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  • Summary: On the street and in the stadium, FIFA 21 has more ways to play than ever before. FIFA 21 rewards you for your creativity and control all over the pitch. Create more scoring opportunities with all-new dynamic attacking systems in the most intelligent FIFA gameplay to date. A new AgileOn the street and in the stadium, FIFA 21 has more ways to play than ever before. FIFA 21 rewards you for your creativity and control all over the pitch. Create more scoring opportunities with all-new dynamic attacking systems in the most intelligent FIFA gameplay to date. A new Agile Dribbling system gives you the means to unleash your creativity in 1-on-1 situations. Use fast footwork, more responsive close control, and new skill moves like the ball roll fake to explode past defenders. In FIFA 21, increased positional awareness elevates footballers’ in-game intelligence to put them in the right place at the right time. See world-class forwards hold their runs in line with the last defender, creative playmakers find space to play through balls, and midfielders shut off passing lanes as players better live up to their real-world understanding of space and time on the pitch. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 3, 2021
    86
    FIFA 21 for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S is definitely best and most beautiful version of this years FIFA-outing. It gives a glimpse on things, that can become a big thing in the next couple of years, but also fails to make changes on certain lackluster gameplay-features of the game.
  2. Dec 7, 2020
    80
    FIFA 21 has gained some muscles with this version for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, although the play style is the same we already saw in PS4 and Xbox One. EA Sports has not taken all the profit from the new hardware, but it is great that you can upgrade for free if you have the version for the previous generation.
  3. Dec 8, 2020
    80
    This is a substantial package that's propped up by exciting gameplay that puts the onus squarely on attacking football. There are moments of frustration on defense when the balance doesn't feel quite right, but then you'll go down the other end and score a Puskás Award contender that makes you forget why you were mad in the first place.
  4. Dec 5, 2020
    75
    Since the update is free, and offers some improvements that do not go unnoticed, the Electronic Arts operation can be said to be satisfactory: in short, the new generation training begins to show, albeit timidly, its potential.
  5. Dec 9, 2020
    70
    None of this changes how you play, though and is pretty much a superficial upgrade on the more powerful machines. That’s a bit of a disappointment, considering the revisions 2K made to NBA 2K21 in its new-generation version. Also, considering the lack of changes it’s annoying that there’s no cross-generational play; you’re able to carry your Volta and FUT progress over to PS5 and Series X/S, but if you have a group of friends you enjoy playing with and you all haven’t been able to get your hands on a new console yet there’s no way to join them without going back to the old version. Overall, FIFA 21 on the new generation isn’t the leap that many would have been hoping for and are left waiting until next to see what EA can achieve with the power of these consoles.
  6. Dec 6, 2020
    70
    This next-gen edition of FIFA 21 does not have any big surprises in store for its status as a Smart Delivery title. We can of course be delighted with a much finer graphic aspect than its One / PS4 inclination and loading times now non-existent, but all the other “new features” are basically anecdotal. We are now crossing our fingers that FIFA 22 relies on this visual overhaul and disrupts its content for a real transitional episode.
  7. Dec 8, 2020
    60
    If you own a next-gen console and are willing to play FIFA 21, you don't need to hesitate as it is a beautiful and vibrant version of the game... But really similar to the one available on PS4 and Xbox One, not very well balanced on the pitch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 63
  2. Negative: 55 out of 63
  1. Dec 6, 2020
    10
    It is a sports game that applies haptic feedback and adaptive trigger, which are functions of DualSense, well :)
  2. Feb 6, 2021
    5
    It’s nice, ok to spend a few hours if you like soccer. But it’s the same game every year for a full price
  3. Mar 3, 2021
    2
    The game is absolutely shocking, don't waste your money I won't be again. Worst one since fifa 17 just more expensive, worse packs and muchThe game is absolutely shocking, don't waste your money I won't be again. Worst one since fifa 17 just more expensive, worse packs and much more scripted games, you can be 3-0 up and just loose complete control of your defence and they will just stand watching as they walk past. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2020
    0
    Its the same f*cking game, didnt even change a bit, just a little ilumination and graphics
  5. Apr 4, 2021
    0
    Worst fifa ever, that's no exaggeration. Too predictable gameplay. I've loved fifa since I was a kid, bought and played everyone for hours onWorst fifa ever, that's no exaggeration. Too predictable gameplay. I've loved fifa since I was a kid, bought and played everyone for hours on end and this may just well be the last I play. Expand
  6. Dec 11, 2020
    0
    Will we change the generation of consoles just to have faster loadings? This is unacceptable.
  7. Apr 20, 2021
    0
    This game is horrible. Since 2019 the gameplay is completely broken and the physics are a joke. Playing online is almost impossible with aThis game is horrible. Since 2019 the gameplay is completely broken and the physics are a joke. Playing online is almost impossible with a 200Mbs connection and just 8ms bing. Playing offline is ridiculous because of the stupid scripting or "adaptive difficulty" as EA would call it. And to top all that I have to deal with the soccer aid bug that took me from 1st division down to 4th Expand

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