FIFA has long been the standard-bearer for football/soccer video games. As with previous games in the franchise, this free version brings with it a series of iterative improvements, making the gameplay feel more realistic, and giving the game improved graphics.
This iteration shows many improvements over previous editions like FIFA 15, and many consider it to be superior to its main rival in the football genre, PES. There are several game modes, as well as an enormous roster of players and teams to compete as.
Balanced gameplay and beginner-friendly
The game offers a number of courses to help new players get familiarised with the controls. These courses also help the player learn the various tricks and tactics that are necessary to play the game at a high level. Courses consist of things like passing and shooting practice, dribbling, crossing, sprinting, and more.
There are a number of game modes to choose from, such as quick play, exhibition, and various tournament modes. For added variety, there are also modes like VS Attack mode. The game does not have an online component to allow the player to compete against other players, but there is a 1v1 mode. If you are not fond of controlling a whole team, you can opt to control a specific player all the time.
A comprehensive football game
This game provides a significant amount of content in the form of game modes, training courses, and realistic graphics. There are enough teams and competitions to give the game a lot of replay ability, which should add value to the already free game. Completing courses will also unlock players, adding more of an incentive to play.
While many gamers prefer FIFA’s rival, PES, FIFA remains the top football game in most gamer’s eyes, and this entry into the franchise does its best to live up to that. It is accessible to beginners, looks good on the hardware it was designed for and has plenty of replay value.