Summary: The somewhat mythologized sub-genre called street soccer -- as presented by FIFA Street -- is hedonistic and excessive, with a strong tilt toward showboating and theatrics. It’s puzzling, then, that EA Sports decided to use Lionel Messi for the game’s cover art.
Excerpt: The previous FIFA Street wasn’t a huge success, but this new reboot has been topping the sales charts for quite some time. The basic setup hasn’t changed; instead of the Champion’s League you play with small teams on improvised fields where techniqua, duels and creativity are more important than...
Conclusion: The game is deep and focuses on beating the man in front of you. It's like having a pickup game of soccer somewhere except this time you can actually pull off the tricks that the pros use. Grab a pal and have a blast.
Summary: The story of FIFA Street is incomplete without referring to FIFA 12 (read our review ) launched last year. If you’re a fan of EA’s FIFA franchise, I’m sure you must’ve noticed some of the great work the studio’s doing over the past couple of installments to make the game as authentic and...
Pros: Entertaining football, Great presentation, Diverse pitch locations, World Tour
Summary: It is tough being a soccer fan in America. There’s a built in prejudice for a large segment of the sports-watching public; soccer is viewed as foreign, low scoring, and for some reason the offside rule is perceived as so alien that it renders the whole sport unwatchable.
Conclusion: There are numerous events to take part in, with varying numbers of players and rules. Those include simple five- or six-a-side matches where the team with the most goals wins; Last Man Standing, where each goal you score eliminates a member of your team; and Futsal, where the stadium has no walls.
Pros: Brings flair and pizzazz to the FIFA series, Comprehensive career and online modes, Almost as entertaining to watch as it is to play, Slick presentation.
Cons: Complex controls can make certain tricks difficult to learn, Some grinding required to progress in World Tour mode.
Summary: Ginga Toe Chop. McGeady Spin. Touzani Around the World. No, that's not complete gibberish; those are just some of the eccentrically named tricks you can use to outsmart, outrun, and outplay your opponents in FIFA Street.
Pros: Brings flair and pizzazz to the FIFA series, Comprehensive career and online modes, Almost as entertaining to watch as it is to play, Slick presentation
Cons: Complex controls can make certain tricks difficult to learn, Some grinding required to progress in World Tour mode