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  • Summary: Score incredible goals in FIFA 18 as new movement and finishing animations unlock more fluid striking and heading of the ball. All-new crossing controls bring greater options to how you send it into the box. Whipped to the spot, arching deliveries, and pinged crosses to the back-stick willScore incredible goals in FIFA 18 as new movement and finishing animations unlock more fluid striking and heading of the ball. All-new crossing controls bring greater options to how you send it into the box. Whipped to the spot, arching deliveries, and pinged crosses to the back-stick will shake up your attacks in the final third. The biggest step in gameplay, FIFA 18 introduces Real Player Motion Technology, an all-new animation system that unlocks the next level of responsiveness and player personality. Now Cristiano Ronaldo and other top players feel and move exactly like they do on the real pitch. From tiki-taka to high press, new Team Styles put the most recognised tactics of the world's best clubs on the pitch in FIFA 18. Enjoy more time and space to read the play through New Player Positioning, while improved tactics give players greater options on the ball as teammates exploit space and make new attacking runs. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. Sep 29, 2017
    100
    My opinion on sports games comes down entirely to two factors: how good is the career mode, and how well does it represent the sport. And on both those counts, FIFA 18 delivers in spades.
  2. Sep 21, 2017
    90
    FIFA 18 literally launches fireworks into the sky. The game is a real football holiday, and this year it's no less bright than before.
  3. Sep 29, 2017
    90
    FIFA 18’s new additions and modes make it the most compelling FIFA experience to date, and the franchise continues to demonstrate why it’s the best football game in the business. Minor complaints aside, FIFA 18 is the biggest and most welcoming football game to date.
  4. Sep 22, 2017
    85
    FIFA 18 has a great tempo and offers good field occupation that make new tactics and actions possible. FIFA 18 is a full package, especially thanks to the addition of female teams, Ultimate Team and The Journey.
  5. CD-Action
    Dec 19, 2017
    80
    By rebuilding the animation system the developers managed to significantly improve footballers’ responsiveness, which results in more fluent gameplay and lets you perform tighter maneuvers. That makes attacking a real joy, but in my opinion turned defense into frustrating chore that requires too much precision. [12/2017, p.42]
  6. Sep 27, 2017
    80
    FIFA 18 is a solid entry into the FIFA series, but while there have been some changes over last year’s iteration, they aren’t so big that they make an essential purchase. Personally I found attacking smoother and defending a little harder to get hold of, while The Journey fun, if a bit dragged out. However where it matters FIFA 18 is a very good representation of the beautiful game, and Ultimate Team will have a firm grip on players over the next year again. Does FIFA remain the king of the pitch though? I’d say its pretty even nowadays.
  7. Sep 20, 2017
    70
    Definitely solid in terms of presentation and game modes, even though The Journey is still far from perfect, FIFA 18 sadly feels like a FIFA 17.5 with a lot of emphasis on attack - which can please a lot of players but not those who are looking for something fresh and some football games with a realistic pace.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 248
  1. Sep 26, 2017
    10
    Revived my acct just to write this. PES has been my game since the PS2 days. I especially disliked FIFA 17, felt like a foosball game moreRevived my acct just to write this. PES has been my game since the PS2 days. I especially disliked FIFA 17, felt like a foosball game more than a football/soccer sim. Furthermore, EA can eat my *** and if it went under I honestly wouldn't really mind. But this is the first Fifa I'm buying in over a decade because it's made enough improvements, especially on the controls & physics, to the point where all the other stuff like presentation, licenses, modes & graphics actually put it over for me.

    PES devs deserve the praise & cash after all these years (though they also deserve better than Konami as their boss...) but I find it pretty amazing that this is the year so many are finally flocking to it, after literally Decades of arguing with FIFA stans that EA's game was trash & that PES was where it's at. I'll admit even now, PES' classic feel on the controls cannot be beat.... But a football/soccer simulation that does not make. The truth is that PES has no midfield game. Matches are generally just 90 mins of counter attacks, through lobs to the wing, a flurry of shots, and repeat until the whistle blows. Any good PES player will churn out 25 shots per 10 minute game like clockwork and the only way to stop it isn't with actual defense on the field, but by memorizing defensive settings combos in the gameplan menu which apply the same to pretty much every team regardless of personnel & essentially functions as a game within a game. PES is fine, but PES is PES... It's got it's own rules & internal logic and if you abide by them, you'll have fun because it feels nice to play. But again, that doesn't make it a football/soccer simulation.

    I'm seeing a lot of people complain about FIFA's pace, but it is much more like the real thing. You actually have to think about how you're going to move the ball up the field & make the most of your possessions. There is actual incentive to pass Backwards sometimes, like in real life, to reset play... Try that in PES in a competitive game, I dare you (you'll have it snatched from behind by the opposing striker and give up a goal). There are different ways to approach offense unlike in PES where every good player sets the same 3 FWD formation regardless of the personnel because they know the game is so heavily offensive that playing any other way is pointless. In FIFA you can actually play team defense based on field positioning instead of feeling like you're skating on ice with no choice but to try to steal the ball 1 on 1, at which point it's off to the races again. If all this makes FIFA "too slow" for people then I really have to question those people's understanding of the sport.

