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  • Summary: The game takes advantage of the console’s unique portability, allowing players to enjoy the game in docked, handheld or tabletop mode, and utilizing local multiplayer connection for Local Seasons. Multiple control schemes are also featured, so whether you prefer to play handheld, dualThe game takes advantage of the console’s unique portability, allowing players to enjoy the game in docked, handheld or tabletop mode, and utilizing local multiplayer connection for Local Seasons. Multiple control schemes are also featured, so whether you prefer to play handheld, dual Joy-Con, single Joy-Con or Pro Controller, there’s an option to fit your playstyle. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Oct 2, 2017
    84
    Shines in the portable setting.
  2. Oct 6, 2017
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Oct 3, 2017
    77
    FIFA 18 on Switch is a competent football game, but gameplay and game modes-wise it's not the same game game seen on PS4 and Xbox One.
  4. 70
    Probably the best portable football game there’s ever been, but it’s not really FIFA 18 and the limited online options drastically limit its appeal.
  5. Oct 11, 2017
    70
    FIFA 18 is a brilliant game for the Switch, it's custom built for the system, it plays to the strength of the console's local multiplayer and it's, for the most part, fully featured. It doesn't matter that the visuals don't look as good because it runs great, feels great, and is fun to play. However this isn't the perfect FIFA 18 experience overall; the online mode is bare-bones and is missing features even Nintendo wouldn't even leave out and for a lot of people, that's going to be a deal breaker. If you can live with what's missing in FIFA 18, you shouldn't look past this terrific first effort by EA. Hopefully next year they can bring the Switch version up to complete feature parity because we can look past how it looks considering it is a good soccer title underneath.
  6. Oct 5, 2017
    68
    We can justify certain absences due to hardware limitations, but FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch has too many unexcused disappearances of game modes and features.
  7. Oct 4, 2017
    50
    FIFA 18 on Switch delivers some enjoyable soccer when on the pitch, but without Pro Clubs and The Journey, and in restricting all access to FUT when you're not online, it shoots itself in the foot. Being able to play FIFA on the go or with a friend is gratifying, and if you're happy to just play through Career Mode for the next year, then this port will satisfy your needs and is the best mobile FIFA you can buy, but compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, this port is inferior in every other way.

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  1. Positive: 41 out of 62
  2. Negative: 12 out of 62
  1. Sep 29, 2017
    10
    Ignore the bad reviews. The portability of this game is fantastic and the gameplay is as smooth, if not better (imo) than on the PS4 or XBOX.Ignore the bad reviews. The portability of this game is fantastic and the gameplay is as smooth, if not better (imo) than on the PS4 or XBOX.

    If graphics are your concern then I'm sorry, but the rest of the game is top notch.
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  2. Sep 29, 2017
    9
    Just an incredible game, Enjoy this portable edition in Nintendo Switch, good graphics and great play control, the framerate looks very good.Just an incredible game, Enjoy this portable edition in Nintendo Switch, good graphics and great play control, the framerate looks very good. Play everywhere. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2017
    9
    Been playing it for six hours non-stop on day 1 release - it plays an ace game of football!

    As a veteran of football games dating right
    Been playing it for six hours non-stop on day 1 release - it plays an ace game of football!

    As a veteran of football games dating right back to the Spectrum, this is right up there from a home console perspective and definitely far and away the best handheld version ever.

    I'm a PS4 owner and would mainly describe PES as my preferred football game, but having recently bought a Switch, I was curious to know whether it could deliver a great football experience and it hasn't disappointed.

