Percentile Rank

FIFA 18 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 103 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 103 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 25, 2017

Like Spurs, FIFA 18 plays a fantastic game of football. But like Spurs, FIFA 18 probably won't win any trophies.

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Scored Reviews

PlayStation LifeStyle
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

FIFA 18 is an incredible football game that has something to offer every gamer. There's a very human and relatable story to be found in Alex Hunter's latest chapter, and those who just want polished gameplay will find just that in its many different modes. In addition, anyone who is a fan of the beautiful game will want to check out this year's installment.

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IGN Spain
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

Despite promising "the greatest leap in gameplay in FIFA's history", FIFA 18 is a product quite similar to FIFA 17 in which there are small improvements, but not major revolutions.

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Impulsegamer
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
Oct 13, 2017

FIFA 18 does enough to better its predecessor thanks to new player animations and improvements to the gameplay. Although repetitive, the revamped transfer system is intriguing and part two of Alex's story in ‘The Journey: Hunter Returns' makes FIFA 18 the best in the series to date.

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PixelVulture
91%
91%
Oct 4, 2017

While you always know what you are getting with a FIFA game, this year delivers a highly polished and well refined offering with just the right amount of new.

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Guns & Pixels
90 / 100
90 / 100
Oct 17, 2017

FIFA 18 is one of the most solid entries in the FIFA series so far.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 21, 2017

FIFA 18 is the most solid entry in the series in several years. The presentation has never been better and the game has never been more realistic. EA have made subtle improvements to the Frostbite based gameplay that was introduced in FIFA 17, but If you weren't a huge fan of the gameplay last year, then chances are you're going to still be quite unhappy with what is on offer here. There's major changes to The Journey for those that enjoy the single player portion of the game. FIFA Ultimate Team and Career Mode have also seen several changes that will be sure to impress the most hardcore of FIFA fans too.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

The Journey remains a truly immersive experience, the cut-scenes are well acted and put together, and the storyline is an enjoyable one.

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Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

FIFA 18 is probably the best football simulator right now. Although it is a little bit continuist and still has some issues with the goalkeepers, this game is more polished than ever, it has amazing graphics and a soundtrack that fits perfectly the game. FIFA 18 has also the official licenses of most of the great football leagues, which is wonderful.

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Spaziogames
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

FIFA 18 is a very good football game, probably the best coming out this year.: with a new gameplay, more slow paced and giving more space to players with great technique. The IA is eventually more Human, but the keepers are worse than the previous year. FUT is great as usual, and The Journey two brings the new mode of FIFA to a whole new level.

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Cheat Code Central
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 21, 2017

When all is said and done, FIFA 18 is a game I can get behind. A lot of the small annoyances have been fixed from last year, especially regarding player movements, and there's nothing like diving full force into The Journey with Alex Hunter. There's also the gorgeous graphics; it's truly a work of art when you stop and take it all in. The lack of FUT improvements knock it down a peg, but all in all the title is worth sinking your cash and time into. If anything, you'll love the way Rolando's perfect sculpted hair deflects the wind in one of the most beautiful stadiums ever constructed as those rowdy Real Madrid fans engage in a bit of tomfoolery. Just remember to take it all it and enjoy the ride.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 25, 2017

FIFA continues to show no signs of slowing down its dominance, as this year's title further enhances the consistently enjoyable gameplay thanks to improvements to the on-field animations and varied, but realistic presentation.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

FIFA 18's new additions and modes make it the most compelling FIFA experience to date, and the franchise continues to demonstrate why it's the best football game in the business. Minor complaints aside, FIFA 18 is the biggest and most welcoming football game to date.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2017

Several changes big and small come together in a game that may not be the most revolutionary, but is probably the best FIFA we've seen in years.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

FIFA has rectified the majority of its shortcomings, providing a confident marriage of fluid, dynamic never-say-die football and just enough content to undoubtedly tie footballing fans over for as long as their free time permits. Simply put, this is best FIFA in years.

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GamesRadar+
Sep 28, 2017

The best footballing package available, with myriad improvements – yet still unlikely to convert fans of the opposition.

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GameCrate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

FIFA 18 is what many folks wanted FIFA 17 to be. Overall, it's the best soccer game money can buy right now.

