EA Sports FIFA 17

Last updated date: May 11, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 119 expert reviews, the EA Sports EA Sports FIFA 17 placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.8
15 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
3,203 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Excellent graphics and smooth gameplay, with an entertaining new story mode.
- BestReviews
It’s sentimental, but appropriately so – football fans seem especially prone to outbursts of emotion, from full-blown weeping at relegations to misty-eyed reminiscences of “the good old days”.
- IGN
September 22, 2016 | Full review
The new volumetric lighting is staggeringly realistic, with the feel of both summer evening kick-offs at Old Trafford and cliched wet Wednesdays in the red-and-white corner of Staffordshire recreated perfectly.
- The Guardian
This year’s game runs on the Frostbite Engine for the first time, just like Battlefield 1, which does take a little warming to.
- PC Gamer
October 12, 2016 | Full review
Take it with a pinch of salt and The Journey's plot can be entertaining
- ARS Technical's
September 29, 2016 | Full review
That remains a combination of still-excellent fundamental gameplay (on a par, at least, with Pro Evolution Soccer 2017's much-improved showing) and Ultimate Team, the game-above-the-game to which PES still has no serious answer.
- GameSpot
September 26, 2016 | Full review
FIFA 17, thanks mainly to The Journey, feels like a reintroduction to the things that have made this series EA Sports’ pride and joy for the past eight years.
- Polygon
September 28, 2016 | Full review
FIFA’s crowning glory, the Ultimate Team, is back with some nice additions to make sure you have even more ways to play. Squad-building challenges offer exclusive rewards and different challenges to complete, ranging from beginner to advanced difficulty.
- God Is A Geek
September 22, 2016 | Full review
Ultimate Team remains unsurpassed
- Games Radar
September 22, 2016 | Full review
The biggest new addition this year’s FIFA 17 is “The Journey”, a new single-player story campaign mode.
- CGM
September 22, 2016 | Full review
The big standout this year is The Journey. It’s a really nice addition to the series and one that I hope EA carries forward to the next game.
- Pure Playstation
October 10, 2016 | Full review
The good news? It's a fine year for FIFA. With the Frostbite engine in action it's looking good and playing even better than before. The Journey is an enjoyable new take on the solo career mode, and in its wealth of other modes and excellent presentation, it's still the strongest all-round package out there.
- Digital Spy
May 26, 2019 | Full review
The Journey can be played by player switching through the whole team or by being player-locked only on Hunter. Either way, the new physicality initiated by depressing the left trigger comes through
- Game Informer
September 23, 2016 | Full review
Overall, then, FIFA 17 is a success. Long-term fans will still immediately get stuck in with multiplayer behemoth Ultimate Team, which is as addictive as ever, but the title also gives players a lot more variety beyond that.
- Game Rant
Overall, The Journey is a resounding success, and anyone put off by story modes in other sports games—most notably NBA 2K16's bizarre "Livin' Da Dream" effort—should give it a try.
- Bleacher Report
September 26, 2016 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Some feel the futbol games haven’t changed at all despite a format change.
- BestReviews
For all that extra burst of speed, though, I found responsiveness to still be an issue – it’s anyone’s guess whether you’ll manage to get a shot away before a defender closes in.
- IGN
September 22, 2016 | Full review
Variety is also a small issue. Play a Master League campaign in PES as an English second-tier side and you’ll compete against an assortment of strategies and tactics, depending on your opposition: triangular passing, long balls at physical forwards, and all things in between
- The Guardian
Continues to be more concerned with adding new features than fixing existing problems
- ARS Technical's
September 29, 2016 | Full review
As for the mode itself, hope and romance are what it does best--convincing dramatics and RPG gameplay, not so much.
- GameSpot
September 26, 2016 | Full review
My main issue with FIFA 17 is the control. While the new physical play mechanic helps you to shield the ball and give you 360 degree protection, it doesn’t help the game to flow and move when attacking.
- God Is A Geek
September 22, 2016 | Full review
Lack of opponent variety in lower leagues
- Games Radar
September 22, 2016 | Full review
My one gripe with FIFA 17 is the commentators. I’ve never been a big fan of them and I’m never going to like the dull tones of Alan Smith.
- Pure Playstation
October 10, 2016 | Full review
And the bad? When it comes to the actual gameplay, PES 2017 has definitely surged ahead.
- Digital Spy
May 26, 2019 | Full review
The only thing lacking is a way to track how many goals or assists you're racking up as you turn out for your Premier League team of choice, for those who like to know their stats.
- Bleacher Report
September 26, 2016 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Powered by Frostbite: One of the industry’s leading game engines, Frostbite delivers authentic, true-to-life action, takes players to new football worlds, and introduces fans to characters full of depth and emotion in FIFA 17. New Football Worlds: Frostbite injects even more detail into the worlds of FIFA 17. Experience all new environments like tunnels, locker rooms, the manager’s office, and the team plane. Authentic True-To-Life Action: Frostbite powers a truly immersive, story-driven experience that embeds you in football and lets you live through all of the emotions of the sport on and off the pitch. Characters Full of Depth & Emotion: Frostbite delivers heightened realism for characters on and off the pitch. This leap in fidelity unlocks exciting new opportunities for telling stories and delivering engaging experiences for every player. The Journey: For the first time ever in FIFA, live your story on and off the pitch as the Premier League’s next rising star, Alex Hunter. Play on any club in the premier league, for authentic managers and alongside some of the best players on the planet. Experience brand new worlds in FIFA 17, all while navigating your way through the emotional highs and lows of The Journey. Introducing Alex Hunter: A touted prospect, Alex Hunter is on a journey to make his mark in the Premier League. Emerging as one of the best young prospects in the academy, the expectations are high and the opportunity is there for Alex to perform on the world's biggest stage. Will you deliver? Your Performance. Your Decisions. Your Unique Story.: In The Journey, Alex Hunter’s Premier League career is impacted by your performance on the pitch, and the decisions you make off of it. Make critical decisions throughout the game that will change what happens next and how other characters react to you. Will you put your team first before your own success? The choice is yours. Authentic Storylines: The Journey will pull you through a true-to-life experience in the Premier League. It's a cinematic world informed and influenced by real players, personalities, locations, and events that take you places you've never been and bring you experiences only available in FIFA 17. Own Every Moment: Complete innovation in the way players think and move, physically interact with opponents, and execute in attack puts you in complete control of every moment on the pitch. Set Piece Rewrite: From free kicks to penalties to corner kicks, inject personality and experience control from every dead ball situation. Physical Play Overhaul: A transformation in the way players physically interact in all areas of the pitch. Control is now in your hands as you battle for space and possession. Active Intelligence System: A brand new system introduces constant spatial analysis, increases activity off the ball, and changes the way players move, read, and react. New Attacking Techniques: New options in attack give players more ways to create chances and finish in front of goal. FROSTBITE GAME ENGINE TECHNOLOGY, THE JOURNEY AND FUT CHAMPIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 4 AND PC PLATFORM VERSIONS ONLY. Internet connection and an EA Account required. Must be 13+ to create an account.

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