Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    90
    A pure, fun and addictive gaming experience that brings back in full throttle the beloved arcade football (or soccer) game of the previous generation. Simply put, this is a must have for football lovers.
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    90
    FIFA Street offers months of entertainment and is just downright fun to play whichever mode you choose. It is a breath of fresh air to see Street showing the respectful side that competitive "street" sports have.
  3. 90
    It's a welcome alternative for veterans, but even folks relatively unfamiliar with soccer will find a lot to love here.
  4. Mar 20, 2012
    87
    The presentation is fantastic, and the robust tour mode has enough for the RPG fan in me to smile. The game is not overly difficult to understand.
  5. May 19, 2012
    85
    Although you wouldn't be able to tell at a glance, Fifa Street offers an especially broad number of challenges, modes and extra's. Take the excellent gameplay into account and Fifa Street definitely earns a spot in your collection.
  6. Mar 20, 2012
    85
    It is not perfect and we will seldom experience some strange situations and player collition issues, but it is a great new start for the series, and we hope EA to keep fostering this sort of arcade gameplay.
  7. Mar 20, 2012
    85
    FIFA Street proves that some solutions and ideas never get old - fast street football, great competitiveness and fighting to the last second work perfectly. A variety of different game modes make sure that everyone should find something interesting and the opportunity to create unique trick combinations and actions ignites imagination.
  8. Mar 17, 2012
    85
    A nice reboot from EA Sports, graphics is more realistic, but the fun remains the same. Gorgeous World Tour campaign and cutting edge online modes.
  9. Mar 15, 2012
    85
    The tour mode is one of the best campaign's found in a sports game yet, with the leveling of the players on your squad creating a bond that I didn't think possible for this type of game.
  10. Mar 15, 2012
    85
    If you're looking for an alternative to the classic FIFA big field play and enjoy acrobatic tricks, FIFA Street is a good choice. Likely to really shine not as a replacement for FIFA 12, but as a fun alternative.
  11. Mar 13, 2012
    85
    Overall FIFA Street is a fantastic title for those who are looking to get their soccer fix.
  12. Apr 3, 2012
    83
    A great footy spin-off just lacking the content to hit the big time. Hardcore fans will love it. [May 2012, p.81]
  13. Mar 15, 2012
    83
    With all new graphics and some FIFA-12-borrowed features like Personality+ and the Impact-Engine FIFA Street is a great reboot of the series. Despite a sometimes unfair AI and minor technical issues, the mixture of mind-blowing tricks and fast football-action is as fun as ever. And due to a motivating career-mode and a lot of original FIFA-licenses, Street-Fans will be occupied for weeks.
  14. Mar 13, 2012
    83
    I might not be the biggest soccer fan in the world, but I love the depiction of it in FIFA Street. Action stays close, the game's modes feel incredibly varied and it's an intense version of the sport.
  15. May 11, 2012
    82
    EA Sports makes a successful return to street football. FIFA Street is a fluid and enjoyable experience, although it lacks the depth of its father. Bring aboard a friend or two to enjoy it even more. [May 2012]
  16. Mar 16, 2012
    82
    After SSX this is the second successful reboot for former EA Sports Big franchises: With FIFA 12 as foundation the mechanics in Street feel much more down-to-earth compared to the predecessors without losing their arcade touch. But physics and AI still need improvement.
  17. Mar 15, 2012
    81
    Overall, FIFA Street is a huge step up from previous years.
  18. 80
    Successful and colorful spin-off of "major" FIFA series is great to play and with its plenty of modes it will last you a really long time. [Apr 2012]
  19. Apr 23, 2012
    80
    The new installment of FIFA Street is the precise shape of how its creators wanted to evolve the game concept that we took as worn out and dead. The realistic approach suits the game the most. Nonetheless its overall feel is stylish and attractive. This is the best freestyle football game, not only of the EA series, so far.
  20. Apr 2, 2012
    80
    The single-player experience is deep enough to keep gamers coming back, and the online experience is as smooth as silk. Real teams, with real players, and a plethora of fancy tricks and player moves...once gamers get used to the controls and gameplay, FIFA Street turns out to be a rock-solid experience.
