Percentile Rank

FIFA 16 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 61 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 61 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 28, 2015

FIFA's interpretation of football removes some of the fun, but it offers so much else besides it's still a worthwhile game.

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GameZone
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 4, 2015

Don't be fooled, the positives might have outweighed the negatives in terms of word-count on the previous page, but FIFA 16 still has room for improvement.

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Scored Reviews

Guardian
Sep 22, 2015

Pro Evolution Soccer has closed the gap on its long-standing rival, but myriad teams and features keep this the season's standout player

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Examiner
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA 16 delivers the beautiful game, in a beautiful way. While it's not perfect, it does the best we've seen in a football game in a long time.

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Cheat Code Central
4.8 / 5.0
4.8 / 5.0
Sep 22, 2015

When all was said and done, I truly enjoyed what FIFA 16 brought to the table. Yes, my soccer knowledge is about as good as my knowledge of cricket or astrophysics for that matter, but the game was fun, enjoyable, and provided much more value than the price tag suggest. If FIFA 16 can turn a hardcore fan of hockey into a newly minted fan of football, then you know the game has something special to offer gamers, regardless of their previous experience with the franchise.

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Gaming Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

With a refined gameplay that requires a more tactical approach to achieve success, fine tuning of numerous details, and deeper options for both online and offline play, FIFA 16 has proven yet again to be the quintessential title for fans of the beautiful game.

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GameCrate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2015

Where last year's game sometimes felt like a non-stop shooting gallery with blazing ping-pong action across the entire field, this year's game more closely follows the pace of a typical real-life match. And that's a good thing.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2015

FIFA 16 manages to reflect how important both planning and chance are during matches, rewarding gamers who tweak their team and execute complex moves with cool efficiency, while finding spectacle in mad scrambles in front of the goal and fun in goals that are scored after ping-pong-like changes between defenders and attackers.

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DarkZero
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 22, 2015

While this year's FIFA entry might not be the complete overhaul I wanted, the changes have significantly improved the meta-game and almost chess like war between two equally good players, with the nuances of the gameplay becoming more apparent as we head further out from launch day. FIFA 16 is as close to the real game as players will ever get and continuous support in the way of match day updates and Ultimate Team challenges will further cement it as the best football sim on the market.

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Operation Sports
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2015

The best FIFA yet. Improvements across the board make this a must own title for any sports fan.

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Cerealkillerz
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2015

FIFA 16 hat dieses Jahr große Schritte in Richtung Realismus gesetzt und überzeugt endlich mit einem flüssigen Spielablauf und einer großartigen Abwehr Leistung. Die KI zeigt war einige Schwächen auf und auch den Matches fehlt es durch die Änderung etwas am Spielspaß der FIFA bisher ausgezeichnet hat, aber für Fans von PES lohnt sich dadurch dieses Jahr beinahe wirklich komplett der Umstieg. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 hat dieses Jahr doch etwas an Boden verloren und ist nur noch wegen ein paar Feinheiten besser in Sachen Gameplay als FIFA.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

While there are some rough edges, FIFA 16 stands out as the best football game in recent memory. The new dribbling mechanic adds a ton of depth to the game, and women's soccer is finally represented (even if it isn't the high point it should be). Die-hard fans will be glad to know it is as fun as ever, and there are enough hooks for even casual fans to have a ton of fun.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Sep 22, 2015

Building off an already great game last year, the addition of Women's National Teams, albeit limited in use, as well as the new FUT Draft easily make FIFA 16 yet another entry in this long running series that should not be passed.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 22, 2015

Overall, FIFA is clearly the most technically sound sports franchise in EA Sports' pocket, which can result in a lack of risk taking. For now, no risks are needed, as FIFA 16 is a fantastic addition to a storied franchise.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

Lots of small improvements both on and off the pitch make this the best FIFA in years.

