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  • Summary: FIFA Soccer 12 brings a new physics engine into the soccer gameplay.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
  3. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    100
    From standard Exhibitions to the Ultimate Team card game, everything about FIFA 12 is superb. This is sports gaming excellence personified.
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    95
    FIFA 12 takes realism to an all-time high in sports games. The innovative changes in gameplay mechanics, much needed changes to career mode, and additional online modes makes this one of the most complete FIFA packages to date. If you're a true football fan, you'd be remiss to pass up FIFA 12 - even if you own FIFA 11.
  3. Games Master UK
    Sep 25, 2011
    94
    The freshest and most fearless FIFA in living memory. We can't wait to see what they do next. [Nov 2011, p.73]
  4. Sep 26, 2011
    90
    Last year's game had a bare career mode and titles before that only produced incremental changes, but FIFA 12 delivers satisfying results in both its gameplay and career mode.
  5. 90
    While the new defensive control scheme is certainly a bold move, it is a double-edged sword that may alienate veteran players at first. It does grow on you over time, but prepare to set aside some time to learn the new system.
  6. Sep 27, 2011
    90
    When all is said and done, the fundamentals of the sport are extremely well represented, and as of this writing you'd be hard pressed to find a better soccer game.
  7. Sep 27, 2011
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 100
  2. Negative: 23 out of 100
  1. Oct 27, 2011
    10
    I have to give this game full marks for the addition of one feature this year.... the head to head leagues! What a stroke of genius, givingI have to give this game full marks for the addition of one feature this year.... the head to head leagues! What a stroke of genius, giving you the fun of online gameplay, still with goals to reach and acheivements to complete but without meaning you have the play Ultimate Team!

    The Ultimate Team concept is brilliant, however it is far too easy for those sad acts out there to buy boost cards for every players and have a full team of Usain Bolts running around the pitch, WHY??? These stat boost cards need to be removed from the game. You don't see Kenny Dalglish saying to Gerrard 'you're not quick enough son, here's some extra pace for you'. Players are who they are and are good at what they do, lets eliminate the ability to make poor players into world beaters

    The graphics this year are great, although there are too many generic faces still on too many well known players. I appreciate it must be time consuming to re create people, but surely those world renowned faces deserve a little bit of effort, don't they?!?!

    Overall though, vastly enjoyable with a brilliant career mode and a new online feature that has been the missing link all along. Well done EA
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  2. Sep 30, 2011
    10
    Anyone rating this game below 8 hasn't played it. This game is smooth, smart and polished. Best FIFA I've played so far and that is saying aAnyone rating this game below 8 hasn't played it. This game is smooth, smart and polished. Best FIFA I've played so far and that is saying a lot. Well done EA. Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. FIFA Soccer 12 the most beautiful I've ever played, compared to the previous chapter improvements everywhere in every respect, clean graphics and sharp, contrasting ever more real and stunning ball physics also comment more precise and effective. Lacking only the champions and official competitions of the UEFA and then the perfection is near. If the next chapter will be added to this there will be no challenge from other football video games. FIFA 12 the number one. fifa 12 the best ever. Congratulations !!!!! sports and it's in the game!! Expand
  4. Apr 20, 2012
    8
    While the improvements made in the FIFA series in FIFA 12 from FIFA 11 make the game seem way more realistic and fun, there are someWhile the improvements made in the FIFA series in FIFA 12 from FIFA 11 make the game seem way more realistic and fun, there are some consequences for that. FIFA is back with yet another beautiful game with an all new physics engine which showcases more realistic collisions with players and more realistic ball movement. Any player moving from FIFA 11 to FIFA 12 is in for a big wake up call however, for the entire defensive side of the ball is changed with manual tackles required and no longer a full press with the click of a button. The players ranges in FIFA 12 are much more noticeably longer for there a lot more goals from outside the box. Any FIFA 11 player is going to have trouble dealing with the new defensive scheme for there are barely any instruction besides the small tutorial at the beginning of the game. This has been a recurring issue for the FIFA series to me, there has never been an in depth tutorial on any of the new aspects added to the game which leaves the gamer to basically figure it out on there own. Old time FIFA players like myself had trouble dealing with the defensive change just like the new pk style change in the previous FIFA's. Besides the new defensive scheme EA also added a cup challenge which is kind of like a tournament that you work your way through in order to reach a cup based on the division you are in. The division style is a lot like the skill level in the previous FIFA's but the cup challenge is a totally new aspect of the series. I think it is a great addition to the series, if only they could build a campaign worth play (hint to EA members :) ) Overall FIFA 12 shows us why it is still one of the best sports games out there even though it might take you some time before you can pull your own messi moment online. Expand
  5. Feb 28, 2012
    7
    The two major additions in FIFA 12 are well thought. In the case of tactical defending, it is also well built, but the new impact engine isThe two major additions in FIFA 12 are well thought. In the case of tactical defending, it is also well built, but the new impact engine is somehow still in development, thrown into the game as a skipping stone, a placeholder. AI slightly changed for the better, providing a more valuable single player career mode, on the other hand making it impossible to prevail in the infamous "legendary" level.
    The main reason why FIFA (as well as other sports simulations) can't represent the best experience if compared to the actual game they are inspired by is the way they are implemented. Improvements, technological new aspects or graphical measures are injected on a too complicated basis, result of many years of development. A stack way too difficult to handle.
    The new online features are amazingly balanced and literally multiply the fun. That is the real improved side of the game, which is by far the best soccer game ever but does not reach the level of realism we are expecting this deep into gaming history.
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  6. Jul 1, 2012
    5
    I have to admit, I have watched as FIFA has slowly become better and better each year. Last year was great, so that's why they probablyI have to admit, I have watched as FIFA has slowly become better and better each year. Last year was great, so that's why they probably haven't changed anything. Its the same game. If you are reading this and are like, "but the new pro++ stuff and there's more precise shooting and people have changed and..." shut up. The gaming community have raped call of duty for not changing its game engine so why hasn't anyone attacked this, £40 for a game which you are likely to already have? It un-acceptable. Its the same good game though so you can't fault that. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2011
    0
    The GK exploit ruins this game on H2H online modes!
    If someone wants to play against the AI CPU, there is the offline modes.
    If someone like
    The GK exploit ruins this game on H2H online modes!
    If someone wants to play against the AI CPU, there is the offline modes.
    If someone like to play like a gk, put it as option in the pre-config, previously to online selection. (taking it off would be better).
    An exploit is always an exploit. and online, it kills the online spirit and the human factor.
    online is made to play against humans, not AI CPU!
    Hope they removed it in the next very very faraway patch...
    It would be a good policy from EA, to announce a decision about this issue
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