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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 57
  2. Negative: 11 out of 57
  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
    the best portable football game ever, and the smaller buttons on the switch feels better than the xbox controller on pc, very good graphicsthe best portable football game ever, and the smaller buttons on the switch feels better than the xbox controller on pc, very good graphics and framerate Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2017
    9
    The Switch version vs PSN suprised me in gameplay.

    I dowloaded it for PSN 4 and for the Nintendo Switch and played myself the fifa version
    The Switch version vs PSN suprised me in gameplay.

    I dowloaded it for PSN 4 and for the Nintendo Switch and played myself the fifa version on the playstation in the attic the night and must say it's ok and feels like the 2017 version. I also stil dislike the need for EA to make it to realistic and it ruins a bit the gameplay (slow shooting)

    This morning I download the Switch version and must say it feels great to play and wonder why if feels so much better to play. I ask my son this afternoon to play with the playstation against me and then we played a game with the switch and he likes to play with the switch, maybe it was the controller, but he said it has lesses lag? I wonder why but it seems the split second ball control, the pass, shooting with the fifa playstation version feels for him some kind of lag.

    Stil the graphics on the PSN look better, but the switch is nog bad and when you play it's not notable anymore. I still play fifa on the vita ,so maybe I'm easyly happy.

    I wanted to give a 8 first because of it graphis , but the better gameplay and comparing the graphics with other games we have on the switch it's a 8,5 and so I decided to give it a 9
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  4. Oct 10, 2017
    8
    Graphics are obviously not as good as PS4, but it's still fun to play! All the modes I play are included so that's great. Fun to pick it upGraphics are obviously not as good as PS4, but it's still fun to play! All the modes I play are included so that's great. Fun to pick it up and keep playing on the go. I feel this is like from ignite engine++. It runs very smooth. Overall very much recommended if you play soccer very much like I do. Expand
  5. Oct 3, 2017
    8
    I feel like the critics reviews are incredibly harsh on this game. Yes this game has areas to improve but its the best & most completeI feel like the critics reviews are incredibly harsh on this game. Yes this game has areas to improve but its the best & most complete portable fifa game ever released easily. The Career mode is fantastic and the game plays really well. 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. Apr 13, 2018
    0
    Mas de lo mismo una y otra vez sacando dinero por lo mismo y ordeñando a la baca

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