It shouldn't be much of a surprise at this point when a new FIFA game comes out and blows everyone's mind. FIFA 12 continues that tradition by retaining the same great gameplay and presentation the series has become known for, but also makes some significant changes with gameplay sliders, new defense, new player impact system, a Football Club mode, and much more. This isn't just a lazy EA Sports "same stuff as last year" entry. FIFA 12 has a surprising amount of new stuff as well as polished and perfected older modes. See all of the details in our full review.
Once upon a time, Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer / Winning Eleven series was the dominant champion of the sport and EA's FIFA was the feisty little upstart. That changed a few years ago as Konami got complacent at the top and didn't work hard enough to improve, which let FIFA catch and surpass PES. With renewed fire from finding itself in a distant second place for several years, Konami has really put in an effort to completely rebuild Pro Evo starting with PES 2011 and continuing here with PES 2012. The result of all that work and determination is much improved presentation, great feeling gameplay (offensive play this year is amazingly good, defense not so much), and a growing collection of nice features and modes. It still lags behind in licensing, but the gameplay is rapidly catching up to FIFA. Some folks may even prefer the gameplay here. Shocking, I know. Check out all of the details in our full review.
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