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NEOsite
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

There are some elements that stiil need polishing, but that doesn't change the fact we got the most complete and fun FIFA entry in the history of the series.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

With PES 2018 failing to capitalise and build upon on its predecessor, FIFA 18 does just that to great effect.

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TrustedReviews
Sep 21, 2017

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. While the offline offering may continue to lack the depth of NBA 2K18, but the continued improvements each year have culminated in a brilliant game this year.

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VGN
9 / 10.0
Tommaso Stio

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

EA is famous for making incredible progresses every year on new chapters: game modes and technical side of FIFA 18 are amazing. This game is the top football experience that every fan should play!

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GamePro
90 / 100
GamePro

Top Critic

90 / 100
Sep 21, 2017

An important step for the FIFA series: Better presentation and playful changes ensure a fresh feeling for the ball.

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PCMag
Sep 29, 2017

FIFA 18 delivers the best in-match experience the series has seen in years, while adding enhancements to virtually every facet of an already-polished package.

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Digiato
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 30, 2017

The thing is that even after all these years, EA Sports hasn’t find its ideal gameplay for FIFA series; so every two or three years FIFA is going through some radical changes that are not always necessary. But FIFA 18 is different, changes are blessing from god and gameplay’s compactness and freedom has made this game a truly joyful experience and at the same time, a great football simulator.

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Marooners' Rock
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2017

FIFA 18 is a great follow-up to last year’s game, adding and changing just enough to feel worth the purchase with the blemishes being slight enough to be mostly overlooked.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

EA own this sector. FIFA has everything you want and is fun right until the next one comes out.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Sep 20, 2017

The beautiful game is more beautiful than ever in FIFA 18. Soccer fans will find very little to be disappointed with here.

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Generación Xbox
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2017

This new title offers us the FIFA experience we know but also brings new features such as its renewed FIFA Ultimate Team mode, which has achieved the perfect balance to fit any type of player. Alex Hunter's new campaign, online modes and single-player modes make FIFA 18 one of the best games in recent years.

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Forbes
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

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.

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Game Revolution
Sep 21, 2017

Bolstered by a graphics engine that brings the on-pitch action to life with more realistic player animations, uncanny likenesses, improved weather effects and impressive attention-to-detail across its various stadiums, FIFA fans are in for a real treat this year.

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TrueAchievements
Oct 27, 2017

FIFA 18 offers the best game of football that the series has seen in some time and provides the best overall package for fans of the sport. It might not be up there in terms of authenticity with PES on the pitch, but this year's release has made up some ground, excelling at providing those wow moments that gets fans of the real sport on their feet and punching the air.

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Polygon
9 / 10.0
Polygon

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

FIFA 18 is still seductively deep and delivers excitement. It gave me the feeling that there is still so much to learn about what appears to be a rather straightforward sport, and that the game would gladly help me understand. This is always the time of year when I ask myself why I don't just spend all of my time playing FIFA, and FIFA 18 poses the question more forcefully than ever.

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Readers Gambit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2017

FIFA 18 is yet another strong addition to the long-running series. With another powerful season of The Journey, some vastly improved skill games, and the return of fan favourite Ultimate Team, FIFA 18 is a welcome step forwards in the saga of the Beautiful Game.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

Seeing where Hunter's story goes is a compelling part of a game that otherwise feels very familiar.

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PSX Brasil
88 / 100
88 / 100
Oct 10, 2017

FIFA 18 still reigns as the best soccer game of this generation (depending on who you ask). Although The Journey mode does not bring the same impact from the previous installment, FIFA 18 is a great sequence and delivers the best addition of the last few years: the possibility of experiencing Alex Hunter's life out of the soccer field, showing more of his human side facing the difficulties that a player's career might present. FIFA 18 repeats its formula, with subtle improvements on gameplay, and brings what was already good (and bad) in FIFA 17, and fells much more like an update than a full game.

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Gamefa
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

Fifa 18 is successfully the best simulator of the entire series. It’s the best thing for the fans of this popular and lovely sport. Effective improvements in the gameplay and the special attention the developers gave this game have made Fifa 18 the best game of this series. Thanks to the pile of features and different modes Fifa 18, as a sports game, can keep you entertained for hours. Fifa is getting better and better every day. It’s been changing a lot, but the gameplay has always been stable which made the yearly improvements work and the developers managed to keep the game fresh throughout the years.

