edge broadcast style quality. New camera angles, intelligent commentary and rich effects make up part of the authentic package.
    * Play With The Best: More than 500 official licenses, including 16 leagues, 350 teams and 10,000 players are available. From the fast pace of Europe's super leagues to the Americas Club Championship, which allows you to play with the top clubs from the top European leagues such as Spain, England, Italy, Germany and France. FIFA Football 2004 provides for the most authentic selection of the world's top teams, players, and environments.
    * A Game With No Boundaries: Take on opponents from anywhere around the globe via EA SPORTS online (PlayStation 2 and PC only). An online lobby area where gamers can meet, greet, chat and play FIFA Football 2004 head to head provides the ultimate interactive experience.

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FIFA 2004 is due for release later this month for the Playstation 2, Xbox, Gamecube and PC.