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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: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Oct 21, 2020
    94
    Chances are that you’ll already know what you’re getting into with FIFA 21; while it may be broadly similar to last years effort in its game feel, with a few good tweaks and subtle changes, that’s kind of to be expected with an annualised sports franchise. The improvements that have been made across some of the modes are welcome, and offer up new ways to enjoy the series. It’s also rather lovely to look at, and should be a fine showcase for the upcoming Series X|S come launch day!
  2. Oct 6, 2020
    90
    FIFA 21 says goodbye to Xbox One with the best game (in playable terms) of the saga. The amount of game modes overwhelms and it will reach different types of public.
  3. Oct 6, 2020
    89
    FIFA 21 keeps evolving the franchise's formula, with meaningful improvements in the Career mode and in FUT and VOLTA modes multiplayer, and refined gameplay. It needs a presentation and technical refresh, though, which we hope will come with the next-gen edition of the game.
  4. Oct 12, 2020
    80
    FIFA 21 is very much an incremental upgrade to last year's outing, but what has changed here makes for a much faster, more fluid and fun game of footie than we've seen from the series since perhaps as far back as 2017. New tweaks to off-the-balls runs and passing are welcome, headers are viable options once again and keepers have been nerfed to the point that all-manner of long-range efforts, vicious volleys and fancy finished shots are back in vogue. Volta still feels like a bit of an afterthought - with its new Debut story mode as cheesy as you might have been expecting - but a slick new simulation option in Career mode, alongside that smart player customisation system and customisable stadiums and co-op Rivals and Squad Battles in Ultimate Team, mean there's just about enough here for diehard fans to justify splashing out once again. This is, for all its faults and foibles, a comprehensive and undeniably fun swansong for EA's behemoth on this current generation of consoles.
  5. Oct 9, 2020
    78
    FIFA 21 is a conformist game and is something obvious and has to be punished, because it's not the first year that this happened. It's understandable because the next gen is just around the corner, but even the slight changes made don't make this game any better than FIFA 20. FIFA 21 is more arcadey than before and doesn't have enough to be such a great success.
  6. Nov 16, 2020
    70
    FIFA 21 hasn't re-written the wheel but it is fun, fast attacking football and hopefully EA have big plans to shake up the franchise next year for its true next-gen console experience.
  7. Oct 6, 2020
    50
    FIFA 21 smells like laziness, dollar signs and stinky, old footballsocks. This is the worst edition ever and one of the biggest disappointments of the year. I really hope EA redeem themselves on the next generation of consoles because the way things stand now, FIFA is one big red flag for me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 145
  1. Oct 13, 2020
    10
    The game play is the best of any FIFA I have played (I started on FIFA 12). Fast players can NOT blaze by defenders if you play against themThe game play is the best of any FIFA I have played (I started on FIFA 12). Fast players can NOT blaze by defenders if you play against them correctly. Legacy defending (pre RB+A) is much more heavily emphasized, so anyone who relied solely on letting the AI defend for them as many many people did in the past few editions of FIFA (i.e. the people leaving bad reviews and saying the game is terrible) will struggle. Goalkeepers do leave a little to be desired, and I have had some minor server issues. People leaving bad reviews are also clearly not Career Mode players, which has received major upgrades. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2020
    3
    The same game as every single year. Only reason it’s not a 1 star rating is because the FUT challenges and customisation is quite enjoyable
  3. Oct 11, 2020
    1
    Avoid this game. Save your money. Its the same as last year and the year before. Not been a decent fifa since 14. FUT is there to rinse moneyAvoid this game. Save your money. Its the same as last year and the year before. Not been a decent fifa since 14. FUT is there to rinse money from kids and is legalised gambling for under 18s. There are many horror storys about this. This is the only mode EA care about as nothing has changed in the other modes in half a decade. Avoid at all costs people Expand
  4. Oct 9, 2020
    0
    I refuse to give this company any more money. Played the trial in hope of a new satisfying career but it seems like they've ignored us again.I refuse to give this company any more money. Played the trial in hope of a new satisfying career but it seems like they've ignored us again. They even rubbed salt in the wound by putting "build a stadium" in FUT? Why cant I do that with Salford in the Prem? Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2021
    0
    Every year more and more functions are cut off of the game, FUT 21 now forces you to play online to grind for coins, but instead of FIFA 14-15Every year more and more functions are cut off of the game, FUT 21 now forces you to play online to grind for coins, but instead of FIFA 14-15 where you could set FUT matches to be 4min per half now it is 6min and the grind is so insane ppl will abandon the match unless they can easily win, so you will not have a good match online. Game is bugged as hell, my wife already had to abandon THREE straight matches cause somehow a fault was assign below the goal and the goalkeeper is trapped outside the field, the clocks runs slowly and the match never ends, unless you forfeit and lose everything from that match. In an exhibition match (me vs wife) the game gave me a penalty cause the GK (with the ball secured) got up on his feet but there was one player close to him that fall off and well... the game called that a penalty.... this is the worst FIFA I ever played since the first I recall in 94. My score would be 0 even if the game was free Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2020
    0
    No defending, no passing, no intelligence just artificial. What is this? Nobody would play football if it was like this or watch it. I playedNo defending, no passing, no intelligence just artificial. What is this? Nobody would play football if it was like this or watch it. I played for 30 minutes and realised I had made a terrible mistake. I wish I had given £55 to charity. I may well give that amount to charity on FIFA release dates in future I’ll feel better about it and won’t be as frustrated by a game that should have to have a disclaimer that says ‘This is not a football game any similarity to the game of football is purely coincidental’. Woeful. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2020
    0
    Same game like fifa 21 , 20 and 19. No more fifa for me... we want changes in gameplay, changes in buttons and mechanics, changes in engine.Same game like fifa 21 , 20 and 19. No more fifa for me... we want changes in gameplay, changes in buttons and mechanics, changes in engine. No more Easy fifa for me. Expand

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