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PSX Extreme
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2015

FIFA 16 added what it needed to add and refined what it needed to refine. It pinpointed the problems bogging down last year's entry and fixed them. Perhaps one could argue they went too far in the other direction, thereby changing the pace of the gameplay for the worse, but I don't agree.

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Wccftech
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2015

FIFA 16 reacted extremely well to the increasing challenge posed by Konami with PES. This year's edition fixes all the shortcomings of FIFA 15 while introducing more features and authenticity to the game; in short, FIFA 16 is still the king of football games, at least for another year.

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We Got This Covered
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA 16 is a return to form for the world's most popular sports video game, and although it has a couple of issues, it's a definite step forward.

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EGM
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA 16 is a beautiful game about the beautiful game. Driven by a need for authenticity, EA has created an unparalleled soccer simulation that improves upon FIFA 15 in every aspect. While the game's elaborate controls and elite presentation still make it challenging for the uninitiated, steps have been taken to help welcome new players.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA 16 can be stubborn and stifling, but it feels gloriously new, and having to learn fresh strategies and nuances in a game series like this is an almost-forgotten pleasure.

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Polygon
9 / 10.0
Polygon

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

This sequence is the story of FIFA 16, from its participants, to the tools used to deliver the goal, to the cathartic payoff that sent me leaping from my seat. Sports video gaming is at its best when you're fighting your ass off and the miracle comes through. And when it does, no game rolls out the TNT like FIFA 16.

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COGconnected
89 / 100
89 / 100
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA 16 stands as a high water mark for soccer games, and sports games as a genre. Its nicely balanced gameplay and innovative feature implementations reaffirm the franchise as an industry standard, and soccer fans everywhere are going to love it.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

The evolved gameplay keeps you coming back more than any specific new feature

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NZGamer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2015

Despite these niggles, FIFA 16 brings exciting football to life and being able to control the ball better and run at defenders with confidence makes for some thrilling game time. As expected with FIFA - the soundtrack is appropriately diverse and appealing, and there isn't any noticeable lag online yet either. It's a worthy step-up from FIFA 15 by fine-tuning small aspects of the game, but not compromising the formula fans have grown to love.

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Digital Chumps
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2015

FIFA 16 delivers another deeply satisfying game of soccer replete with beloved franchise staples such as Ultimate Team, Co-op Online Seasons, etc. The core game is largely the same. But key additions in the Women's International Tournament and the new Ultimate Team Draft add depth to a game already full of immersive play options. With the addition of Ultimate Team Draft, EA could honestly put out Ultimate Team as a stand alone release.

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New Game Network
86 / 100
86 / 100
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA 16 makes strong strides forward in gameplay, while offering minor additions to an already great core experience and working to get new fans on the field.

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ActionTrip
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2015

To say that FIFA 16 is a return to form may very well be one of the biggest understatements of the year.

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Pardis Game
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2015

در نهایت باید اعتراف کرد ، FIFA 16 کم ایراد ترین و متعادل ترین فیفا ساخته شده تا به امروز بحساب می آید و می توان از آن به عنوان بهترین شبیه ساز فوتبالی سال 2016 نیز یاد کرد . بازی به طرز قابل تحسینی ، تعادل سرعت را به بازی ارائه داده است و دیگر مانند قبل شاهد یک شکل بودن حملات و یا تاثیر غیر منطقی بازیکنان سرعتی نیستیم و براساس استراتژی خود کاملا می توانیم یک طرح هدفمند را ارائه دهیم . فیفا کماکان می تواند بهترین شبیه ساز در سبک خود لقب گیرد اما نباید فراموش کنیم ، این بهترین بودن همچنان ناشی از فرمول خلق شده در نسل هفتم است و بازی در نسخه 2017 ، نیاز به تحولی اساسی در گرافیک ، انیمیشن ها و فیزیک خواهد داشت و این موضوع بدون تغییر یا ارتقا انجین حاصل نخواهد شد .

