FIFA 19 is the worst FIFA of all time, according to reviews on the official Microsoft Store.
An incredible 84% of fans have given the latest installment a poor rating, despite a number of 'improvements' to the popular game.
In August last year, ahead of the official release date, a number of exciting features were announced:
- Long range: a game where goals scored from outside the penalty area count as two goals.
- Survival mode: gamers lose one of their players after scoring a goal.
- Headers & volleys: this mode was only briefly touched on, but it seems FIFA 19 will have its own take on the classic real-life game.
But despite the addition of new features, including the eagerly anticipated timed finishing, many fans of the popular franchise have criticised gameplay.
If you compare the rating to previous releases, FIFA 19 sits bottom of the standings, while FIFA 15 comes out on top with an impressive 4.1* rating out of 5.
It appears the early releases are far more popular than the more recent, with FIFA 18 and FIFA 17 failing to meet expectations.
Plenty of gamers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations about the release in recent months.
Professional FIFA player JukeZ believes "FIFA 19 is the worst FIFA game ever by far."
"El Tornado crosses. Bolasie flicks crosses. Scoop crosses. Lob for 1st time volleys. Flick up volleys. Auto blocks. Drop back on 1 depth. Pace rubber-banding. AI mirroring. Inconsistent passing. AWFUL shooting." he said.
Daily reminder that FIFA 19 is the worst FIFA game ever by far.
El Tornado crosses. Bolasie flicks crosses. Scoop crosses. Lob for 1st time volleys. Flick up volleys. Auto blocks. Drop back on 1 depth. Pace rubber-banding. AI mirroring. Inconsistent passing. AWFUL shooting.
- JukeZ (@HekTic_JukeZ) June 19, 2019
FIFA 19 no matter the mode you play has been terrible.
The patches just took the game from somewhat playable, other than OP TF *Red and Yellow & no scope 360 Jackie Chan karate kick BS to whoever parks the bus better.
What do you think? FIFA 19 the worst ever? #FIFA19 pic.twitter.com/8xe1UQDXla
- Trickster (@FIFA_Trickster) February 8, 2019
Fifa 19 has to have the worst game quality / popularity ratio of any game ever. If it wasn't a football game, nobody would play it. Just terrible.
- JB:tm: (@gunnerpunner) June 15, 2019
FIFA 19 is single-handedly the worst FIFA in terms of gameplay I have ever played. I play football and hit the woodwork 5 times and my opponent hits 3 volleys outside the box after mini-crosses to his teammate next to him. Fuck this game seriously
- Cani (@CaniSports) June 9, 2019
FIFA 19 might be the worst game ever made.
- Jack 'Pie' McDermott (@the_pieface) May 7, 2019
Do you think FIFA 19 is an improvement on last year's game?
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