    None of this would mean as much to me if the game didn't feel right on the controls, which is exactly why I've stuck it out with PES & dealt with all the BS (like bad servers & lack of licenses, uploading kits & stadiums & all that) for all these years. There is no doubt that the physics & feel have finally improved to the point where it's a no brainer for me. And while the controls may not be as loose & Mario-like as PES, it's certainly better than any FIFA in a long time, especially last year's where it felt like all the players were puppets connected by string. This time passing & dribbling do feel nice and individual players off the ball actually move around in a more realistic way, unlike any other Fifa or PES I've seen, which seemed robotic when you look at them from a distance. If you don't believe me check out the demo & play it for yourself.

    I have yet to get into all the different modes but from what I've seen from FUT it is nice and let me tell you the licenses, presentation & feeling of real life connectedness with sport globally do not hurt, especially after all these years of PES. If I come across any tragic gamebreaking circumstances I will come back and change this review, but until then I'm leaving a 10 because all these 0's, 1's & 2's are a joke and need some balancing out. My only real concern at this point is that I haven't exactly found the right difficulty setting, though I've settled on Pro for now (1 higher than the default Semi-Pro) and it generally feels right.
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  2. Sep 30, 2017
    8
    As a PES and FIFA fan I will honestly say this is the best FIFA they've ever made. Below, I'll list off things they did right and things thatAs a PES and FIFA fan I will honestly say this is the best FIFA they've ever made. Below, I'll list off things they did right and things that need to improve.

    Positives+
    +Controls are more responsive and fluid than in previous games.
    +More licenses making the presentation even better.
    +Improved physics (IMO the ball in FIFA 17 bounced around way too much, it's like they were kicking around a beach ball).
    +Career mode sees some much needed improvements.
    +Graphics look great as always.
    +Cristiano Ronaldo's run and movements are spot on (even though you can really only notice it with him and nobody else.
    +The game feels much more random and less is determined by scripted animations that take too long to complete and ultimately detract from the gameplay (if you've played PES then you know what I'm talking about and it's about time FIFA pulled this off.

    Negatives-
    -Gameplay is improved, but it's not even close to PES 2018.
    -Goalkeepers are the worst I've seen in FIFA ever. They regularly miss saves they should make and other times they just won't even be close to the ball. This needs to be fixed in a patch.
    -The transfer negotiation cut scenes in career mode are a nice addition, but they get old really fast and you just end up skipping them after a few times of watching them.
    -Huge emphasis on attacking. Combined with terrible goal keepers, games are very high scoring this year. One my games against Real Madrid ended Chelsea 7-2 Real Madrid (career mode pre season tournament). It detracts from the immersion when game after game ends 5-1 7-2 5-3 etc.

    I still give the game an 8 because it is better than FIFA 17 and is still fun to play despite all the negatives. I will say with honesty that PES is the better game. If you can get both, then get both, if you're only getting one, then go with PES, download the option files and you're good.
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  3. Oct 12, 2017
    6
    BUENO: La vida de los estadios a mejorado mucho, los hinchas ya no son pixelados y también se puede interactuar con ellos cuando celebramos unBUENO: La vida de los estadios a mejorado mucho, los hinchas ya no son pixelados y también se puede interactuar con ellos cuando celebramos un gol. El modo camino a mejorado mucho y nos da una historia bastante entretenida, que simula bien al de un futbolista real. El modo carrera ha mejorado un poco gracias a las cinemáticas cuando fichamos a alguien o cuando hacemos un fichaje poner un gif de la rueda de prensa del jugador que has fichado.

    MALO: La defensa ha empeorado, se adelanta mucho las líneas y aunque pongas poner el autobús, igualmente se adelantan mucho y esto provoca que te puedan ganar muchas veces las espaldas.
    No hay suficientes estadios, la liga española es un ejemplo, solo está el Santiago Bernabéu y el Wanda Metropolitano. Se que el FCBarcelona no tiene el camp nou por derechos, pero el San Mamés?? Sanchez Pijuan??? o el Mestalla??? estadios europeos que no están en este fifa y encima que tiene la licencia de la LaLiga Santander. El camino tiene cosas buenas, pero, también cosas malas. El camino dispone de solo 6 equipos para que el jugador que controles (Alex Hunter) pueda jugar, quiero decir que solo puede jugar en esos equipos, y no dispone de más. Tiene una apartado de personalización muy limitado.

