The FIFA games have been a stalwart for gamers since the release of EA Soccer/FIFA 94 way back in the day. Each year we wonder how FIFA can improve on the ‘realism’ of the beautiful game (without us actually putting on a VR headset/bodysuit and running around the living room kicking an imaginary ball) but yet again they’ve managed it. Now we’re not going to insult your intelligence by giving you a description of what FIFA 18 is, so we’ll just dive straight in and talk about the new and improved features of this EA Sports classic.
The new Team Styles enables you to recreate the counter-attacking brilliance that won Leicester City the Premier League title or the tiki-taka flair of Barcelona’s superstars. Improved tactics mean that you can play with a back five and ensure your wing backs attack those channels pushing your opponents’ wide men back into their own half. Improved crossing controls enables you to whip a ball in to the near post or float one to the back stick with ease. The Real Player Motion Technology really brings your heroes to life as you witness Christiano glide across the pitch as only Christiano does. The high definition dynamic crowds, with their authentic chants make you believe you’re actually inside your favourite stadium and don’t forget to dive into them and celebrate with your brethren when you’ve scored that last-minute wonder goal. The improved importance of your first touch has become crucial and a little jink to the side can leave a defender for dead. Is there a better feeling? The new Quick Subs feature (which you set pre kick off) ensures a smoother, less interrupted gaming experience. So to summarise, if you love football, you’ll love FIFA 18!