FIFA 13 is meant to satisfy the true football gaming fan.
The gameplay is just about as realistic as it can get - the gamer is forced to think about everything from his player’s first touch to how smart his attackers are.
Forget about simply bringing the ball the wings and crossing it to your striker, because the artificial intelligence in this game is too smart, and the defence will crowd your striker out.
If your attacker is mediocre in stats, its likely that he lacks enough intelligence, and he is not going to be able to read every through ball well enough to get to the end of your midfield maestro’s passes.
Playing a back-pass can be dangerous as well. It will allow your opponent’s attackers to capitalise on your centreback’s poor first-touch.
If you enjoyed FIFA 12’s manager mode you are in for a blast with FIFA 13’s latest manager gameplay.
There are two modes – you can opt to climb the ranks from player to manager, or you can jump straight into being a manager.
Unlike previous versions of FIFA, you won’t be able to buy Lionel Messi in your first team or if you are opting to manage West Bromwich Albion. Selling players is not an easy task because your boardroom will have a say in your wheelings and dealings.
One wrong move and you can be out of a job as quick Andre Villas Boas in his Chelsea tenure.
If you are up for just a simple football video game, stick to earlier versions of FIFA which are more straightforward. In essence, FIFA 13 is a must-buy built for hardcore football fans.