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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.
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.
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
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.