Review

Review: FIFA 21 makes no major strides in its transition year

EA’s annual football series makes small improvements across the board as it prepares to move to next-gen

Creative director
Matt Prior
Key Credits
Jeff Antwi (Volta producer), Mike Barnucz (FUT producer)

FIFA 21’s numerous small improvements make it the best in the series by default, but compared to recent entries in the series it’s easily the least revolutionary, with no major new modes or features to speak of.

  • Still absolutely crammed with game modes for all tastes
  • Licensing and TV-style presentation remain second to none
  • New right stick through balls are interesting
  • Career mode gets a few much-needed new features
  • It’s definitely a quiet year, with no big additions
4 / 5
Version tested
Xbox One X
Creative director
Matt Prior
Key Credits
Jeff Antwi (Volta producer), Mike Barnucz (FUT producer)

FIFA 21’s numerous small improvements make it the best in the series by default, but compared to recent entries in the series it’s easily the least revolutionary, with no major new modes or features to speak of.

  • Still absolutely crammed with game modes for all tastes
  • Licensing and TV-style presentation remain second to none
  • New right stick through balls are interesting
  • Career mode gets a few much-needed new features
  • It’s definitely a quiet year, with no big additions
4 / 5
Version tested
Xbox One X