    Conclusión: Si amas el fútbol como yo este juego te puede gustar, ahora bien si eres una persona que solo juega por jugar, este juego no te va gustar. Mi opinión es que me ha encantado como está vivo los estadios y también los marcadores de las ligas oficiales....hasta ahí bien, pero a la hora de jugar es un poco mierda...como defender en este fifa es una porquería y hay jugadores que tienen una media super alta y son unos jugadores que no son para tanto, y jugadores que son geniales en la realidad y le ponen medias super bajas. También quiero dejar claro que este juego hay equipos muy chetados, pero hay uno en especial que es Real Madrid. En mi opinión me está bien que porqué la temporada pasada han ganado casi todo los jugadores sean mejorados, pero no tenían que haber puesto que si un jugador es lento como el Nacho en la realidad, gane en el fifa a un felipe luis, y cristiano porque sea la portada no tiene que ser más bueno que messi, y hablando de messi en este fifa es más surrealista, no puede ser que solo regate a uno y despues ya esta no puede regatear mas o que un medio que no tiene nada de fuerza, le gana en cuerpo, es como el cristiano también es surrealista pero a lo bueno, es decir esta chetado los tiros,los regates,fuerza y ha messi nada le bajan, y también pierde muchos balones, es increíble. El camino me a gustado es muy interactivo aunque solo sean 6 equipos pero te pones la piel de un futbolista y si te gusta el futbol te gustara mucho, aparte que también se puede personalizar a Alex Hunter. El modo carrera también a mejorado por el aspecto de poner cinemáticas, lo hace mas realista, pero necesita más personalización. Online tambien es muy vicioso, pero ultimate team no a cambiado mucho es lo mismo que el año, pero bueno si funciona se puede dejar tal y como esta, pero aun sigue con el mercado de fifa points, me da una rabia ahora estos años de videojuegos que pongas micropagos a juegos....la industria se va a la mierda....

    bueno en conclusión no es recomendado a los que solo juega por jugar.
    No estamos a un fifa de la ostia, le falta personalización, mejora de la defensa, mejora del camino, i ser mas realista con jugadores
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  4. Oct 19, 2018
    0
    This might be a good game as a football fan, but as someone who follows no football whatsoever I just look at this as a regular videogame. IThis might be a good game as a football fan, but as someone who follows no football whatsoever I just look at this as a regular videogame. I bought it as a party game when friends are over, other than that this just fails in every way as a game.
    You don't really play, you just kind of watch scripted scenes happen that make anything you do entirely pointless. Changing games from one second to the other, what annoys me the most is when my players seemingly run automatically in a different ways to what i'm inputing. Or defensive players I'm not controling literally moving out of the way to open up scoring chances for attackers. In other situations you have pretty much no control. It generally ends up feeling like not matter what you do, outcomes are changed depending on what result the game aims for. Started the journey and didn't even stick with it for more than half an hour before getting bored with it. Never played oline so I can't assess that, this is just too horrible a game for me to bother. And of course the usually complaints about just generally bad gameplay, horrendous controls and outdated looking graphics.
    I'm guessing it's all about the hardcore addicts spending massive amounts of money on the online features, never actually looked at those so that part doesn't really into my opinion of this game too much. First EA game i bought in a long while, and the last. The usual quality you can expect from them.
    Critic Reviews are once again a joke. This game is just aggressively bad.
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  5. Dec 1, 2017
    0
    Unbelievable how Online Seasons work. It's ridiculous how much the game will alter your players when you take the lead just to let the otherUnbelievable how Online Seasons work. It's ridiculous how much the game will alter your players when you take the lead just to let the other player live. That's very unfair. Also, unbelievable that you can't mute the opponents online. This game is trash and I will play it no longer Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2017
    0
    Same BS as last year but just slightly different graphics. SCRIPTING is still here like who doesn't love to lose 1-2 with 10 shots against 2?Same BS as last year but just slightly different graphics. SCRIPTING is still here like who doesn't love to lose 1-2 with 10 shots against 2? Who doesn't love it that you suddenly can't pass from 60th - 90th minute? In the meanwhile your opponent can pass from one side of the field to the other side with sokratis. Who doesn't like to lose whilst being better? In this game, you can! Skill games are boring af and can be annoying.

    It's no wonder the reviewgrades are going down each year.
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  7. Nov 14, 2017
    0
    Each year we are facing with the same issue, EA sports releases a new version of FIFA which is partially or completely broken. The game comesEach year we are facing with the same issue, EA sports releases a new version of FIFA which is partially or completely broken. The game comes out to release with such bugs that it is impossible to play. People pay for the game 50-100$, and receive a product that does not work. People tolerated it for years, but sooner or later it has to end.

    This year a new version of the game has surpassed all it's predesestors. And a huge part of the community received a completely broken mode Pro Clubs. Critical bugs that not allow to play friendly games between teams and stopped all the international tournaments held in every country of the world. Hundreds of thousands of players spend 2-3 hours of their time to play only one game each evening struggling with the broken mechanics.And these efforts do not always guarantee success. Almost 2 months as EA sports knows about this issue. It released 4 patches to the game, and not one of them did solve this problem. Players tested all possible reason and the occurrence of this error, reported all this information to support, but they do nothing.

    They spend their resources to repair the small problems of the game modes which bring them money for the donation. But it seems they forget that we already paid for the game, and had to get a quality product. We will do our best to make our voice heard and make executives who are responsible for what is happening respect their customers and players. Otherwise they will lose them, as well as reputation.
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