    I won't go into all the features (as I'm sure most fans of the series are aware of what's in it and what has been left out) - the core thing for me is that there is a career mode, an ultimate team mode, but most importantly it plays and looks great!
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  4. Jun 30, 2020
    8
    This is not a bad game at all. I must say that it is incredibly fun. Plus, the World Cup update makes it even more fun. Highly recommended.
  5. Oct 19, 2017
    8
    Its good. I think reviewers need to consider that Switch is not a desk console like ps4 and xone. Its a new thing. You can compare somethingIts good. I think reviewers need to consider that Switch is not a desk console like ps4 and xone. Its a new thing. You can compare something that process a game like this in your hand with a box that need refrigeration to operate. Gameplay is fast. Good. For me, its all about gameplay. Good graphics. My score is 8 just cause you can´t play with your friends....yet. Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2017
    7
    I think that there is a lot of criticism of this title that is for the most part misplaced.

    NBA2K18 and FIFA18 took two radically different
    I think that there is a lot of criticism of this title that is for the most part misplaced.

    NBA2K18 and FIFA18 took two radically different approaches to their porting process. On the one hand NBA 2K18 went with a full featured experience but with some in game performance sacrifices. FIFA18 chose an alternative route of maintaining in game performance but sacrificing game modes.

    It seems that from a reviewer perspective (and the general public) that the enhanced visual seemed to wow reviewers more and NBA 2k18 got the better review score. Alternatively FIFA 18 has been received much more harshly by the game media (mostly for the missing game modes). EA did their usual tact of not making review copies available until after released, a sign that they expected it to be badly received.

    That aside, few reviewers (and the public) expected anything outside the bubble of what was happening on the PS4/XB1. The value of FIFA is being reduced to whether the Switch is getting the same functionality. This whole thing is not what the Switch is about. Its not competing with those consoles and their versions. This shouldn't be the standard by which this one is judged. The switch is a flexible beast with a diverse range of gameplay options capable of making a unique FIFA experience that stands alone, apart from what is happening on its more powerful cousins.

    As a long time FIFA fan, I rarely adventure outside of my pro mode and general online play. I lost interest in the series for a few years so having not been exposed to them it makes little difference to me personally. However I remember how good FIFA was on the wii. The use of pointer controls really made the wii version stand out against its more powerful cousin back in the day. On the PS3 you could press a button to make players run to space, on the wii you could use pointer controls to actually make them go where you wanted. It was a great tactical addition. I remember at my old workplace we used to bring in a wii to play office tournaments. It was so good and added a unique dimension its gameplay the other formats couldn't match.

    The Wii U version while lacking polish also had touch controls. Can you imagine the tactical advantage that could be gleaned by shifting from the simple button based defensive/aggressive controls to using touch screen to move players around live? It would make for so much better tactical, real time control. These unique elements could have made the Switch version a unique game in its own right with a compelling reason to sit side by side with its more powerful cousins (without competing with them in an areas its not well disposed to).

    Judging the game by its potential for the device its on I must say that EA didn't tap into much of it. The online issues and inability to play friends is well documented. This is perhaps a Nintendo issue as much as it is an EA issue. The Ubisoft port of Steep has been hitting the same issues and Nintendo has to take some of the blame. That aside, its does take advantage of off screen portability, local multiplayer, split joy con play, the things we know the switch does that are unique. They are welcome additions and I love playing the game portably. I feel anecdotally that the battery life for this one is quite poor. I don't feel that my switch stays charged for much over an hour when playing FIFA portably. I haven't tested it per se but it feels like something worth measuring.

    The other areas I mentioned for more flexible real time controls present in other versions of the game aren't in this one. The player isn't even allowed to use the touch screen to enter names. It is in these unique areas where there was real potential for it being a unique experience that I feel this version falls down.

    it an OK game for what it is but our expectations for this one are high and it needed to be better.
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  7. Sep 19, 2020
    0
    Bueno si ya me habia quejado de la version de entregas normales esta es una basura total todos los errores del fifa 18 en otras plataformas yBueno si ya me habia quejado de la version de entregas normales esta es una basura total todos los errores del fifa 18 en otras plataformas y encima menos contenido nos vamos quitan 1/4 del contenido de los otros fifas y solo nos cobran 10$ menos una basura total Expand

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