The upcoming release of FIFA 20 might be fast approaching, but the updated squads, kits and souped-up licensing agreement featured in FIFA 19 ensures that there’s still plenty of reasons to enjoy kick-off in last year’s release. FIFA 19 was where the Champions League, long requested by veteran players, finally appeared in the series, along with the Europa League and European Super Cup, adding an extra level of realism to the game’s career and story modes.
As well as a huge roster of leagues and teams, incredibly detailed graphics and player recreations and a vast number of game modes, FIFA 19 plays host to several new gameplay enhancements designed to make the best-selling football series the best it’s ever been. The Active Touch System is designed to deliver the most realistic player and ball control ever in a game. Timed finishing gives the player better control over the precise moment when they release a shot, a vital advantage when a split second can make the difference between success and failure. 50/50 battles have also been overhauled, with an algorithm calculating several factors and working out which player would most likely emerge victorious from a one-on-one duel.
Another returning feature, alongside the enormously popular online collectable mode FIFA Ultimate Team is the story/campaign mode, this time called The Journey: Champions, which is now in its third season. Play as Alex Hunter and pick up where you left off as you seek to become the world’s greatest player.