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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.

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    * 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Oct 3, 2018
    100
    Regardless of what you want out of a soccer game, FIFA continues to deliver an incredible, all-around experience.
  2. 90
    FIFA 19 is yet another crisp, clean, and innovative offering from EA. I’d say that this game is a lot more like FIFA 17 than 18 when it comes to shaking things up, however, which is definitely a good thing.
  3. Games Master UK
    Oct 4, 2018
    90
    More transformative features would've been nice, but this is still FIFA, and it's still superb. [Nov 2018, p.70]
  4. Sep 19, 2018
    85
    We're giving FIFA 19 the exact same rating as Diego Costa, since their styles are very similar. Clinical, sometimes a bit blunt with some dirty manners, but ultimately helming the skill that draws you to the stadium.
  5. Sep 28, 2018
    80
    FIFA 19 falls short of crowning EA the title of undisputed champion of the soccer world, though it’s the right stepping stone for the next installment to be bold enough to push the franchise in a new direction.
  6. Sep 19, 2018
    80
    The highs and lows of football are all here, and EA has pulled out (most of) the stops to provide a unique, utterly gleeful soccer game that leaves room for improvement but also serves as a new career best for the FIFA series.
  7. Jan 2, 2019
    50
    With initial excitement having died down a few months after the game's release, FIFA 19 stands exposed for what it is: another recycled iteration of a franchise that sorely needs refreshing. Both off the pitch and on it, FIFA 19 is a hollow experience, yet another broken promise and a slap in the face of what we have come to expect from good game development. To truly compete in the gaming arena, FIFA must lace its boots and pull up its socks if it is to achieve what it too lazily sets out to each year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 230
  1. Sep 25, 2018
    10
    Amazing gameplay, all footballer characters are reflected on the field. Great Champions League and Europa Leauge atmosphere. More realisticAmazing gameplay, all footballer characters are reflected on the field. Great Champions League and Europa Leauge atmosphere. More realistic and More exciting! Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2018
    6
    I think my biggest gripe with FIFA 19, lack of invention aside, is their "half-assed" attempt at making the game feel more realistic, yetI think my biggest gripe with FIFA 19, lack of invention aside, is their "half-assed" attempt at making the game feel more realistic, yet again. I would appreciate more realistic collision physics, if it was actually realistic - In FIFA 19, it's nothing but a gimmick that makes the game unnecessarily frustrating, at times. You can often get away with rugby fouling players in this game, just because. This new emphasis on "more realistic" take downs and first touches also feels really flawed and lacking in it's execution. I, for one, rarely see professional players insist on taking two, three touches on the ball when they receive it in stressing situations where they need to release it quickly, and even the most skillful of players are prone to awkwardly receiving the ball in such a way that it bounces away and gets intercepted by an opponent player that's not burdened by ironically unrealistic animations that you get locked to, as the player receiving the ball. Another thing is player switching when you're playing co-op. This feature should have been improved years ago, if not a decade ago. Not only have they not improved on it, but it seems to be worse in FIFA 19 compared to past iterations in the franchise. Surely, it's possible to create a different algorithm that makes this feature more intuitive and effective?

    This version of The Journey has had a few small improvements added to it, but it's probably exactly what you expected it to be like. If you like it in past games, you'll enjoy this one as well. Nothing revolutionary here, except for allowing the player to pick and play through the careers of Alex Hunter, his sister, Kim, and Danny Williams. Overall, it's a typical, new FIFA release, with largely insignificant updates outside of Ultimate Team. In terms of gameplay, my personal impression is that FIFA 19 is slightly more slow paced than FIFA 18, and slightly more frustrating to play, due to these new features that emphasize "realism", but adds little more than a larger margin for error that occurs much more frequently in the game, than it does in real life - this seems to be a trend in their realism features. As usual, the menus look slick and stylish, and the soundtrack has a few of those classic, bangers that stick to your mind after you've logged out of the game.
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  3. Jan 21, 2019
    3
    I've been playing fifa 19 for some months. The last fifa I played before was fifa 15. I don't play PES at all so my comments are all aboutI've been playing fifa 19 for some months. The last fifa I played before was fifa 15. I don't play PES at all so my comments are all about fifa. I play mostly FUT, and I'm an average player.
    - I give them a 3 mostly for the excellent UI and Licences. It loads very fast and it's easy to navigate in the menus. Also Squad Tactics is a very good inclusion. Gives you the chance to setup your team easily. Now the things I don't like:
    - Robbery: This is what it is. I don't buy fifa coins, buy wasting 50.000 coins in a pack that at most has a value of 10.000 is a robbery. And EA does nothing to stop the coin selling black market. I've played against guys that have the game for a month, they play very bad with a squad with messi, ronaldo, etc. And every year you have to start all over and the old game got no updates at all. At least if the game is well made, but not.
    - High Pressure: This is a main killer for the game. I play a lot against players that the only thing they do is to play with High Pressure. Although you play Possesion its very hard to make passes without been marked. And it last all the 90 minutes with it. Passing with the goalkeeper equals losing the ball.
    - Corners: Almost all defended balls ends in corners. Boateng, Alaba sending the ball to corner every time no matter where they are. 5-6 corners in a row.
    - Goalkeepers: They NEVER grab the ball, no matter if the shot is from 200m. So the second attacker picks the rebound and goal. They are almost useless against first touch long finesse shots so that is mostly all the goals occur. Its very hard to do a long pass with them, they send the ball out or to the other team.
    - Defending: You will tackle the ball a lot of times, just for giving it back for the attacker and lose the balance. You will also cut passes just to give it to your opponent. No matter if you are Boateng, Messi can come and push and drop you! You can go in front of the ball and do nothing. You will make penalties without explanation. When playing with high pressure you will always tackle the ball from behind with no foul and if the ball goes out, you will have the possession.¿?
    - Attacking: No matter if you have a 50 shooting, you will always score a 30 m distance first time finesse shot. You can also score bicycle kicks and volleys from that distance but you will lose a lot of goals alone in front of the goal and many 1v1 situations.The attackers stop running when you are going to do the through pass¿? Players with over 80 shooting will shoot a lot out of the goal in very good positions.
    - Passing: This just doesn't work at all. I turned on the passing help but the computer keeps sending the pass to another player. This has been always one of the most frustrating issues in Fifa, but now is worst. This is really one terrible aspect of the game.
    - Stats, for what please? The only stats I see makes the difference are speed and dribbling, then scoring and below the goalkeepers. I've played against teams with Gabriel Jesus as CDM and he did very well. Mostly of the players can tackle and defend well. Passing is mostly the same. A bronce squad will play tici taca as well as Barcelona. Physical only exist in very big players. You will notice them although in very high ranking players.
    - Counter Attacks and quit the ball with high pressure. This are the most common ways of scoring. As passing is so wrong is easy to lose the ball giving it to another player, and you get a mortal counter. Also applying high pressure so you will lose the ball and leave the goalkeeper exposed.
    - When you play offline in high difficulties you will run all the time trying to pick the ball. The IA makes a lot off 1-1 fast passes with no logic. Not realistic nor fun at all. As a lot of people has said before, all teams play the same way.

