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  • Summary: New to this year's installment, players have memories and will show emotion based on the context of the match. With over 600 new emotional reactions, players now respond to pivotal moments on the pitch – bad tackles, missed chances, epic goals - as they would in real life. RefinedNew to this year's installment, players have memories and will show emotion based on the context of the match. With over 600 new emotional reactions, players now respond to pivotal moments on the pitch – bad tackles, missed chances, epic goals - as they would in real life. Refined commentary highlights unique fan reactions, while chants and behaviors will be relevant to country or even your club. New bench reactions, side line character animations, 10-man goal celebrations, and more will strive to keep you engaged in the story of the match. Your teammates and opponents now recognize what’s happening in the match and will adjust their tactics just like real players. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 1, 2014
    90
    For one more year FIFA 15 manages to maintain its high standards with a further addition of new animations and even better visuals. However, the same thing cannot be said for the gameplay which remains virtually unchanged from its predecessor.
  2. Sep 29, 2014
    90
    FIFA 15 is pretty much one of the best football games out there. The Ignite engine works flawlessly and delivers a new quality, and playing with the football became more demanding, fluent and much less predictable. I have played an early version of the game a while ago, and it didn't seem like FIFA 15 was going to be good. But it is. Very much so. "Just one more game" syndrome is present and everyone should fall under its charm.
  3. Sep 26, 2014
    88
    Only in one aspect I would have expected more from Fifa 15, namely in the game modes.
  4. Oct 27, 2014
    82
    If the team at EA Sports gets the balance right between attack and defence, this game would be near perfect. But as it stands, FIFA 15 feels like a slightly improved version of FIFA 14, a game that itself was near footballing perfection.
  5. 80
    A finely tuned game that doesn't need to overhaul anything and offers a gameplay experience without any compromises. [Issue#246]
  6. Sep 30, 2014
    50
    FIFA 15 still plays decent football, but with the same (increasingly inexcusable) bugs and instabilities of the past few seasons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 87
  2. Negative: 61 out of 87
  1. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    I played the demo and i'm waiting for the full game, but how can people who are used to playing this game on PC rate this **** below 6? ThisI played the demo and i'm waiting for the full game, but how can people who are used to playing this game on PC rate this **** below 6? This feels like going from FIFA 13 to FIFA 15 and not 14 to 15. Finally we get the next gen version. The graphics are amazing, the animations are far better, not perfect by any means though, but it's getting there. I rate this a 10 because i finally feel like i can say i enjoy FIFA more than PES. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    9
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    Pro:
    Game is considerably more exciting to play. It's
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    Pro:
    Game is considerably more exciting to play.

    It's not as easy to Steam Roll superior team on Amateur; the AI is much more intelligent.

    Navigational Control of the ball with attitude I have never seen in Fifa 14; most notably when one picks up the Skilled Dribbler Specialty.

    The visual graphics are incredible compared to Fifa 14; if one doesn't pay close attention... the crowd looks very diverse...

    It's a tad bit harder to score with the same sense of feel used in Fifa 14; one can't just mash the button and get ball in the upper corners of the goal.
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    Cons:
    My game is unstable in Fullscreen mode and I have to run windowed to keep it form freezing; when game does freeze I would just Ctrl+Tab to go to windowed mode and it unlocks. Still better than having to lose the whole match and Save Point.

    If one just barely misses the post, the ball will bounce off instead of flying out of bounds.

    Still can't see the contract length with your current club.

    The music compared to Fifa 14 sucks; they tried to reinvent the wheel.
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    All in all, I still enjoy playing Fifa 15 over Fifa 14. The control is much better and one can actually draw fouls in Fifa 15 with ease. I used to never get fouled in Fifa 14; but I have noticed that the AI does some heavy tackles in Fifa 15 and it does irk me when I get heavy tackled 3 times in a row and no foul is called.... It's still realistic about fouls...
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  3. Oct 4, 2014
    6
    Firstly, I don't think this game could deserve a zero unless you somehow played an advanced copy of FIFA 2050 and this game seems primitive inFirstly, I don't think this game could deserve a zero unless you somehow played an advanced copy of FIFA 2050 and this game seems primitive in comparison. Likewise, it does not deserve a ten unless the last football game you played was International Superstar Soccer on Super Nintendo. Now that would be a mind-blowing transition! I should also note that I'm reviewing this game primarily from a career/FUT mode perspective, and that at the moment I am playing at a Professional/World Class difficulty level (I have played exclusively at World Class difficulty for the last few years, but I'm struggling with FIFA 15); so, no, I am not a virtual superstar, and I'll have no choice but to tell you to jog on if the sole rebuttal you can provide is "youz jus suxxors at dis game."

