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FIFA 12

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 3 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
Edition: Special Edition
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Special Edition
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  • ASIN: B00542ZOVO
  • Release Date: 30 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,464 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Special Edition

Manufacturer's Description

Revolutionary changes to the No. 1 selling sports game on the planet with innovations inspired by the real-world of football and powered by the all-new FIFA 12 Player Impact Engine.

Winner of 20 “Best Sports Game of E3” awards, including the prestigious E3 Game Critics award, FIFA 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Experience the way real-world footballers challenge each other for the ball, win possession, and test each other physically. Enjoy an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every collision. Players feel more resilient, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily.

Revolutionary gameplay innovations make FIFA 12 deeper and more engaging. All-new Precision Dribbling creates a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for better control in tight spaces, more time to make decisions on attack, and more control over the pace of the game. Innovations in attack are balanced by a re-designed defending mechanism, making it as skilful and meaningful as real-world football. With all-new Tactical Defending, positioning and intercepting passes are as important as tackling. Tactics and timing are crucial. Plus, CPU players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, a self-awareness that enables them to behave and make decisions based on their own skills and tendencies, and gives them the aptitude to understand the strengths and weaknesses of teammates in every situation.

Introducing EA SPORTS Football Club—the heartbeat of FIFA 12—a live service connecting players to the real-world game with fresh, new content all the time, enabling them to support their favourite club and connect and compete with their friends, rivals and millions of other players around the world. Additional features will be revealed in the months ahead.

WHAT IS FIFA ULTIMATE TEAM?

EA SPORTS FIFA 12 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 12. Join over 2 million fans and take on the challenge of building a squad of the world’s best football stars by earning, buying, selling and trading players with other Ultimate Team gamers around the world. Build your ultimate football club the way real-world coaches and managers build the truly great football teams. Match your dream team against your friends’ best teams whenever you want.

WHAT IS A FIFA ULTIMATE TEAM GOLD PACK?

Improve your Ultimate Team and experience the excitement of opening your monthly gold packs. Each pack is a mix of 12 items, including players, contracts, stadiums, managers, staff, fitness, healing, balls, kits and badges. Gold Packs consist of players rated 75+ in-game and include one rare item. Rare items include enhanced player attributes, longer contracts and the most coveted players.

Key Features:
  • Player Impact Engine - Two years in development, the new physics engine is built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Experience an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every contact. Players feel more resilient on the ball, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily, preserving their natural momentum.
  • Pro Player Intelligence - CPU players have been infused with self-awareness and aptitude, enabling them to make decisions based on their own skills as well as the strengths and attributes of their teammates. Players who possess exceptional vision, for example, will see opportunities for through balls that other players won’t. Real Madrid’s Kaká will be more likely—and quicker—to pick out a run from a teammate farther away than a player with poorer vision. Additionally, teams will vary their attack based on the strengths of their players on the pitch, and the weaknesses of opposing players, creating a more authentic experience and greater variety of matches.
  • Tactical Defending - Re-designed defending mechanism fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling at the right moment. Tactics and timing are crucial.
  • Precision Dribbling - Enjoy new ways to take on opponents, more time on the ball to make decisions, and complete control of the pace of the game. Utilize close dribble touches in tight spaces, on the wings, and even while fending off an opponent.
  • EA SPORTS Football Club - For the first time ever, everything within FIFA 12, and against friends, is measured in a meaningful way. Every match matters, all season long. Earn experience points and level up to build status. Track friends, challenges and status through the web. Share and compare accomplishments and spread the news on social channels like Facebook. Plus, real-world storylines will drive content. Gamers will relive crucial real-world football events through regular challenges so that FIFA 12 will look, feel and play like the real-world season.
  • Support Your Club - A central experience in EA SPORTS Football Club that enables fans to represent their club and compete against rival clubs in everything they do in FIFA 12. Earn club points and lift your club higher in the Support Your Club League Tables or help them avoid relegation. Virtual league tables are reset each week to create new challenges, renewed rivalries, and fresh storylines.
  • Career Mode - Now driven by the same drama, storylines and emotion as the real world of football, factors such as player morale, on-pitch form, wages and league position will drive outcomes in the game. Users will face more decisions and factors than ever before, with their consequences being played out on and off the pitch to test your resolve as a manager all season long, with bigger decisions to make and more dynamic outcomes. Evaluation logic has been improved to reflect a player’s true value, a new scouting network feature has been added to discover new talent, and the excitement of Transfer Deadline day has been expanded to increase the emotion, urgency and drama of that special day.
  • True Injuries -The Player Impact Engine monitors contact between players in real-time, analyzing the force of the collision and impact on the body to detect real injuries, creating a deeper more challenging Career Mode. Manage new types of injuries and the risk of sending a player onto the pitch who isn’t fully healed.
  • New Commentary Teams - For the first time ever, two broadcast teams will be featured – Martin Tyler and Alan Smith and Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. Fans can customize audio to their preferred commentators for any matches.
  • Complete Authenticity - Over 500 officially licensed clubs and more than 15,000 players.

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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As fun as always...but is it the best? 30 Sep 2011
By Kazman
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
So the time of year has arrived for the debate that us footy fans have endured, and taken part in, for years: FIFA or PES?

Before starting I should point out that I, rather fortunately, managed to get FIFA 12 a few days early, hence why I feel able to give such quick feedback.

