EA sports newest installment of the FIFA series is out today on consoles and PC. What are critics saying about this game lets find out. With some new features like the story driven the journey mode, which seems to be the highlight this year. With some major improovements this year compared to last years installment.
“The Journey is engaging enough that it’ll be interesting to see how it’s developed next year, but right now, it’s not the reason to buy FIFA 17. That remains a combination of still-excellent fundamental gameplay (on a par, at least, with Pro Evolution Soccer 2017’s much-improved showing) and Ultimate Team, the game-above-the-game to which PES still has no serious answer. Put together with an improved Career mode and best-in-class presentation, and FIFA 17 is still out in front–even if its lead has been cut this year.” — Nathan Ditum
“For all that FIFA promises something for every football fan, from the casual observer to the full-kit fanatic, I still find myself wishing that EA Sports would spend a little more time focusing on the basics. You could probably create the perfect football game by letting Konami handle everything on the pitch, with EA Sports responsible for everything off it. But FIFA plays well enough that the gains elsewhere–in terms of licensing, authenticity, and big-match atmosphere–more than compensate for those shortcomings. For my money, PES is still ahead where it counts most, but The Journey gives FIFA something unique and rewarding. If you can afford it, this year it might just be worth getting both.” — Chris Schilling
“Aside from the missing customization, this is easily the best and most complete FIFA ever. There are other areas with minor issues, but nothing worthy of mentioning in the negatives section. Tightened gameplay, improved visuals and The Journey make this a monumental achievement in the series and it reestablishes the series as the King of the Pitch, yet again.” — Brian Mazique
Game Informer: 8.75/10
“The Journey isn’t the be-all-end-all of FIFA 17. It’s a good start that adds to the game despite its flaws, while the title is anchored by the overall gameplay and other modes. Solving the riddle of how to blend player agency seamlessly with a well-crafted story remains a tantalizing prize, one that will pay off handsomely when attained.” — Matthew Kato
Stay tuned for our Review on Monday, October 3rd, on chsrfm.ca