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News video games 06 October 2020, 19:06

author: Adrian Werner

First Reviews: FIFA 21 - Good, But Hardly Different

The first reviews of FIFA 21 have been published on the web. They show a game with good gameplay and execution, which, however, introduces too few changes compared to last year's installment.

In a few days, FIFA 21, this year's installment of the world's most popular football series, will launch. A lot of reviews have already appeared on the web, which enables us to assess whether the game meets the hopes placed in it.

On Metacritic, the PlayStation 4 version has an average rating of 73% and the Xbox One release - 77%. By comparison, last year's FIFA 20 scored the same score of 79% on PS4 and XONE. The PC and Nintendo Switch editions currently have too few reviews.

Sample review scores of FIFA 21:

  1. Vandal - 8.5/10
  2. Forbes - 8.25/10
  3. COGconnected - 83/100
  4. - 8.0/10
  5. GameSpot - 8/10
  6. Game Informer - 7.75/10
  7. - 7.3/10
  8. IGN - 7/10
  9. Screen Rant - 3.5/5
  10. Shacknews - 7/10
  11. JeuxVideo - 13/20
  12. DualShockers - 6.5/10
  13. Telegraph - 3/5

In general, the reviews praise the rich content, high quality of execution and superb gameplay. FIFA 21 is mainly criticized for the small number of changes compared to last year's edition. The devs have made some upgrades, improving artificial intelligence and ball control, among other things, but many reviewers believe that the whole thing is still too similar to FIFA 20.

Some reviewers also criticize the FUT system, which, in their opinion, still seems to be designed mainly to try and take as much money from the players as it can. In addition, the game is said to have exhausting amounts of grind. All in all, however, even the most negative reviews claim that the game itself is solid and provides a lot of fun. Fans of the series will complain, but this year's edition is not likely to become a position that will scare them away from the franchise.

As a reminder, the game will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on October 9, this year. There are also plans for future releases on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which we'll be waiting for the launch of these consoles. They are expected to be very different from the rest.

  1. FIFA 21 - official website


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