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  • Summary: Enjoy more control over the Decisive Moments that determine the outcome of every match in FIFA 20. Pick your target and time it right from the spot. Add curl, dip, or knuckle to free kicks. A new aiming mechanic gives you more creativity from dead balls. Move with more agility. Lure theEnjoy more control over the Decisive Moments that determine the outcome of every match in FIFA 20. Pick your target and time it right from the spot. Add curl, dip, or knuckle to free kicks. A new aiming mechanic gives you more creativity from dead balls. Move with more agility. Lure the defender in. Beat them with speed or skill. New strafe dribbling adds new dimensions for attacking play in FIFA 20. Take back possession with Active Touch Tackling and new animations that reward you for well-timed defensive play. More clinical finishing when one-on-one. More risk with volleys and long shots. Overhauled shooting creates more realism in front of goal in FIFA 20. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 19, 2019
    95
    We can say without a doubt that we have the best and most complete FIFA of this generation.
  2. Sep 19, 2019
    90
    FIFA 20, as usual, takes another step forward to polish the series even further. The main addition this year is Volta, that brings street football back. It’s not a revolution, but it is a great football game.
  3. Sep 23, 2019
    85
    I think it’s critical that publishers and studios offer more than just tweaks to gameplay and new lines of dialogue. EA Vancouver and Romania have done quite a bit in that effort this season. VOLTA is an adept component with surprising depth. Yes, it is ostensibly inspired by 2012 Street and borrows heavily from its bag of toe flicking tricks. But the iteration isn’t chintzy. It’s implementation isn’t some hasty, tacked-on remastering. The mode is fleshed out, thought out, and plays out effectively. It also seems to set an influential tone of fun across the 20 landscape. This is the most enjoyment I’ve had kicking it around on the FIFA pitch since 2015 and should be this addition’s memorable stroke.
  4. Sep 20, 2019
    80
    FIFA 20 feels like it might be a more divisive entry than usual. In altering the physics and game flow so dramatically, the team risks alienating just as many players as it hopes to bring in. That said, everything that makes FIFA what it is remains intact, with the usual attempts at streamlining and bug-wrangling. VOLTA is the big draw, with its community-driven structures and inclusive character creation. While plenty of fans will no doubt immediately jump to their favorite corners of FIFA, this year’s attempt at trying something new feels almost like its own game. EA Sports has been trying more and more lately to put a little something for everyone in each title, and FIFA 20 does exactly that.
  5. Sep 30, 2019
    80
    Delivering another strong outing, FIFA 20 proves once more that it's a football game truly to be reckoned with. There are issues, but few are serious enough to really mar the overall experience. Ultimately, FIFA 20 is fantastic, its new VOLTA Football mode being a particular joy, while FUT proves endlessly compelling yet again.
  6. Sep 19, 2019
    78
    Volta brings new life into the series, but on the whole FIFA 20 is an adequate but underwhelming entry into the series.
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    60
    FIFA has never been better, at least on the pitch. Volta is fun in small doses, but those looking to play something other than Ultimate Team will be inevitably disappointed in the lack of variation in offline modes. Those who are in it for the thrill of opening a pack and getting a star player, or who simply love collecting cards and playing football matches with their new additions will find a lot to love, at least until next season when it all begins again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 140
  1. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    Volta is incredible.
  2. Sep 29, 2019
    2
    FIFA 20 has been released in a state completely different to what people expected it to be. Most of the things stated in the pitch notes forFIFA 20 has been released in a state completely different to what people expected it to be. Most of the things stated in the pitch notes for the variety of modes haven't come to fruition, so much so that this game actually falls under false advertising.

    Career mode is easily the most broken mode, as a lot of things that have been "added", don't work, become repetitive, or haven't been added. For example, press conferences are a new feature that has taken 30 seconds to get us d to, so you know what the best answer is for every question, that sometimes don't even make sense. The new news section is glitchy and can contain articles that don't make any sense to the game you've played. Dynamic Potential either works or doesn't work for some people, and some teams don't even have their 3rd kits, which were in the demo. The only good thing in career mode is the manager customisation, which affects the gameplay least and I would gladly sacrifice for many other things to work.

    Volta, the new Futsal game mode, is also very broken. Teams can play a player (or players) which are on your team, so you can build a squad full of them, cutscenes are glitchy at times and the gameplay is very inconsistent in Volta.

    Then the money maker, Ultimate Team. One of the most Pay 2 Win game modes where a lucky Mbappe pack pull, can take you up 2 divisions with the right knowledge of what you are doing. You can no longer see your friends teams, despite making a big thing of playing friendlies with your mates. The Transfer Market has already been broken on PS4 and PC, and will go down countless more times throughout the year. Player ratings also make no sense. Mustafi 83 and Matip 82? What were EA thinking.

    The general gameplay however, is what brings me back to play FIFA 20. It's a lot slower and methodical, but a well worked counter attack feels rewarding, and stopping one feels nice too. New player instructions means there are more ways to find what tactics suit you best and offers you more choice to get around certain challenges. The soundtrack is also an improvement on the previous installment bit still not FIFA 15 good.

    That is where the positives end however, as one of the promo stars, João Felix has a game face in many pictures, but not in game, many transfers haven't been completed and the loss of Juventus to PES is a big one, which means Piemonte Calcio take their place (although players aren't affected).

    EA have also had terrible feedback to the #FixCareerMode movement, even going as far to blocking people asking for a priority over other game modes. They have also been removing threads from the forum and have been disabling comments describing more bugs that others have discovered.

    EA have so much potential when it comes to FIFA, but they will never reach it. It's such a shame as I love football and want to play a decent football arcade game, to relax from Football Manager, they will have me hooked for a little while, but when they inevitably change the gameplay pack to a Ping Pong simulator, they will lose me.

    2/10. Gameplay is great, game modes are in dire need of fixing/ improving.
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  3. Oct 26, 2019
    1
    Because of there awful servers FUT mode (online games) are ruined unplayable..card packs an there % are a lie! Player stats are aBecause of there awful servers FUT mode (online games) are ruined unplayable..card packs an there % are a lie! Player stats are a lie..goalkeepers are awful...only playable with a large credit or debit card... career mode is a nno go zone Expand
  4. Sep 28, 2019
    0
    They sold career mode upon fixes to last year’s games. These ‘fixes’ simply do not exist, still bugged beyond belief. Refunded - stay clearThey sold career mode upon fixes to last year’s games. These ‘fixes’ simply do not exist, still bugged beyond belief. Refunded - stay clear until fixed. Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2019
    0
    Disappointing really really a let down waste of money, defending is bad, game is slow. Scripting at the highest level
  6. Oct 7, 2020
    0
    Depuis le 17 les fifa sont horrible, Ea ce fout de nous, c'est n'importe quoi ce jeux, respecté un peu les joueurs.
  7. Dec 11, 2019
    0
    Such a waste of money, addictive for all the wrong reasons and probably the worst game mechanics you will ever experience. Card ratings areSuch a waste of money, addictive for all the wrong reasons and probably the worst game mechanics you will ever experience. Card ratings are honestly just for design and mean nothing. Never has there been a sports game we’re you more likely to lose being 2-0 up rather than being 1-0 down. If the game isn’t broken it’s fixed and the sooner fifa becomes extinct the better for humanity it will be Expand

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