FIFA 18 is still a work week from its full retail release, but the world’s gaming press have begun to provide their own opinion on how this year’s football game from EA is shaping up.
Worth noting: Some of these are classified as “Reviews in progress”.
Bleacher Report (Score: 9/10) “FIFA 18 is a well-rounded package, crammed with subtle tweaks that will force players to improve their game by finding an identity. EA Sports’ juggernaut is truly rolling, but as ever, months of play will define whether these changes really deliver. ”
Eurogamer (Score: Recommended) “If you’re anything like me, though, you’ll get a lot out of this hyper cleaned up version of FIFA 17. Like Spurs, FIFA 18 plays a fantastic game of football. But like Spurs, FIFA 18 probably won’t win any trophies.”
GameInformer (Score: 8.8/10) “On the pitch, FIFA 18′s gameplay shows as many strides forward as it does legacy issues. I like how it feels to run and dribble with the left analog stick, with easy, minute changes of direction letting you move into open spaces. Overall, the game seems more wide open than some previous FIFAs, which more strictly governed how you moved up the pitch.”
Gamespot (Score: 7/10) “It’s off the pitch that EA excels. From the variety of game modes on offer and how everything’s presented, to the constant updates in FUT’s Team of the Week, Daily Objectives, and discussion of real-world happenings in commentary, FIFA 18 captures the world of football and confidently translates it into a video game”
The Telegraph (Score: In Progress) “FIFA 18 is a significantly better football game than its predecessor.”
Trusted Reviews (Score: 4.5/5) “FIFA 18 is simply magnificent. Streets ahead of what came before, and continuing its dominance over its rivals, EA has done a superb job. With huge improvements across the board, this is the game FIFA fans have waited five years for.”
Forbes (Score: N/A) “By accentuating its prior positives and offering real and tangible improvements to gameplay, FIFA 18 excels and is slightly better than last year’s solid entry.”
Four Four Two (Score: 4.5/5) The biggest game on the planet improves markedly in every key area. FIFA fans will adore it. PES die-hards: well, be grateful that your beloved is a beauty too.
IGN (Score: 8/10 In Progress) “Ultimately, FIFA 18 introduces enough new ideas to suggest it’s not sitting on the laurels of its success. However, it’s a simplified experience, one that fails to embrace the complexity of football at the highest level.”*
Daily Mirror (Score: 5/5) “All the modes have been given some treatment and it’s great to see EA have fleshed out the Journey a bit more. For those of us wanting a story-led single-player experience, FIFA 18 definitely delivers.”
Daily Mail (Score: N/A) “FIFA 18 is the best football game on the market, hands down. They have done it again.”