FIFA Soccer 13
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that FIFA Soccer 13 is essentially a soccer simulation. It doesn't contain anything inappropriate for young eyes or ears (including a music soundtrack), but parents should be aware the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions support live online chat via headset microphone, so players using this option might be engaged in an inappropriate chat with strangers or hear strong profanity.
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What's it about?
As with previous soccer games in EA Sports' long and successful history, FIFA SOCCER 13 is a simulation that virtually recreates the world's most popular sport. Gamers can select their favorite team, take control over all the players, and vie for supremacy on the pitch. This year's game offers multiple solo and multiplayer modes (both online and in front of the same TV), many platforms to play on (8, in total) and with improvements to artificial intelligence (A.I.), dribbling, ball control, and more. FIFA Soccer 13 houses more than 500 officially licensed clubs and roughly 15,000 players.
Is it any good?
FIFA Soccer 13 boasts gorgeous and intense action on the pitch compared to its predecessors -- thanks, in part, to high-definition player models, lifelike animation, and authentic ball and player physics. FIFA Soccer 13 offers smarter and more realistic player behavior, with the all-new Attacking Intelligence technology, where soccer stars have the ability to analyze space, work smarter to break down defenses, and even think a couple of plays ahead. An improved dribbling system delivers true 360-degree mobility in any direction, while new touch mechanics allow for subtle plays based on pressure, player direction, and trajectory of the ball. While the game is more evolutionary than revolutionary, FIFA Soccer 13 is well worth the price of admission.
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- Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions
Science: gravity, motion, physics
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, strategy, thinking critically
Responsibility & Ethics: following codes of conduct, respect for others
- Price: $39.99 to $59.99
- Available online? Not available online
- Developer: EA Sports
- Release date: September 25, 2012
- Genre: Sports
- Topics: Sports and Martial Arts, Great Boy Role Models
- ESRB rating: E for (No descriptors)
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