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.
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
Excerpt: FIFA Street is a do-over of sorts, a reboot of EA’s soccer spin-off series that drops the wild, arcade-like action from 2008’s FIFA Street 3 in favor of a more realistic approach to the stylistic sport.
Excerpt: There’s no doubt about it. When playing FIFA Street, I was surprised at how I really got inside the game. For a game full of the process of leveling up so you can play tougher teams, that’s an accomplishment.
Pros: Fun simulation. Great level design makes you want to play more. Jump in for one game or go on World Tour.
Cons: Animations should be more varied. Occasional screen freeze online. Can be very difficult to win.