Excerpt: In all the hubbub about the Olympics, it's easy to forget that a major football tournament is just a few weeks away. In any other year, Euro 2012 would be dominating the TV advertising world and splashed over both covers of every red top in the country. As it is, though, we've got a national team with no manager and seemingly no hope of achieving anything, and absolutely no-one seems to care. EA still believes, but perhaps not quite as much as in previous years.
Conclusion: And really, that's all the Euro 2012 DLC is: a fun, well-presented FIFA skin that adds little to the core experience. If this were a full-priced retail release, there'd be hell to pay for EA, but as it stands, this isn't a bad way to spend your cash (1800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live or £15.99 on PlayStation Network), particularly if you're eager to take your team to glory in Europe. Just, for the love of God, don't try to do so in Expedition mode.
Pros: New tournament-focused commentary is excellent, Captures the Euro 2012 atmosphere thanks to sharp presentation, Still plays a great game of football.
Cons: Expedition mode is dull and unrewarding, Adds little to the core FIFA experience.
Summary: UK REVIEW--UEFA Euro 2012 marks the first time EA has released a FIFA tournament tie-in as downloadable content. Finally, there's no need to get gouged on another full-priced boxed product just so you can see England actually win something for once. It's just as well, too, since Euro 2012's content is rather thin on the ground.
Pros: New tournament-focused commentary is excellent, Captures the Euro 2012 atmosphere thanks to sharp presentation, Still plays a great game of football
Cons: Expedition mode is dull and unrewarding, Adds little to the core FIFA experience
Conclusion: EA's decision to move tournament tie-ins to the downloadable space is an excellent one. While some may cry out for gameplay tweaks, most will be happy that the magnificent presentation and festival atmosphere is half the price and far easier to access. The new Expedition mode justifies the cost, too, as it's probably the most enjoyable way there's ever been to play FIFA in single-player.
Summary: For many, the closest you’ll ever come to playing football for your country at any international level is the stand that you’ll be sitting in. The next best thing is to represent your country via any means possible, and for the majority of the people reading this review, that means in a video game. Every two years the opportunity arises and usually that also means your wallet is going to take an unexpected hit. Not such a big hit this time however.
Pros: You chance to bring International glory to your country, Another excuse to play FIFA 12, if you ever needed one, European Championship fever is in town
Cons: Surprisingly, not all the licenses for the teams, specifically Wales., Not really any different from FIFA 12, You won't play it after the Euro's
Conclusion: Jalkapallon EM-kisat ovat se tapahtuma, jolta pelillisesti odotin kaikkein eniten. EA Sportsin aikaisemmat kisapelit ovat nimittäin olleet monella tapaa tiukempia pakkauksia kuin samojen tekijöiden seurafutikseen keskittyneet FIFAt. ...
Pros: FIFA 12 on hieno futispeli
Cons: Keksityt joukkueet ja peliasut, Pelkkä lopputurnaus, Ei Captain your Country -pelimuotoa