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  • Summary: EA Sports FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch. Introducing the prestigious UEFA Champions League, offering authentic in-match atmospheres, featuring gameplay updates including elevated on-pitch personality and a striking overhaul, and providing new andEA Sports FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch. Introducing the prestigious UEFA Champions League, offering authentic in-match atmospheres, featuring gameplay updates including elevated on-pitch personality and a striking overhaul, and providing new and unrivaled ways to play. Champions Rise in FIFA 19.

    Features:

    * UEFA Champions League coming to FIFA 19 -- There's no higher level in club football than the UEFA Champions League. Dreams are achieved and legends are made in this historic tournament that showcases the best clubs in the world. FIFA 19 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch is infused with the UEFA Champions League, thanks to official match presentation, a variety of tournament experiences that includes the Europa League and Super Cup, and an all-new commentary team in Derek Rae and Lee Dixon.

    * Brand new modes -- Experience the all-new standalone UEFA Champions League mode to play the famous tournament from the group stage to the final at the The Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Discover deep integration of the massive club competition in both Kick Off and Career Mode. Build your dream squad with live UEFA Champions League and Europa League content updates in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team. No matter where or how you play FIFA 19, you can experience the greatest club football competition in the world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 25, 2018
    93
    EA has gone to great pains to incorporate their new license into the title and it shows from the game modes all the way up to the game’s tagline. Champions Rise and so has this franchise to the occasion.
  2. Oct 12, 2018
    91
    FIFA 19 reaffirms the series' strengths, even if some smaller problems, like not so real-like player models and a bad commentary keep it from reaching a better score. It still holds strong thanks to very good and even more refined gameplay, new licenses like UEFA Champion's League and the Italy's Serie A, a more accessible FUT mode and a great soccer feeling overall. Definitely the game to have for soccer fans.
  3. 90
    When it comes to virtual soccer, FIFA 19 is the clear leader of the pack, with what is arguably the best entry in years.
  4. Sep 19, 2018
    80
    EA hasn’t reinvented the wheel but they’ve reimagined what a fun football sim can be, with innovative game modes and gameplay tweaks that will make even seasoned FIFA vets rethink their approach.
  5. Sep 25, 2018
    80
    FIFA 19 is one of the most satisfying games in the series yet. The addition of the UEFA Champions League adds some excitement to everything, even if it artificially bloats the overly long final chapter in The Journey. Subtle but meaningful tweaks to the gameplay make it both flashier and more physical than last year’s edition while still retaining that good ol’ fashioned FIFA feel, and the new modes and stat-tracking tools added to Kick Off are great, even if they’re relegated to local play.
  6. Sep 23, 2018
    80
    An awesome conglomerate of modes and playlists for local and Xbox LIVE play meet the regularly astute aesthetics in resplendent fashion. If this is an annual purchase for you, no reason not to spend the $60 yet again.
  7. Sep 21, 2018
    70
    FIFA 19 has a lot of content and features that will entertain players offline and online for hours. It still has authenticity with what is needed to let us feel we have control over a broadcasted football game. It is a better version than FIFA 18 but it is still too keen on delivering a too spectacular soccer experience at all costs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 18 out of 23
  1. Sep 28, 2018
    10
    I can't understand why there's so much hate about FIFA 19. If you like FIFA and you enjoy it (meaning know how to play it) you'll be pleased. Peace
  2. Sep 29, 2018
    8
    The presentation side of the game is absolutely brilliant because both the visuals and sound design are the most realistic the series hasThe presentation side of the game is absolutely brilliant because both the visuals and sound design are the most realistic the series has delivered so far. I’ve really enjoyed the changes that have been made to the gameplay because both the movement and shooting feel better and no game ever feels the same. I’m sad to see The Journey come to an end but without a doubt they’ve done justice to how they’ve concluded the series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The new Kick-Off modes are a nice addition to the game and playing them is not only fun but challenging as well. FUT has seen some new additions and I’m pleased to see this because in my opinion it was going a little stale so these new additions breath a little more life into it. It’s great to see the Champions League included in FIFA and I’m pleased to say that they’ve done the historic competition justice. The new changes in the gameplay take a little bit of getting used to and I would’ve liked more help from the game to help ease the transition. I will admit to you now that I was nervous about FIFA 19 because I saw that they had made quite a lot of changes to the gameplay. Thankfully I didn’t need to be nervous at all because the changes that have been implemented to the movement and shooting have improved the game quite considerably in my opinion. In fact the game on the whole has improved and there’s a number of different new features included in the game as well which were needed in some cases. FUT feels fresher than ever because of the new additions and this does give you a reason to return back to the mode. There’s also new additions in the Kick-off mode as well and I must admit that I did enjoy playing these new modes with friends. At the end of the day then FIFA 19 has delivered in a number of key areas and when you combine that with the realistic visuals and sound design this is definitely one of the best if not the best FIFA’s there’s ever been and I’m sure fans of the series will thoroughly enjoy what this new FIFA has brought to the table. Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2018
    6
    This review is primarily for career mode players.

    Thing I like: About the gameplay - Slower everything. It won't appeal to everyone,
    This review is primarily for career mode players.