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2015

It's maddening, beautiful and downright frustrating all in the same utterance; an unpredictable, oftentimes surprising, experience that gives and takes in the same breath. It's more like the sport that it's trying to replicate than ever before and oddly enough that's not always as laudable as one might think. Though not as refined as optimally as one would hope, there is undoubted progress in this year's FIFA.

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Pure Xbox
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 28, 2015

It may be passé to say, but FIFA 16 is a game of two halves. Off the field, not much has changed that you could really write home about. The stalwarts of career mode and Ultimate Team feel much the same as they did before with very minor changes. With the ball at your feet though, the tooth-and-nail fights to hold on to a 1-0 lead against superior opposition or to take advantage of an entirely organic mistake to equalise in the final knockings of a lower league cup match, along with the general feeling that you're taking part in a decent tactical battle are stellar. The things EA hasn't shouted about are the things that they've clearly worked the hardest on and while there are still flaws, this is the best on-pitch representation of the beautiful game since Konami's PlayStation 2 efforts.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 21, 2015

FIFA 16 is an interesting beast. The core gameplay veers towards simulation with thoughtful ways that retool some of its most basic actions and your approach to a match, if you're a fan of fast, frenetic pace of play, this is not for you. However it's hamstrung with flawed execution to some of it's headline features like FUT Draft and women's teams. If you can look past these you'll find a competent football game that's worthy of your time and attention, at least until FIFA 17.

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 4, 2015

Calling FIFA 16 a bad game would be an unfair remark, as the game is incredibly fun and well-made, but it’s simply very safe in nature, which will be very noticeable for returning players, where the game offers a slightly less exciting rendition compared to last year’s stellar release. None the less, FIFA 16 is still a very solid title, albeit a bit Messi (horrible pun intended.)

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 22, 2015

Much like its predecessor, FIFA 16 is likely to be picked up by a brand new audience purely thanks to the fact that professional soccer is growing exponentially in popularity in North America. Thankfully, newcomers and veterans alike will find an excellent game of soccer that yet again takes advantage of the higher processing power of current-gen consoles to deliver an experience more realistic than ever.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 30, 2015

With so much content on offer, both old and new, alongside its many accessibility options, it's still hard not to recommend FIFA to footy fans of all ages and skill levels.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2015

FIFA 16 is an excellent football game, but while the gameplay tweaks and minor improvements make it the best FIFA yet, the limited scope of new additions and modes make it feel like EA has missed an opportunity to completely establish itself as the king of the football sim.

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Xbox Achievements
80%
80%
Sep 24, 2015

A marked improvement over last year, but the absence of pace is sorely missed. FIFA 16 is not as good on the pitch as PES this year – again – but it's a great football game regardless, with unrivalled off the pitch options.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 12, 2015

With EA reworking much of FIFA's gameplay and mechanics, there are going to be FIFA fans who will struggle initially when playing the game. Personally, I welcome the change in mechanics. I haven't struggled with the game, though the legendary setting is slightly more challenging than it was in FIFA 15. Overall FIFA 16 is a very good game, and an improvement on last year's offering.

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Game Revolution
Sep 24, 2015

As a whole, FIFA 16 plays well and fantastic visual cues. It will be interesting to see how EA will be pushed to produce a winning title if PES continues to keep the pressure.

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Digital Spy
Sep 21, 2015

EA's noble quest for authenticity certainly has its benefits, but there are times when the slower pace and more deliberate build-up play takes the shine off what is, after all, a video game representation of the beautiful game. It makes those wonder strikes and team goals all the more magical when you pull them off, but you're going to have to work a little harder to make these moments happen.

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Telegraph
Oct 2, 2015

FIFA 16 is light on sweeping changes but heavy on refinement, building an excellent new foundation for EA's football series.

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games(TM)
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 13, 2015

Positive steps and a good game, but nothing more

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GamesRadar+
Sep 22, 2015

New moves threaten to weigh down FIFA's snappy pace and breezy playability, but while slightly slower and more methodical, 16 plays a deeper, more balanced game of football.

