FIFA 2000 is an association football video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts.
The control of the players is precise and easy to learn. The gameplay is suitable for both hardcore football fans and newcomers. The biggest problem with the gameplay is that the difficulty selection provided by the game is very unbalanced, while the ”amateur” setting was too easy (you’ll be scoring a lot of easy goals – no feeling of achievement), the ”professional” and ”world-class” were too hard. It just doesn’t move along the standard order of easy, normal, and hard. Setting the difficulty level from ”amateur” to ”professional” makes the computer-controlled players suddenly turn from lousy players into super players. They’ll be passing the ball around at the speed of light. And before you knew it, they just score another goal.
The options that you can use to your advantage are great too. Click a button. You’ve changed your 5-4-1 formation into a more practical 4-4-2. Don’t like your team passing short? Make them go long. Don’t want to play zonal? Go man-to-man. Also included are three handy IGMs or In-Game Management. This allows you to switch to one of three formations whilst in the middle of the play, so if you’ve got the ball in your half, you can quickly go to a 3-4-3 attack or switch to a 5-4-1 defense.
The sound is top-notch. As usual, the commentary gets a little repetitive, but the kickass music makes up for it. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, I reckon the rock/dance/techno score is an effective one. Robbie Williams pops in with the catchy It’s Only Us, a great rock tune, while other artists such as Apollo Four Forty and Gay Dad popping in to help.