    Thing I like:

    About the gameplay -

    Slower everything. It won't appeal to everyone, but in recent years FIFA players looked like stickmen in the way they recieve the ball, run with the ball, and turn on the ball. PES always had the slower and more natural player movements while FIFA was robotic. It's all changed in 19 - everything is defined but it makes for a slower and at first, clunky experience. But after a week of playing the full game it feels good and I've been able to score some neat tiki taka goals.

    New tactics feature in Team Management. They got rid of the "Park The Bus" and "All Out Attack" modes. Now it's back to ultra defensive, defensive, balanced, attacking, ultra attacking. With each game plan you can customise the team setup. So if you're playing on legendary against Barcelona in the UCL Final and winning 2-1 with 10 mins to go, you can switch to defensive which for me is a 5-4-1, and the players will automatically get into the new shape.

    About the career mode -

    Other teams seem to react quicker to transfer/loan listed players. On 3 occasions after placing a player on the transfer list I got an offer within a week or two.

    When offering to swap one of your players, now the other manager will give you some more options. In FIFA 18 it was "we're looking for a right winger". If you had no available right wingers then you're screwed. In FIFA 19 it's "we're looking for a right winger, midfielder or striker". It gives you more opportunity to offload some of your fringe players and reduce the transfer cost.

    European licensing. The career mode interface is re-skinned in the lead up to a european game - it adds to the feel of a Europa or UCL game.

    Board expectations are more realistic and more engaging. For the big clubs it's not just "Win the title" - now it's abit more specific. For example for Chelsea: Short term: Finish in a UCL place. Win the FA cup. Long term: Win the premier league within two seasons. Financial goal: Finish the season with £66 million profit.

    Browsing jobs is more realistic but not perfect. Now there's a range of big and small clubs. In my potential job openings I've got Bayern Munich, Leicester, Everton and Burnley. Applied for the Bayern job as a test and I was rejected.

    Not much more good to say, its pretty much the same as FIFA 18. On that note...

    Things I don't like:

    Career mode is mostly just a re-skinned FIFA 18.

    Graphics somehow look worse than 18. Players look waxy.

    Penalty run ups still look awful.

    New "tap twice to hit a perfect volley" is dumb.

    Still no change in the stupid international team system. Since when do club managers manage international teams at the same time? Even if it's happened before, it's not common in the modern game. Also it offers zero satisfaction - nothing happens if you win the world cup, nothing happens if you lose, it's just pointless.

    My verdict:

    I can see why 19 will get bad reviews - we're paying £45 - £70 for the same game with some extra licensing, a new menu skin and a handful of gameplay changes. EA know they could have released this as a FIFA 18 mega-update. It's not worth the months of hyping and promoting. That doesn't exactly make it a bad game though - it's still a slight improvement to 18 but "slight" is ultimately a disappointment.

    I find it funny how people can rate a game 0 and then continue to play it for another year, so I'll give it a fair 6. If the extra licensing and new kits etc mean a lot to you then go for it, but if you're a career mode player and think that there's new career mode features that you're missing out on, then you're in for a big disappointment.

    P.S haven't heard all the songs but the soundtrack is going strong so far. Bugzy Malone, Octavian, Jungle, Bas/J.Cole, Kojey Radical/Mahalia ("water" is my fav so far), Childish Gambino, Logic, etc.
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  4. Oct 17, 2018
    0
    In many ways it's a copy paste of Fifa 18, 17, 16 and so on. In other ways it's A LOT WORSE that its predecessors. Crap shooting, crapIn many ways it's a copy paste of Fifa 18, 17, 16 and so on. In other ways it's A LOT WORSE that its predecessors. Crap shooting, crap passing, crap cpu and so on. I don't even know why I bought it without reading the gamers reviews first. I wouldn't have wasted my money. I'm done with EA, I'm not even buying bfv Expand
  5. Sep 28, 2018
    0
    EA, what have you done to my Fifa?
    I am not mad, it's just sad that we'll have to wait another 365 expecting you to bring a real football
    EA, what have you done to my Fifa?
    I am not mad, it's just sad that we'll have to wait another 365 expecting you to bring a real football game. Clearly, we can see a Staff worried about making improvements only to gain more money. The game itself was not improved, this game has the the worst mechanics ever. I don't feel like I am in control of my players, the AI is donkey. They walk when they have to run, they don't stretch to block a slow pass.

    Let me ask you EA: Did you test your own game? If so, how did you conclude that Fifa 19 is a good game? IT'S NOT FOOTBALL EA! Except for the game-artists who built the graphics and user interface, everyone should be fired.
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  6. Sep 25, 2018
    0
    Little improvement from Fifa 18, pro Clubs the same, Career mode also the same. Its an update that isn't worth £5 if you have Fifa 17 or 18Little improvement from Fifa 18, pro Clubs the same, Career mode also the same. Its an update that isn't worth £5 if you have Fifa 17 or 18 unless you think that champions league music is worth another £50.
    The reason EA don't bother is because they have a huge amount of addicted FUT players that will spend £60 on the game regardless of any real changes, and then spend much more gambling on packs. It actually criminal. I hope that they get sued but again they have too much money so will get away with it.
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  7. Oct 2, 2018
    0
    this game ... just waste of money.absolutely, outstanding, insanely, unreal, mega-super GARBAGE.

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