Universal acclaim - based on 48 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 48 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
  3. Negative: 0 out of 48
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  1. Oct 8, 2012
    The best change is an interesting contradiction that gives you more control, while taking some away.
  2. Oct 1, 2012
    When the teams hit the field and the game kicks off, there's little to choose between FIFA 13 and the latest PES. A wealth of online and offline game modes and a rich supply of extras, however, ensures that FIFA 13 picks up another trophy in the most closely contested virtual football season to date. Like a Manchester United team chasing its 20th league title or Gareth Bale charging at a frightened right back, EA Canada is showing no signs of slowing down in its pursuit of the perfect football sim.
  3. Sep 28, 2012
    The inclusion of surprisingly awesome Kinect features and extra in-game rewards offers new reasons to play and builds upon last year's solid foundation. Finally, the complete dribbling mechanics and First Touch Control dive into the gameplay equivalent of the "uncanny valley," offering an unrivaled sense of realism and unparalleled excitement.
  4. Sep 25, 2012
    In tuning the defensive systems and the attacking AI, the development team has unlocked the potential that Fifa 12 only hinted at, creating a game that, at last, seems to invite improvisational play, a game in which your own skill as a player comes to the fore.
  5. Sep 28, 2012
    FIFA 13 manages to add more improvements to an already great series, with a more varied and entertaining offering. If you're football lovers, this is the game to have.
  6. Sep 25, 2012
    The King is still here, no matter how much the competitor is doing better. If you are looking for the real soccer sim you have to buy FIFA 13.
  7. Sep 25, 2012
    With absolute minimal issues with gameplay, the deepest roster in any title to date, updated career and pro modes, and some of the most accurate player models, FIFA 13 is the best soccer game to date. If this were the World Cup, FIFA 13 would be hoisting the trophy.
  8. Sep 20, 2012
    FIFA will remain seated for another year on the throne of Soccer simulation.
  9. Sep 21, 2012
    FIFA 13 proves once more why EA's soccer franchise is on top of the mountain. You won't find a more complete gaming experience in any other sports title and the improvements made this year are a thrill for every soccer enthusiast.
  10. Sep 28, 2012
    Last year's game featured major enhancements, and FIFA 13 is a disappointment in comparison. However, refined offensive controls, a brisker pace, and a focus on thoughtful, skillful play ultimately help this year's installment achieve an identity.
  11. Sep 23, 2012
    One thing is for certain, FIFA Soccer 13's development team has managed to drive this yearly franchise forward by delivering an authentic and true to life soccer experience. The new suite of features only serves to enhance an already stellar experience.
  12. Sep 20, 2012
    FIFA 13 offers the most realistic football experience in this generation. New offensive movements, impact engine more polished and bigger in terms of licenses and game modes than his predecessor.
  13. Games Master UK
    Sep 17, 2012
    If you want 100mph exciting football, FIFA 13 won't let you down. It's got all the crash, bang, wallop excitement of the Premier League...with goal line clearances, overly physical tackles, barn-busting supershots, refereeing controversy, spawny deflections, comedy defending and more. [Nov 2012, p.74]
  14. Jan 4, 2013
    FIFA '13 provides some great AI, a fair challenge if you go for a difficulty beyond Amateur, and a lot of content if you're willing to delve into the various modes.
  15. Hyper Magazine
    Nov 14, 2012
    The fluidity and speed of FIFA makes it pure joy to play, an area where it reigns supreme over its rival Pro Evo.
  16. 90
    There is just so much to like about this year's FIFA and the series is still making important improvements that justify the annual purchase. It's finally the game last year should have been, and although there are some niggling little issues, overall it feels like a solid simulation of the wonderful world game of soccer.
  17. Oct 14, 2012
    Despite the occasional bugs we get from the Impact Engine and the dated graphics engine, FIFA 13 is the most complete football game experience you will ever get.
  18. Oct 12, 2012
    Overall, FIFA 13 is EA's best football title to date. While there are a number of bugs that still need to be ironed out, there's enough content and improvements to the gameplay to justify a purchase. EA Sports have created a title that football fans will be playing up until the next season.
