FIFA 16 Review: Improved Gameplay Mechanics Make This The Best Soccer Game This Year?

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Numerous FIFA 16 review from critics has already popped online and the annually released soccer video game has been well received by reviewers so far. A lot of small improvements as well as great new modes makes?EA‘s?soccer game this year a worthy purchase, reviewers state. The PS4 version of Fifa 16 currently has an average score of 83 out of 100 based on 13 reviews in Metacritic while the Xbox One version has an average rating of 86 based on 26 reviews.

Women?s Football

The newly introduced Women?s football has been lauded by critics such as IGN. IGN?s review stated that this new feature isn?t simply a reskin as certain mechanics and small details are noticeable to the point that they even enjoy it more than the men?s games. ?You?ll notice tangible differences when playing as women, while female players have been fully motion-captured and look authentic,? IGN wrote.

Draft Mode in Fifa Ultimate Team

The newly added Draft mode for the Fifa Ultimate Team is also a worthwhile addition according to reviewers. The FUT Draft mode is like a card based game which tasks players with building a team composed of the best players and pitting them against the enemy with a random set of cards. Gamestop clearly loved the new Draft mode and even calls it a ?significant addition? to the Fifa Ultimate Team.

Review Scores Rundown

Here are some of the Fifa 16 review from critics and their verdict:

The Guardian

Ultimate Team, career mode, online seasons, female players, dozens of leagues and hundreds of teams all with weekly line-up updates, bespoke overlays for Premier League and Bundesliga matches ? the feature list goes on. While on-pitch matters between these two old foes are too close to call, Fifa?s breathtaking scope secures yet another silver pot for an already heaving trophy cabinet.

Gaming Nexus

With a refined gameplay that requires a more tactical approach to achieve success, fine tuning of numerous details, and deeper options for both online and offline play, FIFA 16 has proven yet again to be the quintessential title for fans of the beautiful game.


FIFA 16 is a beautiful game about the beautiful game. Driven by a need for authenticity, EA has created an unparalleled soccer simulation that improves upon FIFA 15 in every aspect. While the game?s elaborate controls and elite presentation still make it challenging for the uninitiated, steps have been taken to help welcome new players.


Annual titles will always evolve gradually, but recent progress has felt glacial. Fifa 16 can be stubborn and stifling, but it feels gloriously new, and having to learn fresh strategies and nuances in a game series like this is an almost forgotten pleasure.


The complete package is as substantial as ever, and those who?ve acclimatised to FIFA?s play style in recent years will likely consider it good enough. But in the face of much stronger competition, ?good enough? might not actually be good enough. With its biggest rival matching its dynamism and beating it for fluidity and responsiveness, EA Sports has work to do if FIFA is to regain its title as king of the digital sport.

Will you buy EA’s soccer game this year? Did you enjoy the demo? Fifa 16 is now available for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Android, and iOS.

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