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Atomix
88 / 100
88 / 100
Sep 27, 2017

Like in previous years, FIFA 18 it's a game that fans of soccer will appreciate the most. There's different ways that you can enjoy of its contents and when you are through with one of them, you can continue with another one that has several differences. Either that you just like to play with your buddies at parties, compete with thousands of fans online from around the world, or whether you'd like to relish on a good story in The Journey. But we have to admit that the novelties are scarce on comparison with last years entry.

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TeamNerd
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

In general we can say that FIFA 18 is a really well-studied title. The gameplay is great, although it remains on the arcade style, it is much more realistic than the past thanks to the excellent work implementation. As explained, the actions seem much more likely and fluid and this is also the result of the use of motion capture. Some defects persist, such as the absence of physics in rainy situations, or the little realism of the faces of some players. Overall, however, we have no doubts, thanks to its graphic rendering, its way and its wealth, FIFA confirms a very valid game.

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Hobby Consolas
87 / 100
87 / 100
Sep 21, 2017

FIFA 18 doesn't show a lot of changes to the core gameplay of the series, but it brings a lot of improvements in its various game modes, as well as a better atmosphere to the stadiums and a new chapter in Alex Hunter's journey that has managed to learn from its past mistakes.

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The Games Machine
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

FIFA 18 improves the previous game in every aspect, with the Frostbite engine which takes animation and physics to a brand new level of quality. The gameplay is fun and lets you play a wonderful offensive football, while the new full manual defense is quite harsh to manage. Overall, the game offers a huge and deep football experience, thanks to a solid single player (with the new Career mode and the awesome second season of The Journey) and endless multiplayer action.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Sep 21, 2017

FIFA 18's focus on the art of defending and the long-awaited addition of authentic player styles makes the play experience a joy to take part in.

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Stevivor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2017

FIFA 18 improves across the board and continues to offer an astonishing amount of options, without comprising on quality.

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2017

Stretch out, lace up, and get ready! EA's rendition of "the beautiful game" is here again with smoother gameplay, improved intangibles, and well layered modes.

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LevelUp
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

Despite an uneven evolution on and off the pitch, FIFA 18 manages to muster enough innovation and improvements to make it a worthy iteration of the franchise with a fleshed out Journey mode, the interactive transfers, and the real motion technology as its most juicy contributions. While the unbalanced action on the pitch and some abandoned modes constitute the most glaring weaknesses.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
Oct 20, 2017

The FIFA series has been going on for so long that the fans already know what to expect. First and foremost, FIFA 18 is a fast and flashy football game which shouldn't disappoint you if you're looking for an arcade experience.

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Pardis Game
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

By keeping the same old structure and applying some random changes into the gameplay, FIFA 18 has succeeded in offering a new experience. It may not be so flawless after all, considering it as a Football Sim, instead, the fast-paced gameplay and the exciting modes, make FIFA 18 one of the best sports video game one can afford to buy that'd entertain you for at least a whole year.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

It is the little things added to FIFA that always set the game apart. The stadiums, the feel of the game, even trash blowing across the pitch make you feel like you are in a real match. EA has been on a mission to make all of these elements a strong part of the game to put any fan into the match day insanity.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 7, 2017

FIFA 18 brings back Alex Hunter and makes his story better. With a detailed focus on the protagonist's many complicated relationships, this new Alex Hunter tale is the best narrative in a sports game. There are some smaller tweaks needed on the pitch that seem to be getting ignored, but FIFA 18 has hints that those issues are slowly being addressed. FIFA continues to be one of the best sports titles on the market.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

FIFA 18 is the most gorgeous-looking soccer title to date. This is the second time the Frostbite engine has been used for the FIFA games, so the change may not seem as dramatic, but the development team has been able to achieve what it wanted with the engine. The title features tight and responsive gameplay as well as better visuals. Additionally, the Ultimate Team mode is by far one of the most interesting and encouraging ranking systems I've seen in video games. For those looking to dive head-first into a soccer game, FIFA 18 is your best choice.

