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  • Summary: Games are won and lost in the midfield - in FIFA 16, the midfield matters. Stay in possession with patient build-up play or ping clinical passes through space to start an attack.

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FIFA 16 - Gameplay Features: No Touch Dribbling with Lionel Messi
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 22, 2015
    90
    FIFA 16 can be stubborn and stifling, but it feels gloriously new, and having to learn fresh strategies and nuances in a game series like this is an almost-forgotten pleasure.
  2. Sep 27, 2015
    89
    Looks like FIFA 15, but it's a better game. FIFA 16 improves the gameplay and is on par with PES 2016 again.
  3. Oct 11, 2015
    87
    FIFA 16 may be the best solution, this year, for anyone looking for a football sim on the PC platform. This is mostly a result of its competition being a very bad port for PC and EA Sports playing it safe when it comes to the franchise. There might not be vast improvements from its predecessor, but FIFA 16 does have some, resulting in a game that is an awful lot of fun to play.
  4. Sep 29, 2015
    80
    Gameplay changes are substantial, but not always in the right direction. Nevertheless, the new FIFA is still a very robust and rewarding production. FIFA 16 is not a blast from first match but gains our respect with each season.
  5. Sep 22, 2015
    78
    All these adjustments to animation, dribbling, and shooting lead to what EA is calling Moments of Magic, which feels like a misguided attempt to define something that’sbeen part of FIFA for years.
  6. Sep 29, 2015
    76
    Still the best football game you can buy for your rig, but FIFA 16 feels unambitious.
  7. Oct 1, 2015
    70
    Something of a return to form after 15, but sooner rather than later EA will need to stop re-arranging pieces of their existing code and actually develop a properly new and substantial FIFA engine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 58
  2. Negative: 44 out of 58
  1. Sep 22, 2015
    10
    Best football game in the market, PES has again lost against FIFA. It has improved everything that was poor made in FIFA 15, added new modesBest football game in the market, PES has again lost against FIFA. It has improved everything that was poor made in FIFA 15, added new modes to FUT and career mode. It's fluid, slower which makes it realistic and the visuals are great.
    If you want a great football game, this is your game.
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  2. Oct 1, 2015
    9
    After FIFA 15, great game so far!

    Positioning is the key for this game. FIFA 16 is a game that, you have to play with ball in the midfield.
    After FIFA 15, great game so far!

    Positioning is the key for this game. FIFA 16 is a game that, you have to play with ball in the midfield. If you are a risk taker in a serious amount, get ready to lose lots of matches.

    You have to be very patient and make the right call. Losing the ball in 2nd area mostly result conceding a goal.

    You cannot take the ball through midfield to the forward, just because your player is fast. You need to hide the ball watch the (mostly the second) defenders and do your trick.

    The thing that I like is the passing. Players have to turn their faces in order to make a smooth pass. Crossing is not easy like the old games if you have a defender next to you, it is better to pass it back or a fancy trick to feint the defender.

    Knowing every single button on your joystick gives you a huge advantage. You cannot go into penalty area easily just because you know using the right stick. It is better to read in game button commands. Just do not cry if you do not want to.

    I almost forgot, running at the first half with full speed will cause you to play with zero stamina at the end of 20 minutes. This feature helped me a lot against only runner players. I score mostly after the minute of 75. Just put your team on defensive stance, focus on defending like a boss and watch your opponent tear at the end of the game.

    Game has some negative sides which can be seen on other games. However, you cannot exploit lots of things and it is a good game in my opinion.
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  3. Sep 24, 2015
    4
    Well, another year another FIFA. Every year I play this game and I think to myself: " this game can be much better". I don't know why EAWell, another year another FIFA. Every year I play this game and I think to myself: " this game can be much better". I don't know why EA keeping such low standards. The graphics is the same as fifa 15, and the gameplay is pretty much the same except it is slower this time and that's a good thing in my opinion.
    Positive:
    + It's still fifa... the same formula that we get each year.
    +The gameplay is slower, in my opinion that's a good thing.
    +Cool celebrations

    Negatives:
    - As to release, there are some bugs that I believe will be fixed:
    * I can see the power of the shot/pass of my opponent
    * the names of the player displayed having the ball sometimes are incorrect
    - The movement of the players still feels unnatural and clumsy
    - Goalkeepers are still very bad (!). Especially on one on one situation, they don't slide towards the ball (the same problem was in Fifa 15)

    If you never played fifa, than its 6/10, slightly above average, but if you are like me, playing fifa each year (I started with fifa 01) than its 4/10 - Fifa 15 with players updated to their current teams.

    Thanks for reading my review.
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  4. Jan 1, 2018
    1
    Bugs, problems and so on...no online play possible!! Losing online matches just because of connection errors and a terrible programmed pieceBugs, problems and so on...no online play possible!! Losing online matches just because of connection errors and a terrible programmed piece of sh..software can be really frustrating! Expand
  5. Sep 25, 2015
    1
    Honestly I am shocked by how bad this game is compared to Fifa 15, which was far from great. Even the graphics seems blurred, inferior.Honestly I am shocked by how bad this game is compared to Fifa 15, which was far from great. Even the graphics seems blurred, inferior. Multitude of passes get intercepted, shooting is a joke. Stay away and safe your money for something worth it! Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2016
    0
    scripted POS. offline is a cancer to PC gaming. 0 fun. EA can go to hell. not touching another EA title ever.
    most inconsistent PC game I
    scripted POS. offline is a cancer to PC gaming. 0 fun. EA can go to hell. not touching another EA title ever.
    most inconsistent PC game I have ever played. DLC packs are a total ripoff. and to top it all off apparently Inform and Non day 1 cards have broken chem so they were never worth more than a non inform card.lying, cheating company. they would rather steal your money and lie to your face than fix their broken POS
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  7. Oct 27, 2015
    0
    The worst FIFA experience yet brought to you by the most corrupt "non-profit-organization". Over the year EA has always opted to take funThe worst FIFA experience yet brought to you by the most corrupt "non-profit-organization". Over the year EA has always opted to take fun elements out of the game and replace them with "realism". Starting with the first-touch system this dipped to new lows though and leaves this game now completely unplayable. Every fun game element like long distance goals and beautiful balls through holes in the enemy's defence have been made completely nonfunctional and suddenly every bronze keeper can pull off the most ridiculous diving saves.

    The resulting game is one of short passes and a boring, slow gameplay that rewards possession game and not risk-taking. Every goal is a sweaty affair of rebounds and 10-yarders as every game seems more and more tedious.

    Quite frankly, EA and FIFA have once again tricked their fanbase in an overpriced piece of software that brings no innovation and a sever worsening in gameplay just for player database updates.
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