    There's no doubt that the graphics and user interface update is smooth and beautiful - coming from FIFA 13, it's a marked improvement. The menu is far less clunky and navigating your way around the various modes and settings is easy. The actual game graphics are pleasant to look at, with the more realistic animations and crowds adding atmosphere. It would have been nice to have more video options than 0x/2x/4x MSAA and Low/High rendering quality, but that's a fairly minor gripe.

    However, despite the shiny new interface and the graphical realism, EA has consistently failed to address the underlying flaws that have been at the core of the franchise for a number of years. In fact, that's why I skipped 2014's version (and only the second time I skipped a FIFA game going back to FIFA 97). The tone and 'feel' of the game has changed significantly, now sporting a frenetic end-to-end battle that allows for very little build-up and no real midfield competition. Although this in itself doesn't seem that representative of football in reality, it's not as much of a problem compared to the AI. In some ways, it's the behaviour of the AI that exacerbates the absurdity of this play style. Friendly AI has practically remained unchanged for years: they remain static, rigid and lack any of the dynamic smarts or vision that the CPU AI enjoys at the higher difficulty levels. Friendly defenders get drawn out of position all over the place and don't react well to the way the attack is being setup, leaving massive gaps everywhere that inevitably results in you the AI having acres of space. Frankly, at the mid-to-upper difficulties, the defenders are mostly useless, with the player often frantically scrambling all over the shop to stop the opposition from scoring. Combine that with the champagne one-touch football that the CPU employs at World Class+, it seems like a losing battle, even if they don't score as often as they probably should.

    Of course, this wouldn't be such a major issue if it weren't for the fact that your attack, in terms of penetration and getting in and behind the defence, is like being Accrington Stanley vs Bayern Munich. It's practically impossible to play any tight one-twos near the D to get past their defensive wall, often having to resort to long shots or crossing just to create half-chances. I can only assume that the CPU AI defense are some kind of hive mind, each knowing exactly what the others will do and where to go accordingly. The semi-randomised shooting just compounds matters. Of course there is the counter-attack, which is a reasonably successful tactic, providing you can outpace the defense. Even should you beat the man, he will turn on a dime and catch up to you faster than the Flash on amphetamines, so it's never a done deal even when you manage to bypass the defender. Basically, FIFA 15 (and its predecessors) almost have two sets of rules and behaviours - one for your AI, and one for the CPUs. EA can bang out all the catchy slogans they want or talk about their new 'next-gen' mechanic, but it's not what they should be looking to improve. It's the core behaviour that needs an overhaul.

    Ultimate Team is practically unchanged to previous versions. This mode could probably use a bit of an overhaul - particularly when it comes to chemistry. I don't see why chemistry shouldn't increase as the team plays more together, with the degree of improvement linked to the skill of the player (e.g. that world class players are good enough to slot in new squads quickly, etc). Likewise, Career mode remains a staple that progresses much as it has before hand. Yet again, my favourite 'mode' is simply playing co-op leagues/tournaments with a couple of beers - it's about the only time I don't get irritated at FIFA's lack of genuine improvement and innovation.

    It's a fun game, don't get me wrong, and I'll like spend hundreds of hours playing it as I have with the others, but it's about time EA really pushed the envelope. It's a shame EA are such bastards with licensing, it could do with some serious competition to keep things moving forward instead of relying solely on yanking the status quo teat of the cash cow.
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  4. Sep 28, 2014
    2
    The game is good, but 1800 rubles per year? Wtf? Groundlessly very expensive comparing to other games. Could have give a discount to thouse,The game is good, but 1800 rubles per year? Wtf? Groundlessly very expensive comparing to other games. Could have give a discount to thouse, who have previous FIFA games. Expand
  5. Dec 5, 2014
    1
    Stupid scripting from professional mode onwards makes the game super unplayable (every team you go up against play like 11 Messis). Plenty ofStupid scripting from professional mode onwards makes the game super unplayable (every team you go up against play like 11 Messis). Plenty of bugs - I am currently stuck in a tournament mode where EA cant create games. Playing games should be enjoyable, not this frustrating. PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY. Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2014
    0
    Only 8 positive make 82 metascore...oh lol
    all magazine who kiss ea for assss
    EA selling same game from year to year same **** game is a
    Only 8 positive make 82 metascore...oh lol
    all magazine who kiss ea for assss
    EA selling same game from year to year same **** game is a pure reskin from Fifa 14.
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  7. Oct 19, 2014
    0
    Another 50$ upgrade? .Another 50$ upgrade? . . Expand

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