Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Playstation, Xbox, Switch, PC
Genre: Sports Simulation
Release Date: Annual September Releases
Rating: E for Everyone
- FIFA is a 1v1 “Sports Sim”, meaning the game is simulating a real-life sport (professional soccer in this case).
- As this is a simulation game, there are no “otherworldly” or unrealistic abilities that can be used in the game.
- Officially licensed by FIFA, the game allows players to compete as any professional team (or country’s team like USA/Brazil/France/etc.) from around the world.
- Competitive matches follow the standard, real-world ruleset established by FIFA. The team with the most goals at the end of the match wins.
- Games are split into two “45-minute” halves. Each half is simulated in a faster time (avg. 10-12 minutes per half) to keep matches at a reasonable length.
- As a 1v1 competitive game, competitors will control all the players on the pitch, having autonomy over a single player at any given time.
- Competitors will need to utilize real-world strategies on offense and defense. Good knowledge of how soccer works will result in higher rates of success in FIFA.