Winning Eleven 7
In Winning Eleven 7, you'll really feel in control of the proceedings. Unlike FIFA Soccer, where you can often let go of your controller completely and can then grab it again a couple of minutes later--with nary a goal scored against you--Winning Eleven 7 compels you to play and play well. Furthermore, it penalizes you heavily if it detects no skillful movements and actions. Here, you can't let your artificially intelligent opposition swirl around in your own end for very long at all without falling victim to yet another goal against. This is the way soccer should be. Moreover, you can't expect your players to naturally be in prime position to receive thread-the-needle passes. Yes, your team generally moves to the correct zone--based on current management strategy, of course--but it is you who must ultimately take control of any and all players who receive passes, even before they touch the ball. In this way, the game is extremely challenging. But it's all the more rewarding when you finally come to grips with its myriad control possibilities.