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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: 40 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Sep 23, 2014
    93
    FIFA 15 takes the series into a whole other level with gameplay that betters the surmounting hype that threatened to engulf it.
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    90
    In a series that is synonymous with incremental improvements, FIFA 15 manages to feel like more of an evolutionary leap.
  3. Sep 29, 2014
    90
    FIFA 15's improvements don't jump out right away, but they rapidly manifest themselves in smarter teammates, livelier stadiums, and more tactical gameplay.
  4. Sep 26, 2014
    80
    On the pitch this is soccer at its finest, even though the defense seems to be weakened. But off the pitch you get a patchwork of more or less untouched game modes, half-hearted emotions and inconsistent atmosphere that favors the English Premier League.
  5. Nov 25, 2014
    80
    Is it overflowing with newness for anyone that’s already gorged the past year’s soccer bounty? Nope. But it’s still the very best soccer game in town.
  6. Oct 7, 2014
    80
    A marvelous soccer game, and it's certainly better than FIFA 14, but the series' improvements felt even more marginal this year. The game captures the thrill of soccer unlike ever before, but the new, emotional player animations are only a small addition to what was already a great product.
  7. Oct 7, 2014
    58
    FIFA 15 could’ve been brilliant. The presentation, different modes and gameplay are top notch, but the online gameplay often doesn’t function like it should. It’s strange to realise what we’re willing to accept just to play a football game, but the simple truth is that there is not a good alternative right now. The game is passable, but PES 2015 has a serious chance to win the cup this year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 230
  1. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    Incredible! Emotional and very powerful. Looks like a really match, Fans is amazing. There are voice is powerful. Ball physics is really good.Incredible! Emotional and very powerful. Looks like a really match, Fans is amazing. There are voice is powerful. Ball physics is really good. Thanks EA.. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    9
    If you truly understand the game of football, you can appreciate the changes made to the mechanics of FIFA 15. The ball control, andIf you truly understand the game of football, you can appreciate the changes made to the mechanics of FIFA 15. The ball control, and randomness of how the ball deflects around the pitch is amazing. In most sports games, the ball/puck is pretty much stuck to a player at all times, which shouldn't be the case. When I'm playing FIFA 15 it truly feels like a 50/50 ball is up for grabs.

    The atmosphere, pitch deterioration, and commentary is all next level.

    If you love football or are just a casual fan, pick this game up!
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  3. Jan 20, 2015
    8
    First of all, anyone who gives this game a 10 or a 0 can safely be ignored. I've played this game probably over 100 hours to date, and whileFirst of all, anyone who gives this game a 10 or a 0 can safely be ignored. I've played this game probably over 100 hours to date, and while it's a mixed bag, it still comes out on the better side of soccer games. For my review, I will mainly concentrate on gameplay and things that have a major impact on the user experience, because those are ultimately what determine the replay value of a sports game.

    On that note, here's what I've found to be good in FIFA 15:
    - shooting is much improved and is more enjoyable than before. There's still a lot of shots (particularly volleys) that go off target, but on the whole you have better control over your shots than ever before. I've managed to score some absolutely stunning goals in FIFA 15.
    - Passing is also quite good, and the computer AI has been tightened up.
    - ball control is better than ever before, allowing you to pull of some nifty dribbles.

    As for my gripes, there's plenty of those, many of which have been carried over from previous FIFA titles:
    - player switching on defense is still maddeningly random, causing you to pull players out of position because the AI assigns a relatively random defender for you when you tap L1. (PES is SO much better at this).
    - your computer controlled team mates still don't care about loose balls, at all. They'll just jog blissfully ignorantly in a random direction instead of dashing to the loose ball to create or prevent a scoring chance. Combine this with the faulty player switching and you've got an explanation for a couple of swear words in every game.
    - the computer controlled defenders play way too passively, no matter what setting you put it on (I've tried to put the AI on 100% pressure and 100% aggression, and it only makes a relatively minor difference.). This makes it frustrating for those of you who (like me) want to play high pressure defense and force quick turnovers a la Barca or Bayern Munich. Put another way, the defense is designed to play with a more patient and conservative approach, but come on, this is a video game!
    - the menus are still SO slow. I was sure this would be fixed on PS4, but nope, looks like that's just the way they've been coded. Bizarre and maddening.
    - while the gameday updates to squads are a great feature, most of us don't want to play without our star players even if they're injured or on international duty in real life. Forcing us to manually put all the top players back into the starting lineup takes 2-5 minutes of precious time before every game. Really, EA? You want us to fiddle with the lineups that much every freaking time?! Why not adopt a feature from PES that made the computer put all the best players on each position by a single touch of the button?

    While I am waiting for these faults to be fixed in the future, I have to admit that although they are all quite maddening, they are all relatively minor and don't distract too much from an otherwise very solid football game.

    For FIFA 16, I just wish EA don't just keep adding new features for the sake of marketing, but actually go back and fix the most glaring ones from previous versions.

    Having said all that, if soccer is your game of choice, this is as good as it gets, and it's very good. Just don't buy it expecting perfection.
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  4. Oct 1, 2014
    5
    I'm very surprised that people are giving this game a score above 5. I've played the fifa 15 demo and the Pes 2014 demo. Fifa just looks andI'm very surprised that people are giving this game a score above 5. I've played the fifa 15 demo and the Pes 2014 demo. Fifa just looks and plays awful in comparison. The only thing Fifa has is History and the licensing. Expand
  5. Oct 15, 2014
    3
    Fifa use to be a great simulation game since 08 and now that's a big arcade game, even PES 2 was more realist. Even if the offline part wasFifa use to be a great simulation game since 08 and now that's a big arcade game, even PES 2 was more realist. Even if the offline part was really good as usually, the online is a real disaster. Games look like everything except football. What a shame. But people who doesn't like football may enjoy this game. Expand
  6. Feb 18, 2015
    0
    This game is so poorly and lazily made that it makes me angry. There is no possible excuse to sell this game for full price every year whenThis game is so poorly and lazily made that it makes me angry. There is no possible excuse to sell this game for full price every year when this game is so buggy and broken. Do not buy this game under any circumstances you're just encouraging them to make more. Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2014
    0
    Fifa 15 is absolutely **** to say it out loud. The feeling of playing the game is completely lost. I have played fifa since 2006 and i haveFifa 15 is absolutely **** to say it out loud. The feeling of playing the game is completely lost. I have played fifa since 2006 and i have loved it since, but this is madness, how can a fifa game be so **** I really don't know. The feeling of controlling the player isn't even close to be there Expand

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