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  • Summary: EA Sports FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch. Introducing the prestigious UEFA Champions League, offering authentic in-match atmospheres, featuring gameplay updates including elevated on-pitch personality and a striking overhaul, and providing new andEA Sports FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch. Introducing the prestigious UEFA Champions League, offering authentic in-match atmospheres, featuring gameplay updates including elevated on-pitch personality and a striking overhaul, and providing new and unrivaled ways to play. Champions Rise in FIFA 19.

    Features:

    * UEFA Champions League coming to FIFA 19 -- There's no higher level in club football than the UEFA Champions League. Dreams are achieved and legends are made in this historic tournament that showcases the best clubs in the world. FIFA 19 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch is infused with the UEFA Champions League, thanks to official match presentation, a variety of tournament experiences that includes the Europa League and Super Cup, and an all-new commentary team in Derek Rae and Lee Dixon.

    * Brand new modes -- Experience the all-new standalone UEFA Champions League mode to play the famous tournament from the group stage to the final at the The Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Discover deep integration of the massive club competition in both Kick Off and Career Mode. Build your dream squad with live UEFA Champions League and Europa League content updates in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team. No matter where or how you play FIFA 19, you can experience the greatest club football competition in the world.
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FIFA 19 - 'The Journey: Champions' Official Story Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 11, 2018
    84
    With the Champions League, new modes and fine gameplay innovations, FIFA 19 continues to evolve in small but noticeable steps.
  2. Oct 12, 2018
    83
    Maintaining an almost impossible level of polish across its many modes, FIFA 19 might not eclipse PES 19 on the pitch, but it demonstrates its worth via The Journey.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 21, 2018
    80
    Besides the advancements in story mode, some changes were made to core gameplay. It’s hard to say if they’re for better or worse, but the game definitely feels a bit different. Maybe that was the entire point, as you can’t just update team rosters of FIFA 18 and sell it as a new game. But tweak the balance a bit – and you’ve got FIFA 19. [Issue #233, p.53]
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    80
    Do not expect a big difference in FIFA 19, there are only few minor improvements in graphics and some gameplay innovations, which, however, as a whole work perfectly. [Issue#290]
  5. Sep 28, 2018
    70
    I’ll no doubt be sinking many hours into FIFA 19 in the months to come, but I do wish the effort put into the game by EA Sports hadn’t been spent on the modes I’m not really keen on.
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  1. Heaving with all that content, and impressing on the pitch where it counts, this is the best FIFA has been in years. I won’t deny I’m more than a little in love with it. The highest praise I can give is that I wasn’t expecting to say that this year. Well played.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 78
  2. Negative: 68 out of 78
  1. Feb 24, 2019
    10
    Great gameplay and really awesome, cool looking graphics. Better than other football games out there.
  2. Oct 20, 2018
    5
    Is it the same game as before? No. Is it a better game? No.

    For a lot of time EA sold each and every game independently, and fans had to
    Is it the same game as before? No. Is it a better game? No.

    For a lot of time EA sold each and every game independently, and fans had to buy the same game with minor adjustments and changes to the team rosters. Now we have Origin Access and Origin Access Premier and games are being added to the vault as part of a Software as a Service deal.

    The old FIFAs were made for people who were willing to spend more for a single game every year than we pay for all new EA releases. Right now they are made for the people who feel they might try FIFA, they might try NFS, they might try Madden NFL, they might try Anthem but they aren't diehard fans of the sport.

    There are plenty of ways to adjust difficulty, and even absolute newbies can win matches at low enough difficulty and make progress in Career mode. That is good, and the Journey can be an interesting addition to the game.

    But for this kind of market the game would need far more in game help, far better manual. Because this time people who are gamers but don't know much about soccer might pick up. People who love manager / tycoon games might pick up this game for "manager mode". And we might be underwhelmed by amount of choices we have.

    Girls might pick up this game, just to try it. And they might find it annoying that you can't have a female manager, can't manage a female team, and can't have a career women's soccer.

    The commentary is repetitive and annoying. Handling on keyboard + mouse is bad. And what is even worse: The game has no useful in game help and no useful in game manuals. People who have Origin Access or Origin Access Premier and might try something new and install FIFA for this reason won't know the difference between ST and CF without any kind of help (and tooltips, etc) explaining it.

    Without this it is like a half finished, early access, indie game with slowdowns due to unwanted AAA graphics.

    EA tries to monetize the game too much with FUT, but that is a game mode most of the new players will ignore and most of the returning players hate already and it adds to lootbox controversy around all EA games.

    If they want more income: It would be nice if EA would let clubs, etc. to sell merchandise (real merchandise) in an in game store and there would be exclusive items for FIFA players. Like "team jerseys for your own FIFA player", etc.

    It would be nice if there would be a game mode where you can take the role of a "wannabe tycoon" who decides to invest money into the sport, etc. to show other sides of soccer and serve a wider audience.

    Spending money on better graphics and more (repetitive and annoying commentary) while people complain about gameplay is bad. Also seeing the match as a TV broadcast breaks the immersion. If you are a manager or player you would see it differently.
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  3. Oct 25, 2018
    1
    I'm playing FIFA for many years, I think this is the worst FIFA so far.
    I think they must review the gameplay again !!!
  4. Dec 29, 2018
    0
    Lets start reviewing fifa 17.2 well what can i say, the in 3 years saw almost no changes gameplay wise, the real change(not a good one) is theLets start reviewing fifa 17.2 well what can i say, the in 3 years saw almost no changes gameplay wise, the real change(not a good one) is the timed shot that only makes the game even more arcade, the "IA" is not intelligent at all the players sometimes look like they have minor strokes, make stupid runs, penalties, owngoals, and soo on. Goalkeppers are only getting worst and worst, the referees are either yellow giving machines or dont give nothing at all and the game is heavily scripted u can get 25 shots 15 on target and lost 2-1 to guy that only shot twice on target.

    The CareerMode and the pro clubs got no updates other than the champions league skin in career mode.

    The Journey is pointless nothing else to add u doing the exact same thing for fking 3 years in a row.
    Ultimate team displays vague odds in packs soo you know how u re getting scammed by this billion dollar company.

    Wont buy this franchise again until they change the game engine!
    Totally not worth the 38€ i paid for it!
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  5. Dec 21, 2018
    0
    Same **** ever... If you want to play online, Seasons is fine, but if you play Ultimate Team is another game you play, not FIFA, and FUTSame **** ever... If you want to play online, Seasons is fine, but if you play Ultimate Team is another game you play, not FIFA, and FUT Champions, you dont even know what game are you playing. Definetely dont recommend it, if you wanna buy it, don't, I'll give you my game for free! Expand
  6. Sep 26, 2018
    0
    Absolutely, outstanding, insanely, unreal, mega-super GARBAGE. This is not a game, this is not a football. I've waited for years and over theAbsolutely, outstanding, insanely, unreal, mega-super GARBAGE. This is not a game, this is not a football. I've waited for years and over the past 20 years, I DO NOT WANT to play in the new FIFA. It's very bad. Expand
  7. Nov 2, 2018
    0
    more bugs than fifa 17. same gameplay, same graphics. this is not a game, it is a complete failure

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