  19. Oct 8, 2012
    It doesn't need a hokey in-game marketplace where players can trade credits for uniforms in order to be better; such insecurity only cheapens the whole thing. FIFA 13 is a triumph when viewed on its core merits; its ability to excite and drive the player to new levels of skill and enjoyment through the age-old medium of football.
  20. Oct 5, 2012
    There isn't a better sports title than FIFA 13 out right now, and I include any and all varieties of sports in that claim. There isn't a single release out there that has the depth, variety and longevity to match it.
  21. Oct 5, 2012
    The most fun new feature has to go to the new Skill Games, these fun little games will have you trying to master skills such as free kicks and dribbling via a series of mini games like kicking the ball into a bucket.
  22. Sep 28, 2012
    The player-on-player and player-on-ball interactions, along with the AI improvements, sell the look and feel of true human interaction on the pitch. The infusion of real-life soccer developments throughout the game makes the experience come alive; you feel like you're part of a vibrant, passionate community of soccer fans.
  23. Sep 27, 2012
    This year's edition is bigger than ever. It features an almost ridiculous amount of game modes and licenses, everything packaged in a nice presentation. Several systems have been rehauled as well, such as the physics engine and the AI. It's just a shame that the players still feel a bit sluggish with too extreme shots and passes.
  24. Sep 27, 2012
    FIFA 13 demonstrates that virtual football in the hands of EA's Vancouver studio is getting closer and closer to perfection. The number of novelties and changes is a very pleasant surprise and should make the owners of 2012 edition want to buy the newest installment. The developers made sure that there will no boredom: frequent updates, additional challenges, many online tournaments and a complex career mode create an image of a complete sports game with tons of things to offer.
  25. Sep 26, 2012
    I couldn't wish for more. The faster pace really does wonders for FIFA 13. It might take a while until you get used to it, but that's a couple of hours well invested as you get much more dynamic, tense and unpredictable game of football.
  26. Sep 25, 2012
    If you were a huge fan of last year's game, there might not be enough in 13 to warrant an immediate purchase but FIFA 13 is certainly the best football game to date until at least the next generation.
  27. Sep 25, 2012
    By playing it safe, FIFA Soccer 13 lacks innovation but this latest installment has helped keep the series at the forefront of video realism that you're pretty darn close from watching a live match, which is something you can't say about other sporting video games.
  28. Sep 22, 2012
    FIFA 13 is the best football simulation out there. It has a deep and engaging gameplay and a variety of game modes, offline and online.
  29. Sep 21, 2012
    Still the best game of footie around and the one the vast majority of people are going to be playing until this time next year.
  30. Sep 21, 2012
    The new best soccer game is here and it's called FIFA 13.
  31. Sep 21, 2012
    The new offensive AI, in particular, with its new pathing routines makes FIFA 13 worth buying. Additionally, the other new features like First-Touch-Control and tactical free-kicks enhance the franchise's playability. Add the large variety of game modes and licenses and you get one of the best sports games on the market.
  32. 90
    Dribbling's expanded, players are fallible, and online modes complement the real world unlike any sports title before it.
  33. Sep 20, 2012
    Definitely an improvement on its predecessor. The additions from last year have been worked on and sit far more comfortably this time. Developed physicality and complete unpredictability mature proceedings on the pitch.
  34. Sep 20, 2012
    Kinect works well. It's been implemented unobtrusively and in a way that makes sense.
  35. Sep 20, 2012
    More of an evolution than a revolution, indeed. But a major evolution nonetheless in terms of fun. With a revised collision engine, superb AI, and First Touch Control, FIFA 13 is superior to last year's edition in almost every way, topping the list of the best soccer games ever created.
  36. Sep 20, 2012
    FIFA 13 is also the most broadly appealing game EA Canada has ever produced in other ways. It's absolutely rammed with different ways into it, and it takes unprecedented advantage of its intimacy with the people who run the big leagues and own all the broadcast rights.