  21. Mar 24, 2012
    80
    There is a lot crammed into FIFA Street and on first glance it may seem like a cash in title with little depth, however scratch beneath that surface and there is a game that is anything but shallow. Aside from poor online features, which are the only blight on the game, FIFA Street is a wonderful entry into the sports genre.
  22. Mar 23, 2012
    80
    Fifa Street's new cooler, slicker presentation sits better with the game than I first imagined. Yes, it's a far cry from the arcade-like iterations of yesteryear, but in truth it's all the better for it.
  23. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    FIFA Street is an interesting title, able to bring new life to the brand. If you are looking for a fun and immediate soccer game this is the one you are looking for.
  24. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    Despite some really strange development choices like limited multiplayer and no pro teams on career mode, FIFA Street is a good game. Gameplay mechanics are incredibly solid and functional, so the game is capable to involve gamers interested in football and street football equally.
  25. Mar 19, 2012
    80
    Something a bit different from the annual update they've come to love. It's another triumph for EA Canada.
  26. Mar 16, 2012
    80
    The new direction works; it's brilliantly fun and nicely diverse. Easily the best Fifa Street to date.
  27. Mar 16, 2012
    80
    FIFA Street's unique brand of trick-fuelled football is heaps of fast-paced, stylish fun.
  28. Mar 16, 2012
    80
    FIFA Street finally realises the potential of a franchise that was lacking identity. By eradicating any silliness from the past, EA has crafted a thoughtful, challenging and consistently entertaining title that celebrates the nuances of football.
  29. Mar 15, 2012
    80
    It exists as both a worthy companion to FIFA – providing a quick, fun multiplayer fix – but also as a primer for those who are put off by FIFA's precipitous learning curve yet still want to kick around a digital ball with friends.
  30. Mar 15, 2012
    80
    A very entertaining game, with a fresh and immediate gameplay suitable also to people who aren't great soccer sims lovers, even if a little bit encumbered by its managerial side. Perfect for amusing evenings with friends.
  31. Mar 21, 2012
    78
    It's far better suited as a quick kick-around, 'pick up and play game' than it's older and far more serious FIFA sibling - especially with friends.
  32. Apr 4, 2012
    77
    Overall, this is a fun game, yes. I will find myself playing it quite often until Euro 2012 comes out. But consider this title for what it is. EA chose not to call this the 4th installment for a reason -- This is a new attempt at repackaging an old Franchise.
  33. Apr 30, 2012
    76
    Fifa Street is a fun and at times outrageously flashy soccer game with plenty of moves and excitement to satisfy soccer lovers. Unfortunately the game slows down tremendously while on the defensive and an odd teammate switching system and unreliable AI hinder the game from being truly great.
  34. Mar 15, 2012
    74
    If you're looking for the soccer equivalent to NFL or NBA Street, this isn't it. If you want an accessible alternative to the "big brother" FIFA, check this out.
  35. Mar 13, 2012
    73
    This series hasn't diverged wildly from its roots, but at least it's finally fashioned itself into the creative, trick-filled game it was always supposed to be, but never really achieved.
  36. Apr 20, 2012
    70
    FIFA Street is a solid street soccer experience that feels very familiar to FIFA 12 and yet still feels like its own game. The game has an incredible first impression but I didn't feel like the game had the staying power that would make me want to come back to it weeks or months down the road. There is no denying I had a lot of fun with FIFA Street sadly the fun curve starts dwindling faster than the developers were hoping for.
  37. Apr 12, 2012
    70
    Letting players quit online matches without any repercussions is an unforgivable and incomprehensible decision by EA Sports and completely kills the multiplayer mode. Apart from that it's a fun game. [May 2012, p.56]
  38. Mar 19, 2012
    70
    FIFA Street serves as a terrific appetizer and dessert when served with a standard FIFA 12 meal, with its bite-sized chunks and freewheeling vibe juxtaposed nicely against its simulation cousin's oh-so-serious mentality.
