Fifa 16: Review

By Caitlin Mclaren – Chief Culture Reporter

So we’ve had a week to settle into the new style of Fifa 16 after what seemed a life-time of waiting!

There have been vast improvements of both game play, graphics and further game modes have been added. Here’s step by step what the new game has improved on:


Overall, the defense in Fifa 15 was appalling, once the game kicked off, your opponent can run and penetrate the defense straight away leading to an early chance at a goal.

The creators have tried to solve this problem by portraying more realistic tackles, blocking and the ability to turn your defender faster in order to run and potentially pull off an effective tackle.

This creates a more realistic experience and can give those on the defense an actual chance of holding on to a crucial result!

To add to this, keeper’s are  a lot less robotic which has been an ongoing problem within the game.

The game-play altogether had a more realistic feel and vibe with the players looking near real life.

Teams and Stadiums

Added to the roaster is the women’s sides, unfortunately only the national squads that featured in this year’s Women’s World Cup but nevertheless a step forward for the game!

Next year it will interesting to see women’s league side, to give the player more options and maybe the ability to start a career with a female side.

Added stadiums include: Borussia-Park (Borussia Monchengladbach, Bundesliga), Carrow Road (Norwich City, English Premier League), CenturyLink Field (Seattle Sounders, MLS), El Monumental (Club Atletico River Plate, Aregentine Primera Division), Fratton Park (Portsmouth FC, English League Two), King Abdullah Sports City (Al-Ittihad & Al-Ahli, Saudi Abdul Latif Jameel League), Stade Velodrome (Olympique da Marseille, Ligue 1), Vicarage Road (Watford, English Premier League) and Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth, English Premier League).

Game Modes

Everyone’s favourite way of playing Fifa in general is Ultimate Team, this year the creators have added Draft Mode. The entrance into Draft Mode costs you either: 15,000 coins, a Draft token or 300 Fifa points.

Your team building will be put to the test in this feature as you’re given the option of 5 players in each position that will gel well into your team.

The start is with a formation and your captain, you carry on then filling out your roles of your 23-man squad.

You have to pick between picking the best player for that positioning or maximising your chemistry making your team well…more of a team!

Now you’re ready to kick off, you have 5 games to complete where you can win big, the further you proceed whether it be online or in single player mode.

Each game gets bigger and better within the Fifa world and as a football fan, it is necessary to keep up with the changes that each game demonstrates! The game is available on Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4.


About Caitlin Mclaren: Editor-in-Chief 119 Articles
I like writing, editing and making new mates. Newcomer of the Year 2016 Editor of the Year 2016 Editor of the Year 2017 Elected Media Officer of UCLan Students' Union 2017/18

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