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Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

FIFA 18 falls behind in the gameplay section once again when compared to its rival, but it makes up for a lot of those shortcomings in the rest of its offering. It’s not the best FIFA ever, but it is, at least, starting to move onwards and upwards after a couple of years of stagnating. A worthwhile purchase if you love football or football games.

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Zoomg
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

FIFA 18 is by no means a perfect game and there are problems in areas like defending. besides scoring with crosses is very easy and unbalanced. but despite all these problems, FIFA 18 has a great story mode, amazing atmosphere and in general represents football in a very beautiful way which makes it hard not to love this game.

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PC Gamer
84 / 100
84 / 100
Oct 6, 2017

An improvement in every area, including The Journey mode.

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New Game Network
84 / 100
84 / 100
Oct 12, 2017

FIFA 18 is a solid continuation of this authentic and highly polished sports franchise that still manages to make meaningful strides forward.

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NZGamer
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

Feels a bit like a FIFA 17.5, but the finer improvements will matter to dedicated fans.

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Life is Xbox
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

ifa 18 left me with a little bitter taste, while the game is really enjoyable to play the defending could have been much better. The atmosphere, visuals and sound are outstanding and the online play is unmatched and really fun.

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Gamerheadquarters
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

Fifa 18 is the latest entry in EA's long running Football/Soccer simulation that aims to refine, add a couple new features and continue Hunter's story.

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IGN
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2017

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.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

A revamped manager career mode and the second chapter of The Journey are both wonderful experiences, and while some aspects of gameplay have been addressed such as crossing and more tactical runs, there are still some glaring problems that weren't addressed. The game is still enjoyable, but this franchise can't rest on its laurels anymore.

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Digital Trends
Sep 21, 2017

FIFA 18 delivers a soccer experience perfect for both newcomers and returning veterans.

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Xbox Achievements
80%
80%
Sep 21, 2017

FIFA 18 has come out fighting this year, with an improved game of football, another chapter in its excellent story mode, and more besides. It's still not quite there yet, failing to deliver something as fluid and immediate as it could be. There's ample room for improvement, sure, but FIFA 18 is still a genuinely marvellous footie game.

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We Got This Covered
Sep 21, 2017

FIFA 18 plays an attractive and attacking brand of football that champions the pageantry of the game. But the Frostbite engine is the true star, offering up a staggering vision of "The Beautiful Game".

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USgamer
Sep 21, 2017

The action on the field is a bit more nuanced; the presentation has been spruced up; and there's a new chapter of the Journey to digest. But at its heart, FIFA 18 is much the same as its always been: the sort of fast and frantic soccer game you play on the couch with your friends. And that makes it plenty fun.

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Telegraph
Sep 21, 2017

It is the atmosphere that hits you first in FIFA 18.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 21, 2017

All in all, FIFA 18 doesn't feel like as drastic an improvement as its predecessor did over FIFA 16. Its improvements to offensive play certainly allow for some spectacular goals to be scored and help the fluidity of play.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

The improvements are slight, but this is still the best FIFA has been in several years – in terms of gameplay as well as just presentation.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 22, 2017

With an improved story mode, polished visuals, and fluid gameplay, FIFA 18 is a solid upgrade over FIFA 17 and even its rival.

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VideoGamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

FIFA 18 is the best FIFA game in years. There are some obvious flaws — some of which are more frustrating than others — but as a complete package, the series is making progress, once again.

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Game Volt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2017

The game provided a good improvement on the gameplay style and offers more realism, but it doesn't match the slowdown with development for certain modes specially Career mode that should be giving the same caring the same as Ultimate Team, the big improvement this time with the TV presentation and the atmosphere in the stadium and these are the most points that The development team should be praised besides overall graphics improvements.

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GameZone
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2017

FIFA 18 may take a few steps back in the gameplay department but the well-written, multi-layered story that deals with Alex's life on and off the pitch is one worth experiencing.

