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  • Summary: Enjoy more control over the Decisive Moments that determine the outcome of every match in FIFA 20. Pick your target and time it right from the spot. Add curl, dip, or knuckle to free kicks. A new aiming mechanic gives you more creativity from dead balls. Move with more agility. Lure theEnjoy more control over the Decisive Moments that determine the outcome of every match in FIFA 20. Pick your target and time it right from the spot. Add curl, dip, or knuckle to free kicks. A new aiming mechanic gives you more creativity from dead balls. Move with more agility. Lure the defender in. Beat them with speed or skill. New strafe dribbling adds new dimensions for attacking play in FIFA 20. Take back possession with Active Touch Tackling and new animations that reward you for well-timed defensive play. More clinical finishing when one-on-one. More risk with volleys and long shots. Overhauled shooting creates more realism in front of goal in FIFA 20. [Electronic Arts] Expand

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FIFA 20 - Gameplay Reveal Trailer | EA Play 2019
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 19, 2019
    78
    Volta brings new life into the series, but on the whole FIFA 20 is an adequate but underwhelming entry into the series.
  2. FIFA 20 is bringing nothing new except Volta mode, which is really fun to play. Also FUT is still a P2W mess.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 6, 2019
    73
    As long as Ultimate Team mode keeps making money, there’s little hope for FIFA series. [Issue#241, p.33]
  4. Sep 24, 2019
    72
    However invested you become, however much enjoyment you take from competency and victory, however many times you watch that replay back of the Volta goal you scored by flicking it backwards over a defender, losing another with an elastico and backheeling it into the net (at least double figures now), FIFA 20’s biggest failing is in producing an enjoyable football match.
  5. Oct 10, 2019
    70
    For now, FIFA 20 is better than the previous edition in terms of gameplay, and that’s somewhat sufficient. But it dropped the excellent The Journey single-player only to replace it with a stale mode. With a little luck, we might get to play Volta outside of FIFA when it belongs. To sum it up, as Comrade Dyatlov points out, it’s not great, not terrible. For any other game, this would be a bad thing, but for FIFA’s microtransaction model, it’s everything that Electronic Arts hopes for.
  6. Sep 27, 2019
    50
    With unsurprisingly shady surprise mechanics and little to no significant movement on the pitch, FIFA 20 is a stopgap entry that only has Volta to boast about.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 140
  1. Oct 8, 2019
    10
    Que gusto jugar con Messi papa! Vamo a ganar la copa libertadoresssssss!!!!!
  2. Mar 29, 2020
    3
    Buggy as hell. Some minor changes. Conmebol added so that's nice but pretty much the same as FIFA 19
  3. Mar 8, 2021
    0
    Most of the time when games are review bombed on Metacritic, it's an overreaction. However, this is one of those cases when it is fullyMost of the time when games are review bombed on Metacritic, it's an overreaction. However, this is one of those cases when it is fully deserved. FIFA 20 is total garbage.

    There are many minor things that I could talk about, such as the user interface, which is clearly not designed for mouse and keyboard input, or the intrusive, unskippable cinematics. However, I'm going to focus on the big problems because there are enough of those to fill a whole review.

    Mouse and keyboard controls are completely broken, and the limited customization they offer doesn't allow you to fix it. Namely, since you have to use the relative position of the mouse to control player movement, your player will constantly get dragged out of position as the camera moves around. For example, if your player is off-screen (for example because you're playing a striker, but your goalkeeper has the ball) you will be forced to run toward wherever the camera is (even if that drags you "out of position", resulting in you being penalized). It's even worse if you have multiple monitors; there is no way to lock the focus to the current window, so you will often accidentally tab out if you are trying to move your player to the side. I've been a PC gamer for 8 years and I have never played a worse PC port than this.

    Let's go onto the actual gameplay. As with every other EA Sports franchise, career mode has been neglected in favor of microtransactions in the form of FUT. It's literally the same as ten years ago, with updated graphics and not a single notable new feature (in fact I get the impression that they have even taken away features over the years). But let's suppose you're content with that... how does the actual soccer hold up? Clearly EA has put a lot of effort into developing more realistic movement, physics, and animations, but the gameplay still sort of sucks.

    AI teammates frequently misplace passes in the most cartoonish, unrealistic manner, i.e. hitting the ball less than half of the distance to their target, and all AI opponents just use the same wing play tactics over and over again. Long ball for the wingers to run onto, and cross into the box. It's really incredible how boring it gets after a while, and it's clear someone at EA doesn't understand this sport. Possibly the most annoying thing is AI teammates' tendency to pass the ball straight into pressure- often when you come under pressure from an opponent and pass the ball to them, they will pass it right back so that you are "forced" into being tackled with no chance to respond or maintain possession.

    Then there's the same scripted feel as every other FIFA game where sometimes. Without fail, the AI defenders get an obvious speed boost when chasing down attacking players that are supposedly much faster than them. Sometimes your player will take one or two extra touches after you've already pushed the button to shoot, just to give the defender the chance to recover before you can get the shot off. Sometimes the game somehow decides that your team needs to lose a game, and apparently no one- either your controlled player or an AI teammate- is able to complete a simple pass or tackle. The in-game referees are laughably inconsistent to the point that the AI can slide tackle straight through the back of my player in the penalty box, get nowhere close to the ball, and somehow it's not a foul, but somehow 30 seconds later when I do a clean sliding tackle from the front in midfield and get all ball, it's a straight red card.

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  4. Oct 7, 2019
    0
    Тупое говно тупого говна.....хватит пилить деньговыжемалку.
  5. Jun 28, 2020
    0
    This game is a **** about ****... Every year they are making the simillar game for the simillar price..
  6. Sep 27, 2019
    0
    Fifa 17 v4. The same game. The same graphics. Tha same scripts. The same handicap. The same plastic gameplay. The same kick off glitch. TheFifa 17 v4. The same game. The same graphics. Tha same scripts. The same handicap. The same plastic gameplay. The same kick off glitch. The same garbage. Bye bye EA. Bye bye origin. Expand
  7. Mar 26, 2020
    0
    This game is total waste of money. The amount of unsolved bugs, which are known since the release is horrific. EA just don't react to bugThis game is total waste of money. The amount of unsolved bugs, which are known since the release is horrific. EA just don't react to bug reports and don't do anything to improve the game or at least make the modes they promote playable. Tournament mode is unplayable since the release and hasn't been addressed, career mode has ridiculous amount of bugs and glitches and they screwed up things, that were working well in previous editions. One of the worst, if not the worst, FIFA ever. Expand

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