Beneath the fireworks and confetti, FIFA 20’s lacking match fitness.
The beautiful game at its most glorious, and its most grotesque.
Volta brings new life into the series, but on the whole FIFA 20 is an adequate but underwhelming entry into the series.
The restoration (in all but name) of FIFA Street and long-awaited upgrade to career mode finally make FIFA a game worth exploring beyond Ultimate Team
It isn't a masterpiece but it's a massive improvement on FIFA 19, with a sprinkling of new features – Volta in particular – that should lay the foundations for the series' future.
FIFA 20's finer gameplay moments are overshadowed by the series' overall malaise
The best parts may carry over, but the new flashes make it all worth revisiting
FIFA returns with the Street-like Volta Football, an Ultimate Team battle pass, and--finally--improvements to Career Mode. But is it enough to keep FIFA 20 top of the table?
FIFA 20 revives the old Street series with a new mode featuring futsal and outdoor soccer, but it's the core gameplay that shines brightest this year, bringing down the pace in a way that feels nuanced and enjoyable. With additional updates to Career Mode and FIFA Ultimate Team, this year's version is easy to recommend to lapsed fans and newcomers alike.
While the gameplay in FIFA 20 isn’t a massive upgrade over FIFA 19, it is a superior title and one of the best football games you’ll play.
FIFA 20 is pretty much what you'd expect from a new FIFA game. FIFA Ultimate Team continues to march on and grow, card packs and all, while the core gameplay has been tweaked, making attacking play feel great as you rip defences apart. The big new feature is Volta Football, and while it's a fun distraction, it's not quite as engaging as its FIFA Street predecessors.
FIFA 20 offers more of the same: lots of game modes, licenses and FUT, that will be the protagonist in the coming months, but also Volta, that surprises and can even be considered as a stand-alone game. Football fans have two great games to enjoy this year.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
FIFA 20 is fun, which is the most important thing. The developers in charge of gameplay have done just about all they can do to make this title a joy on the virtual pitch. It’s shortcomings are because of a lack of innovative improvements to core modes. That keeps it as a really good game, but a notch below great.
While FIFA 20 is bogged down by the same issues that have plagued it for years, it does enough to set itself apart as a worthy installment.
FIFA 20 looks like another step up for the FIFA franchise, even if probably not so wide and brave as we could expect. Anyway, gameplaywise the new physics, the slower pace and a solid 1 on 1 defense open a whole new world in terms of approach and styles of play. The very new game mode Volta brings the street soccer back to videogames and it's simply a love letter to the spirit of football lived as fun.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Without much cosmetic polish to fall back on, FIFA 20 needed to bring something new to the table. Although the core gameplay isn’t mind-blowingly different, it’s still the best football game, and the addition of VOLTA is a whole new way to play.
The most complete game of the saga. FIFA 20 takes everything good from previous years and adds the futsal with Volta Football, its new and exciting story mode.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A superb game of football yet again, but some changes are better than others. FIFA 20 is still a great game fit to bursts with a mode for everyone.
FIFA 20 makes marginal improvements to an already successful formula in its core modes and offers something exciting in Volta.
FIFA 2020 builds off the success of previous installments. There aren't any groundbreaking steps that were taken to enhance the overall experience, but I don't think FIFA needs that just yet. Perhaps a few years into the future, they can look to make some major changes, but like I said before, their formula (the way the game plays) is working and it would be foolish to drift away from it. If demand were to go down, that would be the time to make appropriate adjustments.