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  • Summary: EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer on PS Vita gives you the same physics-based, data driven technology that powers FIFA gameplay on PlayStation 3. Take part in eight different game modes, including 11 vs. 11, Tournament Mode with over 50 real-world competitions, a full in-depth Career Mode, and head-to-head online. Innovations that utilize a rear touch pad and touchscreen create an intelligent and unique gameplay experience. Rear touch pad shooting delivers pin-point accuracy and removes the element of "hit and hope" from shooting and touchscreen passing opens up the field of play for more creative and precision passing. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. It's intuitive, and we loved the precision it allows on tight through passes. [Apr 2012, p.59]
  2. Apr 3, 2012
    What's great about FIFA Soccer on the Vita isn't just how it plays and looks now, but what EA should be capable of doing on the handheld in the future.
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    As a launch title this is a good recommendation if you don't have FIFA 12 in another plataform, or if you are such a football fan that you need to carry your game everywhere. A promising start of football games in the system.
  4. Feb 13, 2012
    Despite some omissions in FIFA Football, it's as close to the full-blown console versions as a portable FIFA game has ever got, playing a precise, challenging, and--most importantly--exciting game of football. The great gameplay is backed up by a slick presentation with easy-to-navigate menus, well-delivered commentary, and crisp, detailed visuals. Deep single-player modes and smooth online play ensure you have plenty to keep you occupied as well.
  5. Feb 24, 2012
    An excellent first shot on target, FIFA on Vita may not pack as much detail and features as the console players, but the combination of slick touchscreen and button controls make it well worth picking.
  6. Feb 17, 2012
    It's not quite on a par with the latest console versions but it's remarkably close, in terms of both form and function.
  7. Feb 13, 2012
    It's got enough content for you to get through a few career mode seasons while you wait for a likely iteration timed for the 2013 season that's loaded with features. But make no mistake, it's not FIFA 12, and despite the cover athletes, you'll be disappointed if you dive into this one with expectations of the latest console experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Feb 16, 2012
    Played this the other day, its actually very good. Considering its on a handheld its actually amazing how much of the experience has been ported onto the vita. It plays a little less well than its ps3/360 counterpart but its a very good start and I will be buying it ASAP. I was going to give it an 8 or 9 but since we have a loser spamming the page with low reviews because he has no life I'am levelling it out a bit. Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2012
    If, like me, you are used to playing the PSP and ipod versions of FIFA then prepare to be absolutely amazed at how good this looks and plays. It IS the console FIFA experience on a handheld. Honestly, it's superb and the one game I've returned to since my Vita arrived. People might have a gripe with the lack of online features and that the game is ported from FIFA 11. This isn't a problem for me as I'm not a big online gamer. There is head to head though and the other game modes, like be a pro, are all there. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2012
    Really great game. Has similar graphics like FIFA 12 on PS3! Unbelievable. Highly recommended. I'm satisfied with everything including the Vita specials (touchpad for shooting free-kicks), though the touch passing is quite cumbersome. Otherwise, it's a great game. Bad thing is this is not FIFA 12 so that means you can't connect with PS3 players, but otherwise, awesome game. Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2012
    I've played soccer my whole life and this is the closest Sim yet, my only issues are with the passing it can be hard to get your finger exactly where you want. And no create team option. The shooting's extremely fun, especially for someone who has played soccer and knows where to shoot contrast to the goalie with a simple touch in the upper corner on the back, you can almost always score. The career as either the player or the manager is fun, the player manger... not so much, with the manager you need to be smart to be successful as the fans will request certain players and you must choose if you can afford them, the exact opposite as a player teams offer you contracts you need to pick your favorite offer. The game is fun but flawed so it got 8/10 Expand
  5. May 28, 2012
    It's a good game, it's fun, good graphics, definitely a good adaptation to PS Vita. Using the touch screen and rear touch panel are interesting for try, but it is very difficult to play all the time with that.
    It certainly is an adaptation of FIFA 11 (Is very similar to FIFA 11 for PS3) and not FIFA 12, which in my opinion deducts points, also missing Euro 2012 and updates like Teams, Squads, etc. No "Cross Play" with the PS3 :(
    The online mode has several problems, I think that's why that doesn't require "Online Pass"
    To date, FIFA Soccer fot PS Vita is the best soccer game on a portable console.
  6. Nov 17, 2012
    This game is great hands down! However, there is serveral flaws about this game. To start off, the makers of this game made the offical's.. How do I call it, unfair. There's many "fouls" that the offical's don't call and simply I would get booked for a yellow card for a little push against the computer. All in all, its really a great game. One of the best sports game vita can ever have for soccer fans! Expand
  7. Feb 28, 2012
    Copy paste sequel, feels rather gimmicky, especially with the second touchpad on the back, the use of which I just don't enjoy. Not worth money for a full game release. Expand

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