- 16 Oct 18
FIFA’s biggest selling point is its licensing and there’s a list of over 700 playable teams (including Ireland’s SSE Airtricity league) in the dressing rooms. The game kicks off with an introduction to this year’s endorsement: UEFA Champions League. From the moment the iconic League anthem blares from the stadium speakers – and Derek Rae and Lee Dixon take position in the commentary box – you can kiss your social life goodbye.
FIFA 19 sees the final chapter of The Journey, the story of a footballer’s progression from UK school pitches to LA penthouses. Sport is all about high-stakes drama and the start of this story, a 1970 league match featuring the hero’s grandpa, is gripping stuff. Hans Zimmer – iconic composer and Hollywood royalty – crafted the score. Despite reaching some new gameplay goals, FIFA is playing a defensive game in Career Mode and Ultimate Team: neither mode has changed much since FIFA 18. 08/10