  37. Sep 26, 2012
    Retaining its position at the top of the league, FIFA 13 shows us yet again that EA Sports is the daddy of iterative improvements. It may not be a huge leap over FIFA 12, but it remains the very best football game available on consoles. An easy recommendation.
  38. Sep 24, 2012
    FIFA 13 captures a lot of the passion and pageantry of world football, but beneath the surface its gameplay flaws can hinder the beautiful movements that truly make the sport great.
  39. Sep 27, 2012
    FIFA 13 - by way of first touch control, improved Attacking AI and skill-bridging features - is the best football game on the market...Thanks to a few janky player collision interpretations, some frustrating AI decisions and a sub-par commentary it's not the best football game it can be - but that won't stop me from playing it for hours and hours and hours and...
  40. Sep 24, 2012
    And while all these pieces are solid, reliable, and improve the product, they won't set any soccer fans' pants on fire. So do you upgrade? If you haven't since FIFA 11, then you're due. If you're a new recruit in '12, then maybe you can wait until '14.
  41. Sep 20, 2012
    FIFA 13 is the impressive result of years of improvements and tests. The impact-engine really comes into its own and can be felt more properly throughout the rest of the game. Additions like first-touch, dynamic commentary and the skill games provide a fresh take on the already refined and expansive base of FIFA.
  42. Sep 25, 2012
    All in all you can't go wrong picking up this year's FIFA edition, even if you have played for years or this is your first time with the series.
  43. Oct 18, 2012
    This year's installment of FIFA has increasingly improved from its previous release.
  44. Oct 11, 2012
    There's work to be done, unquestionably, but for the first time, FIFA feels like it's going to capture the essence of football along with the mechanics. [Issue#90, p.82]
  45. Sep 27, 2012
    FIFA Soccer 13 isn't all that different from last year's outing, but it still remains the most in-depth, entertaining, and compelling football game out there.
  46. Sep 27, 2012
    Just like last year, FIFA 13 is an excellent game, but EA really hasn't added many new things and the AI is still somewhat lacking.
  47. Sep 24, 2012
    An evolution of last year's FIFA is enough for EA to win the battle of football games, but it may need to step up its game next year with PES improving.
  48. Sep 24, 2012
    There are some annoyances--the physics engine feels like it's been overly tinkered, and the shortcomings of career mode's become apparent when you step out of Europe's top leagues. However, it succeeds at one key task that it sets out to do: render FIFA 12 obsolete. You can wear last year's jersey, but you won't want to play last year's game any longer.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 437 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Sep 25, 2012
    they could at least change the engine! this game is like CoD, except it has no competition and thus, no one complains about it being the samethey could at least change the engine! this game is like CoD, except it has no competition and thus, no one complains about it being the same over and over Full Review »
  2. Oct 3, 2012
    Massively disappointed! The 'first touch' feature provides a 'touch' that seems somewhat overkill. The AI is lacking the 'intelligence', asMassively disappointed! The 'first touch' feature provides a 'touch' that seems somewhat overkill. The AI is lacking the 'intelligence', as the game is so riddled with misplaced passes, through balls when no through ball was pressed, etc etc. You would never see a premier league football team **** and misplace as often as they do throughout this version of Fifa. Full Review »
  3. Oct 4, 2012
    A very bad game. When you're playing the computer the only way they make it harder is by making everything go against you (such as decisions,A very bad game. When you're playing the computer the only way they make it harder is by making everything go against you (such as decisions, poor first touches, rubbish passes, awful luck in front of goal.) Another point is how when you're online the game clearly chooses which player to favour. One game I can play and all of what I try comes off without fail but in the next nothing seems to work! I've spoke to a few friends about this bullsh*t and they agree. I think that KSI (YouTube guy) has made points about the game being "scripted" and I can see what he means. Surely the people who are reading this can agree? In other news, career has minor improvements but it's still too bland to be any fun. Ultimate Team has had it's day, it's now very boring and Pro Clubs still sucks. EA Sports NEEDS some decent opposition, or we're doomed. Full Review »