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  • Summary: FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch a new game-changing Player Impact Engine, which is a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    Finally the PC version of FIFA 12 features the same quality of its console counterpart, both in terms of graphics and gameplay. So you got some new, cool features: from Tactical Defending to Impact Engine, from a brand new career mode to Online Seasons. Maybe FIFA 12 is not the perfect soccer game, but it's damn close.
  2. Sep 28, 2011
    FIFA 12 takes several small steps forward that make it hard to go back to an older entry of the series in a matter of hours.
  3. Oct 7, 2011
    FIFA's series latest version makes enough enhancements to continue the saga forward march to perfect simulation. With the Impact Engine and Tactical Defending, there's too much to learn this time.
  4. Oct 5, 2011
    Fifa 12 may not be as well balanced as the predecessor, but the multitude of features compensates for that very well. A very good soccer simulation.
  5. Oct 7, 2011
    If you're looking for the most complete football game ever, stop looking. FIFA 12 has it all. And with the tweaks in gameplay it even offers a more challenging experience that will appeal to most football fanatics. What are you waiting for? Go get it!
  6. Oct 6, 2011
    One of those timeless classics that just can't go wrong. The new offensive and defensive features are a great addition to a gameplay already close to perfection.
  7. Nov 7, 2011
    Online multiplayer is FIFA 12's saving grace. Without it, it's a reasonably good game with fair graphics, deep defense system and a promising, albeit somewhat unnatural, player impact mechanics. With multiplayer, it's the best soccer game in quite some time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 49
  2. Negative: 11 out of 49
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    The tactical defending system is superb. You need to manage your player with high precision in both attack and defense. This makes it harder but also much more fun. The game benefit players who are tactical in their passing and movement, more than the game styles that just rush against the opponent's goal. The way it is played, it looks and feels as football do in real life. EA have taken a huge step forward with the game realism in this FIFA sequel. As a longtime FIFA player it take some time to get use to the new concept, but it is really worth it. I think I have managed to change the way to play the defense, but I have not grasped the dribbling yet. I see this as an inspiring challenging and hopefully it will improve my game ability, as well. It´s just one problem, I can´t stop playing. Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2011
    Perfect game! This is the best PC football, which i played in my life. I am the biggest PES fan, but I must admit that FIFA is much better this year.
  3. Oct 9, 2011
    The best game of a series! Realness of the physicist a new cursor all that that so didn't suffice! Simply excellent football simulator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2013
    A treat for all the football fans. This game is awesome. battle for possession makes it more interesting, good graphics, nice celebration moves, nice skill moves, the only thing I find it difficult is playing this game with the help of the keyboard. It makes it difficult to perform skill moves.
    Overall 9/10
    Graphics 8.6/10
    Controls 8/10
  5. Oct 4, 2014
    This, and PES 6, are hands down the best football games ever. The tactical defending and nerfs to finese shooting just **** nailed it. It doesn't have hardcore scripting like 13 or 14, nor it doesn't have those **** random first touches. Good player wins, simple, **** All you want from a "sports game".

    I don't get why people are **** about PC? Buy a controller, play the game with better graphics and lower price. You can switch over to PES 6 too.
  6. Jan 29, 2012
    I'll start with an overall rating. FIFA 12 PC (keyboard player) Gameplay: 3 Graphics: 8 Realism: 6 Menu: 7 Overall: 6. So far, the gameplay is the worst of all FIFA PC. Although the graphics is the best of all FIFA PC's.
    FIFA is the most unpredictable game soccer game ever published. You can win out of nowhere from the best, and you can loose from the worst. (example: Manager mode Schalke 04 played a match against Bayern who was on the top of the league with a lot of points ahead of number too. I managed to win 5-0, I was amazed, I never thought I could actually acomplish that. I didn't do it a second time either. Then I played a 3th league team. Which I defeaded after replaying it 5 times. I kept on getting goals against in the last minutes 87, 88. 89 and 90+) This is just one of the many, many, many examples.

    )Tactical defending, fail, leave it, do something else.
    )I lost games because of the self injury (wtf) because of 'OUTOFNOWHERE' ouch I am hurt I am not controlable anymore.
    )Impact engine, amazing. Only fail lots of lots of times.
    )Players have no sense in the game, they don't know when to expect a pass or how to walk for a thruw ball when countering. The players are just footballplayers who play individualy, there is no team spirit in them. Hard to discribe, many will understand.
    )Passing/thruwball makes no sense. The passing sucks, first of all. You pass to someone and it sometimes changes direction... or you just don't add enough power so it's really bad pass. Normal passes or like thruw balls many times, and the other way around.
    )CPU is great at long balls, really.
    -CPU is just BAD, seriously, fifa work on it..
    -CPU has the abilty to walk thruw your defends.. if you know what I mean, probably do.
    Just zig zag thruw the defenders while the defenders try to get the ball and faith away when they left there foot.
    It's just a complete mess when an attacker gets in 16 box.
    -CPU knows how to avoid tackles like a really big BOSSW.
    -CPU is just **** up, FIX IT.

    -Skill moves are no more.

    I don't know but It's really FIFA 12 PC, not 360.. If people want to play it with a xbox controller they will get a 360 themself.. OKAY. I will be able tell more, but I wont let fifa down to much. It's a perfect '6' game.
    Make FIFA 13 PC (KEYBOARDDD!) forget FIFA 12 PC.

    Take care.

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