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Saudi Gamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

FIFA 18 is really fun to play, the smoothness of creating chances, dribbling and the new realistic animations makes it more fun than ever before. And I like how EA made improvement almost in every mode in the game.  The only issue is that with all the new additions to the attacking game style, it is harder to defend now, and sometimes players just do not respond to your actions which is frustrating. But still even with that, the game is so much fun to play for football fans and people who just want to play it.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

FIFA 18 is still a spectacular rendition of "the beautiful game", but also a step back in the series.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

While the changes across the board make for a better game than last year, there are still cracks that need cementing, not papering over. Evolution, not revolution this year for FIFA, then, but still a fine game fit to burst with things to do.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 27, 2017

FIFA 18 is a solid entry into the FIFA series, but while there have been some changes over last year's iteration, they aren't so big that they make an essential purchase. Personally I found attacking smoother and defending a little harder to get hold of, while The Journey fun, if a bit dragged out. However where it matters FIFA 18 is a very good representation of the beautiful game, and Ultimate Team will have a firm grip on players over the next year again. Does FIFA remain the king of the pitch though? I'd say its pretty even nowadays.

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Guardian
Sep 27, 2017

Whichever side of the footballing gulf you plant your neon footwear, there's no question that EA's behemoth delivers bang for its megabucks.

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Sports Gamers Online
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2017

I'm going to pour hours upon hours into FIFA 18, and I'll have a blast the whole way, and that's really all that I could ask for.

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IGN Middle East
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2017

FIFA 18 marches on the same path as its predecessors, offering the same content with minor improvements such as new gameplay modes, a faster pace, more varied offensive tactics, better audio and graphic quality, as well as the ability to obtain valuable rewards while playing solo in FUT for the first time. On the other hand, there is no noticeable difference in Pro Clubs or Career Mode, the goalie performance is unpredictable, and it's too difficult to fully control the defensive line.

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Leadergamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 29, 2017

If you're looking for a realistic football experience, you don't have any choice other than FIFA 18. Still, there's not so much innovation in game modes, except for The Journey.

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GameSkinny
Sep 29, 2017

All in all, this year's FIFA has something to offer soccer/football fans of every type if you're not too disappointed by its lack of new features.

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Nintendo Insider
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 1, 2017

All in all, though, FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch is a really good football game and probably the one we realistically hoped we'd get when it was first announced. Those coming from the other systems might be a little put off because all the bells and whistles aren't there but most of the important things are, and that's what matters most.

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GRYOnline.pl
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

There is no revolution in the gameplay but modern FIFA never needed one. This year's edition has a slower game pace, improved player positioning and more focus on individual player stats. Thanks to all that FIFA 18 remains as entertaining as ever.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

FIFA 18 on Switch does what it does very well, but it's hard to ignore just how much is missing. This really is the best FIFA on a portable there has ever been, and the most full featured, but compared to other console versions, it is lacking. Hopefully EA will continue the series on Switch and add some of that content back in, but for now, whether this game is worthwhile will depend on how you like to play it.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 6, 2017

Somehow, EA has managed to refine and hone the modern FIFA formula to an even greater degree with FIFA 18. Last year we questioned what more the developer could possibly do to keep the series from stagnating, and it turns out that making a slew of welcome smaller adjustments across the board can really impact the big picture. Some will roll their eyes, but FIFA 18 is yet another fantastic footie sim -- one that takes the ball from the already great FIFA 17 and runs with it.

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Sporting News
Oct 4, 2017

"FIFA 18" would make for a great entry point to the series for those thinking of picking it up for the first time but also should prove satisfying to those passionate fans who purchase the games annually.

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M3
8 / 10
M3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

Fifa 18 is just as good as expected. The physics is better than last year, and so are the visuals. A few weird bugs a side; Fifa 18 is a great game that will keep you busy until Fifa 19.

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Thumb Culture
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

Whilst the game isn't perfect in any form, it is another step forward and sometimes feels like 2 steps back. If you are a fan of the series then I think there is plenty for you to get your teeth into. FUT returns with the addition of challenges as well as Icons of the game, career mode adds a few additions to give you more of a sense that you are actually in control of your chosen team. There have been a few things taken out, like last years penalty system, thats reverted back to a standard shoot mechanic, and for some reason I can't find the early cross button for the life of me. All in all FIFA 18 is solid, yes it has it's flaws, but then so do Liverpool.

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Respawning
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2017

Overall the game plays fantastically, especially if you’re an attacking team like Madrid.

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TheXboxHub
Oct 19, 2017

FIFA 18 has already made me experience immense highs and depressing lows, just like football in real life. The gameplay takes a lot of getting used to, however, the changes have mostly been for the good and the A.I. is a lot smarter.