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AR12Gaming
8 / 10
AR12Gaming

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 6, 2015

Overlooking a number of flaws, FIFA 16 does an incredible job representing soccer. However, once again, FIFA still doesn't innovate enough, with familiarity in gameplay and irritating issues recurring again from previous games.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA 16 doesn't introduce a whole lot of interesting new changes, but it's still an exceptional soccer simulator.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2015

Annual update of the beautiful game is a winner.

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PCMag
Sep 28, 2015

More than a roster update, but not quite a footballing revolution, FIFA 16 adds enough changes and gameplay tweaks to keep longtime fans happy and help introduce new players to the series.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 8, 2015

Having women's soccer is a welcome addition to the FIFA 16 formula, which continues to have the advantage as far as its bells and whistles beyond the play on the pitch. Changes with defense and passing also improve the core gameplay though it still feels the same overall. One thing's for sure, the series will really need to step up its game next year if it wants to fend off its surging competitor.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2015

It's tiki-taka and that's no bad thing

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IGN
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2015

Lacking fluidity and dynamism, football's reigning king has lost its crown.

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PC Gamer
76 / 100
76 / 100
Sep 29, 2015

Still the best football game you can buy for your rig, but FIFA 16 feels unambitious.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2015

Dragon Ball Z is off to a solid start this generation, with XenoVerse. There's still plenty of room for improvement, but fans are going to find plenty to love with the latest chapter in this long-running saga that tells the same story but with a different spin.

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Gamers FTW
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2015

Overall Fifa 16 is another solid outing from EA Canada, the incremental improvements mean that the title seems like a small step forward rather than a large one but Fifa 16 is a solid footballing title that will not disappoint.

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GamesBeat
75 / 100
75 / 100
Sep 28, 2015

Without a doubt, FIFA 16 provides countless hours of fun football. Any soccer fan will find tons to enjoy here. After all, this game is your mom's mac and cheese. It's familiar. It's comfortable. And that's the problem.

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Gamestyle
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 23, 2015

Beaten to the ball. A frustrating but undeniably well put together package.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA 16 is an incremental improvement, but with legacy issues still plaguing the on-field action the changes feel hollow in light of PES 2016's overwhelming turnaround.

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TrustedReviews
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA has abandoned some of the fast, furious, end-to-end play of FIFA 15 in favour of a tighter, more believable defensive game, but if that saps out a little of the fun, there's compensation in the improved Career game mode and the more accessible Ultimate Team Draft mode. In fact, FIFA's problem isn't that it doesn't play a great game of football, but that this particular version might not be great enough. With Pro Evo looking incredibly strong this year, the more conservative, authenticity-focused FIFA seems a little less exciting than it is.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 1, 2015

FIFA 16 is a series of successful iterations over the last couple of seasons that pays off nicely while not doing any one thing so incredibly well that it serves as a singular selling point. The flow of the game is improved, there are new modes and the presentation is excellent. All solid improvements over an already very good game that fans of the series will no doubt enjoy, but aside from the very generous (and not before time) inclusion of women, this one doesn't offer anything to be blown away by.

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 1, 2015

Something of a return to form after 15, but sooner rather than later EA will need to stop re-arranging pieces of their existing code and actually develop a properly new and substantial FIFA engine.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 24, 2015

The worst FIFA game for over half a decade, and clearly inferior to PES 2016. And yet it's still not a bad game in itself, with some welcome new features.

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USgamer
Sep 22, 2015

I've consistently defended FIFA as the most well-rounded sports sim. But the series has felt like it's been standing still this generation, and that is felt more acutely than ever in FIFA 16. As always, it has its strengths, and the FUT Draft is a strong addition, but it's not enough to break the feeling of staleness that has descended upon the once undisputed king of sports games.

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ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2015

FIFA 16 has a few nice additions, but failure to fix some of the franchise's ongoing problems, along with a massive focus on FUT leaves it feeling stale; especially seeing as PES seems to be scoring highly in reviews.

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