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  • Summary: FIFA Soccer 12 brings a new physics engine into the soccer gameplay.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
  3. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    100
    From standard Exhibitions to the Ultimate Team card game, everything about FIFA 12 is superb. This is sports gaming excellence personified.
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    95
    FIFA 12 takes realism to an all-time high in sports games. The innovative changes in gameplay mechanics, much needed changes to career mode, and additional online modes makes this one of the most complete FIFA packages to date. If you're a true football fan, you'd be remiss to pass up FIFA 12 - even if you own FIFA 11.
  3. Games Master UK
    Sep 25, 2011
    94
    The freshest and most fearless FIFA in living memory. We can't wait to see what they do next. [Nov 2011, p.73]
  4. Sep 26, 2011
    90
    Last year's game had a bare career mode and titles before that only produced incremental changes, but FIFA 12 delivers satisfying results in both its gameplay and career mode.
  5. 90
    While the new defensive control scheme is certainly a bold move, it is a double-edged sword that may alienate veteran players at first. It does grow on you over time, but prepare to set aside some time to learn the new system.
  6. Sep 27, 2011
    90
    When all is said and done, the fundamentals of the sport are extremely well represented, and as of this writing you'd be hard pressed to find a better soccer game.
  7. Sep 27, 2011
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 101
  2. Negative: 23 out of 101
  1. Oct 15, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. -- My apologies for bad English grammar, if there is any --

    I actually want to give this game a "9", but gave it a "10" instead as some user reviews aren't based on facts (that matter) or simply someone 's frustration because they can't get the hang on it's new gameplay without learning it first for a few weeks or months, so here goes: The most impressive football game ever made so far. It's gameplay is very realistic and makes you think like a real football player, in defensive as well as offensive manners. It's hard to get into the tactical defending, especially against Legendary CPU players. It forces you to think ahead, see the spaces, and anticipate your opponent's moves to win the ball back. No longer you can just simply win the ball back without going through too much trouble, which I like. Even if you'd turn off tactical defending and switch back to the "old" defensive controls, it's harder than in previous Fifa games.
    As for the impact engine, in my opinion this feature is not useless at all and makes the game feel very realistic and alive. Emotions can run high while something is not going the way you expect it to be, as well as positive as negative emotions... That's the way it goes down on a real football field too. Also, having summed up some aspects of the game, when you are playing this game with (a) friend(s), online or together on the couch in the living room... You'll have a blast!
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  2. Sep 30, 2011
    10
    Amazing! Feel free, innovative features, new player impact engine, realistic defence system. New camera system looks very good. This gameAmazing! Feel free, innovative features, new player impact engine, realistic defence system. New camera system looks very good. This game deserves to be legendary. In short , Fifa 12 best sports game ever. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2011
    10
    The problem with the poor ratings any of you are giving is that you clearly have never played real football. You are not suppose to score 5The problem with the poor ratings any of you are giving is that you clearly have never played real football. You are not suppose to score 5 goals every game. You are not suppose to be able to defend easily. The fact is that this is the most "REAL" video simulator of a sport. Stop basing your analysis of this video game on your ability to play it. Expand
  4. May 12, 2012
    8
    Fifa 12, for me is a fantastic film, the ultimate team mode is better than ever and the realistic injuries and defending make you feel yourFifa 12, for me is a fantastic film, the ultimate team mode is better than ever and the realistic injuries and defending make you feel your watching real football from the stands. There is room for improvement such as the constant glitches where players run into each other. Plus i think its wrong that EA make you pay for fut 12 packs, it is just making more money than they need.Overall i thinks its a great Fifa game but still room for improvement Expand
  5. Feb 28, 2012
    7
    The two major additions in FIFA 12 are well thought. In the case of tactical defending, it is also well built, but the new impact engine isThe two major additions in FIFA 12 are well thought. In the case of tactical defending, it is also well built, but the new impact engine is somehow still in development, thrown into the game as a skipping stone, a placeholder. AI slightly changed for the better, providing a more valuable single player career mode, on the other hand making it impossible to prevail in the infamous "legendary" level.
    The main reason why FIFA (as well as other sports simulations) can't represent the best experience if compared to the actual game they are inspired by is the way they are implemented. Improvements, technological new aspects or graphical measures are injected on a too complicated basis, result of many years of development. A stack way too difficult to handle.
    The new online features are amazingly balanced and literally multiply the fun. That is the real improved side of the game, which is by far the best soccer game ever but does not reach the level of realism we are expecting this deep into gaming history.
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  6. Oct 8, 2011
    5
    I play Fifa to play with friends, online and in the room with me. The new matchmaking system sucks, they need Lobbies. NEED THEM. The newI play Fifa to play with friends, online and in the room with me. The new matchmaking system sucks, they need Lobbies. NEED THEM. The new matchmaking system sucks. The new matchmaking system sucks. The new matchmaking system sucks. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2011
    0
    The GK exploit ruins this game on H2H online modes!
    If someone wants to play against the AI CPU, there is the offline modes.
    If someone like
    The GK exploit ruins this game on H2H online modes!
    If someone wants to play against the AI CPU, there is the offline modes.
    If someone like to play like a gk, put it as option in the pre-config, previously to online selection. (taking it off would be better).
    An exploit is always an exploit. and online, it kills the online spirit and the human factor.
    online is made to play against humans, not AI CPU!
    Hope they removed it in the next very very faraway patch...
    It would be a good policy from EA, to announce a decision about this issue
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