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Cerealkillerz
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

FIFA 18 is an unexpected step backwards from its predecessor. The Journey and most of the other modes got some unimaginative updates and the perfomance on the field is filled with inconsistencies in terms of player AI and the balance between attackers and defense that you wouldn't expect after FIFA 17. Fans of ultimate team and FIFA Veterans will still get some fun out of the countless game modes the game has to offer.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 1, 2017

FIFA 18 offers a great story mode this year with the return of Alex Hunter, but when it comes to improvements to the general gameplay, there is not much to gain here.

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SA Gamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

Ronaldo and the boys take to the pitch in realistic fashion with fantastic visual representations across the field, though the same can't be said for the "improved" gameplay this iteration of the beautiful game.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2017

FIFA 18 makes some notable and important changes both on and off the pitch, but it's a formula that still often feels at odds with itself. And while EA is trying to recapture its former glory with the series, it continues to lose ground to the competition. Even if FIFA 18 is the best entry in the series for some time.

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EGM
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

FIFA 18 is a solid game, with everything that made FIFA 17 an instant classic, plus a deeper story mode and a few additional bells and whistles. But it's not the huge step forward that FIFA 17 was, and it suffers from some areas lacking the polish that EA could have easily applied, considering that it did all the hard work of building a foundation for a killer soccer series last year. That said, if you've been waiting to get back into soccer sims, FIFA 18 is as good a place to start as any.

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Sirus Gaming
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

EA has done well to emulate the culture of football into this game and while it is far from a perfect football game, with some more polish it can definitely become just that. Until then, the frustrations are real.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 21, 2017

Definitely solid in terms of presentation and game modes, even though The Journey is still far from perfect, FIFA 18 sadly feels like a FIFA 17.5 with a lot of emphasis on attack - which can please a lot of players but not those who are looking for something fresh and some football games with a realistic pace.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 21, 2017

Superb presentation and small gameplay tweaks make FIFA 18 an improvement over last year--albeit a slight one.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

FIFA 18 is by no means a perfect game, the lack of customization and emotionless animations from players puts the game back a few steps, but this is not a bad game. Whether you have been on a FIFA hiatus or you are a long-time veteran, you should come back to this series — if only for the single-player content.

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 4, 2017

Reward EA for improving defending and the overall ‘feel' of FIFA 18, or scold them for going extremely easy on any major innovation? Both, I think. It's a pretty good release this year; just expect the odd resigned sigh at familiar woes.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 9, 2017

FIFA 18 is not the video game manifestation of the beautiful game I would have liked it to be, but as general entertainment, it is still pretty good.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

FIFA 18 is certainly an upgrade on FIFA 17 and undoubtedly the franchise is going in the right direction, but with the same flaws still remaining it is hard to solely focus on the positives. The game needs balancing out as far too much of the game is focused on attacking, rather than the grittier and more tactical side of football. FIFA 18 is superb to look at with the slick menus, pre-match changes, vast licences, wonderfully represented stadiums, and player images, but changes to its gameplay are a necessity for me. Having played PES 2018 and FIFA 18 this year, I can comfortably say PES takes the award for being the best football game, but FIFA still has the greater depth to it, and is the more sociable game of the two.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 31, 2017

FIFA 18 lacks real innovations on big systems and has lots of shortcomings. This may lead to the fact that the old fans will not be addicted to the game as before. Switch version is the best portable FIFA experience ever, but sadly, it has lots of shortcomings too, and doesn't include a lot of elemets from PS4 and Xbox One versions, while costs almost the same.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 31, 2017

Looking at and playing through FIFA 18, you'll always have mixed feelings about it. The game is still very fun, but there's almost zero improvements from the last year's release. FIFA needs new blood, and needs it now, as PES is improving fast.

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DigitalCentralMedia
66%
66%
Aug 25, 2018

FIFA 18 is a decent game, the gameplay is fluid, and the game is rich in content, but at the same time it is unambitious and doesn't do enough to take the franchise to the next level

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Invision Community
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 15, 2017

FIFA 18 is just a FIFA game, and therein lies the problem. It has every game mode, mechanic and feature that a FIFA game should, but at the same time, it doesn’t have that sparkle that the usual yearly instalments of the game have in one form or another.

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