Parents' Guide to

FIFA Soccer 12

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

One of the best (and best-looking) sports simulations.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Good game - never tried online mode

I've played this a few times by myself and with close friends. I really enjoy it and there are obviously things that you and your kid could talk about such as teamwork and good sportsmanship when you lose (controlling your temper). You can also play together. I've never tried any online modes so I can't speak as to the security of that part of the game. One great thing about it is that there is a manager mode (if that's something that interests your kid) where you can be in control of how the money is spent, what players to buy and sell, and what players play in each game.

Is It Any Good?

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The world's most popular sport has never looked or played so good in video game form. Even better than last year's impressive game, FIFA SOCCER 12 offers incredibly realistic physics, including how the players react to one another and ball dribbling, passing, and scoring. Combine this with high-definition graphics shown through broadcast-style cameras and passersby might just think it's a real televised match. Artificial intelligence (A.I.) has also been greatly improved, therefore computer-controlled teammates act in a smarter way, including a more tactical defense that reacts more like the real thing.

From the tight controls and high production values to the depth and breadth of solo and multiplayer matches, FIFA Soccer 12 is simply one of the most gratifying sports games available today. Note: The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game look and play the same but the others don't fare as well visually; and they handle a little differently (such as utilizing the Nintendo Wii motion controller). These other versions don't all offer the same robust set of modes and features as the high-def discs.

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