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: FIFA Street's focus on one-on-one humiliation is a blast, especially if you can master the controls. There is nothing better than tricking past an opponent, and EA makes it look so good despite some rough A.I.
Pros: One-on-one trick humiliation is a blast, Building and progressing a team, Strong online features
Cons: Poor A.I., Controls are a bit slow, Occasional ragdoll engine issues