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Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 46
  2. Negative: 7 out of 46

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  1. Jul 28, 2013
    The idea of creating a more arcade style, quicker paced spin-off of the hugely popular FIFA series was certainly a sound one, after all it worked pretty well with the NBA Street series. Unfortunately however, when it came to the execution EA got virtually everything wrong.

    Even played against a friend it was difficult to garner much enjoyment from the game and I could spend all day
    listing the huge number of flaws that prevent it from even being considered average, just a few examples of this are listed below:
    - Terrible ball physics with players seemingly having the ball stuck to the feet.
    - Too much focus on being able to perform worthless tricks rather than actually playing soccer.
    - The special 'Gamebreaker' shots are a waste of time.
    - A terrible selection of 'rap' music and a truly obnoxious game announcer.
    - Winning is far more reliant on luck than skill.
    - Dull single player career mode.

    I could go on but by now you should have realised that this is one to avoid.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. The main single-player mode is fairly short and repetitive as well, so with no online play, FIFA won't be in your rotation for long unless you've got some soccer-obsessed pals.
  2. An oversimplified career mode, lack of game modes, shoddy dribbling physics (the ball seems magnetically tied to a dribbler's feet), and complete lack of responsiveness mean you should wait for the sequel to get your kicks.
  3. 60
    The controls just aren’t responsive. You’ll never feel like your player is doing what you want, when you want.