  39. 70
    Given that FIFA 12 is crammed with modes and teams, FIFA Street feels lightweight, with only a handful of licensed club leagues on offer and a main menu bereft of choice. Still, if you're getting bored of FIFA and like your football a little more vibrant, this is a decent if not essential choice.
  40. Mar 15, 2012
    70
    It's as gritty as a corporate luncheon, but this is a worthwhile, if lightweight, alternative to FIFA 12 - even if it still doesn't fulfil the potential of the concept.
  41. Mar 13, 2012
    67
    This is a game for people who feel "regular" soccer is too slow and methodical. It's like watching those old And One basketball tapes or going to a Globetrotters game. It's technically soccer but it's faster, looser, not terribly realistic and ideal to play against a buddy when there's 30 minutes to kill and you want to get in a handful of matches and talk a little smack in the process.
  42. Apr 20, 2012
    60
    As it stands, there isn't enough here to warrant a purchase unless you're really hankering for some video game soccer.
  43. 60
    Fun in short bursts, but ultimately lacking in polish, balance and a clear idea of what it even is in the first place. [Issue#83, p.80]
  44. Apr 2, 2012
    60
    Too many factors feel randomized and the animations looks great but takes too long to finish up. Still, an easy-going game that might be the starting point of a nice franchise comeback.
  45. Mar 14, 2012
    60
    Has lots of tricks, but they are tricks that soon get old.
  46. Mar 15, 2012
    50
    Spinning around an opponent is fun enough, but the lack of of variety in game modes leaves you hanging after a few trips to the court. The latest FIFA Street could be the foundation of a great game down the line; it just isn't one now.
  47. Apr 13, 2012
    45
    This reboot takes itself too seriously -- every texture is spit-shined and gleaming, every animation wrought with care -- without the self-awareness to sacrifice technical sophistication for ease of use. FIFA Street is enjoyable only under the best circumstances, before the engine and the sheer density of barely distinguishable, locked-out moves take over.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Mar 13, 2012
    6
    A hugely anticipated return of the FIFA Street series has finally arrived. And while on the outset it might look ok, the insides of the game are unfortunately lacking quite a bit....The games bulk of action is the World Tour mode, here you take on the AI in a range of gametypes as you build your way up from Regional to World Level. You begin by playing downloaded teams from your region and end by taking on the worlds best. Later in the mode you also get to recruit some of the real life players you play against.....The offline portion of the game is very enjoyable if you like the AI, but many people won't, on the hard setting it seems to vary too much with some games you are unable to even touch the ball and some you can easily walk through. But luckily for the tournaments sections, you can choose to play online...... Now speaking about online, the part of a normal FIFA game that a majority are only interested in. Some will like the online portion but as i have seen so far, many are very very dissapointed. When you step online you have the option of Street Seasons (H2H Seasons from FIFA12), games against friends, or Online Team Play. But no matter where you go, you will NOT be able to use any of the many real life club teams, which begs the question, why is there so much choice in teams, it seems a huge waste. You will also be shocked to see the lack of Last Man Standing, or Panna, or any custom settings online, this leads to some games completely lacking skills as there is no incentive to perform them, again, a big waste........The game has great customisation, its enjoyable levelling your team up and working through world tour, but i fear the game will become boring fast and the lack of MP options doesn't help........ ++Levelling, Customisation, Core Gameplay, Taking your Team Online....- - Lack of MP Options, Waste of Potential, Tedious AI, Often Problematic Impact Engine/Wall Gameplay. Full Review »
  2. Mar 14, 2012
    10
    dis is da sikest fifa eva u can do cool triks to mug off ure frends and make em look rite foolish me and ma m8 banterus b fink its awsome MUST BY dis game or ill shank ya. Full Review »
  3. Mar 13, 2012
    10
    Amazingly fun addition to the FIFA franchise, this game is packed with content and fun. To be able to pull off some the tricks and make your friends feel stupid is such a great feeling, this is addictive and amazing and is a MUST BUY! Full Review »