FIFA 12 PlayStation 3 Review ReviewPosted on 2011-10-16 12:12:12 by Thomas De Maesschalck
The last few years have been dominated by FIFA in the soccer stakes and it's a credit to EA. Pro Evolution Soccer held the crown during the PlayStation 2 era with Konami focusing on a more realistic game, whilst EA focused on a more arcade, pick up and play style. In many ways the series has now flipped with realism the key factor to FIFA and that is no more apparent than this year and the introduction of the Impact engine. FIFA 12 is one of the most defining and game changing football games to release in years, and quite frankly the best football game ever made, except for one unfortunate fact.
FIFA 12 brings back all your favourite game modes including exhibition mode, career mode and Be A Pro mode and generally this is not where the work has occurred. For those of you who have not played FIFA in the last few years, in many ways it's a pseudo football management game as well. You can choose to be a manager, player manager or just a player in a club and work your way up through the ranks of your career. With the right amount of skill and a hefty amount of free time, it's possible to work your way up from the dregs of the reserves through to manager of the club over multiple seasons and this presents a unique challenge.