FIFA Football 2005 is a game where you may play soccer matches and manage your team to become a champion. The play style and control usability had finally entered a stage where it was consistently good. FIFA Football 2005 is a casual gamers dream because it has a fair level of control complexity without becoming presenting a steep learning curve.
Shoot with the players of the day
If you were a fan of soccer in the year 2005, then many of the faces you will recognize and remember. If you were not a fan in 2005, then you may only recognize one or two faces as current TV presenters or reality TV stars. The graphics are far superior to what came before, but more blocky and sharp-edged than later versions of FIFA. Still, the graphics are not so primitive that it takes you out of the game. There are still plenty of hours of fun to be had from FIFA Football 2005.
Things became less player-friendly after 2005
As you move into FIFA 2008, you find that the controls become more complex and there is much more to each game. This is fine for hardcore fans of the FIFA games, but it was a devastating blow for casual gamers who simply wished to knock a ball around. Take a step back in time and try the FIFA game before the controls became more complex than the controls of an aircraft.