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FIFA 18 Review Round-Up

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FIFA 18 officially releases next week, but the embargo for reviews has lifted and here’s what folks around the internet are saying about EA’s latest entry.

The good news is if you play on Xbox One or PC and are a EA/Origin Access member, you can download the game for yourself and enjoy the 10-hour trial. PlayStation 4 gamers can download the demo.

GameSpot – 7/10

“It’s off the pitch that EA excels. From the variety of game modes on offer and how everything’s presented, to the constant updates in FUT’s Team of the Week, Daily Objectives, and discussion of real-world happenings in commentary, FIFA 18 captures the world of football and confidently translates it into a video game. On the pitch, however, EA’s soccer series is still lagging far behind PES 2018’s more fluid, satisfying football. This year’s improvements are welcome, but more needs to be done in the coming years if FIFA is to be a world-beater once again.”

US Gamer – 4/5

“The action on the field is a bit more nuanced; the presentation has been spruced up; and there’s a new chapter of the Journey to digest. But at its heart, FIFA 18 is much the same as its always been: the sort of fast and frantic soccer game you play on the couch with your friends. And that makes it plenty fun.”

Forbes – 9/10

“By accentuating its prior positives and offering real and tangible improvements to gameplay, FIFA 18 excels and is slightly better than last year’s solid entry.”

IGN – “Review in Progress”

“Ultimately, FIFA 18 introduces enough new ideas to suggest it’s not sitting on the laurels of its success. However, it’s a simplified experience, one that fails to embrace the complexity of football at the highest level. Its focus on attack makes for spectacular matches, but they often feel like extravagant offensive training sessions than a proper match with depth and strategy.”

Xbox Achievements – 80/100

“FIFA 18 has come out fighting this year, with an improved game of football, another chapter in its excellent story mode, and more besides. It’s still not quite there yet, failing to deliver something as fluid and immediate as it could be. There’s ample room for improvement, sure, but FIFA 18 is still a genuinely marvellous footie game.”



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