    I really thought I have this issues because I'm not so good, but I saw a video of a high ranking fifa 19 youtuber complaining about the same issues. So, is not just me, its also the game.

    It's strange the high difference between the Critics Reviews and the Users Reviews. The game is clearly broken and has very good Critics evaluations. Makes you think if they are receiving something in return for those evaluations. Maybe Fifa Points!!
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  4. Nov 25, 2018
    0
    Luckily I bought this poor representation of a soccer game half off on a sale, though to be honest this game is no more than a dlc for FIFA 18Luckily I bought this poor representation of a soccer game half off on a sale, though to be honest this game is no more than a dlc for FIFA 18 and the champions league or Europa league does not justify the 60 dollar price tag nor does it deserve to be called a standalone game. The game has not changed at all, nothing in career mode, or seasons, or pro clubs, or anything else besides FUT, it hasn't changed since like FIFA 15. The journey was completely boring after even the first few cut scenes. The AI is garbage, even the fastest player in the game can't pass the op AF defenders who no matter what catch up to you. The "new" shooting system is stupid and I still can't figure out when you get that weird bar and no matter what you still miss. Corners and free kicks are still op and the goalkeepers no matter who it is, is still garbage. The people who say this is the best game made by ea is the biggest and the most blind EA d**k rider ever, obviously those people haven't played the likes of FIFA 12 or 07 and many other FIFAs where there actually was content. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    0
    Anything produced by this company is nothing but a scam to bankrupt families and to cater to gambling addicts. Do not buy this game and forbidAnything produced by this company is nothing but a scam to bankrupt families and to cater to gambling addicts. Do not buy this game and forbid any of your children buying it to. that 60-100 dollar price tag will become a thousand or 2 by influencing you and your kids to give them more money for a slight chance of getting better players by spinning a slot machine.

    Anything that is produced from this company should never be bought as their main priority is how can we suck out everyone's wallets first and players second. They couldn't care less if you are thousands in debt. your children will get gambling habits, you're doing a bad job as a parent if you let your children touch this cancer of a game.

    Do not buy anything EA offers as there always will be something in the game to suck out more and more money. The company used to have a motto "E.A SPORTS, ITS IN THE GAME" The motto now is 'E.A SPORTS, ITS NOT IN THE GAME"

    Avoid buying anything EA releases.
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  6. Sep 30, 2018
    0
    This game is trash.I don't know from where to start maybe from 2014 ? Ok the game is barely change since then everything is automated theThis game is trash.I don't know from where to start maybe from 2014 ? Ok the game is barely change since then everything is automated the passes don't feel natural,shooting is based on luck and momentum.There is no point of defensive midfielders in this game because they just don't give a **** they attack even if you tell them not too.Animations are so bad as well,when you do slide tackle the player looks like he have a hearth attack.The people that made this game did they ever watch football ?Or they spend most of their time in the casinos with their friends ,because this is what this game is.When you go to Ultimate team all my god is so bad.Everything is made in a way to frustrate you so you can spend real money.They still have the same momentum bug when you score a goal your players just don't care and they can easily score you a goal after the whistle.This game is so scripted is unbelievable.When you put on top of that the gambling that is going on and all the kids that are playing this game is just disgusting.Enjoy your profits EA but sooner or later this cashcow is going to stop giving **** you. Expand
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    0
    EA great company, they sold to us same game for 3-d time. Don't buy this game, u can play fifa 16 for almost free, trully it's a same gameEA great company, they sold to us same game for 3-d time. Don't buy this game, u can play fifa 16 for almost free, trully it's a same game with old squads. Think twice, before you will give money for dat monopolist. Expand

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