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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: 34 out of 48
  2. Negative: 11 out of 48
  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. Dec 17, 2011
    FIFA was a great game. it has every thing that a good game need.but actually it is really hard to work with the menu.and it has another problem that is the time of the game.i do nat want to play for 10 min but i force you to play at least 4 min for a half. i think 8 is good for this game. Expand
  6. Oct 4, 2011
    FIFA2012 is a nice new engine with the all time long lacking depth. The collision engine is certainly pretty and spectacular, but the fluidity from one animation to another is abrupt. This engine needs work or more motion capture as most players are a type.

    Defensively it is ok, but does not have the IA the new PES has. It still feels too arcadey and easy to defend. Offensively it is just horrid, all goals are extremely similar and the ball physics is just not real. I'm sorry but the shooting animations coupled with a bad ball flight and awkward curls just make this game fun but definitely not football. The king has left his throne this year.

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