• arrow
    LOG IN 
    • Log in using an option below.
         
      Forgot password?
      Login with Facebook
      Sign in with Twitter

  • REGISTER
ABOUT US
Contact Us Who Are We? Hall Of Fame Advertising With PG Games Archive
BEST GAMES
Best games on iPhone Best games on iPad Best games on Android
FREE STUFF
Best free games on iPhone Best free games on iPad Best free games on Android Competitions
GAME SALES
iPhone game sales iPad game sales Android game sales
UPDATED GAMES
Latest iPhone game updates Latest iPad game updates Latest Android game updates
NEW RELEASES
New iPhone games New iPad games New Android games
MORE PG SITES
PG.biz PG FRANCE PG GERMANY PG Game Guides PG GameHubs PG Connects 2014
MORE SM SITES
AppSpy Free App Alliance 148 Apps Android Rundown iPhone Quality Index iPad Quality Index Android Quality Index Swipe Magazine Best App Ever Awards
PARTNERS
Metacritic
GameRankings
Pocket Gamer on NewsNow
GamesTracker
dx.net
UK Mobile Pages Directory
Skinflint Price Comparison
PSP  header logo

FIFA 13

For: PSP   Also on: iPhone, iPad

A winning squad?

Product: FIFA 13 | Publisher: Electronic Arts | Publisher: EA Mobile | Format: PSP | Genre: Sports | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
 
FIFA 13 PSP, thumbnail 1
Now that the PS Vita version of FIFA 13 is out, you might assume that this PSP iteration is nothing more than a half-hearted attempt to appease those portable gamers who've yet to make the jump to Sony’s newest handheld.

But no: FIFA 13 shrinks down that big screen experience and places it onto the somewhat obsolete UMD format so that you can get the same experience while on the go.

Fantasy Football

With this outing, EA has tried its best to place you into the shoes of a football superstar, sans getting drunk and crashing cars.

The rather extensive 15-season Career mode takes you from being an unknown player to a footballing superstar. That’s before it turns you into a coach, and then manager, as you progress towards the mode's latter stages.

If the allure of playing as a striker or defender isn’t enough for you, FIFA 13 allows you to step into the shoes of a goalkeeper. With Be-A-Keeper you’ll actually spend more of your time issuing ‘off the ball’ commands to your team than taking an active part in the match.

The PSP version of FIFA has always been the ugly stepchild of the series. This has finally started to change with FIFA 13 thanks to the addition of 360 degrees of dribbling – something that arrived back in FIFA 10 on consoles.

In addition to this newfound dribbling freedom, you can easily perform an extensive list of on-the-ball tricks. With these you’ll be able to deftly avoid tackles or move the ball into space when dribbling past an opponent. It’s simple stuff, but it adds a lot of depth.

The only real criticism we can level at the controls is really with the PSP itself. After a while that little analogue nubbin becomes uncomfortable to use, and shifting to the D-pad means that the beautifully smooth dribbling becomes really quite clunky to control.

A particularly neat touch that EA is the addition of a yellow halo around the ball. When the ball moves off into the distance this yellow ring makes it easily identifiable even on the PSP’s less than pin-sharp screen.

Season Ticket

Pleasingly, you shouldn’t ever say you’ve run out of things to do with FIFA 13, as EA has crammed an absurdly large amount of content onto a UMD.

Putting aside the various matches you’ll be playing, there’s a rather addictive Challenges mode that chucks bite-sized fun your way. Here you can compete, as well as create, around 50 challenges that last around five or ten minutes – exactly what you want when jumping on the bus.

A quiz mode known as Football IQ is also included. Throwing down a gauntlet of blissfully easy questions, alongside some impossible pub quiz-style knowledge that’ll rattle your brain, this mode will easily soak up time and turn you into a lethal football knowledge weapon.

EA arguably didn't really need to release a PSP version of FIFA 13. Which makes it all the more impressive that the studio has put so much effort into creating a worthwhile addition to the handheld’s already vast repertoire.
 
FIFA 13
Reviewer photo
Vaughn Highfield | 15 October 2012
Packed with content and with matches perfect for on-the-go play, this is the way you’ll want to experience FIFA in your pocket – that is, if you don’t already own a PS Vita
 
Have Your Say
Post a comment - Please log in to leave a comment
Pocket Gamer Biz     PG Login
Login with Facebook Sign in with Twitter
Show: Latest | Oldest
Joined:
Jul 2007
Post count:
10
Sime | 21:16 - 20 July 2013
In response to pteale: instead of getting annoyed, you should pay attention. Your link is to the Amazon reviews of the VITA version of this game; the above article is about the PSP version! The PSP version gets a very good four out of five stars on Amazon.
Joined:
Oct 2012
Post count:
1
pteale | 19:09 - 26 October 2012
I created an account on here just to post this because this article annoyed me so much.
This article is complete nonsense and the game is a total rip off with nothing new.
Read the Amazon UK reviews (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Arts-FIFA-PlayStation-Vita/dp/B0084SQLBC/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1351274825&sr=8-10) where it has a 1 star rating from 27 reviews, for a real insight of how bad this game is.
LATEST COMMENTS
LATEST NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS