Platform(s): PS2, XBOX360, DS
Genre: Sports, soccer
If you think having 22 players on a field is madness; if the thought of big arenas and screaming fans give you shivers; if Andy Gray's voice repeating the same stale one-liners grates on your last nerve, then PAY HEED! FIFA Street 3 brings football out of the stadium and back to its roots - five-a-side, the game at its purest.
I didn't get it. I played a few games, built up my trick meter and did a few over-the-top moves and then stopped. I was bored. I then did the challenge mode - aha, progress - this was much better, if a little on the easy side. Look, this isn't Fifa '08; it's 'Street', and it really is a speciality. You have to like doing the tricks more than scoring goals. It is a bit of craic, but it just doesn't have the staying power of a proper football game.
The graphics, I have to say, are splendid. I felt like I was playing a graphic novel - there is a great comic book feel to the animations.
If you are a football nut or a big fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. It's just not for me.
Replay Value: 2.5/5
Overall rating: 2.5/5
Review by Eamonn Cleary