FIFA 13 is the best football sim we’ve played on iOS, and is great for the price, even if there’s still room for improvement.
FIFA 13 Review
by on January 3, 2013
Another year, another collection of football licenses mashed together for your fantasy needs – but EA isn’t just churning out the same game every autumn. There are now 500 teams to choose from with thousands of players on offer, some of which even look a bit like the real-life versions (not for the most part, though), and all of which have a variety of animations, reacting to what’s happening in the game.
There’s also now online play and you can record and share instant replays. Playing the game is more fluid with a new Skill Moves stick that lets you pull off tricks; this adds depth when combined with using gestures for secondary passing and shooting options. It’s all a bit small on the iPhone, though, and easy to mis-hit buttons; it’s much more comfortable on the iPad.
In matches, it can still be frustrating from time to time (defenders leaving inexplicable gaps, slow reactions when you switch to players), but it’s generally very fluid and impressive.
FIFA is the best football game we’ve yet played on iOS for purists – it’s a different proposition to the arcadey action of New Star Soccer. It’s not perfect, but it’s taking steps to improve its issues, and it really does feel like a FIFA game.
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