FIFA 16 has improved, but not enough to catch PES 2016

FIFA 16 pales in comparison to PES 2016. The impossible has happened: the king of football games has been dethroned.

Three magic revolutions

Leaving behind PES comparisons for a moment, FIFA 16 is a revolution in the series. Most notable of these changes is that you can now select and play as one of 12 women’s international teams. EA Sports’s implementation of female squads has not been limited to slightly changing the male teams, with women animating and behaving totally differently. This results in matches that are slightly slower and less physical, but also more dynamic, unpredictable, and exciting.FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) has seen improvements through FUT Draft: a great way to enjoy this mode without having to spending hours in front of a computer creating your team. It provides a random selection of players for each position, helping train newcomers to FUT and offering a more accessible version of the mode for those less interested in the management aspects. You can compete in four increasing difficulties to win gold. Here the micro transactions of FUT become a lesser evil, letting you enjoy its systems without paying real cash.All of the other modes have also been enhanced with small improvements. For example - in career mode - you can put your created player through training mini-games to improve their stats.The 'Magic Moments' of FIFA 16 are the result of some canny calculations by the developers at EA Sports to adjust the animations, shooting, and physics. When one of these moments occur they replicate the feel of a real game, making you want to stand up clutching your head in amazement. These spectacles are the true strength of FIFA – and the one area where it still feels superior to PES 2016. With so many improvements, why hasn’t FIFA 16 retained the soccer top-spot? The problems are in the gameplay itself. One key example of this is the pure frustration of trying to retake the ball. Despite all mechanical and tinkering, your best tactic is still just to wait for the attacker to make a mistake on a pass and intercept, rather than trying to make a tackle.The discomforts accumulate: the automatic selection of players on the pitch is more random than ever, sometimes the players do not take advantage of the plays you create, and the ball seems magnetized to the goalkeepers’ hands.PES 2016 forces you to use tactics and teamwork, and rewards you for your efforts. FIFA 16 is happy to sacrifice these elements in favor of spectacle and magic. When the magic happens, it feels fantastic. But when the same system results in you losing, seemingly randomly, your joy quickly turns to anger and despair.What is the result if we compare both games? Well, we prefer PES 2016 (at least on console – currently the PC port of Konami’s offering is awful). It feels better, and your effort equates to success. FIFA 16, on the other hand, suffers from a lack of control because it prioritizes style over skill.So is FIFA bad? No, not at all. The immersion it creates is excellent, with some amazing player behaviors feeling really natural – like the goalkeeper punching the ball away. When these little flourishes happen they are truly surprising, making you feel like you are playing a real game.

Magic, variety, and immediacy

FIFA 16 is still a great soccer game: women’s teams add variety, FIFA Ultimate Team Draft provides easy access, and the 'Magic Moments' are spectacular. So, if variety, immediacy, and spectacle are your priority, FIFA is perfect for you. Now it’s up to EA Sports to once again up their game if they want to stop the gap between FIFA and PES growing further. And I have every faith that they will. '


  • The inclusion of women's teams
  • Magic Moments
  • FIFA Ultimate Team Draft


  • Gameplay is sacrificed at the expense of the “show”

Beoordelingen about FIFA 16

  • David Schippers

    door David Schippers

    ja zeeken.
    het is un top spel want fifa 15 zet er niet zoo goed uit als fifa 16
    Pros: mooi stadjon
    en leuker spelers
    Cons: het Meer

  • Anonymous

    door Anonymous

    ja wel.
    vroeger voent ik het wel leuk maar niet het alerleuks nogmeer
    Pros: 10000
    Cons: 10

  • Bart Bras

    door Bart Bras

    mening fifa.
    its not installing and downloading so i cant playung this game
    Pros: 0,0
    Cons: 100,9

  • Milan Heuzel

    door Milan Heuzel

    nice super cool
    het beste spel die er is
    mooie mannetjes Pros: mooie goals
    coole tenue
    Cons: soms bloopers
    rare Meer

  • Anonymous

    door Anonymous

    het is geweldig en het werkt echt goed en het werkt ook nog its amazing Pros: mooie game
    doet het
    Cons: -

  • Anonymous

    door Anonymous

    nice is goog hou er van om te spelen leuk de spelers zijn goed
    Pros: nice


Alternatieven voor FIFA 16

  1. FIFA 17

    • 3.8
    • (2542 votes)

    FIFA 17 belooft voor altijd van voetbal te veranderen!

  2. FIFA 15

    • 3.6
    • (11215 votes)

    Op de grens van simulatie en realiteit

  3. FIFA 12

    • 3.7
    • (9927 votes)

    FIFA 12: grote ontwikkelingen op voetbalgebied

  4. FIFA 15 Ultimate Team
    • 3.6
    • (2230 votes)

    Create a team of champions and take it to glory

  5. FIFA 18 Demo

    • 4.4
    • (1136 votes)

    De demo van FIFA 18 is hier: is het de revolutie die EA Sports beloofde?

  6. FIFA 14

    • 3.7
    • (6460 votes)

    Verbeterde gameplay en realisme sleutelwoorden FIFA 14

Verken Apps



De wetten inzake het gebruik van software verschilt per land. We moedigen het gebruik van dit programma niet aan of keuren het niet goed als het in strijd is met deze wetten. Softonic kan een vergoeding ontvangen als u klikt op een link of één van de producten aanschaft die hier worden weergegeven.