Review: FIFA Soccer 11
EA Sports is known for it’s realistic entries in the world of sports gaming, and FIFA 11 is everything you would expect. Soccer has hit a boom of late in the states, with the World Cup and MLS gaining gaining popularity every year. With game play second to none, FIFA 11 delivers the ultimate soccer experience for any sports fan. You don’t even have to know the game to throw it in and have a great time. And with the EA online system backing you up, FIFA 11 makes you feel like you’re part of the game.
You start out with Virtual Pro or the Creation Center, were you the gamer create your player or choose one of the existing players from any league in the world. With the Creation Center, you create players, teams, and the tactics you are going to use and then download them to the game via the EA site. There is also a feature that allows you to pick if you want to be a manager, manager-player, or just lace them up and be the man on the field. With the Personality Plus feature, you can actually see personal traits exhibited by your favorite players. If you’re a huge soccer fan, this will only add to the excitement of playing the game as your favorite team.
With 360 degree dribbling, FIFA 11 gives players even more control. Developed last year for FIFA 10, player controls are at a level never before seen. Take the ball anywhere you want, and you won’t lose track of the action. You can really see just how physical the game is as your player is beat around the field. Passes are picked off, players are knocked down, oh yeah, you can feel that yellow card coming. With an all new passing system, blind passes down the field are a thing of the past. Target a player by holding down the pass button and let it rip.
One of the coolest features of the game is also located in the Creation Center. Want some custom chants and celebrations? EA has you covered there, too. Download your favorite music and add them to the action. Create celebrations and assign them to whatever you want. Chants are a huge part of soccer, and you can have them too. The possibilities are endless and you can play around and change them as much as you like.
Great on-line play is also a staple of EA games, and FIFA 11 is no different. Soccer fans from around the world can throw it down against one another for the right to call their country the best. 11 on 11 is also featured for fans sitting down with 10 of their closest friends or just anybody in general. Check out the leader-boards and see how you stack up against the world.
As mentioned before, you don’t have to be a soccer fan to appreciate this game. Sometimes just running around and shooting at will can be fun. But for soccer purists, this game has a lot to offer for hours of enjoyment. The realism of FIFA 11 is second to none, and fans will enjoy the detail EA puts into it. So if you’re ready for a new challenge or your a fan with limitless knowledge of the game, head out and get your hands on FIFA 11 from EA Sports, you won’t be disappointed.
- Title: FIFA 11
- Platform Reviewed: PS3
- Developer: EA Canada
- Publisher: EA Sports
- MSRP: $59.99
- Release Date: Available Now
- Review Copy Info: A copy of the game was provided to DualShockers Inc. by the publisher for the purpose of this review.