Summary: EA's yearly football excursion shines in most of the same ways that it has for years. With slight tweaks and improvements, FIFA is still the best way to get out on the pitch.
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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.
Review in Czech | Read full review
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.
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.
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.
Review in German | Read full review
With PES 2018 failing to capitalise and build upon on its predecessor, FIFA 18 does just that to great effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
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.