EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Ultimate Team is a massive online community of fans building, managing, and competing with their ultimate football team from the world’s best players in FIFA 17.Read full description
What is FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT)?
EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Ultimate Team is a massive online community of fans building, managing, and competing with their ultimate football team from the world’s best players in FIFA 17. Join over 15 million fans and take on the challenge of building football squads of the world's best players by earning, buying, selling, and trading players with the Ultimate Team community. Play with your dream team and put them against your friends’ teams whenever you want. Create and manage multiple squads and take them into competition in online and solo single-player tournaments, all dynamically updated each week.
Ever wonder what it’s like to have a top footballer on your team? You’ll be able to try out some of FIFA Ultimate Team’s most sought after players for a limited amount of matches.
FUT Draft is a new way to play FIFA Ultimate Team! Draft a squad and challenge opponents in a tournament to win coins, packs, and more. Test your team building skills and pick the best player for each position from a five player draw. Make key choices based on player quality or team Chemistry. Earn bigger match prizes as you progress – win all four games in a row to earn the best rewards!
Experience football’s social network. Earn rewards, level up, enjoy live Challenges, and connect with friends. Everything within FIFA 17 is measured and communicated through EA SPORTS Football Club. Fans can earn rewards to unlock items from the Football Club Catalogue, and build their status as they climb 100 levels. Real-world storylines drive EA SPORTS Football Club through regular challenges so that FIFA 17 will look, feel and play like the real-world season.
IGN - 8.4/10 - "A terrific story mode and improved graphics make for a better game than last year."
God Is A Geek - 9/10 - "There’s a great deal to love in FIFA 17 and the new Frostbite engine has done wonders for how it looks."
Attack of The Fan Boy - 9/10 - "The Journey is really unlike anything that the FIFA series has ever done"
I know, I know. A new FIFA gets announced every year, how different could it really be, right? Well, FIFA 17 flouts all of these expectations and adds a brand new campaign story mode named “The Journey” where you play as a young, up and coming footballer named Alex Hunter who is trying to nab his first Premiership contract. You can influence the story through dialogue choices, critical on-pitch matches and more. FIFA 17 is shaping up really nicely, adding some cool, new features that we’ve never seen in the series before.
Around that is the classic FIFA gameplay that we all know and love, featuring your favourite international clubs, you can face off in dream matches that you never thought possible! Watford FC vs PSV Eindhoven? Why not! FIFA 17 is sure to become an essential multiplayer staple, boasting something awesome.
With the release of FIFA 17 just around the corner, we decided to delve in what we are most excited for in this years iteration of the FIFA franchise and what we are looking forward to playing on the PC version of the game.
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 - 64-Bit
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz
Hard Drive Space Required: 30.0 GB
Minimum Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GTX 460 or AMD Radeon R7 260
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 - 64-Bit
CPU: Intel i5-3550K @ 3.40GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz
Hard Drive Space Required: 30.0 GB
Minimum Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
Being consistently good can bring its own problems. Among the highlight gameplay changes in this year's FIFA we have: better throw-ins, low driven shots, and the ability to control the ball from a long keeper kick. Welcome improvements, sure, but still, pity the guy making them sound exciting in the press release. Maybe that's why FIFA 17, a football game that checks all the usual boxes you?d expect of an already successful annual sports title--trimming, tidying, domination by iteration--also throws in a more glamorous and unexpected addition: The Journey. The Journey is a new story-based mode centering on Alex Hunter, a young player breaking into professional football. It?s built from a mix of gameplay, dialogue, and cutscenes, which depict Alex?s evolving relationships with his family and teammates and, ultimately, whether his talent is enough to kickstart a dream career. It is, in other words, a football Cinderella story--and, as such, it marks a pleasant change from the relentless capitalism of FIFA?s monstrously successful Ultimate Team. FIFA already contains at least three modes life-consuming enough to take up 12 months of your spare time, and aside from an annual release schedule that demands a constant supply of newness, recapturing some of the hope and romance of football seems the only logical reason for The Journey to exist.
FIFA 17 is certainly a step-up in pace against the sluggish FIFA 16, which is definitely a plus. The transition to the Frostbite engine certainly helps bolster the game in the visuals department too. The Journey mode is pretty good fun (though certainly not worth the entrance price alone) and the game plays okay. I seem to be struggling with defending this year, one wrong step seems to be massively punished, and the game seems to be built around pace as the be-all-and-end-all attribute. The new set-pieces haven't really clicked for me yet, either. Overall, it's not a bad game, but it's certainly no Pro Evolution this year.
FIFA 17 keeps all the modes that the series is known for having, including the Women's teams that were added last year, and now makes another new addition with The Journey. The Frostbite engine gives the game improved graphics and I've seen a lot more varied animations and things happening on the field. The AI feels like it has been improved both offensively and defensively though shooting, passing, and slide tackles don't always feel as responsive as they should, sometimes giving a delay that feels longer than there should have been. The Journey is the new story based single player mode, it's a welcome inclusion with a good, if predictable, story with good acting and that takes advantage of the new engine to show off better character models and other environments. There are some issues with it though, such as the events that go on might not at all match how you perform on the field, if you are struggling in game the events early on might make sense but if you are doing well the entire story doesn't fit. You might have a long string of matches and training sessions without any story scenes. You have dialogue choices with one set leading you to more fans and one leading you to a better relationship with your mangers, but neither really matters and it never really makes sense why certain options would upset your mangers or get you less fans. You are forced to take a striker position to fit with the story. At the end of some games you are interviewed and asked questions about the match and your performance, this was done very well in NBA 2K15 where you had a large variety of questions, answers, and had different wordings if a similar thing happened in the next game, unfortunately here you very rarely get interviewed and when you do you can get awkward responses that have you answering as if you were still at your signed club rather than the one you were loaned to or these interviews can repeat the exact same questions and answers even with how rarely they occur. You get messages on your characters Twitter but they repeat and are pretty uninteresting, there are a lot of people with dog avatars so they emulate that correctly at least, no anime or egg avatars threatening you hurts the twitter simulation though. Not giving you more scenes with your teammates in training or on the field is a missed opportunity, as is having your response build team chemistry. You unlock four Ultimate Team loan packs as you play through The Journey and when it is complete you get a permanent Alex Hunter card to use on your ultimate team, this is a set card no matter how you have built up your version of the character and he is likely going to be worse than your final version of him. Great to have a campaign but needs more work next time, most of this really just needs to carry over to the regular career mode to allow you to manage your career and personality without the linear story getting in the way of your options or of the game's reality. Commentary continues to be terrible, with the same lines repeated over and over again. You would think after all these years they could think of at least two things that they can alternate between saying in frequently occurring situations but it ends up always being the same exact lines over and over again. They did put slight effort into it for The Journey during some story moments but a few times going as far as to mention something like whether or not you, your friend, or both of you scored in your first match. FIFA 17 doesn't add too much to the gameplay and not everyone will be a fan of the new way set pieces are done but The Journey is a step forward that will hopefully be improved on and that will hopefully have aspects transfer to the other career mode and the new engine looks great.
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