Summary: FIFA 19 packs some of the highest-quality gameplay polish and game modes in the franchise. While Ultimate Team still has its issues, FIFA fans can rest assured that this iteration is worth it.
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Maintaining an almost impossible level of polish across its many modes, FIFA 19 might not eclipse PES 19 on the pitch, but it demonstrates its worth via The Journey.
FIFA 19 is a definite improvement on last year's effort, despite not all new additions quite hitting the mark.
FIFA 19 is a great football video game marred by ongoing issues with Ultimate Team.
The Champions League expands FIFA's exhaustive selection of licences – but thanks to lessons learned last year there's plenty to love out on the pitch, too.
EA hasn't reinvented the wheel but they've reimagined what a fun football sim can be, with innovative game modes and gameplay tweaks that will make even seasoned FIFA vets rethink their approach.
FIFA 19 is more exciting on the pitch than off due to the small additions made to the former and the lack of progress for the latter.
FIFA 19 is back for a new season, but how do its new Kick Off modes, third chapter of The Journey, and new FUT features fare?
FIFA 19's selling points may be subtle or incremental but, again, that's because the bedrock of this game has been so deep and so strong, for so long
FIFA 19's headline new feature, the Champions League, adds to an already slick and fine tuned package, but it's the subtle gameplay tweaks that have made EA's latest such a big success. On the pitch FIFA offers more control than ever before, finally making for a game that isn't just about showing off to mates.
The highs and lows of football are all here, and EA has pulled out (most of) the stops to provide a unique, utterly gleeful soccer game that leaves room for improvement but also serves as a new career best for the FIFA series.