First a brief explanation: On the PS2 I would only ever play PES, purely because in my opinion, it provided the best simulation of football by a mile, and kicked FIFA into the shade. As many of us most likely also know, things changed rather quickly the minute we moved to the PS3 and the XBOX 360, the next-gen gaming consoles. PES 2008 annoyed me, as it had ruined itself, but FIFA was growing and by FIFA 09 I had turned to EA for my virtual footy fix. Whilst in the following years both games improved, I have still played FIFA more than PES in recent years, although as time went on, I found I was enjoying both equally, in particular last years efforts of FIFA 11 and PES2011

This year FIFA has introduced a number of new additions in order to improve upon what it already had. The Player Impact Engine, Tactical Defending, and Precision Dribbling. As well as these additions, there have been a number of improvements made elsewhere, most notably for me in the Career Mode, which is the mode I play the most, much like how i play the offline master league most in PES.

The Player Impact Engine: Apart from the occasional error, this adds a lot more physicality and realism to the way the game plays. One of the main ways the Impact Engine adds to the game, aside from the way players fall over and tussle with each other, is through the Injures you then sustain as a result of challenges.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great... 5 Dec 2011
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The only thing that has changed in all honestly is possession and tackling. There are points for an against the changes and personally it's enjoyable and tactical but at the same time stupidly frustrating.
The fact is, it is possible to run from one end of the pitch to the other without someone tackling you and if you use a fast player, it's very easy as well. I don't think it's actually possible to have a 0-0 now. Dribbling has gotten so simple while tackling has gone the other way, it's a bit silly.
Don't get me wrong, when done correctly, tackling is much better than before, holding O just seemed a bit daft, but running next to someone, finally getting in a place to put a tackle in, just for them to turn instantly and run a slightly different way is even worse. A bit of tweaking would make it great and hopefully next year they will get it right.
Online is much better than 2011, pre-selecting your team and tactics makes it so less frustrating and the division system makes a nice change.

It's a fun game as usual but use a team with quick forwards and it's too easy to score, which means it is also too easy to concede.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good game 4 Aug 2013
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3| Edition:Special Edition|Verified Purchase
Well, I have decided to fill up my review page and noticed that I haven't reviewed this game until now. I've spent many hours with it and would strongly recommend to give it a go even now in 2013.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Game 24 Feb 2013
By Scott
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3| Edition:Special Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a great game, best of the FIFAs at the time (2012). Would choose to buy FIFA13 now though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars football mad grandson 15 Nov 2011
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
All I can say is this was bought as a birthday present for football mad grandson and he loves it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars FIFA 12, Flawless Football? 4 Oct 2011
By DBW
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Okay first off, I in recent years have jumped over from PES after many years of Konami's superiority, EA have churned out some brilliant footy titles and when I ordered it I was hoping for much the same after really enjoying 10 and 11.

For the most part I'm happy, the game looks great (hardly the most important thing though) and many aspects of the game are very fluid but I'll start with the negatives.

Tactical Defending
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Now this was one of the most harped about features about the new game and in theory the idea is great... making it so you savour defending as much as defending. Sadly it hasn't really came out that well and I have to warn you that you'll need to put a lot of work in to learn the ropes (if you have the patience). I'm struggling to see how this new defence is realistic, for one the Defenders in FIFA are often rated very low for movement so off the ball their movement is very clunky whilst you will most probably face people using Barca or players that have dazzling skill. As a defender myself I have to call up this whole "realism" thing. When playing an actual match, I can pressure... in FIFA... you can't. X is now contain (with the option of a 2nd container with R1) which makes the player track the attacker but not actually go in defensively. This is left down to the player this time round and I have to say of the games I've played and people I've played against.... it's clearly a problem.

I have had many games where the score is 7-7 etc. why? because its so easy to score against human players. It's mad they took pressure out of the game, it's a realistic aspect of the game... when I'm defending I look and go for the ball, on FIFA I need to lunge forward and hope I get it lol.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you like football, whats not to like?
I know I am writing this review kind of late considering we're on F14 already, but here goes.
The game itself needs no introduction - if you like football you obviously know... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. C. Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Awesome! My son loves it. IT looks so real, I keep thinking there's a match on! And the commentary is great.
Published 8 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars FIFA 12 :)
I already have had Fifa 13 for months now, so this review is pointless. But as a game I really enjoyed this version, the ut is class
Published 13 months ago by Andrew Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Great game with good gameplay, worth the price, bought fifa 13 as well because it was so good, which is even better.
Published 15 months ago by Charlie
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
One thing with Fifa games that you can guarantee and that is the fact that you'll get your money's worth because you'll be playing it till the next one comes out. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Joe A
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
This game is brilliant, has kept me going all this time and if anything has got even more fun as I have played it more, I have played it from september to date and will probaly be... Read more
Published on 15 April 2012 by luke
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun one more year but what happens with Ultimate Team?
I am usually among the first you rush and pre-book FIFA every year, I enjoy the game alot.

The only part that I do not enjoy is the online Ultimate Team mode where I am... Read more
Published on 26 Nov 2011 by Steve Bil
5.0 out of 5 stars Fifa 12 Review
I liked this game, when it came to me. The online is ok but i kept timing out and it was a nightmare :( love the graphics and the game is very authentic.
Published on 15 Nov 2011 by JacobSmith102
4.0 out of 5 stars FIFA 12 is Great!
This product arrived within a few days and was exactly as described. My son plays it non-stop (well, as much as he is allowed) on his PS3. Read more
Published on 13 Nov 2011 by Richard
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